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Elkhart County Police Blotter 8/26/13

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Elkhart County Sheriff's Department

Daily activity blotter for Monday, August 26, 2013

26861 CR 26, Elkhart, IN. 46517

13005340 08/23/2013

Burglary : Attempted Forcible EntryNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08/24/2013 at around 9:30 am, Blanford Tolbert, 37, reported an attempted burglary at his place of employment, Cobus Green Mobile Home Park 54152 Ash Rd. Suspect(s) damaged two shed doors in an attempt to gain entry by prying them open. The incident occurred between 5:00 pm and 8:30 am.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SNEAD, NICHOLAS M,3A279

54152 ASH RD,Osceola,INIncident Location:

8/23/13 8:30 am

Date_Incident

13005339 08/23/2013

TheftNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08/23/2013 Walter L. Moore age 47, of 65863 Barrens Drive Goshen, reported theft of his 2009 Suzuki LTZ 4-wheeler, a 4x6 Lippert Components trailer, and a Skillcraft 1/2'' impact tool set.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: JASTRZEMBSKI, STEVEN A,3A241

65863 BARRENS DR,GOSHEN,INIncident Location:

7/26/13 9:00 am

Date_Incident

13005342 08/23/2013

Burglary : Forcible EntryNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08/23/2013 at approximately 10:00 am, Bernard Altman age 33, of 22063 CR 45, reported that his residence was burglarized by suspect(s) sometime between 08/22/2013 2:00 pm and 08/23/2013 10:00 am. The suspect(s) stole a 60'' LG flat screen LCD television and a 12'' Compaq Presario computer monitor.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: JASTRZEMBSKI, STEVEN A,3A241

22063 CR 45,GOSHEN,INIncident Location:

8/22/13 2:00 pm

Date_Incident

13005347 08/23/2013

All Other OffensesNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 8-23-13 an information report was taken to begin an investigation by the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department, 26861 CR26, Elkhart.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SHOTTS, JEREMY,3A197

26861 CR 26,Elkhart,INIncident Location:

8/22/13 9:00 am

Date_Incident

13005344 08/23/2013

TheftNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 8/23/2013, at approximately 2:25pm, Nina Ottman, 57, Walmart 30830 Old US 20, Elkhart, reported that around 2:25pm a suspect placed approximately $620 worth of children's clothing and Legos inside a storage container and attempted to leave the store. The suspect fled when confronted by Walmart loss prevention staff.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271

30830 OLD US HWY 20,,INIncident Location:

8/23/13 2:15 pm

Date_Incident

13005346 08/23/2013

Leaving The Scene Of AcccidentNature of Call:

Blotter

On 8/23/2013 at approximately 3:08pm Betsy Eash(29) reported a three vehicle collision that occurred on US 20 east of CR 35 in which the third vehicle left the scene. The at fault driver in the crash rear ended the second vehicle. This caused the second vehicle to rear end the third. The third vehicle was a grey Lincoln passenger car.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273

US 20 east of CR 35,MIDDLEBURY,INIncident Location:

8/23/13 3:08 pm

Date_Incident

13005349 08/23/2013

Driving While SuspendedNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08/23/2013 at around 4.30 pm Michael Hafer, 40 was stopped for a suspicion of driving with a suspended license at the intersection of County Road 20 and County Road 1. During the course of the traffic stop Michael Hafter was found to have a suspended operator's license. Michael Hafer was incarcerated for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended- misdemeanor license.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HORNER, TODD M,3A248

CR 2O / CR 1,,INIncident Location:

8/23/13 4:29 pm

Date_Incident

13005352 08/23/2013

EscapeNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08/23/2013 at approximately 5:00 PM, officers from Elkhart County Community Corrections reported that a suspect fled from custody after failing a drug test at Elkhart County Community Corrections located at 201 N Cottage, Goshen.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HOIEN, CHAD S,3A272

201 N COTTAGE AVE,Goshen,INIncident Location:

8/23/13 5:00 pm

Date_Incident

13005348 08/23/2013

Credit Card FraudNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08/23/2013 at approximately 3:54 PM, Brenda Becker, 60, of 61747 Amber Meadows Dr, reported that on 08/19/2013 a suspect used her debit card number, without consent, to make a purchase of $168.54.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HOIEN, CHAD S,3A272

61747 AMBER MEADOWS DR,GOSHEN,INIncident Location:

8/19/13 12:00 am

Date_Incident

13005355 08/23/2013

Operator Never LicensedNature of Call:

Blotter:

On August 23, 2013 around 8:42 pm, Jovani Sosa, 20, was stopped on S Main St, north of Hively Ave for operating his vehicle without headlights after sunset. During the course of the investigation, it was found that Jovani Sosa had never received a license. He was arrested and incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: AHLERSMEYER, ANDREW,3A237

S Main N Hively Ave,Elkhart,INIncident Location:

8/23/13 8:42 pm

Date_Incident

13005357 08/24/2013

Battery/OTHER ASSAULTSNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 8-24-2013 at approximately 12:17 am, Melissa Carr, 27, of 60317 Fenmore Ave reported that her neighbor and another male threatened to burn her house down and damage her property. Sheriff's Deputies made contact with Sherman Jacobs, 47, who was being disorderly and yelling obscenities. Sherman Jacobs threatened several times to shoot an officer in the head. He resisted arrest. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238

60307 FENMORE AVE.,GOSHEN,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 12:17 am

Date_Incident

13005357 08/24/2013

Resisting ArrestNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 8-24-2013 at approximately 12:17 am, Melissa Carr, 27, of 60317 Fenmore Ave reported that her neighbor and another male threatened to burn her house down and damage her property. Sheriff's Deputies made contact with Sherman Jacobs, 47, who was being disorderly and yelling obscenities. Sherman Jacobs threatened several times to shoot an officer in the head. He resisted arrest. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238

60307 FENMORE AVE.,GOSHEN,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 12:17 am

Date_Incident

13005357 08/24/2013

Disorderly ConductNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 8-24-2013 at approximately 12:17 am, Melissa Carr, 27, of 60317 Fenmore Ave reported that her neighbor and another male threatened to burn her house down and damage her property. Sheriff's Deputies made contact with Sherman Jacobs, 47, who was being disorderly and yelling obscenities. Sherman Jacobs threatened several times to shoot an officer in the head. He resisted arrest. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238

60307 FENMORE AVE.,GOSHEN,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 12:17 am

Date_Incident

13005358 08/24/2013

Motor Vehicle Theft : Other VehiclesNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08-24-2013 at approximately 7:00AM Douglas Stevens, 35 reported the theft of a John Deere riding lawn mower and four rims with tires from the backyard of his residence, located at 23567 Walnut St. The theft occurred between 08-23-2013 at approximately 7:00PM and 08-24-2013 at approximately 5:00AM.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SNYDER, JAMES,3A215

23567 WALNUT ST,ELKHART,INIncident Location:

8/23/13 7:00 pm

Date_Incident

13005358 08/24/2013

Theft Of Motor Vehicle Parts Or AccessoriesNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08-24-2013 at approximately 7:00AM Douglas Stevens, 35 reported the theft of a John Deere riding lawn mower and four rims with tires from the backyard of his residence, located at 23567 Walnut St. The theft occurred between 08-23-2013 at approximately 7:00PM and 08-24-2013 at approximately 5:00AM.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SNYDER, JAMES,3A215

23567 WALNUT ST,ELKHART,INIncident Location:

8/23/13 7:00 pm

Date_Incident

13005350 08/23/2013

Larceny - Theft (Except Motor Vehicle Theft)Nature of Call:

Blotter:

On 8/23/2013 at approximately 4:17pm Lily Fortier(29) of 53120 Pine Dr. Middlebury, reported the theft of 20.00 cash from her wallet at 15301 Larry Lee Dr. Bristol between the hours of 4:00am and 7:00am on 8/22/2013.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273

15301 LARRY LEE DR,BRISTOL,INIncident Location:

8/22/13 4:00 am

Date_Incident

13005351 08/23/2013

RunawaysNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 8/23/2013 at 4:24PM Melinda Busby, 32, reported that her 15 year old daughter did not return home from school on 8/23/2013 and the child was filed as a runaway.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256

54152 ASH RD,Osceola,INIncident Location:

8/23/13 4:24 pm

Date_Incident

13005361 08/24/2013

Found PropertyNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08-24-2013 at approximately 9:34AM Leroy Schmucker, 54 reported that a few weeks prior he found an adult bicycle in the woods at the rear of his residence located at 23754 CR 16. Leroy Schmucker took the bicycle to his residence and informed the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department that he had found it when they were at his residence investigating another complaint on an unrelated issue.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SNYDER, JAMES,3A215

23754 CR 16,ELKHART,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 9:34 am

Date_Incident

13005363 08/24/2013

TheftNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08/24/2013 at approximately 10:47 am Robert Irwin age 45, of 30082 Tower Road, reported that suspect(s) stole his 14 year old juvenile sons Franklin bicycle.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: JASTRZEMBSKI, STEVEN A,3A241

30082 TOWER RD,ELKHART,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 10:45 am

Date_Incident

13005365 08/24/2013

TheftNature of Call:

Blotter

On 8/24/2013, at approximately 2:45pm, Heidi Mcrobie, 52, Walmart 30830 Old US Hwy 20, Elkhart, reported that a suspect concealed approximately $500 worth of DVD's inside a bag and left the store. The suspect left the items and fled the scene when confronted by Walmart loss prevention staff.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271

30830 OLD US HWY 20,Elkhart,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 2:40 pm

Date_Incident

13005368 08/24/2013

ShopliftingNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08/24/2013 at approximately 3:50PM, Ashley Hand (19) removed a bottle of alcohol from Walmart Superstore located at 30830 Old US Hwy 20 Elkhart valued at $35.00. The female was apprehended by employees who reported the incident to the authorities. Ashley Hand was cited and released for conversion.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Newman, Matthew E,3A276

30830 OLD US HWY 20,Elkhart,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 3:50 pm

Date_Incident

13005368 08/24/2013

Liquor LawsNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08/24/2013 at approximately 3:50PM, Ashley Hand (19) removed a bottle of alcohol from Walmart Superstore located at 30830 Old US Hwy 20 Elkhart valued at $35.00. The female was apprehended by employees who reported the incident to the authorities. Ashley Hand was cited and released for conversion.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Newman, Matthew E,3A276

30830 OLD US HWY 20,Elkhart,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 3:50 pm

Date_Incident

13005366 08/24/2013

Drug Abuse : Sale / Make Synthetic NarcoticsNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 8-24-2013 at 3:21 pm James Eash ,29, reported that he had found Methamphetamine Lab remnants on CR 144 between CR 3 and CR 1.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Sark, Andrew J,3R81

29474 CR144,Nappanee,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 3:52 pm

Date_Incident

13005370 08/24/2013

Driving While SuspendedNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08/24/2013 at approximately 5:32 PM Nickolas Ringer, 27, was stopped for a moving violation on CR 23 north of CR 20 and found to have never received a valid license, have no insurance, and Nickolas Ringer's driver's license status was found to be suspended-prior. Nickolas Ringer was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HOIEN, CHAD S,3A272

CR 20 east of CR 23,Goshen,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 5:32 pm

Date_Incident

13005370 08/24/2013

Operator Never LicensedNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08/24/2013 at approximately 5:32 PM Nickolas Ringer, 27, was stopped for a moving violation on CR 23 north of CR 20 and found to have never received a valid license, have no insurance, and Nickolas Ringer's driver's license status was found to be suspended-prior. Nickolas Ringer was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HOIEN, CHAD S,3A272

CR 20 east of CR 23,Goshen,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 5:32 pm

Date_Incident

13005370 08/24/2013

All Other OffensesNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08/24/2013 at approximately 5:32 PM Nickolas Ringer, 27, was stopped for a moving violation on CR 23 north of CR 20 and found to have never received a valid license, have no insurance, and Nickolas Ringer's driver's license status was found to be suspended-prior. Nickolas Ringer was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HOIEN, CHAD S,3A272

CR 20 east of CR 23,Goshen,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 5:32 pm

Date_Incident

13005373 08/24/2013

Domestic ViolenceNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08/24/2013 at approximately 8:05PM, Stephanie Zeser (44), who resides at 23321 Marydale Dr., was taken to Elkhart General Hospital for a 24 hour commitment for evaluation.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Newman, Matthew E,3A276

23321 Marydale DR,Elkhart,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 5:30 pm

Date_Incident

13005373 08/24/2013

Suicide-AttemptNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08/24/2013 at approximately 8:05PM, Stephanie Zeser (44), who resides at 23321 Marydale Dr., was taken to Elkhart General Hospital for a 24 hour commitment for evaluation.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Newman, Matthew E,3A276

23321 Marydale DR,Elkhart,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 5:30 pm

Date_Incident

13005375 08/24/2013

Battery/OTHER ASSAULTSNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08/24/2013 at around 8:40 pm Jacob Makinson, 30, of 419 S. Village Street reported that while working security at the New Paris Speedway he was punched in the face by a male suspect. Jacob Makinson reported that he sustained a cut to his face and mouth.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HORNER, TODD M,3A248

16806 CO RD 46,NEW PARIS,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 8:40 pm

Date_Incident

13005376 08/24/2013

All Other OffensesNature of Call:

Blotter

On 8/24/2013 from approximately 11pm-2am, Officers from the Elkhart County Traffic Safety Partnership conducted a DUI High Visibility Enforcement Zone on Cassopolis St south of Emerson Dr, Elkhart.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230

Cassopolis // Emerson,Elkhart,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 11:00 pm

Date_Incident

13005371 08/24/2013

TheftNature of Call:

BLOTTER:

On 8-24-2013 at 6:25pm, Stephanie Tennant, 30 yoa, advised that around 5:00pm she used the restroom at the Dairy Queen located at 54530 CR 17. Upon leaving the restroom Stephanie Tennant realized she had left her wallet in the restroom, when she returned to the restroom the wallet and its contents had been taken without her permission.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEDBETTER, MARK,3R45

54530 CR 17,BRISTOL,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 5:00 pm

Date_Incident

13005378 08/24/2013

Battery/OTHER ASSAULTSNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08/24/2013 around 10:35pm Alma Grevenstuk, 34, reported she was battered by a female at 16806 CR 46. Alma Grevenstuk did not suffer injuries from the incident.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BYLER, BRYANT T,3A274

16806 CR 46,NEW PARIS,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 10:35 pm

Date_Incident

13005377 08/24/2013

Driving Under The InfluenceNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 8-24-2013 at approximately 10:39 pm, Denard Croom, 36, was stopped in the area of CR 17 and CR 18 for traffic violations. He failed field sobriety tests and a certified chemical test, which showed him to have a BrAC of .11 at 11:57 pm. He was also found to be in possession of marijuana. The OWI charge is a felony due to a prior conviction within the past five years, and also due to having a (1) one year old infant in the vehicle at the time of the incident. He was incarcerated and the child was released to its mother.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238

CR 17 south of CR 18,Elkhart,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 10:39 pm

Date_Incident

13005377 08/24/2013

Drug Abuse : Possession Of MarijuanaNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 8-24-2013 at approximately 10:39 pm, Denard Croom, 36, was stopped in the area of CR 17 and CR 18 for traffic violations. He failed field sobriety tests and a certified chemical test, which showed him to have a BrAC of .11 at 11:57 pm. He was also found to be in possession of marijuana. The OWI charge is a felony due to a prior conviction within the past five years, and also due to having a (1) one year old infant in the vehicle at the time of the incident. He was incarcerated and the child was released to its mother.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238

CR 17 south of CR 18,Elkhart,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 10:39 pm

Date_Incident

13005380 08/25/2013

Driving Under The InfluenceNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08/25/2013 at approximately 12:25am Juan Pineda-Fuentes (25) was stopped for a traffic violation on Old CR 17 at CR 32. Juan Pineda-Fuentes was found to have never had a driver's license and found to be operating while intoxicated with a BrAC of .15 at approximately 1:31am. Juan Pineda-Fuentes was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270

CR 17 NORTH OF CR 32,GOSHEN,INIncident Location:

8/25/13 12:25 am

Date_Incident

13005380 08/25/2013

Operator Never LicensedNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08/25/2013 at approximately 12:25am Juan Pineda-Fuentes (25) was stopped for a traffic violation on Old CR 17 at CR 32. Juan Pineda-Fuentes was found to have never had a driver's license and found to be operating while intoxicated with a BrAC of .15 at approximately 1:31am. Juan Pineda-Fuentes was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270

CR 17 NORTH OF CR 32,GOSHEN,INIncident Location:

8/25/13 12:25 am

Date_Incident

13005372 08/24/2013

RunawaysNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 8/24/2013, at approximately 4:59pm, William Hart, 43, 28489 CR 6, Elkhart, reported that on 8/23/2013, at approximately 5:00pm, his 14 year old son left home without his permission and has not returned.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271

28489 CR 6,ELKHART,INIncident Location:

8/23/13 5:00 pm

Date_Incident

13005381 08/25/2013

Driving Under The InfluenceNature of Call:

Blotter

On 8/25/2013 at around 1:07 am, Christian Roberson, 23, was stopped for a traffic violation on Cassopolis St near North Dr, Elkhart. He was found to be intoxicated, failing a field sobriety test and a chemical breath test with a .12 BrAC. He was incarcerated.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230

Cassopolis St // North Dr,Elkhart,INIncident Location:

8/25/13 1:07 am

Date_Incident

13005384 08/25/2013

CHINSNature of Call:

Blotter:

On 8-25-2013 at approximately 8:00 am, Alexandra Seastrom, 26, reported a 2 year old male was found wondering near her home on 29627 San Lu Rae Blvd. The Department of Child Services was notified and is investigating.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SNEAD, NICHOLAS M,3A279

29627 SAN LU RAE,ELKHART,INIncident Location:

8/25/13 8:00 am

Date_Incident

13005386 08/25/2013

Recovery Stolen Property, Vehicles Etc.Nature of Call:

Blotter:

On 08/25/2013 at approximately 9:37 AM Bobby Calhoun, 60, reported a suspicious vehicle parked across from his residence at 23265 Martin Ave. The vehicle, a green 1997 Dodge Ram 3500 van, was reported stolen from Elkhart Police Department on 08/24/2013. The vehicle was released to the owner.

Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MILLER, KEVIN,3A223

Martin Ave W of Glenmore Ave,Elkhart,INIncident Location:

8/24/13 12:00 am

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