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Elkhart County Police Blotter 02/28/13

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Elkhart County Sheriff's Department
Daily activity blotter for Thursday, February 28, 2013
26861 CR 26, Elkhart, IN. 46517
13001251 02/26/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 2-26-13 information was received that a 17 yr old female student possessed a small pocket knife while on a Northridge High
School related activity in another county this past weekend. The investigation is on-going.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SHOTTS, JEREMY,3A197
Incident Location: 56779 NORTHRIDGE DR,MIDDLEBURY,IN
2/23/13 3:45 pm
Date_Incident
13001260 02/26/2013
Nature of Call: Offenses Against The Family And Children
BLOTTER:
ON FEB. 26, 2013 THE INDIANA 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: 13133 CR 10,MIDDLEBURY,IN
2/26/13 9:58 am
Date_Incident
13001253 02/26/2013
Nature of Call: Burglary : Forcible Entry
Blotter:
On 02-26-2013 at approximately 1:08PM Edwina Nordman, 41 and Phillip Evans, 41 reported that their residence, located at
26495 Lakeview Dr, Elkhart had been burglarized. The burglary occurred on 02-26-2013 between 7:30AM and 1:00PM, the
suspect(s) forced open the rear door to the residence and removed several items that included firearms and jewelry.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SNYDER, JAMES,3A215
Incident Location: 26495 LAKEVIEW DR,ELKHART,IN
2/26/13 7:30 am
Date_Incident
13001255 02/26/2013
Nature of Call: False Reporting/Informing
Blotter
On 2-26-2013 at around 1:25 pm, Kevin C Clark, 36, was headed west on CR 50 east of CR 39 and lost control of his vehicle,
running it off the roadway. The vehicle struck a utility pole. A passenger, Shannon Barton, 33, sustained life-threatening head
injuries as a result of the crash. A 3 year old child was also injured with a minor head injury. The investigation is ongoing.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: CR 50 east CR 39,Goshen,IN
2/26/13 1:22 am
Date_Incident
13001255 02/26/2013
Nature of Call: Driving While Suspended
Blotter
On 2-26-2013 at around 1:25 pm, Kevin C Clark, 36, was headed west on CR 50 east of CR 39 and lost control of his vehicle,
running it off the roadway. The vehicle struck a utility pole. A passenger, Shannon Barton, 33, sustained life-threatening head
injuries as a result of the crash. A 3 year old child was also injured with a minor head injury. The investigation is ongoing.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: CR 50 east CR 39,Goshen,IN
2/26/13 1:22 am
Date_Incident
13001254 02/26/2013
Nature of Call: Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
Blotter:
On 02-26-2013 at approximately 1:15pm Mary Young, 82, 25185 Berry St, reported that unknown subject's broke the door off of
her mailbox between 02-24-2013, 12:00pm and 02-26-2013, 1:15pm.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: STUTSMAN, JEFFREY,3A189
Incident Location: 25185 BERRY ST,ELKHART,IN
2/24/13 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
13001263 02/26/2013
Nature of Call: Theft From Buildings
Blotter
On 2/26/2013 at 3:59PM Shawn Swinehart, 28, reported a theft of scrap metal at 24526 CR 45. Ricky Reed, 32, and a 17 year
old male Elkhart County Resident were located with the scrap metal in a wooded area. Ricky Reed was incarcerated at the
Elkhart County Jail for theft, and the 17 year old male was released to his parents.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: 24526 CR 45,ELKHART,IN
2/26/13 3:50 pm
Date_Incident
13001263 02/26/2013
Nature of Call: Contributing To Delinquency Of Minor
Blotter
On 2/26/2013 at 3:59PM Shawn Swinehart, 28, reported a theft of scrap metal at 24526 CR 45. Ricky Reed, 32, and a 17 year
old male Elkhart County Resident were located with the scrap metal in a wooded area. Ricky Reed was incarcerated at the
Elkhart County Jail for theft, and the 17 year old male was released to his parents.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: 24526 CR 45,ELKHART,IN
2/26/13 3:50 pm
Date_Incident
13001265 02/26/2013
Nature of Call: Invasion Of Privacy
Blotter:
On 2/26/2013, at approximately 3:59pm, Destiny Murray, 29, 315 S 2nd St, Elkhart reported that on 2/26/2013 Laval Moore, 38,
said vulgar things to her which violated a protection order she has against him.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: 315 S 2ND ST - CO BLDG CTS,Elkhart,IN
2/26/13 3:00 pm
Date_Incident
13001275 02/26/2013
Nature of Call: Operator Never Licensed
Blotter:
On 2/26/2013, at approximately 9:01pm, Roman E. Hernandez, 19, was involved in a vehicle accident on CR 22 east of CR 33.
Roman E. Hernandez admitted to operating a motor vehicle while never receiving a valid license and was cited into court.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: CR 22 East of CR 33,Middlebury,IN
2/26/13 9:01 pm
Date_Incident
13001278 02/26/2013
Nature of Call: Operator Never Licensed
Blotter
On 2-26-2013 at around 10:06 pm, Nichole M Besemer, 17, was operating a 1999 Dodge Caravan headed east on Old US 33
west of Elk Park Dr. She lost control of the vehicle and crossed over the north side of the roadway striking a utility pole on the
passenger side of the vehicle. A passenger, Trent Forte, 17, was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for life-threatening
injuries. The crash remains under investigation by the Crash Investigation Team and Fatal Alcohol Crash Team.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: Old US 33 west Elk Park Dr,ELkhart,IN
2/26/13 10:06 pm
Date_Incident
13001278 02/26/2013
Nature of Call: False Reporting/Informing
Blotter
On 2-26-2013 at around 10:06 pm, Nichole M Besemer, 17, was operating a 1999 Dodge Caravan headed east on Old US 33
west of Elk Park Dr. She lost control of the vehicle and crossed over the north side of the roadway striking a utility pole on the
passenger side of the vehicle. A passenger, Trent Forte, 17, was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for life-threatening
injuries. The crash remains under investigation by the Crash Investigation Team and Fatal Alcohol Crash Team.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: Old US 33 west Elk Park Dr,ELkhart,IN
2/26/13 10:06 pm
Date_Incident
13001278 02/26/2013
Nature of Call: Death Investigation
Blotter
On 2-26-2013 at around 10:06 pm, Nichole M Besemer, 17, was operating a 1999 Dodge Caravan headed east on Old US 33
west of Elk Park Dr. She lost control of the vehicle and crossed over the north side of the roadway striking a utility pole on the
passenger side of the vehicle. A passenger, Trent Forte, 17, was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for life-threatening
injuries. The crash remains under investigation by the Crash Investigation Team and Fatal Alcohol Crash Team.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: Old US 33 west Elk Park Dr,ELkhart,IN
2/26/13 10:06 pm
Date_Incident
13001258 02/26/2013
Nature of Call: Leaving The Scene Of Acccident
Blotter
On 2-27-2013 at 2:35 PM Angela Jackson, 40, reported that on the same date around 2:30 PM a suspect struck the fence at
29718 CR 18 with their vehicle before leaving the scene without reporting the crash.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WALSH, MATTHEW J.,3A249
Incident Location: 29718 CR 18,ELKHART,IN
2/26/13 2:30 pm
Date_Incident
13001284 02/27/2013
Nature of Call: Leaving The Scene Of Acccident
Blotter:
On 02/27/2013, around 4:47am an unknown person driving and unknown vehicle, struck a stop sign on the north west side of
the intersection of CR 9 and CR 4. The unknown person left the scene of the crash in an unnknown direction of travel and did
not report the crash to police.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCHENRY, MICHAEL,3A196
Incident Location: CR 9 AND CR 4,ELKHART,IN
2/27/13 4:47 am
Date_Incident
13001280 02/26/2013
Nature of Call: Invasion Of Privacy
blotter:
On 02-26-2013 at approximately 11:34 pm, Stephanie Wade, 49, reported that her ex-boyfriend drove by her residence at
25624 Thelmadale Dr. and called and texted her on her cell phone several times. Stephanie Wade stated that she has a
protection order against her ex-boyfriend.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEEPER, ADAM D,3A245
Incident Location: 25624 THELMADALE DR,ELKHART,IN
2/25/13 6:12 pm
Date_Incident
13001294 02/27/2013
Nature of Call: Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
Blotter:
On 2/27/2013, at approximately 8:51 am, Dewayne R Bontrager (47) reported a criminal mischief case at 63846 CR 35.
Dewayne Bontrager stated a suspect drove over an ornamental tree at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, sometime between
5:30 pm on 2/26/2013 and 4:30 am on 2/27/2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BOGGS, EVAN S,3A228
Incident Location: 63846 CR 35,GOSHEN,IN
2/26/13 5:30 pm
Date_Incident
13001295 02/27/2013
Nature of Call: Theft Of Motor Vehicle Parts Or Accessories
Blotter:
On 02-27-2013 at approximately 8:12AM Vincent Wynn, 41 reported that several recreational vehicles that were being stored at
Duncan RV LLC, located at 29393 Old US Hwy 33, had been broken into. Vincent Wynn reported that between 02-22-2013 at
approximately 4:00PM and 02-26-2013 at approximately 5:00PM the suspect(s) used rocks to break windows on the
recreational vehicles and gain entry. Once inside the recreational vehicles the suspect(s) removed electronic' s that were inside.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SNYDER, JAMES,3A215
Incident Location: 29393 OLD US 33,ELKHART,IN
2/22/13 4:00 pm
Date_Incident
13001298 02/27/2013
Nature of Call: Death Investigation
Blotter:
On 2/27/2013, at approximately 10:17 am, a death investigation was conducted by the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department at
15892 Burtsfield Dr. Mary M Bartley (78) was found deceased at her residence. The cause of death was unknown and is under
investigation by the Elkhart County Coroner's Office.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BOGGS, EVAN S,3A228
Incident Location: 15892 BURTSFIELD DR,GOSHEN,IN
2/26/13 4:00 pm
Date_Incident
13001313 02/27/2013
Nature of Call: Identity Theft
Blotter
On 02/27/2013 at about 12:00 pm, Alan Esko, 54, 29813 CR 2, reported that sometime between 01-02-2013 and 02-26-2013 a
suspect used his identity information to open a business account in another state.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LANZEN, DAVID W,3A227
Incident Location: 29813 CR 2,GRANGER,IN
1/2/13 3:19 pm
Date_Incident
13001316 02/27/2013
Nature of Call: Operator Never Licensed
blotter:
On 2/27/2013 at 11:11pm, Clara Portillo, 28, was stopped for a traffic violation on CR 6 east of CR 9. Clara Portillo was found to
be operating while never receiving a license and incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HUFF, RYAN E,3A265
Incident Location: CR 6 EAST CR 9,ELKHART,IN
2/27/13 11:11 pm
Date_Incident
13001317 02/28/2013
Nature of Call: Possession Of Paraphernlia
Blotter
On 2-28-2013 at around 12:06 am, Jeremy A Neely, 23, was stopped for a traffic violation on CR 20 at Pleasant Plain Ave. He
was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle and drug paraphernalia. He was found to be intoxicated, failing a field
sobriety test and a Drug Recognition Evaluation. A passenger, Shawna M Shult, 25, was found to be in possession of a
controlled substance. Both were incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: CR 20 / CR 9,Elkhart,IN
2/28/13 12:06 am
Date_Incident
13001317 02/28/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter
On 2-28-2013 at around 12:06 am, Jeremy A Neely, 23, was stopped for a traffic violation on CR 20 at Pleasant Plain Ave. He
was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle and drug paraphernalia. He was found to be intoxicated, failing a field
sobriety test and a Drug Recognition Evaluation. A passenger, Shawna M Shult, 25, was found to be in possession of a
controlled substance. Both were incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: CR 20 / CR 9,Elkhart,IN
2/28/13 12:06 am
Date_Incident
13001317 02/28/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 2-28-2013 at around 12:06 am, Jeremy A Neely, 23, was stopped for a traffic violation on CR 20 at Pleasant Plain Ave. He
was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle and drug paraphernalia. He was found to be intoxicated, failing a field
sobriety test and a Drug Recognition Evaluation. A passenger, Shawna M Shult, 25, was found to be in possession of a
controlled substance. Both were incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: CR 20 / CR 9,Elkhart,IN
2/28/13 12:06 am
Date_Incident
13001317 02/28/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Synthetic Narcotics
Blotter
On 2-28-2013 at around 12:06 am, Jeremy A Neely, 23, was stopped for a traffic violation on CR 20 at Pleasant Plain Ave. He
was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle and drug paraphernalia. He was found to be intoxicated, failing a field
sobriety test and a Drug Recognition Evaluation. A passenger, Shawna M Shult, 25, was found to be in possession of a
controlled substance. Both were incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: CR 20 / CR 9,Elkhart,IN
2/28/13 12:06 am
Date_Incident

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