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Elkhart County Police Blotter 12-26-13

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Elkhart County Sheriff's Department
Daily activity blotter for Thursday, December 26, 2013
26861 CR 26, Elkhart, IN. 46517
13008131 12/23/2013
Nature of Call: Motor Vehicle Theft : Autos
Blotter:
On Monday, December 23, 2013, at 5:41 am, Bret A Null (35 years old), of 54140 Independence Drive, reported his 2007
Pontiac Solstice was stolen from his residence between 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm on December 22, 2013. The vehicle was
recovered at 1300 Cassopolis St, and returned to Bret A Null.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: FACKELMAN, WILLIAM,3A216
Incident Location: 54140 INDEPENDENCE,ELKHART,IN
12/22/13 8:30 pm
Date_Incident
13008133 12/23/2013
Nature of Call: Theft From Motor Vehicle
Blotter: On 12-23 13 around 9:30 am, Timothy Reams age 55 and a employee of Grand Rv Design located at 11333 Cr 2
reported that between 12-19-13 and 12-23-13 several of the New Rvs were broken into and electronics were taken and the units
were damaged.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: REAVES, JASON,3A195
Incident Location: 11333 CR 2,GOSHEN,IN
12/19/13 6:30 pm
Date_Incident
13008134 12/23/2013
Nature of Call: Fraud
Blotter:
On 12-23-13 around 10:45 am, Patricia Vanfleeren age 60, reported that unknown persons defrauded her out of around
$3000.00 in a sweepstakes scam which around 12-1-13 till 12-23-13. She paid the suspect(s) money for supposed fees in
order to claim a prize.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: REAVES, JASON,3A195
Incident Location: 57747 CR 37,MIDDLEBURY,IN
12/1/13 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
13008135 12/23/2013
Nature of Call: Motor Vehicle Theft : Other Vehicles
Blotter:
On December 23, 2013 at 12:23pm, Thomas W Grose,(64) of 2312 Cassopolis, reported sometime between 12/20/13, 5:00pm
and 12/23/13, 10:00am, his 2013 United motorcycle trailer was stolen from 51786 SR19.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: FACKELMAN, WILLIAM,3A216
Incident Location: 51786 SR19,ELKHART,IN
12/20/13 5:00 pm
Date_Incident
13008137 12/23/2013
Nature of Call: Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
Blotter
On 12/23/2013 at approximately 02:10 PM Deborah A Butkus, 48, reported that on 12/23/2013 between 10:00 AM and 01:50 PM
a suspect broke a back window and a screen to another window at her residence located at 58371 Hilly Lane.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HOIEN, CHAD S,3A272
Incident Location: 58371 HILLY LN,ELKHART,IN
12/23/13 10:00 am
Date_Incident
13008136 12/23/2013
Nature of Call: Shoplifting
Blotter:.
On 12-23-13 at 12:55pm, Heidi McRobie (52) of Walmart, 30830 Old US 20, reported witnessing between 12:00pm and
12:30pm on 12-23-13, a 54 year olf female hide merchandise in her purse and she attempted to leave the store without paying
for the merchandise. The female was cited and released at the scene.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: GROVE, THAD,3A187
Incident Location: 30830 OLD US 20,Elkhart,IN
12/23/13 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
13008138 12/23/2013
Nature of Call: Fraud
Blotter
On 12-23-2013 at around 2:59pm, Martha Allen, 64, 24710 Idlewild Ave. reported someone had used her name and social
security number to open cellular telephone accounts. This occured sometime in the Summer of 2012 to December 2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SCHUMAN, ERIC D,3A277
Incident Location: 24710 IDLEWILD AV,ELKHART,IN
6/1/12 12:00 am
Date_Incident
13008141 12/23/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter
On 12/23/2013 at around 4:36pm, Mounir Abdul-Karim, 29, was stopped after being called in as a reckless driver on the US 20
bypass at CR 17 and also after committing a traffic violation. He was found to be in possession of marijuana and was cited and
released on a promise to appear in court.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: US 20 / CR 17,Elkhart,IN
12/23/13 4:36 pm
Date_Incident
13008139 12/23/2013
Nature of Call: Offenses Against The Family And Children
Blotter
On 12-23-2013 at around 3:29pm, a Child in Need of Services investigation was started in Elkhart County.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SCHUMAN, ERIC D,3A277
Incident Location: 50740 TASHA DR,BRISTOL,IN
12/7/13 12:00 am
Date_Incident
13008143 12/23/2013
Nature of Call: Theft From Buildings
Blotter
On 12/23/2013 at approximately 05;44 PM, Brad Wolford, 41, reported that on 12/19/2013 at approximately 01:00 PM a suspect
stole approximately $1,300 cash from his residence located at 23559 Wilshire Blvd.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HOIEN, CHAD S,3A272
Incident Location: 23559 WILSHIRE BLVD,ELKHART,IN
12/19/13 1:00 pm
Date_Incident
13008140 12/23/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 12/23/2013, at approximately 4:32pm, Christopher Jarvis, 38, was stopped at the intersection of SR 15 and CR 46 for traffic
violations. Christopher Jarvis was found to be operating a motor vehicle as a habitual traffic violator . Christopher Jarvis was
also found to be operating while intoxicated after failing a three part field sobriety test and refusing a chemical test. He was
incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: SR 15// CR 50,New Paris,IN
12/23/13 4:32 pm
Date_Incident
13008140 12/23/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 12/23/2013, at approximately 4:32pm, Christopher Jarvis, 38, was stopped at the intersection of SR 15 and CR 46 for traffic
violations. Christopher Jarvis was found to be operating a motor vehicle as a habitual traffic violator . Christopher Jarvis was
also found to be operating while intoxicated after failing a three part field sobriety test and refusing a chemical test. He was
incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: SR 15// CR 50,New Paris,IN
12/23/13 4:32 pm
Date_Incident
13008144 12/23/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter:
On 12/23/2013, at approximately 6:41pm, Sheila Gregory, 39, 72833 CR 29, Syracuse, reported that her 17 year old daughter
received a cut on her leg during an argument with a 16 year old female acquaintance.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: 72833 CR 29,Syracuse,IN
12/23/13 6:38 pm
Date_Incident
13008144 12/23/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter:
On 12/23/2013, at approximately 6:41pm, Sheila Gregory, 39, 72833 CR 29, Syracuse, reported that her 17 year old daughter
received a cut on her leg during an argument with a 16 year old female acquaintance.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: 72833 CR 29,Syracuse,IN
12/23/13 6:38 pm
Date_Incident
13008142 12/23/2013
Nature of Call: Theft From Buildings
Blotter
On 12-23-2013 at around 5:17 PM Phillip Holmblade, 45 of 54186 Highland Blvd reported an unknown subject stolen 2 air
conditioning units from his basement sometime between 11:00 PM on 12-22-2013 and 5:00 PM on 12-23-2013. No forced entry
was made to the residence.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: STANFILL, SHANNON R,3A244
Incident Location: 54186 HIGHLAND BLVD,ELKHART,IN
12/22/13 11:00 pm
Date_Incident
13008145 12/23/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter
On 12-23-2013 at around 7:46 PM Steven Hawkins, 21 of 54233 Hastings St was stopped on Bristol St. at CR 5 for a traffic
violation. A search of the vehicle revealed he was in possession of 2.8 Grams of marijuana. Steven Hawkins was issued a
citation for possession of marijuana and false registration and released.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: STANFILL, SHANNON R,3A244
Incident Location: CR 5 / BRISTOL ST,ELKHART,IN
12/23/13 7:46 pm
Date_Incident
13008148 12/23/2013
Nature of Call: NON-REPORTABLE OFFENSES
Blotter:
On 12-23-2013 at around 9:39 PM, Mark Sharp, 54, reported that he found Bobby Hopper, 60, deceased in his residence at
29202 Robin St. A death investigation was completed by the Sheriff's Department.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCDOWELL, CAMERON,3A268
Incident Location: 29202 Robin,Elkhart,IN
12/22/13 7:00 pm
Date_Incident
13008149 12/23/2013
Nature of Call: Runaways
Blotter:
On December 23, 2013 at approximately 10:45 pm, Latasha Jones, 34, reported that her 16 year old son did knowingly and
intentionally runaway from home at about 7:56 pm, located at 26150 Vista Ln, and did not have permission to leave home.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: FREY, SCOTT E,3A280
Incident Location: 26150 VISTA LN,ELKHART,IN
12/23/13 7:56 pm
Date_Incident
13008149 12/23/2013
Nature of Call: Liquor Laws
Blotter:
On December 23, 2013 at approximately 10:45 pm, Latasha Jones, 34, reported that her 16 year old son did knowingly and
intentionally runaway from home at about 7:56 pm, located at 26150 Vista Ln, and did not have permission to leave home.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: FREY, SCOTT E,3A280
Incident Location: 26150 VISTA LN,ELKHART,IN
12/23/13 7:56 pm
Date_Incident
13008151 12/24/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 12-24-2013 at approximately 2:59 am, Kevin Hitz, 33, was stopped in the area of CR 6 and John Weaver Parkway for traffic
violations. He failed field sobriety tests, and a certified chemical test, which showed him to have a BrAC of .16 at 3:49 am. He
was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: CR 6 at John Weaver Parkway,Elkhart,IN
12/24/13 2:59 am
Date_Incident
13008146 12/23/2013
Nature of Call: Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
Blotter
On 12-23-2013 at around 7:59 PM Ryan Takach, 35, of 30966 Riverbend Circle reported his 1996 Jeep cherokee was damaged
sometime between 12:00 AM on 12-23-2013 and 5:43 AM on 12-23-2013. The accused broke both of the windshield wipers.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: STANFILL, SHANNON R,3A244
Incident Location: 30966 Riverbend Circle,ELKHART,IN
12/23/13 5:42 am
Date_Incident
13008155 12/24/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter:
On December 24, 2013 at 12:36pm, Crystal D Corpe(27) of 57284 CR23, reported her 30 year old boyfriend grabbed both of
her arms causing her pain. The 30 year old male also threatened to burn down the house.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: FACKELMAN, WILLIAM,3A216
Incident Location: 57284 CR23,GOSHEN,IN
12/23/13 11:00 pm
Date_Incident
13008155 12/24/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter:
On December 24, 2013 at 12:36pm, Crystal D Corpe(27) of 57284 CR23, reported her 30 year old boyfriend grabbed both of
her arms causing her pain. The 30 year old male also threatened to burn down the house.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: FACKELMAN, WILLIAM,3A216
Incident Location: 57284 CR23,GOSHEN,IN
12/23/13 11:00 pm
Date_Incident
13008155 12/24/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On December 24, 2013 at 12:36pm, Crystal D Corpe(27) of 57284 CR23, reported her 30 year old boyfriend grabbed both of
her arms causing her pain. The 30 year old male also threatened to burn down the house.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: FACKELMAN, WILLIAM,3A216
Incident Location: 57284 CR23,GOSHEN,IN
12/23/13 11:00 pm
Date_Incident
13008157 12/24/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter
On December 24, 2013 around 3:15 pm, Richard Fireline, a employee of Elkhart County Community Corrections, 201 N
Cottage, reported finding a resident in possession of what was possibly synthetic marijuana, while in the facility.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: AHLERSMEYER, ANDREW,3A237
Incident Location: 201 N COTTAGE AVE,GOSHEN,IN
12/24/13 2:45 pm
Date_Incident
13008159 12/24/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On December 24, 2013 around 3:45 pm, John Mcleod, 52 of Essexville, reported he rear ended a gray SUV on US Hwy 33,
north of CR 20 while driving his Ford Fusion. The SUV then left the scene westbound on CR 20 without providing any
information.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: AHLERSMEYER, ANDREW,3A237
Incident Location: US Hwy 33 N CR 20,Elkhart,IN
12/24/13 3:45 pm
Date_Incident
13008162 12/24/2013
Nature of Call: Larceny - Theft (Except Motor Vehicle Theft) OTHER
Blotter
On 12/24/2013 at about 6:50 pm, Sonja Tacy, 72, 23620 Reckell Ave., reported that sometime on 11/13/2013, a suspect stole an
electric heater that was delivered to her residence sometime between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LANZEN, DAVID W,3A227
Incident Location: 25620 RECKELL Ave,ELKHART,IN
11/13/13 8:00 am
Date_Incident
13008161 12/24/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 12-24-2013 at approximately 5:55pm Elizabeth Acosta, 53 was stopped for a traffic violation on CR 4 east of CR 109. During
the traffic stop there were plain view alcoholic beverage containers in the vehicle and there was also an odor of alcohlic
beverage coming from the inside vehicle. Elizabeth Acosta was given a three part standard field sobriety test and failed all three
parts. Elizabeth Acosta was transported to the Elkhart County Correctional Complex where she was found to have a Brac of .12
at 6:47pm on a certified chemical test. Elizabeth Acosta was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Correctional Complex for
operating while intoxicated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SNYDER, JAMES,3A215
Incident Location: CR 4 EAST OF CR 109,ELKHART,IN
12/24/13 5:55 pm
Date_Incident
13008163 12/24/2013
Nature of Call: Theft From Motor Vehicle
Blotter:
On December 24, 2013 around 5:05 pm, Gail Schneider, 45, reported her cooler was taken from inside her vehicle at the GoLo
gas station at 22700 Old US Hwy 20, around 1:15 pm. The cooler contained her wallet with documents and money.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: AHLERSMEYER, ANDREW,3A237
Incident Location: 22700 OLD US HWY 20,ELKHART,IN
12/24/13 1:10 pm
Date_Incident
13008150 12/24/2013
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter:
On 12/24/2013 at approximately 1:56am Brian Kline (46) was found to be in possession of 2.7 grams of synthetic marijuana
while at the Elkhart County Work Release Center.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270
Incident Location: 201 N COTTAGE,GOSHEN,IN
12/24/13 1:56 am
Date_Incident
13008167 12/24/2013
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 12-24-2013 at around 11:02 pm, the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department responded to a single vehicle crash at the edge
of the property of 19498 CR 38. The vehicle involved had struck a telephone pole on the south edge of CR 38. The driver of
the vehicle was found to be Jose Camacho and was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for shoulder pain and facial
lacerations. Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEEPER, ADAM D,3A245
Incident Location: 19498 CR 38,GOSHEN,IN
12/24/13 11:02 pm
Date_Incident
13008165 12/24/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter
On December 24, 2013 around 9:10 pm, Kristi Byers, 26, 156 Broadmore Estates reported being punched, and her breathing
impaired, by a subject at her residence, causing her pain. The incident is under investigation.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: AHLERSMEYER, ANDREW,3A237
Incident Location: 156 BROADMORE ESTATES,GOSHEN,IN
12/24/13 9:10 pm
Date_Incident
13008164 12/24/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 12/24/2013 at about 8:50 pm, Debra Hajicek, 54, 24151 Roadster Ct., reported that from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm on 12/24/2013
a juvenile foster child at the residence was throwing fits and having violent outbursts and disrupting the family.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LANZEN, DAVID W,3A227
Incident Location: 24151 ROADSTER CT,ELKHART,IN
12/24/13 9:30 am
Date_Incident
13008175 12/25/2013
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 12-25-2013 4:30 PM entry was forced to the residence located at 1622 Canton St after Jimmy W. Carter, 53, who had
numerous felony warrants for his arrest, was seen inside and refused to answer the door for police. The door to the residence
was damaged.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WALSH, MATTHEW J.,3A249
Incident Location: 1622 CANTON ST,ELKHART,IN
12/25/13 4:27 pm
Date_Incident
13008178 12/25/2013
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter
On 12-25-2013 at 5:05 PM William Barber, 66, was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail on the charge of domestic battery
after he was involved in a dispute at 56438 Wild Cherry Ln where the victim suffered a black eye as a result of being struck by
his open hand. The initial incident took place on 12/24/2013 at 5:30 pm.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WALSH, MATTHEW J.,3A249
Incident Location: 56438 Wild Cherry Lane,Elkhart,IN
12/24/13 5:30 pm
Date_Incident

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