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Elkhart County Police Blotter 05/16/13

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Elkhart County Sheriff's Department
Daily activity blotter for Thursday, May 16, 2013
26861 CR 26, Elkhart, IN. 46517
13003023 05/14/2013
Nature of Call: Larceny
BLOTTER
05/14/2013 at 9:40 a.m., Robert Taylor, 38, advised on 05/10/2013 at 12:40 a.m., unknown suspect(s) made an unauthorized
charge, using his debit card information at Walmart.com.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Report, Web,web
Incident Location: 612 REDBUD Lane,MIDDLEBURY,IN
5/10/13 12:40 am
Date_Incident
13003025 05/14/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter:
On 5/14/2013 the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department seized over 30 grams of Marijuana from Alejandro Gonzales at 2932
Elkhart Rd Apt 204, Goshen, IN.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: STOUT, JEREMY,3A220
Incident Location: 2932 ELKHART RD,GOSHEN,IN
5/14/13 10:00 am
Date_Incident
13003027 05/14/2013
Nature of Call: Disorderly Conduct
Blotter:
On 05-14-2013 at or about 11:58 PM I observed a male, Justin Russell, 10-27-1992, punching that back of a vehicle while
screaming and yelling, at the intersection of CO RD 20 and SR 19. Justin Russell continued to yell and scream at people
located inside a vehicle as well as myself and refused to calm down . Once taken into custody Justin Russell attempted to strike
officers with his head and then kicked an officer in the face. He was taken to the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department where he
was incarcerated. Once at the Sheriff's Department it was discovered that Justin Russell was in possession of a controlled
substance and was incarcerated for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, battery on a police officer and possession of a
controlled substance.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HOLMES, SEAN,3A183
Incident Location: SR 19 AND CR 20,ELKHART,IN
5/14/13 11:55 am
Date_Incident
13003027 05/14/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter:
On 05-14-2013 at or about 11:58 PM I observed a male, Justin Russell, 10-27-1992, punching that back of a vehicle while
screaming and yelling, at the intersection of CO RD 20 and SR 19. Justin Russell continued to yell and scream at people
located inside a vehicle as well as myself and refused to calm down . Once taken into custody Justin Russell attempted to strike
officers with his head and then kicked an officer in the face. He was taken to the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department where he
was incarcerated. Once at the Sheriff's Department it was discovered that Justin Russell was in possession of a controlled
substance and was incarcerated for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, battery on a police officer and possession of a
controlled substance.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HOLMES, SEAN,3A183
Incident Location: SR 19 AND CR 20,ELKHART,IN
5/14/13 11:55 am
Date_Incident
13003027 05/14/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Dangerous Narcotics
Blotter:
On 05-14-2013 at or about 11:58 PM I observed a male, Justin Russell, 10-27-1992, punching that back of a vehicle while
screaming and yelling, at the intersection of CO RD 20 and SR 19. Justin Russell continued to yell and scream at people
located inside a vehicle as well as myself and refused to calm down . Once taken into custody Justin Russell attempted to strike
officers with his head and then kicked an officer in the face. He was taken to the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department where he
was incarcerated. Once at the Sheriff's Department it was discovered that Justin Russell was in possession of a controlled
substance and was incarcerated for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, battery on a police officer and possession of a
controlled substance.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HOLMES, SEAN,3A183
Incident Location: SR 19 AND CR 20,ELKHART,IN
5/14/13 11:55 am
Date_Incident
13003028 05/14/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 05/14/2013 at approximately 1:48 PM Barbara Gardner, 63, reported that a female in the Elkhart County Jail parking lot had
taken pills and spit them out. The female was later taken to Elkhart General Hospital for medical evaluation.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BYLER, BRYANT T,3A274
Incident Location: 26861 CR 26,ELKHART,IN
5/14/13 1:48 pm
Date_Incident
13003031 05/14/2013
Nature of Call: Larceny
Blotter
On 5/14/2013, at approximately 3:24pm, Michelle Glassburn, 28, 55223 CR 131, reported that sometime between 5:00pm on
5/11/2013 and 3:20pm on 5/14/2013 a suspect stole one of her cows from her field that is completely surrounded by a fence.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: 55223 CR 131,Middlebury,IN
5/11/13 5:00 pm
Date_Incident
13003029 05/14/2013
Nature of Call: Forgery And Counterfeiting
Blotter
On 5-14-2013 at around 3:45 PM Lauren Duesler, 37, reported finding a forged prescription at the Elhkart County Community
Corrections Center at 201 N Cottage.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: STANFILL, SHANNON R,3A244
Incident Location: 201 COTTAGE AVE,GOSHEN,IN
5/14/13 10:00 am
Date_Incident
13003036 05/14/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter
On 5/14/2013 at 6:45PM Matt Hamby, 29, was stopped for a traffic violation at Hively/Prairie. Matt Hamby failed a 3 part
standardized field sobriety test, and refused a chemical test. Matt Hamby was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail for
Operating while intoxicated-refusal. The passenger, Lisa Collins 29, was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail for a local
warrant.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: Hively/Prairie,Elkhart,IN
5/14/13 6:45 pm
Date_Incident
13003036 05/14/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 5/14/2013 at 6:45PM Matt Hamby, 29, was stopped for a traffic violation at Hively/Prairie. Matt Hamby failed a 3 part
standardized field sobriety test, and refused a chemical test. Matt Hamby was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail for
Operating while intoxicated-refusal. The passenger, Lisa Collins 29, was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail for a local
warrant.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: Hively/Prairie,Elkhart,IN
5/14/13 6:45 pm
Date_Incident
13003036 05/14/2013
Nature of Call: False Reporting/Informing
Blotter
On 5/14/2013 at 6:45PM Matt Hamby, 29, was stopped for a traffic violation at Hively/Prairie. Matt Hamby failed a 3 part
standardized field sobriety test, and refused a chemical test. Matt Hamby was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail for
Operating while intoxicated-refusal. The passenger, Lisa Collins 29, was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail for a local
warrant.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: Hively/Prairie,Elkhart,IN
5/14/13 6:45 pm
Date_Incident
13003039 05/14/2013
Nature of Call: Runaways
Blotter:
On 5-14-2013 at approximately 9:54 pm, Ceferina Ramirez, 32, reported that her 13 year old daughter left home without
permission. She advised that her daughter left from 122 Timberbrook Circle on 5-14-2013 at about 9:15 pm.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: 122 TIMBERBROOK CIR, BRISTOL,IN
5/14/13 9:15 pm
Date_Incident
13003043 05/15/2013
Nature of Call: Domestic Violence
Blotter:
On 5-15-2013 at approximately 12:42 am, Tania Medina, 30, reported that she was battered by her husband and father of her 8
year old son at their residence at 60846 CR 21. She sustained scrapes, scratches, complaint of pain, bruises, and swelling to
the face, arms, back, leg, and finger. She refused medical treatment. Tania Medina reported that she was about 9 months
pregnant. Frank Medina, 35, was arrested at the scene for felony domestic battery in the presence of a minor, and battery on a
pregnant female. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: 60846 CR 21,GOSHEN,IN
5/15/13 12:42 am
Date_Incident
13003043 05/15/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter:
On 5-15-2013 at approximately 12:42 am, Tania Medina, 30, reported that she was battered by her husband and father of her 8
year old son at their residence at 60846 CR 21. She sustained scrapes, scratches, complaint of pain, bruises, and swelling to
the face, arms, back, leg, and finger. She refused medical treatment. Tania Medina reported that she was about 9 months
pregnant. Frank Medina, 35, was arrested at the scene for felony domestic battery in the presence of a minor, and battery on a
pregnant female. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: 60846 CR 21,GOSHEN,IN
5/15/13 12:42 am
Date_Incident
13003048 05/15/2013
Nature of Call: Runaways
Blotter:
On 05/15/2013 at approximately 9:04 AM Amanda Crawford, 37, reported that her 15 year-old daughter ran away from their
residence at 62513 Old CR 17 around 12:30 AM that morning.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MILLER, KEVIN,3A223
Incident Location: 62513 Old CR 17,Goshen,IN
5/15/13 12:30 am
Date_Incident
13003049 05/15/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter:
On 5/15/2013, at approximately 9:38 am, Andrew G Namisnak (24) reported a battery at 62226 CR 15. Andrew Namisnak
stated a 14 year old male student at Bashor Children's Home Alternative School pushed him at 8:30 am on 5/15/2013. Andrew
Namisnak did not suffer any injuries from the incident.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BOGGS, EVAN S,3A228
Incident Location: 62226 CR 15,GOSHEN,IN
5/15/13 8:30 am
Date_Incident
13003054 05/14/2013
Nature of Call: CHINS
BLOTTER:
ON MAY 14, 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: 53586 CR 27 Lot 59,Bristol,IN
5/14/13 10:17 pm
Date_Incident
13003044 05/15/2013
Nature of Call: Death Investigation
Blotter
On 5-15-2013 at around 1:24 am, Eustolia Arellano Mora, 40, was headed south on SR 13 slowing to turn left onto CR 20
driving a silver Nissan Murano. Petra Tecpil, 37, was also headed south on SR 13 behind the Nissan, operating a maroon GMC
Yukon. Eustolia Arellano Mora turned left onto CR 20 and Petra Tecpil drove left of center and struck the driver side of the
Nissan with the front of the Yukon. Eustolia Arellano Mora died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The crash is under
investigation. Anyone with information or who witnessed the collision is requested to contact Cpl Casey Lehman 3A230 with the
Elkhart County Sheriff's Department.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: SR 13 / CR 20,Middlebury,IN
5/15/13 1:24 am
Date_Incident
13003050 05/15/2013
Nature of Call: Sexual Battery
Blotter:
On 5/15/2013, at approximately 9:38 am, Jennifer L Smeltzer (39) reported a sexual battery case at 62226 CR 15. Jennifer
Smeltzer stated a 13 year old male Bashor Alternative School student intentionally touched her breast at 1:45 pm on 5/14/2013.
The student also grabbed the butt of a female student intern at the school, shortly before Smeltzer was touched.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BOGGS, EVAN S,3A228
Incident Location: 62226 CR 15,GOSHEN,IN
5/14/13 1:45 pm
Date_Incident
13003060 05/15/2013
Nature of Call: Runaways
Blotter
On 5-15-2013 at around 4:40 pm, Laura Osowski, 43, reported her 13 year old son as incorrigible and runaway after he threw
things and left the house without permission.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: 1007 COLONIAL MANOR DR,GOSHEN,IN
5/15/13 4:40 pm
Date_Incident
13003060 05/15/2013
Nature of Call: Incorrigible
Blotter
On 5-15-2013 at around 4:40 pm, Laura Osowski, 43, reported her 13 year old son as incorrigible and runaway after he threw
things and left the house without permission.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: 1007 COLONIAL MANOR DR,GOSHEN,IN
5/15/13 4:40 pm
Date_Incident
13003062 05/15/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter
On 5-15-2013, Cpl Bigler of the Elkhart County Community Corrections, 201 N Cottage reported finding suspected synthetic
marijuana on an inmate. Laboratory results and charges are pending.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: 201 N COTTAGE AVE,Goshen,IN
5/15/13 4:10 pm
Date_Incident
13003059 05/15/2013
Nature of Call: Theft
Blotter
On 05/14/2103 at approximately 4:06 PM Josiah Perkins, 19, 53586 CR 27, reported that his cell phone had been stolen
sometime on 05/04/2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BYLER, BRYANT T,3A274
Incident Location: 53586 CR 27,BRISTOL,IN
5/4/13 4:06 pm
Date_Incident
13003058 05/15/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter
On 05/15/2013 at about 4:15 pm, Jeffrey Nelly, 52, 59205 Spearmint Dr., reported that a suspect has been harassing his
juvenile daughter for the past six weeks. This incident led to a fight incident at Concord High School sometime around 12:00
pm on 05/15/2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LANZEN, DAVID W,3A227
Incident Location: 59117 MINUTEMAN WAY,ELKHART,IN
4/1/13 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
13003058 05/15/2013
Nature of Call: Harassment
Blotter
On 05/15/2013 at about 4:15 pm, Jeffrey Nelly, 52, 59205 Spearmint Dr., reported that a suspect has been harassing his
juvenile daughter for the past six weeks. This incident led to a fight incident at Concord High School sometime around 12:00
pm on 05/15/2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LANZEN, DAVID W,3A227
Incident Location: 59117 MINUTEMAN WAY,ELKHART,IN
4/1/13 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
13003067 05/15/2013
Nature of Call: Domestic Violence
Blotter:
On 5/15/2013 at 7:25pm, Amber Curtis, 27, 23611 CR 45, reported her estranged husband, Christopher Curtis, came to her
residence and grabbed her by the wrist causing her pain, she suffered redness and swelling to her right wrist and required no
medical attention. Christopher Curtis was arrested at 254 Brookside Manor and incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HUFF, RYAN E,3A265
Incident Location: 23611 CR 45,ELKHART,IN
5/15/13 7:15 pm
Date_Incident
13003065 05/15/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
BLOTTER:
On 5/15/2013 at about 7:15pm Douglas L. Cuney, residing at 1241 USHWY6, Wawaka, IN. was stopped for running a red light
at Madison and Main St in Goshen.
Douglas Cuney was found to under the influence of an alcoholic beverage at the time of the traffic stop. Mr. Cuney had a BAC of
0.27% at 8:13pm.
Douglas Cuney was arrested and incarecerated in the Elkhart County Jail.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SIMKINS, BRAD,3R32
Incident Location: 3RD & JEFFERSON STS,GOSHEN,IN
5/15/13 7:15 pm
Date_Incident
13003070 05/15/2013
Nature of Call: Burglary : Unlawful Entry - No Force
Blotter:
On 5-15-2013 at approximately 9:16 pm, Lori Sanders, 53, reported that an air conditioning unit was stolen from her garage at
22265 CR 104. She advised that it occurred sometime on 5-15-2013 between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm. She provided suspect
information and Elkhart County Sheriff Deputies are investigating further.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: 22265 CR 104,Elkhart,IN
5/15/13 11:00 am
Date_Incident

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