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Elkhart County Police Blotter 08/02/13

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Elkhart County Sheriff's Department
Daily activity blotter for Friday, August 2, 2013
26861 CR 26, Elkhart, IN. 46517
13004750 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: Theft From Buildings
Blotter:
On 07-31-2013 at approximately 7:35AM Royal Rock, 84 reported that jewelry that belonged to he and his wife was removed
from their residence, located at 22969 Sheri Ln without his permission. Royal Rock was not sure on the time frame for the theft,
but knew he had placed the jewelry in a jewelry box in the master bedroom around the first of the year and found is missing on
07-28-2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SNYDER, JAMES,3A215
Incident Location: 22969 SHERI LANE,ELKHART,IN
7/31/13 7:35 am
Date_Incident
13004754 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
BLOTTER:
On 07-31-2013 at approximately 8:16AM Mark Dennison, 57 reported that a group of juveniles were caught damaging the green
to the 15th hole at Christina Creek Country Club, located at 116 West Bristol St. It was later determined that the juveniles had
also damaged the fixtures in one of the bathrooms that is near the 5th hole for the golf course. The juveniles were seen walking
around the course on 07-31-2013 between 6:45AM ans 7:00AM.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SNYDER, JAMES,3A215
Incident Location: 116 WEST BRISTOL ST,ELKHART,IN
7/31/13 6:45 am
Date_Incident
13004753 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: Burglary : Forcible Entry
Blotter:
On 7/31/2013, at approximately 8:17 am, Rodney A Bontrager (42) reported a burglary at 70535 CR 11. Rodney Bontrager
stated a suspect broke into two offices at Union Center Church of the Brethren, sometime between 8:00 pm on 7/30/2013 and
7:30 am on 7/31/2013. Rodney Bontrager was unsure if anything was stolen from the church offices.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BOGGS, EVAN S,3A228
Incident Location: 70535 CR 11,NAPPANEE,IN
7/30/13 8:00 pm
Date_Incident
13004760 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: Larceny - Theft (Except Motor Vehicle Theft)
BLOTTER
On 07/31/2013 at 10:30 a.m. Gaby Ponciano, 39, advised between 07/27/2013 at 12:13 p.m. and 07/30/2013 at 06:13 a.m.,
unknown suspect(s) removed a 1/4 hp above ground pool pump from her property located at 56597 Boss Blvd.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Report, Web,web
Incident Location: 56597 BOSS BLVD,ELKHART,IN
7/27/13 12:13 pm
Date_Incident
13004758 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: Runaways
Blotter:
On 7/31/2013, at approximately 9:56 am, April R Diaz (38) reported a runaway child at 18090 Sunny Ln. April Diaz stated her 15
year old son left her residence without permission at around 11:00 pm on 7/29/2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BOGGS, EVAN S,3A228
Incident Location: 18090 SUNNY LANE,GOSHEN,IN
7/29/13 11:00 pm
Date_Incident
13004758 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: Incorrigible
Blotter:
On 7/31/2013, at approximately 9:56 am, April R Diaz (38) reported a runaway child at 18090 Sunny Ln. April Diaz stated her 15
year old son left her residence without permission at around 11:00 pm on 7/29/2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BOGGS, EVAN S,3A228
Incident Location: 18090 SUNNY LANE,GOSHEN,IN
7/29/13 11:00 pm
Date_Incident
13004759 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Synthetic Narcotics
Blotter:
On 07-31-13 at 9:37am, Corrections Officer Richard Fireline reported catching an inmate of the Elkhart County Work Release
Center, 201 N Cottage Ave, in possession of contraband believed to be synthetic marijuana at 8:50am on 07-31-13. The
Elkhart County Sheriff's Department submitted the substance as evidence for testing.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: GROVE, THAD,3A187
Incident Location: 201 N COTTAGE AVE,GOSHEN,IN
7/31/13 8:50 am
Date_Incident
13004761 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
BLOTTER
On 07/31/2013 at 10:45 a.m. Sturat Swihart, 55, advised on 07/27/2013 at 2:47 p.m. unknown suspect(s) drove through several
yards in the Jefferson Ridge subdivision; it is not known if his property, located at 18866 Wilson Dr., was one of those yards.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Report, Web,web
Incident Location: 18866 WILSON DR,GOSHEN,IN
7/27/13 2:47 pm
Date_Incident
13004762 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: Theft From Motor Vehicle
BLOTTER
On 07/31/2013 at 11:15 a.m. Adam J. Smith, 30, advised on 07/30/2013 between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. unknown suspect(s)
removed items from his 2002 Ford Explorer Sport, located at 25161 Leer Dr.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Report, Web,web
Incident Location: 25161 LEER DR,ELKHART,IN
7/30/13 7:30 am
Date_Incident
13004763 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: Death Investigation
Blotter:
On 7/31/2013, at approximately 12:14 pm, the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department conducted a death investigation at 14052
Kimberly Ln. Julius O Barth (79) collapsed inside the residence and resucitation attempts by Middlebury EMS were
unsuccessful. The Elkhart County Coroner's Office was notified of the investigation.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BOGGS, EVAN S,3A228
Incident Location: 14052 KIMBERLY Lane,MIDDLEBURY,IN
7/31/13 11:32 am
Date_Incident
13004764 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: Theft From Motor Vehicle
Blotter:
On Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 11:44am James Scott Deshone(44) of 4046 East Jackson Blvd, reported sometime between
7/30/13, 8:30pm and 7/31/13, 9:00am, someone stole two asthma inhalers and a Motorola cell phone from his 2001 Ford F150
pickup truck. The truck was unlocked at the time.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: FACKELMAN, WILLIAM,3A216
Incident Location: 4046 EAST JACKSON Blvd,ELKHART,IN
7/30/13 8:30 pm
Date_Incident
13004767 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter
On 7/31/2013 at approximately 1:02pm, Lori Hogendobler(48) of Elkhart Community Corrections 201 North Cottage Ave.
Goshen, reported possible synthetic marijuana found on a suspect at the Elkhart County Community Corrections facility at about
12:30 pm.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273
Incident Location: 201 N COTTAGE AVE,Goshen,IN
7/31/13 12:30 pm
Date_Incident
13004770 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 7/31/2013 at approximately 4:38pm, Debbie Anglin(57) of 23553 CR 16, Elkhart, reported she had been scammed out of a
$1920.00 money order over the telephone at about 12:30 pm on 07/31/2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273
Incident Location: 23553 CR 16,ELKHART,IN
7/31/13 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
13004772 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
Blotter
On 07/31/2013 at about 6:12 pm, Robert Bowe, 70, 54006 Independence St., reported that between 6:20 pm on 07/30/2013 and
3:30 pm on 07/31/2013, a suspect removed a pad lock from a storage shed and broke windows on a 1960s camper/trailer on
his property.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LANZEN, DAVID W,3A227
Incident Location: 54006 Independence,Elkhart,IN
7/30/13 6:20 pm
Date_Incident
13004768 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter
On 7/31/2013 at approximately 4:19pm Elizabeth GInter(22) of 51263 CR 35, Bristol, reported a suspect grabbed her wrists and
pulled her at 2801 Toledo Rd. Apt 114, Elkhart. She was not injured.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273
Incident Location: 2801 TOLEDO RD,Elkhart,IN
7/31/13 4:19 pm
Date_Incident
13004768 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: CHINS
Blotter
On 7/31/2013 at approximately 4:19pm Elizabeth GInter(22) of 51263 CR 35, Bristol, reported a suspect grabbed her wrists and
pulled her at 2801 Toledo Rd. Apt 114, Elkhart. She was not injured.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273
Incident Location: 2801 TOLEDO RD,Elkhart,IN
7/31/13 4:19 pm
Date_Incident
13004779 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On July 31, 2013, at approximately 6:30pm, Diana Bell, 40, reported that their Redhealer bit her child, Tahlia Sherk, 8, in the
face at Diana Bell's residence,15840 CR 18. During the course of the investigation it was found that the dog had not been
immunized since 2009. Diana Bell was cited and released for harboring a non-immunized animal.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: FREY, SCOTT E,3A280
Incident Location: 15840 CR 18,GOSHEN,IN
7/31/13 6:30 pm
Date_Incident
13004782 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter
On 7/31/2013 at 11:11pm, Robert Weisweaver,37, was stopped for a traffic violation on CR 20 at Ash Road, and found to be
intoxicated, failing a Three part Field Sobriety Testing, and refusing a certified chemical test and was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HUFF, RYAN E,3A265
Incident Location: CR 20//ASH RD,ELKHART,IN
7/31/13 11:11 pm
Date_Incident
13004783 08/01/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter
On 8-1-2013 at around 4:32 am, Jose Alvarado, 32, was stopped for a traffic violation on CR 17 South of CR 6 and found to be
in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was cited and released on a promise to appear in court.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WASS, MICHAEL,3A212
Incident Location: CR 17 S CR 6,Elkhart,IN
8/1/13 4:32 am
Date_Incident
13004783 08/01/2013
Nature of Call: Possession Of Paraphernlia
Blotter
On 8-1-2013 at around 4:32 am, Jose Alvarado, 32, was stopped for a traffic violation on CR 17 South of CR 6 and found to be
in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was cited and released on a promise to appear in court.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WASS, MICHAEL,3A212
Incident Location: CR 17 S CR 6,Elkhart,IN
8/1/13 4:32 am
Date_Incident
13004784 08/01/2013
Nature of Call: Motor Vehicle Theft : Other Vehicles
Blotter:
On 8-1-2013 at approximately 4:26 am, Mitchell S. Williams, 20, reported a suspect stole his 1982 Yamaha xs400r motorcycle
from his residence at 704 South Hawthorne Street. Mitchell S, Williams reported the motorcycle was stolen between the hours
of 2:00am and 4:00am on 8-1-2013..
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SNEAD, NICHOLAS M,3A279
Incident Location: 704 S HAWTHORNE,BRISTOL,IN
8/1/13 2:00 am
Date_Incident
13004776 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: Liquor Laws
Blotter
On 7-31-2013 at 7:11 PM Harry W. Bice, 20, was stopped in the area of CR 17 and CR 45 for driving left of center in a black
1998 Pontiac Sunfire and was found to have illegally consumed an alcoholic beverage. Bice was cited into court for illegal
consumption of an alcoholic beverage.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WALSH, MATTHEW J.,3A249
Incident Location: CR 45/CR 17,Goshen,IN
7/31/13 7:11 pm
Date_Incident
13004787 08/01/2013
Nature of Call: Motor Vehicle Theft : Other Vehicles
Blotter:
On 08-01-2013 at approximately 8:36AM Bethany Lechlitner, 28 reported her 2001red Honda RX80 dirt bike stolen from the
front of her residence, located at 58744 CR 3. The dirt bike was stolen between 10:00PM on 07-31-2013 and 8:30AM on
08-01-2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SNYDER, JAMES,3A215
Incident Location: 58744 CR 3,ELKHART,IN
7/31/13 10:00 pm
Date_Incident
13004791 08/01/2013
Nature of Call: Larceny - Theft (Except Motor Vehicle Theft)
BLOTTER
On 08/01/13 at 10:40 a.m., Joseph R. Cook, 61, advised between 07/24/13 at 7:01 p.m. and 07/25/13 at 05:01 a.m., unknown
suspect(s) removed several skids - wooden pallets from their property, located at 2421 S. Nappanee St.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Report, Web,web
Incident Location: 2421 S NAPPANEE ST,ELKHART,IN
7/24/13 7:01 pm
Date_Incident
13004778 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: Operator Never Licensed
Blotter
On 7-31-2013 at around 6:49 PM an officer of the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department conducted a traffic stop in the area of
Lusher and Benham in Elkhart for a seat belt violation. The driver of the vehicle was found to be a 17 year old female who had
never received a driver's license. The female was released to a guardian.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: STANFILL, SHANNON R,3A244
Incident Location: BENHAM/ LUSHER,ELKHART,IN
7/31/13 6:49 pm
Date_Incident
13004793 08/01/2013
Nature of Call: Burglary : Forcible Entry
Blotter:
On 8/1/2013, at approximately 10:36 am, Frank T Lisa (68) reported a burglary at 52140 CR 9. Frank Lisa stated several power
tools were stolen from the residence, after entry was forced, sometime between 5:30 pm on 7/31/2013 and 8:00 am on
8/1/2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BOGGS, EVAN S,3A228
Incident Location: 52140 CR 9,ELKHART,IN
7/31/13 11:00 pm
Date_Incident
13004781 07/31/2013
Nature of Call: Incorrigible
Blotter
On 7-31-2013 at around 8:36 PM Lisa Meert, 33, of 27301 CR 24 reported that her 13 year old son was currently not listening to
her and acting out by disrespecting her.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: STANFILL, SHANNON R,3A244
Incident Location: 27301 CR 24,ELKHART,IN
7/31/13 6:30 pm
Date_Incident
13004790 08/01/2013
Nature of Call: Theft
Blotter
On 8-01-2013 at around 10:15 AM Micheal Buchan, 48, of 65730 Barrens reported the theft of a Playstation Vita from his
residence sometime between 7-14-2013 and 8-01-2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: STANFILL, SHANNON R,3A244
Incident Location: 65730 BARRENS DR,GOSHEN,IN
7/14/13 8:00 am
Date_Incident
13004788 08/01/2013
Nature of Call: Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
Blotter:
On 08-01-13 at 8:15am, Reserve Officer Gregory Stump #R66 of the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department reported for the
Elkhart County Fairgrounds
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: GROVE, THAD,3A187
Incident Location: 17746 CR 34 / FAIRGROUNDS,GOSHEN,IN
7/31/13 5:00 pm
Date_Incident
13004803 08/01/2013
Nature of Call: Credit Card Fraud
Blotter
On 8/1/2013 at 5:21PM Todd Gledhill, 57, reported from his residence of 16083 CR 56 that $2,105.55 was charged onto his
Visa credit card without his authorization on 8/1/2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: 16083 CR 56,Syracuse,IN
8/1/13 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
13004808 08/01/2013
Nature of Call: Suicide-Attempt
Blotter:
On 08/01/2013 at around 7:30 pm Tyler Riggle, 2, of 52091 Ray Drive was found to be unconscious and breathing on the floor..
Tyler Riggle was transported to IU Goshen Hospital for further medical treatment and held on a 24 hour emergency detention.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HORNER, TODD M,3A248
Incident Location: 20757 SR 120,BRISTOL,IN
8/1/13 5:00 pm
Date_Incident
13004807 08/01/2013
Nature of Call: Habitual Traffic Offender
Blotter:
On 8/1/2013 at 7:20PM Scott Turk, 37, was stopped for a traffic violation at CR 13/Toledo Rd. He was incarcerated for
operating a vehicle while Habitual Traffic Violator and Altered Registration.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: CR 13 N Toledo Rd,Elkhart,IN
8/1/13 7:20 pm
Date_Incident
13004807 08/01/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 8/1/2013 at 7:20PM Scott Turk, 37, was stopped for a traffic violation at CR 13/Toledo Rd. He was incarcerated for
operating a vehicle while Habitual Traffic Violator and Altered Registration.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: CR 13 N Toledo Rd,Elkhart,IN
8/1/13 7:20 pm
Date_Incident
13004813 08/01/2013
Nature of Call: Curfew And Loitering Laws
Blotter
On 8-1-2013 at around 11:50 pm, 2, 15 year old males were found to be out past curfew without parental permission. One was
found to be in possession of tobacco products. He was cited for possession of tobacco and both were referred to Juvenile
Court for a curfew violation.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: CR 17 N CR 10,BRISTOL,IN
8/1/13 11:50 pm
Date_Incident
13004812 08/01/2013
Nature of Call: Domestic Violence
Blotter:
On 8/1/2013 at 10:24pm, Brandon Belt, 25, 12654 York Ln, Middlebury, was found to have battered his girlfriend, Johanna
Miller, 30, at their residence, and be in possession of marijuana, and incarcerated. No medical attention was required.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HUFF, RYAN E,3A265
Incident Location: 12654 YORK LANE,MIDDLEBURY,IN
8/1/13 10:00 pm
Date_Incident
13004812 08/01/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter:
On 8/1/2013 at 10:24pm, Brandon Belt, 25, 12654 York Ln, Middlebury, was found to have battered his girlfriend, Johanna
Miller, 30, at their residence, and be in possession of marijuana, and incarcerated. No medical attention was required.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HUFF, RYAN E,3A265
Incident Location: 12654 YORK LANE,MIDDLEBURY,IN
8/1/13 10:00 pm
Date_Incident
13004815 08/02/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Dangerous Narcotics
Blotter
On 8/2/2013 at around 3:06 am, Sheila Shorter, 43, reported her 16 year old son stole and possessed prescription pills. She
reported he also failed to return home when instructed and that he was being incorrigible.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: 2801 TOLEDO RD,Elkhart,IN
8/2/13 1:15 am
Date_Incident
13004815 08/02/2013
Nature of Call: Buying / Receiving / Possessing Stolen Property
Blotter
On 8/2/2013 at around 3:06 am, Sheila Shorter, 43, reported her 16 year old son stole and possessed prescription pills. She
reported he also failed to return home when instructed and that he was being incorrigible.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: 2801 TOLEDO RD,Elkhart,IN
8/2/13 1:15 am
Date_Incident
13004815 08/02/2013
Nature of Call: Runaways
Blotter
On 8/2/2013 at around 3:06 am, Sheila Shorter, 43, reported her 16 year old son stole and possessed prescription pills. She
reported he also failed to return home when instructed and that he was being incorrigible.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: 2801 TOLEDO RD,Elkhart,IN
8/2/13 1:15 am
Date_Incident
13004815 08/02/2013
Nature of Call: Incorrigible
Blotter
On 8/2/2013 at around 3:06 am, Sheila Shorter, 43, reported her 16 year old son stole and possessed prescription pills. She
reported he also failed to return home when instructed and that he was being incorrigible.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: 2801 TOLEDO RD,Elkhart,IN
8/2/13 1:15 am
Date_Incident
13004816 08/02/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter
On 8/2/2013 at around 4:49 am, Jon E Beck, 45, was stopped for a traffic violation on CR 15 south of Springwood Dr. He was
found to be intoxicated, failing a field sobriety test and a chemical breath test with a .10 BrAC at 5:16 am. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: Foxfire Dr / Arrowwood Dr,Elkhart,IN
8/2/13 4:49 am
Date_Incident

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