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Elkhart County Police Blotter 12-23-13

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Elkhart County Sheriff's Department
Daily activity blotter for Monday, December 23, 2013
26861 CR 26, Elkhart, IN. 46517
13008092 12/20/2013
Nature of Call: Fraud
Blotter:
On 12/20/2013 at approximately 12:00 pm, Dave McGuire, age 52, of Goshen, reported that suspect(s) fraudulently used his
mothers Interra Credit Union debit card to make $114.90 in unauthorized purchases at 12794 CR 146 on 12/12/2013 and
12/18/2013 .
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: JASTRZEMBSKI, STEVEN A,3A241
Incident Location: 12974 CR 146,MILLERSBURG,IN
12/12/13 9:00 am
Date_Incident
13008094 12/20/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 12-20-2013 at 1:33 PM Megan Byrd, 25, reported that on the same date at the same time she was operating her 2013 GMC
Terrain westbound on CR 4 at CR 5 when a southbound vehicle, possibly a dark blue Jeep SUV, disregarded a stop sign and
struck the passenger side of her vehicle before fleeing from the scene.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WALSH, MATTHEW J.,3A249
Incident Location: CR 4/CR 5,Elkhart,IN
12/20/13 1:33 pm
Date_Incident
13008098 12/20/2013
Nature of Call: Robbery : Firearm
Blotter:
On 12-20-2013 at approximately 4:55pm Kevin Kelley, 25 reported that between 1:30pm and 1:45pm he was approached by an
unknown male while putting groceries in his vehicle in the parking lot of Wal -Mart, located at 30830 Old US Hwy 20. The
unknown male showed Kevin Kelley a handgun and forced him to drive to a convience store where he withdrew $140.00 for the
unknown male. The unknown male then made Kevin Kelley drive to an apartment complex where the unknown male exited the
vehicle and fled to an unknown location.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SNYDER, JAMES,3A215
Incident Location: 30830 OLD US HWY 20,OSCEOLA,IN
12/20/13 1:30 pm
Date_Incident
13008102 12/20/2013
Nature of Call: Fraud
Blotter:
On 12/20/2013, at approximately 6:45pm, Crystal Kincaid, 36, 18077 Wagon Wheel Dr, Goshen, reported that between
12/16/13 and 12/20/13 she sent approximately $1000 in loan origination fees by western union to an online loan provider.
Crystal Kincaid advised that the business will not provide her the loan funds and believes this to be a scam as they are
requesting more funds be sent.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: 18077 WAGON WHEEL DR,GOSHEN,IN
12/16/13 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
13008096 12/20/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 12-20-2013 at around 4:10pm, Nelson D. Sanchez-Cruz, 21, was found to be intoxicated with a .12 BAC around 5:30pm and
to have never received a license after being involved in a crash at SR 120 and CR 21. Nelson D. Sanchez-Cruz was treated
and released at Elkhart General Hospital for minor injuries and incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SCHUMAN, ERIC D,3A277
Incident Location: SR 120 / CR 21,BRISTOL,IN
12/20/13 4:10 pm
Date_Incident
13008096 12/20/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 12-20-2013 at around 4:10pm, Nelson D. Sanchez-Cruz, 21, was found to be intoxicated with a .12 BAC around 5:30pm and
to have never received a license after being involved in a crash at SR 120 and CR 21. Nelson D. Sanchez-Cruz was treated
and released at Elkhart General Hospital for minor injuries and incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SCHUMAN, ERIC D,3A277
Incident Location: SR 120 / CR 21,BRISTOL,IN
12/20/13 4:10 pm
Date_Incident
13008095 12/20/2013
Nature of Call: Fraud
Blotter:
On 12-20-2013 at around 2:38pm, Geffery Fisher, 55, 16404 SR 120, an Entech Inc. employee, reported fraudulent activity from
a company checking account. A total of $276.92 was taken out of a checking account on three separate occasions between
11-26-2013 to11-30-2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SCHUMAN, ERIC D,3A277
Incident Location: 10440 CR 2,MIDDLEBURY,IN
11/26/13 12:00 am
Date_Incident
13008103 12/20/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter:
On 12/20/2013 at approximately 7:20pm, an employee 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 7:20pm.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273
Incident Location: 201 N COTTAGE AVE,Goshen,IN
12/20/13 8:36 pm
Date_Incident
13008105 12/20/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 12/20/2013 at around 11:12 pm, John M. Brewster, 41, was stopped for a traffic violation in the area of US 20 East of CR 29,
Middlebury. He was found to be intoxicated, failing a field sobriety test and a chemical breath test with a .12 BRAC result at
12:04am. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WASS, MICHAEL,3A212
Incident Location: US 20 East of CR 29,Middlebury,IN
12/20/13 11:12 pm
Date_Incident
13008107 12/21/2013
Nature of Call: Liquor Laws
Blotter:
On 12/21/2013 at approximately 1:17 am Clayton Quantz, 19, committed a traffic infraction while driving and was stopped on SR
19 south of Woodview Dr, in Nappanee, Indiana. After further investigation, Clayton Quantz and the passenger, Cody Collins,
18, were found to have consumed alcoholic beverages, during the evening. Clayton Quantz and Cody Collins were issued
citations for illegal consumption of alcoholic beverages and released.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: FREY, SCOTT E,3A280
Incident Location: SR 19 north CR 48,Nappanee,IN
12/21/13 1:17 am
Date_Incident
13008106 12/21/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter
On 12/21/2013 at around 12:12 am, Miguel Ruiz, 35, was stopped for a traffic violation at Dushane Ave at US 33 and found to
be intoxicated, failing a field sobriety test and a certified chemical breath test with a .09 BrAC result at 1:28 am. He initially
provided a false name and was found to be driving on a license status of suspended-prior. He was also found to have a felony
Operating While Intoxicated warrant for his arrest. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: Dushane Ave / US 33,Elkhart,IN
12/21/13 12:12 am
Date_Incident
13008106 12/21/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 12/21/2013 at around 12:12 am, Miguel Ruiz, 35, was stopped for a traffic violation at Dushane Ave at US 33 and found to
be intoxicated, failing a field sobriety test and a certified chemical breath test with a .09 BrAC result at 1:28 am. He initially
provided a false name and was found to be driving on a license status of suspended-prior. He was also found to have a felony
Operating While Intoxicated warrant for his arrest. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: Dushane Ave / US 33,Elkhart,IN
12/21/13 12:12 am
Date_Incident
13008106 12/21/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 12/21/2013 at around 12:12 am, Miguel Ruiz, 35, was stopped for a traffic violation at Dushane Ave at US 33 and found to
be intoxicated, failing a field sobriety test and a certified chemical breath test with a .09 BrAC result at 1:28 am. He initially
provided a false name and was found to be driving on a license status of suspended-prior. He was also found to have a felony
Operating While Intoxicated warrant for his arrest. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: Dushane Ave / US 33,Elkhart,IN
12/21/13 12:12 am
Date_Incident
13008109 12/21/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 12/21/2013 at 4:50am, Reginald Crowder (39), was stopped for a traffic violation at High St. and Franklin Ave. in Elkhart.
Reginald Crowder was arrested for Operating while intoxicated after failing Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and provided a
certified breath sample of .16 BrAC at the Elkhart County Jail.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Newman, Matthew E,3A276
Incident Location: High/Franklin Ave,Elkhart,IN
12/21/13 4:30 am
Date_Incident
13008110 12/21/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter:
On 12-21-2013 at about 7:40 am Tiffany Belcher, 25,an inmate at the Elkhart County Jail was found to be in possession of
marijuana during a search by jail staff. Tiffany Belcher was booked on additional charges of possession of marijuana and
trafficking a controlled substance in a penal facility .
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BENNETT, MICHAEL A,3A251
Incident Location: 26861 CR 26,ELKHART,IN
12/21/13 7:40 am
Date_Incident
13008110 12/21/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 12-21-2013 at about 7:40 am Tiffany Belcher, 25,an inmate at the Elkhart County Jail was found to be in possession of
marijuana during a search by jail staff. Tiffany Belcher was booked on additional charges of possession of marijuana and
trafficking a controlled substance in a penal facility .
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BENNETT, MICHAEL A,3A251
Incident Location: 26861 CR 26,ELKHART,IN
12/21/13 7:40 am
Date_Incident
13008104 12/20/2013
Nature of Call: Burglary : Forcible Entry
Blotter:
On 12/20/2013, at approximately 9:26pm, Olga Segovia, 42, 2720 Oakland Ave, Elkhart, reported that between 5:50pm and
9:00pm, a suspect forced entry to her front door and stole multiple televisions, gaming systems and Christmas presents.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: 2720 OAKLAND AVE,Elkhart,IN
12/20/13 5:50 pm
Date_Incident
13008111 12/21/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Synthetic Narcotics
Blotter:
On 12/21/2013 at approximately 11:34 am an employee of the Elkhart Community Corrections facility at 201 North Cottage Ave.
Goshen, reported that he found synthetic cannabinoid on a suspect at the Elkhart County Community Corrections facility at
about 10:15 am.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: JASTRZEMBSKI, STEVEN A,3A241
Incident Location: 201 N COTTAGE AVE,GOSHEN,IN
12/21/13 10:15 am
Date_Incident
13008112 12/21/2013
Nature of Call: Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
Blotter:
On 12/21/2013 at around 2:30 pm Aleen Keosackdy 31, of 57800 Ravenwood Apt. G, reported that a juvenile neighbor
intentionally kicked her door damaging the lock and cracking the frame. Aleen Keosackdy reported that the incident occurred on
12/21/2013 around 1:30 pm.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HORNER, TODD M,3A248
Incident Location: 58700 RAVENWOOD DRIVE,ELKHART,IN
12/21/13 1:30 pm
Date_Incident
13008114 12/21/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 12/21/2013 at around 7:30 pm Kristina Drinsky, 38, reported that Jason Drinsky violated an order of protection by contacting
her via cell phone and text messages. Kristina Drinsky reported that incident occurred on 12/21/2013 between 3:30 pm and
7:53 pm.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HORNER, TODD M,3A248
Incident Location: 60070 CR 13,ELKHART,IN
12/21/13 3:30 pm
Date_Incident
13008118 12/22/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 12/22/2013, around 12:24am Lewis E Justus,28, refused to stop for officers and fled in a vehicle on SR 19 north of CR 4.
After a vehicle pursuit which end in Michigan on Bulhand Road west of Calvin Center Road, Lewis E Justus was taken into
custody and arrested for Habitual Traffic Violator and Resisting Law Enforcement and incarcerated in Cass County Michigan .
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCHENRY, MICHAEL,3A196
Incident Location: SR 19 north of CR 4,Elkhart,IN
12/22/13 12:24 am
Date_Incident
13008118 12/22/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 12/22/2013, around 12:24am Lewis E Justus,28, refused to stop for officers and fled in a vehicle on SR 19 north of CR 4.
After a vehicle pursuit which end in Michigan on Bulhand Road west of Calvin Center Road, Lewis E Justus was taken into
custody and arrested for Habitual Traffic Violator and Resisting Law Enforcement and incarcerated in Cass County Michigan .
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCHENRY, MICHAEL,3A196
Incident Location: SR 19 north of CR 4,Elkhart,IN
12/22/13 12:24 am
Date_Incident
13008118 12/22/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 12/22/2013, around 12:24am Lewis E Justus,28, refused to stop for officers and fled in a vehicle on SR 19 north of CR 4.
After a vehicle pursuit which end in Michigan on Bulhand Road west of Calvin Center Road, Lewis E Justus was taken into
custody and arrested for Habitual Traffic Violator and Resisting Law Enforcement and incarcerated in Cass County Michigan .
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCHENRY, MICHAEL,3A196
Incident Location: SR 19 north of CR 4,Elkhart,IN
12/22/13 12:24 am
Date_Incident
13008119 12/22/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 12/22/2013 at approximately 3:52am Erin Schaffer (29) was stopped for a traffic violation on CR 6 near John Weaver
Parkway. Erin Schaffer was found to be operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after failing a three part Standardized Field
Sobriety Tests and providing a certified chemical test of .13 BrAC at 5:08am. Erin Schaffer was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270
Incident Location: CR 6// JOHN WEAVER PKWY,ELKHART,IN
12/22/13 3:52 am
Date_Incident
13008122 12/22/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter:
On 12-22-2013 at about 11:11 am Elkhart County Community Corrections officers found a synthetic drug look -alike substance
on Chad Bodkins, 31, at 201 N Cottage during a search of his cell.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BENNETT, MICHAEL A,3A251
Incident Location: 201 N COTTAGE,goshen,IN
12/22/13 10:00 am
Date_Incident
13008126 12/22/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 12/22/2013 at around 5:00 pm Anitra Bollenbacher, 36, of 57098 DeCamp Blvd. reported her 8 year old daughter was bit on
the left wrist by a neighborhood dog while riding her bike in the area of DeCamp Blvd and Garden Ave . She suffered a laceration
to her wrist, requiring treatment at the emergency room. Shannon Aistrop, 41, owner of the dog , was cited for harbouring a
non-immunized dog after he was unable to produce an immunization record for the dog. Anitra Bollenbacher reported that the
incident occurred at around 3:45 pm.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HORNER, TODD M,3A248
Incident Location: 23713 DECAMP BLVD,ELKHART,IN
12/22/13 3:45 pm
Date_Incident
13008129 12/22/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter:
On 12/22/2013 at approximately 11:27 PM Christina Devoll, 43, reported her live in boyfriend, Daniel Thurston, 45, kicked and
slammed her head onto the ground outside of her home, located at 59717 Pasrkside Dr, in the presence of juvenile children.
Anthony Vranesevich Jr, 21, and Leah Vranesevich, 21, were also battered during the incident. Anthony Vranesevich received
minor injuries to his mouth. Daniel Thurston was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: FREY, SCOTT E,3A280
Incident Location: 59717 PARKSIDE DR,ELKHART,IN
12/22/13 11:27 pm
Date_Incident
13008129 12/22/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter:
On 12/22/2013 at approximately 11:27 PM Christina Devoll, 43, reported her live in boyfriend, Daniel Thurston, 45, kicked and
slammed her head onto the ground outside of her home, located at 59717 Pasrkside Dr, in the presence of juvenile children.
Anthony Vranesevich Jr, 21, and Leah Vranesevich, 21, were also battered during the incident. Anthony Vranesevich received
minor injuries to his mouth. Daniel Thurston was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: FREY, SCOTT E,3A280
Incident Location: 59717 PARKSIDE DR,ELKHART,IN
12/22/13 11:27 pm
Date_Incident
13008129 12/22/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter:
On 12/22/2013 at approximately 11:27 PM Christina Devoll, 43, reported her live in boyfriend, Daniel Thurston, 45, kicked and
slammed her head onto the ground outside of her home, located at 59717 Pasrkside Dr, in the presence of juvenile children.
Anthony Vranesevich Jr, 21, and Leah Vranesevich, 21, were also battered during the incident. Anthony Vranesevich received
minor injuries to his mouth. Daniel Thurston was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: FREY, SCOTT E,3A280
Incident Location: 59717 PARKSIDE DR,ELKHART,IN
12/22/13 11:27 pm
Date_Incident

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