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Elkhart County Police Blotter 12-6-13

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Elkhart County Sheriff's Department
Daily activity blotter for Friday, December 6, 2013
26861 CR 26, Elkhart, IN. 46517
13007687 12/04/2013
Nature of Call: Forgery And Counterfeiting
Blotter:
On 12/04/2013 at 1:00pm, Michael Bresnahan (20), 54302 Lilac, reported deception after sending money to a company and not
receiving the services promised in return.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Newman, Matthew E,3A276
Incident Location: 54302 LILAC,ELKHART,IN
11/15/13 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
13007676 12/04/2013
Nature of Call: Theft From Motor Vehicle
Blotter:
On 12/04/2013 at 6:40am, Matthew Kauffman (38), 54700 Thrash Ln, reported a theft from his vehicle which was parked in the
driveway. Taken from the vehicle was a GPS unit and his wallet containing various items . The theft occured between 7:30pm
and 5:30am.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Newman, Matthew E,3A276
Incident Location: 54700 THRASH Lane,ELKHART,IN
12/3/13 7:30 pm
Date_Incident
13007680 12/04/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 12-04-2013 at around 8:30am, a juvenile female was found to be a truant student from Concord Community Schools,
located at 59117 Minuteman Way.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MATTESON, RICHARD,3A210
Incident Location: 59117 MINUTEMAN WAY,ELKHART,IN
12/4/13 8:31 am
Date_Incident
13007677 12/04/2013
Nature of Call: Theft From Motor Vehicle
Blotter:
On 12/04/2013 at 7:25am, Jason Butts (44), 54874 Harmony Ln., reported that his pickup truck was broken in to while parked in
his driveway and removed a GPS unit, a laptop, and miscellaeous tools from the truck. The theft occured between 10pm on
12/03/2013 and 7:00am on 12/04/2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Newman, Matthew E,3A276
Incident Location: 54874 Harmony Lane,Elkhart,IN
12/3/13 10:00 pm
Date_Incident
13007682 12/04/2013
Nature of Call: Burglary : Forcible Entry
Blotter:
On 12-04-13 at 8:47am, Jeffrey Faulkner (62) of Humane Society of Elkhart County, 54687 CR 19, reported their fence was cut
open, the kennel was broke into, and a dog was stolen between 8:00pm on 12-03-13 and 12-04-13, 7:55am.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: GROVE, THAD,3A187
Incident Location: 54687 CR 19,Bristol,IN
12/3/13 8:00 pm
Date_Incident
13007683 12/04/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 12-04-2013 at about 7:43 am Marcy Cripe, 41, reported a 17 year old male was at her residence at 52077 Brookstream Cr
and he scratched the paint on her car with a key at about 7:50 am when she refused to answer the door.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BENNETT, MICHAEL A,3A251
Incident Location: 52077 BROOKSTREAM CT,ELKHART,IN
12/4/13 5:30 am
Date_Incident
13007683 12/04/2013
Nature of Call: Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
Blotter:
On 12-04-2013 at about 7:43 am Marcy Cripe, 41, reported a 17 year old male was at her residence at 52077 Brookstream Cr
and he scratched the paint on her car with a key at about 7:50 am when she refused to answer the door.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BENNETT, MICHAEL A,3A251
Incident Location: 52077 BROOKSTREAM CT,ELKHART,IN
12/4/13 5:30 am
Date_Incident
13007690 12/04/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 12-04-2013 at around 12:30pm, a 15 year old juvenile male was found in possession of a knife on school property located
at, 59117 Minuteman Way. The juvenile was later released to the custody of a parent.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MATTESON, RICHARD,3A210
Incident Location: 59117 MINUTEMAN WAY,ELKAHRT,IN
12/4/13 12:30 pm
Date_Incident
13007694 12/04/2013
Nature of Call: Fraud
Blotter:
On 12-4-2013 Robert Phillips, 79, reported that on 11-24-2013 at an unknown time he received a phone call at his home located
at 53017 Wade Dr indicating that he had won money and he would be sent a check . Phillips received a check on 11-25-2013
and cashed it finding that it was a fraudulent check.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WALSH, MATTHEW J.,3A249
Incident Location: 53017 Wade DR,Bristol,IN
11/24/13 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
13007693 12/04/2013
Nature of Call: Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
Blotter:
On December 4th, 2013 at around 3:00 PM Tisha Troyer, 31 24771 Christina Lane reported that her 38 year old ex boyfriend
broke her sliding glass door with a brick and entered her residence without her permission on December 4th, 2013 shortly
before 3:00 PM
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: OVERMYER, JEREMY M,3A260
Incident Location: 24771 CHRISTINA Lane,Elkhart,IN
12/4/13 3:00 pm
Date_Incident
13007693 12/04/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On December 4th, 2013 at around 3:00 PM Tisha Troyer, 31 24771 Christina Lane reported that her 38 year old ex boyfriend
broke her sliding glass door with a brick and entered her residence without her permission on December 4th, 2013 shortly
before 3:00 PM
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: OVERMYER, JEREMY M,3A260
Incident Location: 24771 CHRISTINA Lane,Elkhart,IN
12/4/13 3:00 pm
Date_Incident
13007692 12/04/2013
Nature of Call: Burglary : Unlawful Entry - No Force
Blotter:
On 12-4-2013 at around 3:05 PM Brandon Neeley, 28, of C & N Property Management reported that a residence under their
care at 56591 Old Orchard had been broken into via and open window and several pieces of copper pipe were taken. The
Burglary occurred sometime between 11-21-2013 and 12-4-2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: STANFILL, SHANNON R,3A244
Incident Location: 56591 OLD ORCHARD Lane,ELKHART,IN
11/21/13 8:00 am
Date_Incident
13007709 12/04/2013
Nature of Call: Sex Offenses
BLOTTER:
ON DEC. 5, 2013 THE INDIANA DEPT. OF CHILD SERVICES FORWARDED A MOLEST REPORT TO THE ELKHART
COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BLOUGH, BETTE E,3C709
Incident Location: 611 N 3RD,GOSHEN,IN
12/4/13 3:21 pm
Date_Incident
13007684 12/04/2013
Nature of Call: Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
Blotter: On 12/4/2013 at 9:14AM Taneshia Ritter, 23, reported that her 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer was keyed causing damage
to the exterior while parked at her residence of 24792 CR 22 between 9:00PM on 12/3/2013 and 9:14AM on 12/4/2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: 24792 CR 22,ELKHART,IN
12/3/13 9:00 pm
Date_Incident
13007688 12/04/2013
Nature of Call: Fraud
Blotter: On 12/4/2013 at 11:07PM Jason Barthel, 36, reported that he paid $2,300.00 in US currency to have an RV fixed and
the repairs were not completed as agreed on. This occurred between 7/29/2013 at 5:53PM and 9/24/2013 at 5:46PM.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: 67601 CR 1,WAKARUSA,IN
7/29/13 5:53 pm
Date_Incident
13007700 12/04/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 12/04/2013 at approximately 06:46 PM My Tran, 19, reported that on 12/04/2013 at approximately 06:46 PM a suspect
driving a semi and trailer crashed into her 2013 Ford Fiesta on US 20 west of SR 19 while changing lanes, and then left the
scene without stopping to make a report.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HOIEN, CHAD S,3A272
Incident Location: US HWY 20 WEST OF SR 19,ELKHART,IN
12/4/13 6:46 pm
Date_Incident
13007704 12/05/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter:
On 12-05-2013 at approximately 1:08 am, Nicholas Kessler, 25, was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug
paraphernalia at 224 S 6th Street. He also had a valid Elkhart County Sheriff's Department warrant. He was incarcerated.
Jason Laffoon, 33, was also found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was cited and released for the
violations.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: 224 S 6TH ST,GOSHEN,IN
12/5/13 1:08 am
Date_Incident
13007704 12/05/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 12-05-2013 at approximately 1:08 am, Nicholas Kessler, 25, was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug
paraphernalia at 224 S 6th Street. He also had a valid Elkhart County Sheriff's Department warrant. He was incarcerated.
Jason Laffoon, 33, was also found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was cited and released for the
violations.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: 224 S 6TH ST,GOSHEN,IN
12/5/13 1:08 am
Date_Incident
13007703 12/04/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter
On 12/4/2013 at 11:50pm, Danny Buck, 54, was stopped for a traffic violation on Ash Road at Old US 20. Danny Buck was
found to be Operating While intoxicated after failing Field Sobriety Testing and found to have a .20 BrAC at 1:12am, and
incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HUFF, RYAN E,3A265
Incident Location: ASH RD NORTH OLD US HWY 20,ELKHAR
12/4/13 11:50 pm
Date_Incident
13007696 12/04/2013
Nature of Call: Runaways
Blotter:
On 12-4-2013 at 4:56 PM Connie White, 56, reported that on the same date and time her 14 year old daughter left home,
located at 14992 CR 4 without permission and did not return.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WALSH, MATTHEW J.,3A249
Incident Location: 14992 CR 4,BRISTOL,IN
12/4/13 4:56 pm
Date_Incident
13007710 12/05/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter:
On 12/05/2013 at 9:58AM Eric Heiman, 24, was incarcerated for domestic battery on a pregnant female at the residence of
25191 Fawn Ln Elkhart, IN after pushing a 27 year old pregnant female into a wall and holding her haid while striking her head
on the wall causing her pain in the presence of a child.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: 25191 Fawn Lane,Elkhart,IN
12/5/13 9:00 am
Date_Incident
13007710 12/05/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter:
On 12/05/2013 at 9:58AM Eric Heiman, 24, was incarcerated for domestic battery on a pregnant female at the residence of
25191 Fawn Ln Elkhart, IN after pushing a 27 year old pregnant female into a wall and holding her haid while striking her head
on the wall causing her pain in the presence of a child.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: 25191 Fawn Lane,Elkhart,IN
12/5/13 9:00 am
Date_Incident
13007697 12/04/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter:
On 12-4-2013 at around 5:30 PM officers from the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department served an arrest warrant at 1011 Pearl
St. Earl Morris, 36 was arrested for an outstanding warrant. During the arrest Earl Morris he was found to be in possession of
around 2.5 grams of Marijuana. Earl Morris was issued a citation for possession of marijuana and incarcerated at the Elkhart
County Sheriff's Department for his outstanding warrant.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: STANFILL, SHANNON R,3A244
Incident Location: 1011 PEARL ST,ELKHART,IN
12/4/13 5:30 pm
Date_Incident
13007714 12/05/2013
Nature of Call: Sex Offenses
Blotter
On 12/05/2013, at approximately 4:30 PM, a 38 year old female reported a sexual battery incident in Elkhart County. This
incident is under further investigation by the Elkhart County Sheriff Department .
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HORNER, TODD M,3A248
Incident Location: 11991 CR 24,MIDDLEBURY,IN
12/2/13 4:00 pm
Date_Incident
13007719 12/05/2013
Nature of Call: Fraud
Blotter:
On 12-5-2013 at around 7:14 PM Marilyn Keck, 75 of 69262 CR 21 reported being scammed out of $2830.00 by an unknown
person via telephone. Marilyn Keck advised the accused told her that her grandson was in trouble and needed the money to get
him out of the trouble.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: STANFILL, SHANNON R,3A244
Incident Location: 69262 CR 21,NEW PARIS,IN
12/5/13 11:20 am
Date_Incident
13007725 12/05/2013
Nature of Call: NON-REPORTABLE OFFENSES
Blotter
On 12/5/2013 at around 10:18 pm, an information report was taken at a residence at 30036 CR 24 after a civil issue.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: 30036 CR 24,ELKHART,IN
12/5/13 10:18 pm
Date_Incident
13007727 12/06/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Dangerous Narcotics
Blotter
On 12/6/2013 at around 2:13 am, Jennifer Lin Zelmer, 43, was found punching a male subject at 2220 S Nappanee St after he
refused to allow her to drive away intoxicated. She was found to be in possession of a Schedule III controlled substance. She
was incarcerated and refused field sobriety testing and chemical breath testing.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: 2220 S NAPPANEE ST,ELKHART,IN
12/6/13 2:13 am
Date_Incident
13007727 12/06/2013
Nature of Call: Disorderly Conduct
Blotter
On 12/6/2013 at around 2:13 am, Jennifer Lin Zelmer, 43, was found punching a male subject at 2220 S Nappanee St after he
refused to allow her to drive away intoxicated. She was found to be in possession of a Schedule III controlled substance. She
was incarcerated and refused field sobriety testing and chemical breath testing.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: 2220 S NAPPANEE ST,ELKHART,IN
12/6/13 2:13 am
Date_Incident
13007727 12/06/2013
Nature of Call: Public Intoxication
Blotter
On 12/6/2013 at around 2:13 am, Jennifer Lin Zelmer, 43, was found punching a male subject at 2220 S Nappanee St after he
refused to allow her to drive away intoxicated. She was found to be in possession of a Schedule III controlled substance. She
was incarcerated and refused field sobriety testing and chemical breath testing.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: 2220 S NAPPANEE ST,ELKHART,IN
12/6/13 2:13 am
Date_Incident
13007726 12/06/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 12/06/2013, around 12:55am Robert Dawson,25, was stopped for traffic violations on CR 4 east of CR 11, he failed field
sobriety test at the scene and was found in possession of marijuana and controlled substance, he was found to have . 11 BrAC
around 1:45am on a chemical test and was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCHENRY, MICHAEL,3A196
Incident Location: CR 4 EAST OF CR 11,ELKHART,IN
12/6/13 12:55 am
Date_Incident
13007726 12/06/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter:
On 12/06/2013, around 12:55am Robert Dawson,25, was stopped for traffic violations on CR 4 east of CR 11, he failed field
sobriety test at the scene and was found in possession of marijuana and controlled substance, he was found to have . 11 BrAC
around 1:45am on a chemical test and was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCHENRY, MICHAEL,3A196
Incident Location: CR 4 EAST OF CR 11,ELKHART,IN
12/6/13 12:55 am
Date_Incident
13007726 12/06/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Synthetic Narcotics
Blotter:
On 12/06/2013, around 12:55am Robert Dawson,25, was stopped for traffic violations on CR 4 east of CR 11, he failed field
sobriety test at the scene and was found in possession of marijuana and controlled substance, he was found to have . 11 BrAC
around 1:45am on a chemical test and was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCHENRY, MICHAEL,3A196
Incident Location: CR 4 EAST OF CR 11,ELKHART,IN
12/6/13 12:55 am
Date_Incident
13007726 12/06/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 12/06/2013, around 12:55am Robert Dawson,25, was stopped for traffic violations on CR 4 east of CR 11, he failed field
sobriety test at the scene and was found in possession of marijuana and controlled substance, he was found to have . 11 BrAC
around 1:45am on a chemical test and was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCHENRY, MICHAEL,3A196
Incident Location: CR 4 EAST OF CR 11,ELKHART,IN
12/6/13 12:55 am
Date_Incident
13007729 12/06/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter
On 12/6/2013 at around 4:50 am, Tomas Vargas Jr, 25, was stopped for a traffic violation on the US 20 bypass east of the West
County Line, Elkhart. He was found to be in possession of marijuana, driving on a license status of suspended-prior, and driving
without having ever received a license. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: US 20 / West County Line,Elkhart,IN
12/6/13 4:50 am
Date_Incident
13007729 12/06/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 12/6/2013 at around 4:50 am, Tomas Vargas Jr, 25, was stopped for a traffic violation on the US 20 bypass east of the West
County Line, Elkhart. He was found to be in possession of marijuana, driving on a license status of suspended-prior, and driving
without having ever received a license. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: US 20 / West County Line,Elkhart,IN
12/6/13 4:50 am
Date_Incident
13007729 12/06/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 12/6/2013 at around 4:50 am, Tomas Vargas Jr, 25, was stopped for a traffic violation on the US 20 bypass east of the West
County Line, Elkhart. He was found to be in possession of marijuana, driving on a license status of suspended-prior, and driving
without having ever received a license. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: US 20 / West County Line,Elkhart,IN
12/6/13 4:50 am
Date_Incident

 

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