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Elkhart County Police Blotter 05/20/13

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Elkhart County Sheriff's Department
Daily activity blotter for Monday, May 20, 2013
26861 CR 26, Elkhart, IN. 46517
13003107 05/17/2013
Nature of Call: Fraud
Blotter: On 05-17-13 at 8:53am, Evelyn Nettrouer (58) of 68470 CR 29 reported that on 05-15-13 her debit card number was
used in two fraudulent purchases. Her bank, Key Bank, alerted her to the activity, and froze her account to prevent any more,
pending issuing her a new card number.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: GROVE, THAD,3A187
Incident Location: 68470 CR 29,NEW PARIS,IN
3/15/13 12:01 am
Date_Incident
13003109 05/17/2013
Nature of Call: Incorrigible
blotter:
On 05/17/2013 at approximately 9:16 am, Darlene Riege (51) of 56719 27th St. Elkhart, reported a live-in 16 year old male
refusing to go to school. The 16 year old male was later released to his father that was going to take him to school for the day.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273
Incident Location: 56719 27TH ST,ELKHART,IN
5/17/13 9:16 am
Date_Incident
13003117 05/17/2013
Nature of Call: Larceny
Blotter:
On 05-17-2013 at approximately 1:12PM Steven Alvey, 23 was cited and released for conversion after he attempted to steal a
fishing reel from the Wal-Mart, located at 30830 Old US 20, Osceola.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SNYDER, JAMES,3A215
Incident Location: 30830 OLD US 20,OSCEOLA,IN
5/17/13 1:00 pm
Date_Incident
13003119 05/17/2013
Nature of Call: Identity Theft
Blotter:
On 05/17/2013 at approximately 1:27 PM William Wilson, 63, 26084 CR 50, reported he was a victim of identity theft.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BYLER, BRYANT T,3A274
Incident Location: 26084 CR 50,NAPPANEE,IN
5/14/13 6:25 am
Date_Incident
13003114 05/17/2013
Nature of Call: Larceny
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SNYDER, JAMES,3A215
Incident Location: 52125 WINDING WATERS DR,ELKHART,IN
5/4/13 10:00 am
Date_Incident
Blotter:
On 05-17-2013 at approximately 12:00PM Denise Konecny, 56 reported the theft of her cell phone from her residence, located
at 52125 Winding Waters Dr, Elkhart. The theft occurred on 05-04-2013 at approximately 10:00AM while Denise Konecny was
having a garage sale at her residence and set the cell phone down somewhere in the garage or tables that were in the drive of
the residence.
13003115 05/17/2013
Nature of Call: Found Property
Blotter:
On 05-17-2013 at approximately 12:00PM Denise Konecny, 56 reported finding a pillow case with jewelry and jewelry boxes
inside behind her residence, located at 52125 Winding Waters Dr, Elkhart. Denise Konecny advised that the items had been in
the creek behind her residence for several days and she finally removed them on 05-16-2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SNYDER, JAMES,3A215
Incident Location: 52125 WINDING WATERS DR,ELKHART,IN
5/16/13 3:00 pm
Date_Incident
13003116 05/17/2013
Nature of Call: Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
BLOTTER
05/17/2013 at 1:30 p.m., Debra K. Williams, 53, advised on 03/23/13 at 11:30 p.m. unknown suspect(s) in a separate vehicle,
had thrown raw eggs on and into her 2009, Toyota Corolla as they passed each other while traveling on Green Road.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Report, Web,web
Incident Location: 65623 BUTTERCUP AVE,GOSHEN,IN
3/23/13 11:30 pm
Date_Incident
13003122 05/17/2013
Nature of Call: Credit Card Fraud
Blotter:
On 05/17/2013 Michael Kock, 39, of 57942 Pyrenees Place reported unauthorized withdrawals to his banking account in the
amount of $213.40. Michael Koch reported that the incident occurred on 05/17/2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HORNER, TODD M,3A248
Incident Location: 55942 PYRENEES Place,MIDDLEBURY,IN
5/16/13 10:00 am
Date_Incident
13003124 05/17/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter:
On 05/17/2013 Courtney Thaxton, 36, of 57844 County Road 3 reported that Jason Davis battered her during an argument at
the residence. Courtney Thaxton reported that the incident occured around 5:00 pm.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HORNER, TODD M,3A248
Incident Location: 57884 CR 3,ELKHART,IN
5/17/13 5:15 pm
Date_Incident
13003118 05/17/2013
Nature of Call: Larceny
Blotter:
On 5/17/2013, at approximately 1:59pm, Douglas Kauffman, 56, 67967 CR 21, New Paris reported that someone had stole
three of his vehicles on 5/16/2013 and that the accused were back at his residence taking more property. The accused were
located and this incident is under further investigation.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: 67696 CR 21,NEW PARIS,IN
5/16/13 1:30 pm
Date_Incident
13003118 05/17/2013
Nature of Call: Motor Vehicle Theft : Autos
Blotter:
On 5/17/2013, at approximately 1:59pm, Douglas Kauffman, 56, 67967 CR 21, New Paris reported that someone had stole
three of his vehicles on 5/16/2013 and that the accused were back at his residence taking more property. The accused were
located and this incident is under further investigation.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: 67696 CR 21,NEW PARIS,IN
5/16/13 1:30 pm
Date_Incident
13003118 05/17/2013
Nature of Call: Burglary : Forcible Entry
Blotter:
On 5/17/2013, at approximately 1:59pm, Douglas Kauffman, 56, 67967 CR 21, New Paris reported that someone had stole
three of his vehicles on 5/16/2013 and that the accused were back at his residence taking more property. The accused were
located and this incident is under further investigation.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: 67696 CR 21,NEW PARIS,IN
5/16/13 1:30 pm
Date_Incident
13003125 05/17/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter:
On 05/17/2013 at approximately 5:42 PM Rachel Gilmer, 34, 405 N TK Way reported that she had been battered by having her
face grabbed and pushed into a vehicle at 68123 CR 23 at approximately 5:38 PM. Rachel Gilmer did not have any serious
bodily injuries.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BYLER, BRYANT T,3A274
Incident Location: 68123 CR 23,NEW PARIS,IN
5/17/13 5:35 pm
Date_Incident
13003131 05/18/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 5-18-2013 at approximately 2:27 am, Joseph Elliott, 22, was stopped in the area of CR 45 and CR 13 for a traffic violation.
He failed field sobriety tests and a certified chemical test, which showed him to have a BrAC of 0.15 at 03:09 am. He was
incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: CR 45 north of CR 13,Elkhart,IN
5/18/13 2:27 am
Date_Incident
13003132 05/18/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
blotter:
On 05/18/2013 at approximately 2:42am Salvador Rodriguez-Garcia (30) was stopped for a traffic violation on CR 17 south of
CR 28. Salvador Rodriguez-Garcia was found to be operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a BrAC of .19 at 3:38am. Salvador
Rodriguez-Garcia was also found to be operating a vehicle with no license and was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270
Incident Location: CR 17 South of CR 28,Goshen,IN
5/18/13 2:42 am
Date_Incident
13003132 05/18/2013
Nature of Call: Operator Never Licensed
blotter:
On 05/18/2013 at approximately 2:42am Salvador Rodriguez-Garcia (30) was stopped for a traffic violation on CR 17 south of
CR 28. Salvador Rodriguez-Garcia was found to be operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a BrAC of .19 at 3:38am. Salvador
Rodriguez-Garcia was also found to be operating a vehicle with no license and was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270
Incident Location: CR 17 South of CR 28,Goshen,IN
5/18/13 2:42 am
Date_Incident
13003133 05/18/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 5/18/2013 at 3:51am, Brandon Sullenger,34, was found to be Operating While Intoxicated after being stopped for a traffic
violation on CR 4 west of CR 15. Brandon Sullenger was found to have a .14 BrAC and incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HUFF, RYAN E,3A265
Incident Location: CR 4 WEST CR 15,ELKHART,IN
5/18/13 3:51 am
Date_Incident
13003142 05/18/2013
Nature of Call: Suicide-Attempt
Blotter:
On 5/18/2013 at 4:20PM Lance Craig, 39, was committed to Elkhart General Hospital for 24 hours after attempting to kill himself
at his residence of 57765 Hillside Dr Goshen, IN.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: 57765 Hillside DR,Goshen,IN
5/18/13 4:20 pm
Date_Incident
13003148 05/18/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter:
On 5/18/2013, at approximately 8:44pm, Edgar Alvarado, 19, 25126 California Dr, Elkhart, reported that Paulina Herrera, 20,
punched him in the face and scratched his arm during an argument causing his face to bleed. Paulina Herrera was
incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail for Battery.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: 25126 CALIFORNIA CT,ELKHART,IN
5/18/13 8:47 pm
Date_Incident
13003149 05/18/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 5/18/2013 at 11:17pm, Elkhart County Sheriff's deputies investigated a suspicious vehicle at the Benton park on CR 31 north
of CR 46. Michael Hartz, 41, was found to be operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Michael Harts failed field sobriety tests and
a certified breath test and was found to have a BrAC of .16 at 12:16am. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HUFF, RYAN E,3A265
Incident Location: CR 31 NORTH OF CR 46,NEW PARIS,IN
5/18/13 11:17 pm
Date_Incident
13003150 05/19/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 5/19/2013 at 1:26am, Matthew Knopps, 20, was stopped for a vehicle noise violation and moving violation in the area of CR
17 and State Line Rd. Matthew Knopps was found to be intoxicated, failing three part Standard Field Sobriety Testing, and
having a certified BrAC of .08 at 2:29am. Matthew Knopps was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCDOWELL, CAMERON,3A268
Incident Location: CR 17 S STATE LINE RD,ELKHART,IN
5/19/13 1:26 am
Date_Incident
13003150 05/19/2013
Nature of Call: ICOAB
Blotter:
On 5/19/2013 at 1:26am, Matthew Knopps, 20, was stopped for a vehicle noise violation and moving violation in the area of CR
17 and State Line Rd. Matthew Knopps was found to be intoxicated, failing three part Standard Field Sobriety Testing, and
having a certified BrAC of .08 at 2:29am. Matthew Knopps was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCDOWELL, CAMERON,3A268
Incident Location: CR 17 S STATE LINE RD,ELKHART,IN
5/19/13 1:26 am
Date_Incident
13003152 05/19/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 05-19-2013 at approximately 5:08 am, the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department investigated a two-vehicle crash on CR
20 just west of CR 7. The driver of the at-fault vehicle was found to be DeCarlos Booker, 27 of Elkhart. DeCarlos Booker
drifted left of the center line and struck the second vehicle. There were no injuries. DeCarlos Booker failed field sobriety tests
at the scene and submitted to a certified chemical test with a result of .13 brac. DeCarlos Booker was incarcerated for
operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEEPER, ADAM D,3A245
Incident Location: CR 20 WEST OF CR 7,ELKHART,IN
5/19/13 5:08 am
Date_Incident
13003137 05/18/2013
Nature of Call: Fraud
Blotter:
On 05/18/2013 at approximately 10:24am, Steven Bolock (64) of 72471 Co Rd 133, Syracuse, reported a loss of 2105.00 in a
fraudulent internet sale.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273
Incident Location: 72471 CO 133 RD,SYRACUSE,IN
5/17/13 12:00 am
Date_Incident
13003156 05/19/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 05/19/2013 at around 7:51 am, Osolo Township Medics were called to 25576 North Park Ave, in reference to a 23 year old
female who was unresponsive and breathing. Osolo Medics requested police assistance as the patient became combative with
them. The 23 year old female was taken to Elkhart General Hospital where an application for immediate detention of a mentally
ill or dangerous person was completed by officers.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WITT, EVAN Y,3A243
Incident Location: 25576 NORTH PARK AV,ELKHART,IN
5/19/13 7:51 am
Date_Incident
13003147 05/18/2013
Nature of Call: Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
Blotter
On 05/18/2013 at approximately 6:52 PM, Peter M Williams, 59, reported that on 05/18/2013 at approximately 6:44 PM, a male
suspect struck his 2011 Kia Sorento with his fist, leaving a dent, as he was attempted to back out of a parking space at the
Walmart store located at 30830 Old US 20.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HOIEN, CHAD S,3A272
Incident Location: 30830 OLD US 20,Elkhart,IN
5/18/13 6:44 pm
Date_Incident
13003139 05/18/2013
Nature of Call: Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
Blotter
On 05/18/2013 at around 12:01 pm, Jeffrey Barnes, 46 of 26705 Roseland Rd, Elkhart reported his vehicle damaged over night
between 9:30 pm and 11:30 pm. The suspect(s) threw a rock at the rear of the vehicle damaging the body.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WITT, EVAN Y,3A243
Incident Location: 26705 ROSELAND RD,ELKHART,IN
5/18/13 12:01 pm
Date_Incident
13003157 05/19/2013
Nature of Call: Death Investigation
Blotter:
On 05/19/2013 at approximately 9:34 AM police and EMS responded to 25507 Sunset Ave in reference to a report of an 86 year
old male found unconscious and not breathing. I was determined that William Martin, 86, had died while at the residence. The
exact time of death was unknown.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MILLER, KEVIN,3A223
Incident Location: 25507 Sunset Ave,Elkhart,IN
5/19/13 9:34 am
Date_Incident
13003160 05/19/2013
Nature of Call: Larceny
Blotter:
On 5/19/2013 at approximately 11:23am, Bryan Hilbert (44) of 23128 Montrose Park Dr, Elkhart, reported the theft of a wedding
ring valued at $100.00 from his mailbox occurring sometime between 1:00pm on 5/18/2013 and 11:23am 5/19/2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273
Incident Location: 23128 MONTROSE DR. PKWY,ELKHART,IN
5/18/13 1:00 pm
Date_Incident
13003167 05/19/2013
Nature of Call: Theft
Blotter
On 05/19/2013 Dov Rosenburg, 50, reported that patio furniture had been stolen from his residence, 51034 North Shore Dr., on
05/19/2013 between 12:00 AM and 5:30 AM.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BYLER, BRYANT T,3A274
Incident Location: 51034 NORTH SHORE DR,ELKHART,IN
5/19/13 12:00 am
Date_Incident
13003173 05/19/2013
Nature of Call: Burglary : Unlawful Entry - No Force
Blotter
On 05/19/2013 at around 11:00 pm Brian Riggle, 18, of 19022 4th Steet, reported that between 11:00 am and 10:45 pm,
subjects entered his residence and left withhout taking anything.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HORNER, TODD M,3A248
Incident Location: 19022 4TH ST,NEW PAIRS,IN
5/19/13 11:00 am
Date_Incident
13003170 05/19/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter
On 05/19/2013 at about 7:59 pm, Regina Springer, 43, reported that a juvenile victim was slapped across the face by an adult
suspect, causing pain and redness to the juvenile's face. The incident took place on 05/19/2013 between 6:30 pm and 7:00 pm
at Walmart, 30830 Old US 20.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LANZEN, DAVID W,3A227
Incident Location: 30830 OLD US 20,ELKHART,IN
5/19/13 6:30 pm
Date_Incident
13003162 05/19/2013
Nature of Call: Motor Vehicle Theft : Other Vehicles
Blotter:
On 05/19/2013 at around 12:50 pm, Ty Pav 28, of 23228 1st St, Elkhart reported his motorcycle stolen from his garage. The
incident occurred between Friday May 17th, 2013 5:00 pm and Sunday May 19, 2013 10:00am. The vehicle had been
impounded in St Joseph County on May 19, 2013 around 1:30 am after fleeing from a St Joseph County Officer.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WITT, EVAN Y,3A243
Incident Location: 23228 1ST ST,ELKHART,IN
5/19/13 11:58 am
Date_Incident

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