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Elkhart County Police Blotter 02/07/13

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Elkhart County Sheriff's Department
Daily activity blotter for Thursday, February 7, 2013
26861 CR 26, Elkhart, IN. 46517
13000798 02/05/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter
On 2-5-2013 at around 12:09 am, Robert Allen Buchwalter, 47, was stopped for a traffic violation on CR 6 east of CR 11. He
was found to be intoxicated, failing a field sobriety test and a chemical breath test with a .18 BrAC at 1:27 am. He was
incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: CR 6 / CR 11,Elkhart,IN
2/5/13 12:09 am
Date_Incident
13000799 02/05/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter
On 2/5/2013, at approximately 12:19 am, a vehicle was stopped on Bristol St at Osolo Rd for euipment violations. The driver,
Abby Dibley, 19, was found in possession of marijuana. Abby Dibley was cited and released from the scene.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: CLAEYS, CASEY J,3A254
Incident Location: BRISTOL // OSOLO,ELKHART,IN
2/5/13 12:19 am
Date_Incident
13000803 02/05/2013
Nature of Call: Motor Vehicle Theft : Autos
Blotter:
On 2/5/2013 Tobias Miller, 56, reported theft of a cargo trailer parked at 50886 Deer Run Trail. The cargo trailer held
construction equipment and was pulled from the property between 3:00 pm on 2/4 and 7:00 am on 2/5.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SAHLHOFF, DUSTIN L,3A252
Incident Location: 50886 DEER RUN TRAIL,ELKHART,IN
2/4/13 3:00 pm
Date_Incident
13000810 02/05/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter: On 2-5-2013 around 7:30am, it was reported to the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department that a 14 year old male
battered another male at Fairfield Jr/Sr High School, located at 67530 US HWY 33, on 1-23-2013. There was also concern that
the 14 year old male may want to hurt himself. The investigation is on-going.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: EVANS, DAPHNE,3A211
Incident Location: 67530 US 33 HWY,GOSHEN,IN
1/23/13 9:50 am
Date_Incident
13000810 02/05/2013
Nature of Call: Suicide-Attempt
Blotter: On 2-5-2013 around 7:30am, it was reported to the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department that a 14 year old male
battered another male at Fairfield Jr/Sr High School, located at 67530 US HWY 33, on 1-23-2013. There was also concern that
the 14 year old male may want to hurt himself. The investigation is on-going.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: EVANS, DAPHNE,3A211
Incident Location: 67530 US 33 HWY,GOSHEN,IN
1/23/13 9:50 am
Date_Incident
13000805 02/05/2013
Nature of Call: False Reporting/Informing
Blotter: On 02-05-13 between 8:36am and 8:43am, a juvenile male Concord Schools student made nine 911 calls to the Elkhart
County Public Service Communication Center from a school bus in transit on a cell phone. Elkhart County Sheriff's Department
and school staff verified there was no incident at the elementary school . Elkhart County Sheriff's Department is continuing the
investigation in conjunction with Concord Community Schools.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: GROVE, THAD,3A187
Incident Location: 230 W MISHAWAKA RD,ELKHART,IN
2/5/13 8:36 am
Date_Incident
13000809 02/05/2013
Nature of Call: Leaving The Scene Of Acccident
Blotter:
On 2/5/2013 Joseph Smith, 23 was cited and released for misdemeanor leaving the scene of a property damage crash. On
2/4/2013 around 5:00pm Joseph Smith crashed a white Chevrolet Astro Van into the cemetary at 29765 CR 12 damaging the
fence and some grave stones. A witness observed the vehicle leave the scene without finding the owner or notifying the police .
Sheriff's Deputies located Joseph Smith the next day.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SAHLHOFF, DUSTIN L,3A252
Incident Location: 29765 CR 12,ELKHART,IN
2/4/13 5:00 pm
Date_Incident
13000811 02/05/2013
Nature of Call: Not Applicable
Blotter:
On February 5, 2013 around 2:30 pm, Mason Bails, 23, 23181 Wexcord Ct, reported sometime between 2:00 pm January 4,
and 10:30 am he lost his prescription medication.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: AHLERSMEYER, ANDREW,3A237
Incident Location: 23181 WEXFORD CT,ELKHART,IN
2/4/13 2:00 pm
Date_Incident
13000828 02/05/2013
Nature of Call: CHINS
Blotter:
On 2/5/2013 at 7:00pm, Elkhart General Emergency Room staff reported a possible CHINS. ER staff reported a 1 year old
female was brought into the ER with bruising and complications swallowing.The child was admitted for a medical evaluation.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HUFF, RYAN E,3A265
Incident Location: 53630 ASH RD,GRANGER,IN
2/5/13 4:00 pm
Date_Incident
13000832 02/05/2013
Nature of Call: Rape : Rape By Force
Blotter
On February 5, 2013 at 7:49 pm,Thomas Pletcher , 29 reported a possible rape that occured at 54152 Ash Road sometime on
February 5, 2013. The incident is under investigation
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273
Incident Location: 54152 ASH RD,Elkhart,IN
2/5/13 7:43 pm
Date_Incident
13000832 02/05/2013
Nature of Call: CHINS
Blotter
On February 5, 2013 at 7:49 pm,Thomas Pletcher , 29 reported a possible rape that occured at 54152 Ash Road sometime on
February 5, 2013. The incident is under investigation
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273
Incident Location: 54152 ASH RD,Elkhart,IN
2/5/13 7:43 pm
Date_Incident
13000823 02/05/2013
Nature of Call: Leaving The Scene Of Acccident
Blotter: On 2/5/2013 at 4:31pm, Robert Revoir, 42, reported a hit and run accident which took place between 2/3/2013 at
5:00pm and 2/5/2012 at 3:00pm, at 17701 CR 40, where a vehicle left the roadway and struck a metal fence. The accused
vehicle fled the scene. The driver was not located at the time of the report.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCDOWELL, CAMERON,3A268
Incident Location: 17701 CR 40,GOSHEN,IN
2/3/13 5:00 pm
Date_Incident
13000850 02/05/2013
Nature of Call: Offenses Against The Family And Children
BLOTTER:
ON FEB. 6, 2013 THE DEPT. OF CHILD SERVICES FORWARDED A CHINS REPORT TO THE ELKHART COUNTY
SHERIFF DEPT.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BLOUGH, BETTE E,3C709
Incident Location: 433 BROADMORE ESTATES,Goshen,IN
2/5/13 4:56 pm
Date_Incident
13000849 02/05/2013
Nature of Call: Rape : Rape By Force
BLOTTER:
ON FEB. 6, 2013 THE DEPT. OF CHILD SERVICES FORWARDED A RAPE REPORT TO THE ELKHART COUNTY SHERIFF
DEPT.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BLOUGH, BETTE E,3C709
Incident Location: 59117 MINUTEMAN WAY,ELKAHRT,IN
2/5/13 5:08 pm
Date_Incident
13000814 02/05/2013
Nature of Call: Larceny
Blotter
On 2/5/2013 at 4:40pm, Thomas Meyers, 60, 23184 Montrose Park Dr, Elkhart, reported that sometime between 9/1/2012 and
2/5/2013, a suspect took a gold diamond ring from a night stand in the master bedroom area of the residence.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HUFF, RYAN E,3A265
Incident Location: 23184 MONTROSE PARK DR,ELKHART,IN
9/1/12 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
13000835 02/05/2013
Nature of Call: Runaways
Blotter
On 02/05/2013 at around 9:28 pm Beverly Byfield, 62 reported her 13 year old son left their residence without permission at
23693 Woodsdale Ct at 7:00 pm and had not returned.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WITT, EVAN Y,3A243
Incident Location: 23693 WOODSDALE CT,ELKHART,IN
2/5/13 9:28 pm
Date_Incident
13000837 02/05/2013
Nature of Call: Theft From Buildings
Blotter
On 2/5/2013, at approximately 11:15 pm, Jackie Yunker, 50, reported a license plate stolen from her garage at 68281 Main
St.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: CLAEYS, CASEY J,3A254
Incident Location: 68281 MAIN ST,NEW PARIS,IN
2/5/13 11:15 pm
Date_Incident
13000838 02/06/2013
Nature of Call: CHINS
Blotter
On 2-6-2013 at around 3:17 am, Gary Lamar Pletcher, 42, was arrested at his residence at 22061 CR 28 for an Elkhart County
Sheriff's Department warrant. He was found to be in possession of synthetic marijuana and several long rifles. Gary Pletcher
was convicted of manslaughter in 1988 making him a Violent Felon. He was incarcerated. A search warrant was completed of
the residence and the firearms along with a small amount of synthetic marijuana was seized. Two small children were removed
from the residence and into the custody with their mother.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270
Incident Location: 22061 CR 28,GOSHEN,IN
2/6/13 3:17 am
Date_Incident
13000838 02/06/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 2-6-2013 at around 3:17 am, Gary Lamar Pletcher, 42, was arrested at his residence at 22061 CR 28 for an Elkhart County
Sheriff's Department warrant. He was found to be in possession of synthetic marijuana and several long rifles. Gary Pletcher
was convicted of manslaughter in 1988 making him a Violent Felon. He was incarcerated. A search warrant was completed of
the residence and the firearms along with a small amount of synthetic marijuana was seized. Two small children were removed
from the residence and into the custody with their mother.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270
Incident Location: 22061 CR 28,GOSHEN,IN
2/6/13 3:17 am
Date_Incident
13000838 02/06/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter
On 2-6-2013 at around 3:17 am, Gary Lamar Pletcher, 42, was arrested at his residence at 22061 CR 28 for an Elkhart County
Sheriff's Department warrant. He was found to be in possession of synthetic marijuana and several long rifles. Gary Pletcher
was convicted of manslaughter in 1988 making him a Violent Felon. He was incarcerated. A search warrant was completed of
the residence and the firearms along with a small amount of synthetic marijuana was seized. Two small children were removed
from the residence and into the custody with their mother.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270
Incident Location: 22061 CR 28,GOSHEN,IN
2/6/13 3:17 am
Date_Incident
13000838 02/06/2013
Nature of Call: Possession Of Paraphernlia
Blotter
On 2-6-2013 at around 3:17 am, Gary Lamar Pletcher, 42, was arrested at his residence at 22061 CR 28 for an Elkhart County
Sheriff's Department warrant. He was found to be in possession of synthetic marijuana and several long rifles. Gary Pletcher
was convicted of manslaughter in 1988 making him a Violent Felon. He was incarcerated. A search warrant was completed of
the residence and the firearms along with a small amount of synthetic marijuana was seized. Two small children were removed
from the residence and into the custody with their mother.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270
Incident Location: 22061 CR 28,GOSHEN,IN
2/6/13 3:17 am
Date_Incident
13000844 02/06/2013
Nature of Call: Theft From Motor Vehicle
Blotter
On 2/6/2013 around 8:30am, Frances Russwurm, 25, reported a suspect entered her vehicle parked outside 29458 CR 2
between 2:01am on 2/1/2013 and 7:16pm on 2/3/2013 and stole her purse from inside her vehicle.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, RANDY,3A266
Incident Location: 29458 CR 2,ELKHART,IN
2/1/13 2:01 am
Date_Incident
13000831 02/05/2013
Nature of Call: Invasion Of Privacy
Blotter
On February 5, 2013 around 9:30 pm, Davina McMahan, 33, 61032 SR 15, reported she had been called indirectly by a subject
that she has a no contact order issued against around 9:10 pm.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: AHLERSMEYER, ANDREW,3A237
Incident Location: 61032 SR 15,Goshen,IN
2/5/13 9:10 pm
Date_Incident
13000853 02/06/2013
Nature of Call: Operator Never Licensed
Blotter
On 02/06/2013 at approximately 3:15 PM, Alejandro Hernandez, 20, was stopped for traffic infractions near the intersection of
CR 17 and Reith Blvd. Alejandro Hernandez was found to have never received a drivers license, and was incarcerated at the
Elkhart County Jail.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HOIEN, CHAD S,3A272
Incident Location: CR 17/REITH BLVD,GOSHEN,IN
2/6/13 3:15 pm
Date_Incident
13000841 02/06/2013
Nature of Call: Leaving The Scene Of Acccident
Blotter
On 2-6-2013 at around 5:25 am, a caller reported a vehicle had struck a utility pole on CR 24 at Hillview Dr. A Frontier utility
pole at the southeast corner of the intersection had been severed at the base and a street sign pole was damaged. Vehicle
parts located at the scene revealed the vehicle is a "Shadow Blue" German made car. The vehicle would have sustained
damage to the passenger side front corner that included plastic parts, passenger side mirror, and passenger side tinted window.
Anyone with information is requested to call dispatch at 574-533-4151 and refer information to Cpl Casey Lehman 3A230.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: CR 24 / Hillview Dr,Elkhart,IN
2/6/13 5:25 am
Date_Incident
13000863 02/07/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 2-7-2013 at approximately 2:57 am, Charles Snodgrass, 54, was stopped on CR 6 near Ash Road for traffic violations. He
failed field sobriety tests and a certified chemical test, which showed him to have a BrAC of .18 at 4:08 am. He was also found
to be in illegal possession of a white-tailed deer. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: Ash Road // CR 6,Elkhart,IN
2/7/13 2:57 am
Date_Incident
13000863 02/07/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 2-7-2013 at approximately 2:57 am, Charles Snodgrass, 54, was stopped on CR 6 near Ash Road for traffic violations. He
failed field sobriety tests and a certified chemical test, which showed him to have a BrAC of .18 at 4:08 am. He was also found
to be in illegal possession of a white-tailed deer. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: Ash Road // CR 6,Elkhart,IN
2/7/13 2:57 am
Date_Incident

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