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Elkhart County Police Blotter 06/27/13

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Elkhart County Sheriff's Department
Daily activity blotter for Thursday, June 27, 2013
26861 CR 26, Elkhart, IN. 46517
13003997 06/25/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 6-25-2013 at approximately 12:03 am, Laura Szynski, 39, was stopped on CR 6 near CR 5 for traffic violations. She failed
field sobriety tests, and a certified chemical test, which showed her to have a BrAC of .19 at 1:06 am. She was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: CR 6 east of CR 5,Elkhart,IN
6/25/13 12:03 am
Date_Incident
13003998 06/25/2013
Nature of Call: Liquor Laws
Blotter
On 6/26/2013 at 1:26am,an underage drinking party was discovered at 17346 SR 4, Goshen. Two adults and two juveniles
were found to be intoxicated. Jordan Gingerich, 18, and Kelly Harris, 20, were cited for Illegal Consumption of Alcoholic
Beverage. Two juveniles were released to their parents.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HUFF, RYAN E,3A265
Incident Location: 17346 SR 4,GOSHEN,IN
6/25/13 1:26 am
Date_Incident
13003999 06/25/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter
On 06/25/2013 at 4:23am Joshua Gant, 29, was found to be operating a motor vehicle without ever receiving a license with a
prior conviction and operating while intoxicated after being stopped for a traffic violation on Bristol St north east of John Weaver
Pkwy. Joshua Gant failed a standard field sobriety test and refused a drug recognition evaluation. Joshua Gant was
incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BYLER, BRYANT T,3A274
Incident Location: BRISTOL ST,ELKHART,IN
6/25/13 4:23 am
Date_Incident
13003999 06/25/2013
Nature of Call: Operator Never Licensed
Blotter
On 06/25/2013 at 4:23am Joshua Gant, 29, was found to be operating a motor vehicle without ever receiving a license with a
prior conviction and operating while intoxicated after being stopped for a traffic violation on Bristol St north east of John Weaver
Pkwy. Joshua Gant failed a standard field sobriety test and refused a drug recognition evaluation. Joshua Gant was
incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BYLER, BRYANT T,3A274
Incident Location: BRISTOL ST,ELKHART,IN
6/25/13 4:23 am
Date_Incident
13004004 06/25/2013
Nature of Call: Burglary : Unlawful Entry - No Force
Blotter:
On 06-25-2013 at approximately 11:03AM John Slabach, 61 reported two handguns stolen from the shop at his residence,
located at 60450 CR 33, Goshen. The handguns were taken between 7:00PM on 06-22-2013 and 7:15AM on 06-25-2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SNYDER, JAMES,3A215
Incident Location: 60450 CR 33,GOSHEN,IN
6/22/13 7:00 pm
Date_Incident
13004001 06/25/2013
Nature of Call: Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
Blotter:
On 6-25-2013 at 10:15am, Vivian Longcor, 53, of Elkhart reported vandalism at 1722 E. Bristol St., Elkhart, IN. Vivian Longcor
stated sometime between 7:30pm on 6-24-2013 and 9:30am on 6-25-2013 a suspect approached the rear of the residence and
broke out a back window.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: EVANS, DAPHNE,3A211
Incident Location: 1722 E BRISTOL ST,ELKHART,IN
6/24/13 7:30 pm
Date_Incident
13004005 06/25/2013
Nature of Call: Death Investigation
Blotter:
On Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11:42am, a 15 year old male was involved in a farm equipment accident, which resulted in his
death. A death investigation is being conducted by the Elkhart County Sheriff Department .
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: FACKELMAN, WILLIAM,3A216
Incident Location: 63513 CR111,GOSHEN,IN
6/25/13 11:42 am
Date_Incident
13004008 06/25/2013
Nature of Call: Animal Cruelty
Blotter:
On 06-25-2013 at approximately 1:47PM Deputies with the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department assisted the Elkhart County
Humane Society with the removal of four dogs that had been abandoned at 52083 SR 13, Middlebury.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SNYDER, JAMES,3A215
Incident Location: 52083 SR 13 N,MIDDLEBURY,IN
6/22/13 5:39 pm
Date_Incident
13004009 06/25/2013
Nature of Call: Found Property
Blotter:
On 6/25/2013 at 2:00pm a Gold Mongoose Bicycle was found on CR 28 east of CR 13 and was recovered by the Elkhart
County Sheriff's Department.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SAHLHOFF, DUSTIN L,3A252
Incident Location: 23821 CR 28,GOSHEN,IN
6/25/13 1:43 pm
Date_Incident
13004015 06/25/2013
Nature of Call: Theft From Motor Vehicle
Blotter
On June 25, 2013 around 5:00 pm, Shawn Winkelmann, 50, an employee of Michiana Metal Fabricating, 51671 SR 19, reported
sometime between May 24th and June 25th a license plate was removed from a trailer in the parking lot.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: AHLERSMEYER, ANDREW,3A237
Incident Location: 21671 SR 19,Elkhart,IN
5/24/13 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
13004010 06/25/2013
Nature of Call: Larceny
Blotter
On 6/25/2013, at approximately 2:31pm, Tad Larson, 30, 425 E Washington St, Millersburg, reported that sometime between
1/4/2013, and 2/14/2013 a suspect stole approximately $17,000 in auto mechanic tools from his residence.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: 425 E WASHINGTON ST,MILLERSBURG,IN
1/4/13 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
13004007 06/25/2013
Nature of Call: Theft Of Motor Vehicle Parts Or Accessories
Blotter:
On 06-25-13 st 12:39pm, John Datena (50) of Premier Motors reported at least 16 batteries were stolen from their vehicles at
1675 Toledo Rd between 06-23-13 at 6:00pm and 06-25-13 at 10:00am.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: GROVE, THAD,3A187
Incident Location: 1675 TOLEDO RD,ELKHART,IN
6/23/13 6:00 pm
Date_Incident
13004017 06/25/2013
Nature of Call: Burglary : Unlawful Entry - No Force
Blotter
On 06/25/2013 at about 5:45 pm, Daniel Bruner, 49, 56524 Best Ave., reported that sometime on 06/25/2013 beween 6:00 am
and 5:00 pm a suspect entered his residence, possibly using a key, and took $40 in coins from his kitchen. A $100 bill was
stolen in a similar incident several weeks prior.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LANZEN, DAVID W,3A227
Incident Location: 56524 BEST AVE,ELKHART,IN
6/25/13 6:00 am
Date_Incident
13004016 06/25/2013
Nature of Call: Burglary : Forcible Entry
Blotter
On 6-25-2013 at approximately 4:50 PM Roger Reed,46, reported a burglary at his residence of 26888 CR 6. Roger Reed
reported a suspect kicked in his front door and took a tool bag full of tools. The incident occured on 6-25-2013 approximately
between 7:10 AM and 4:30 PM.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: KUNTU, KWAU A,3A269
Incident Location: 26888 CR 6,ELKHART,IN
6/25/13 7:10 am
Date_Incident
13004024 06/25/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 06/25/2013 at 10:37pm Alex Stevens, 24, reported that his online Christian Mingle account had been accessed and changes
made without his permission on 06/25/2013 between 9:00pm and 10:30pm.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BYLER, BRYANT T,3A274
Incident Location: 54385 SUSQUEHANNA RD,ELKHART,IN
6/25/13 9:00 pm
Date_Incident
13004025 06/26/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter:
On 06-26-2013 at 3:45am Nekima Shepard, 33, was battered while working at Boyd Corporation at 53208 Columbia Dr.
Nekima Shepard's vehicle had it's tires slashed as well.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BADER, DONALD J,3A264
Incident Location: 53208 COLUMBIA DR,ELKHART,IN
6/26/13 3:55 am
Date_Incident
13004025 06/26/2013
Nature of Call: Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
Blotter:
On 06-26-2013 at 3:45am Nekima Shepard, 33, was battered while working at Boyd Corporation at 53208 Columbia Dr.
Nekima Shepard's vehicle had it's tires slashed as well.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BADER, DONALD J,3A264
Incident Location: 53208 COLUMBIA DR,ELKHART,IN
6/26/13 3:55 am
Date_Incident
13004027 06/26/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter:
On 6-26-2013 at approximately 6:53 am, Quennel Young, 29, was a passenger in a vehicle stopped on US Hwy 20 for traffic
violations. He was found to be in possession of marijuana. He was cited and released at the scene.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: US Hwy 20 west of SR 19,Elkhart,IN
6/26/13 6:53 am
Date_Incident
13004031 06/26/2013
Nature of Call: Theft From Buildings
Blotter:
On 06-26-2013 at approximately 10:58AM Francis Kennard Jr, 83 reported the theft of some of his wife's jewelry while they were
moving into their new residence, located at 53638 Timberstone Dr, Elkhart. Francis Kennard Jr reported that the theft occurred
while a moving company was moving their heavy belongings on 06-13-2013 from 8:30AM until 12:00PM.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SNYDER, JAMES,3A215
Incident Location: 53638 TIMBERSTONE DR,ELKHART,IN
6/13/13 8:30 am
Date_Incident
13004041 06/26/2013
Nature of Call: Theft
Blotter
On 6/26/2013 at approximately 4:42pm, Jared Shoup (25) of 29723 Ashford Dr., reported the theft of a wallet sometime
between 8:00pm 6/24/2013 and 11:30am 6/25/2013. Jared Shoup advised suspect used his credit card to purchase $345.33
worth of merchandise from various retail stores.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273
Incident Location: 29723 ASHFORD DR,ELKHART,IN
6/24/13 8:00 pm
Date_Incident
13004035 06/26/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter
On 6-26-2013 at approximately 1:52 PM Michael Deranek, 27, reported a battery on a juvenile student at Bashor's Home for
Children at 62226 CR 15. The student suffered bruises to the left side of his face and right elbow . The battery occured on
6-25-2013 at approximately 9:20 AM
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: KUNTU, KWAU A,3A269
Incident Location: 62226 CR 15,GOSHEN,IN
6/25/13 9:30 am
Date_Incident
13004047 06/26/2013
Nature of Call: Harassment
Blotter:
On 06-26-2013 at 10:00pm Paige Sager, 19 of 65858 Barrens Dr. Goshen reported receiving threatening phone calls from a
blocked phone number.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BADER, DONALD J,3A264
Incident Location: 65858 BARRENS DR,GOSHEN,IN
6/26/13 10:00 pm
Date_Incident
13004048 06/26/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter
On 06/26/2013 at 11:04pm, Maurice Mitchell, 40, 30991 Riverbend Cir. reported his 17 year old step-son battered him and was
not listening to direction. The juvenile was incarcerated at the Juvenile Detention Center.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BYLER, BRYANT T,3A274
Incident Location: 30991 RIVERBEND CIR,OSCEOLA,IN
6/26/13 11:04 pm
Date_Incident
13004048 06/26/2013
Nature of Call: Incorrigible
Blotter
On 06/26/2013 at 11:04pm, Maurice Mitchell, 40, 30991 Riverbend Cir. reported his 17 year old step-son battered him and was
not listening to direction. The juvenile was incarcerated at the Juvenile Detention Center.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BYLER, BRYANT T,3A274
Incident Location: 30991 RIVERBEND CIR,OSCEOLA,IN
6/26/13 11:04 pm
Date_Incident
13004050 06/27/2013
Nature of Call: Sex Offenses
Blotter
On 06/27/2013 at 02:05am RN Judy Sulok reported that a 3 year old female who came into St Joseph Regional Medical center
had possibly been molested at 54152 Ash Rd. The case in under investigation.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BYLER, BRYANT T,3A274
Incident Location: 54152 ASH RD,ELKHART,IN
6/1/13 2:05 am
Date_Incident
13004049 06/26/2013
Nature of Call: Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
Blotter:
On 6-26-2013 at approximately 11:35 pm, Joshua Weaver, 45, reported that a subject damaged his vehicle and a window to his
home at 54237 Southwood Drive.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: 54237 Southwood Drive,Elkhart,IN
6/26/13 10:10 pm
Date_Incident

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