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Elkhart County Police Blotter 1-13-14

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Elkhart County Sheriff's Department
Daily activity blotter for Monday, January 13, 2014
26861 CR 26, Elkhart, IN. 46517
14000230 01/10/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 1-10-2014 at 8:30am, Amy Bertram, Principal of Fairfield Jr/Sr High School located at 67530 US HWY 33, reported two 16
year old students were being incorrigible within the classroom on 1-9-2014 around 2:40pm.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: EVANS, DAPHNE,3A211
Incident Location: 67530 US 33 HWY,GOSHEN,IN
1/9/14 2:40 pm
Date_Incident
14000229 01/10/2014
Nature of Call: Theft From Motor Vehicle
Blotter:
On 01/10/2014 at approximately 9:00 am, Ryan Swartz, 28, of Mishawaka, reported that suspect(s) stole his prescription
Oxycodone from his girlfriend's 2002 Dodge Durango while it was parked in the parking lot at 53412 CR 9, sometime between
5:45 am and 11:00 am on 01/08/2014.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: JASTRZEMBSKI, STEVEN A,3A241
Incident Location: 53412 CR 9,ELKHART,IN
1/8/14 5:45 am
Date_Incident
14000235 01/10/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 1-10-14 Brandie Fergison 39 yoa, Goshen reported her 16 yr old daughter was harassed by a suspect on facebook during
the past week.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SHOTTS, JEREMY,3A197
Incident Location: 60728 WHITETHORN Lane,GOSHEN,IN
1/10/14 11:00 am
Date_Incident
14000234 01/10/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 01-10-14 at around 10:30am, i was contacted by Tracy Bullock 50, of Goshen stating her 16 year old son refused to come to
school. The 16 year old juvenile was transported to school and turned over to the principal.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MATTESON, RICHARD,3A210
Incident Location: 24483 CR 126,Goshen,IN
1/10/14 10:28 am
Date_Incident
14000236 01/10/2014
Nature of Call: Fraud
Blotter:
On 01/10/2014 at around 11:43 am, Michael Kindy, 53 of 57424 Osage Dr, reported several fraudulent charges to his bank
account in the amount of 164.57 with charges begining 12-9-2013 and ending 12-31-2014.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WITT, EVAN Y,3A243
Incident Location: 57424 OSAGE DR,GOSHEN,IN
1/10/14 11:43 am
Date_Incident
14000233 01/10/2014
Nature of Call: NON-REPORTABLE OFFENSES
Blotter:
On 01/10/2014 at around 9:33 am, Adam Salvagni, 39 reported that his brother had failed to return his van that he let his brother
borrow. The vehicle had been loaned in February of 2013 and was expected to be returned in a week after that. The brother
claimed it was a misunderstanding.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WITT, EVAN Y,3A243
Incident Location: 53440 PINE BROOK DR,BRISTOL,IN
1/10/14 9:33 am
Date_Incident
14000239 01/10/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 1-10-2014 at 1:55 PM Jose M. Rico, 79, was found to be deceased in his residence located at 52228 Dover Trace Dr,
Elkhart of natural causes.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WALSH, MATTHEW J.,3A249
Incident Location: 52228 Dover Trace Dr.,Elkhart,IN
12/26/13 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
14000246 01/10/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 1/10/2013 at approximately 5:05pm, Duong Nguyen(32) of 18857 US Hwy 6, was found deceased in his residence by
neighbor Inocencio Crespo after no one had seen him for two to three weeks. Elkhart County Sheriff's Department and
coroner's office are investigating.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273
Incident Location: 18857 US 6 HWY,NEW PARIS,IN
1/10/14 5:05 pm
Date_Incident
14000252 01/10/2014
Nature of Call: Battery/OTHER ASSAULTS
Blotter:
On 01/10/2014 around 10:33 pm Walter Gonzalez,31, reported he was battered by a seventeen year old female who he has a
child in common with and was present when, he advised she struck him with a closed fist causing pain and redness. The
incident on Old US 20 near CR 17. Walter Gonzalez had minor injuries from the incident. The seventeen year old female
reported she was battered in the incident by Walter Gonzalez who pushed her in a rude insolent manor , she did not have visible
injuries.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BYLER, BRYANT T,3A274
Incident Location: OLD US 20,ELKHART,IN
1/10/14 8:45 pm
Date_Incident
14000254 01/11/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On January 11, 2014 at approximately 6:00am, Steven Davis, 20, was involved in a vehicle crash on Ash Rd, south of north of
CR 8. Steven Davis failed standardized field sobriety tests and had a certified chemical breath test with a result of .09 BRAC.
Steven Davis was arrested for OWI and Illegal Consumption of an Alcoholic Beverage by a minor ..
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: FREY, SCOTT E,3A280
Incident Location: ASH RD SOUTH DOUGLAS RD,ELKHART,I
1/11/14 6:08 am
Date_Incident
14000254 01/11/2014
Nature of Call: Liquor Laws
Blotter:
On January 11, 2014 at approximately 6:00am, Steven Davis, 20, was involved in a vehicle crash on Ash Rd, south of north of
CR 8. Steven Davis failed standardized field sobriety tests and had a certified chemical breath test with a result of .09 BRAC.
Steven Davis was arrested for OWI and Illegal Consumption of an Alcoholic Beverage by a minor ..
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: FREY, SCOTT E,3A280
Incident Location: ASH RD SOUTH DOUGLAS RD,ELKHART,I
1/11/14 6:08 am
Date_Incident
14000258 01/11/2014
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Sale / Make Synthetic Narcotics
Blotter:
On 1/11/2014, at approximately 8:50 am, Wilma S Hale (45) found discarded materials used to manufacture methamphetamine
in a dumpster at 58458 SR 19. The Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team was contacted.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BOGGS, EVAN S,3A228
Incident Location: 58458 SR 19,Elkhart,IN
1/11/14 8:50 am
Date_Incident
14000243 01/10/2014
Nature of Call: Shoplifting
Blotter:
On 1-10-2014 at 4:13 PM Brittany M. Bates, 18, was found to have stolen a jacket valued at $19.97 from the Walmart store
located at 30830 Old US 20. Brittany Bates was later located and cited into court forf criminal conversion.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WALSH, MATTHEW J.,3A249
Incident Location: 30830 OLD US 20,Elkhart,IN
1/10/14 1:58 pm
Date_Incident
14000250 01/10/2014
Nature of Call: Shoplifting
Blotter:
On 1/10/2014, at approximately 7:20pm, Nina Ottman, 57, 30830 Old US Hwy 20, Elkhart, reported at a 16 year old male
subject was caught attempting to shoplift a baseball hat. The juvenile was released to his parents.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: 30830 OLD US 20,Elkhart,IN
1/10/14 7:20 pm
Date_Incident
14000256 01/11/2014
Nature of Call: Burglary : Forcible Entry
Blotter:
On 01/11/2014 at around 6:55 am, Tim Martin, 45 of 64670 CR 9 reported a burglary of an unattached garage to his residence.
A safe which contained firearms, cash, and personal information was stolen between the 3:30 am and 6:45 am. The suspect(s)
forced entry by prying open a rear window. The safe was recovered later the same day by Sheriff's deputies at an abandoned
residence nearby. All the contents in the safe were recovered at the scene.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WITT, EVAN Y,3A243
Incident Location: 64670 CR 9,Goshen,IN
1/11/14 6:55 am
Date_Incident
14000264 01/11/2014
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Sale / Make Synthetic Narcotics
Blotter:
On 1/11/2014, at approximately 1:30 pm, the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of a burning garbage
bag on CR 28, west of CR 7. The fire was extinguished by Concord Township firefighters and the burnt material was determined
to be remains of a discarded meth lab. The Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team was contacted.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BOGGS, EVAN S,3A228
Incident Location: CR 28 W CR 7,ELKHART,IN
1/11/14 12:10 pm
Date_Incident
14000265 01/11/2014
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter:
On 1-11-2014 at 2:20 PM a 26 year old male was found to be in possession of suspected synthetic marijuana at Elkhart County
Community Corrections located at 201 N. Cottage Ave, Goshen.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WALSH, MATTHEW J.,3A249
Incident Location: 201 N COTTAGE AVE,Goshen,IN
1/11/14 2:20 pm
Date_Incident
14000270 01/11/2014
Nature of Call: Runaways
Blotter:
On 1/11/2014, at approximately 9:15pm, Mauricio Orta, 38, 30149 Blue Spruce Dr, Elkhart, reported that at approximately
2:00pm his 15 year old daughter and 13 year old daughter left home without his permission and are refusing to tell him where
they are. Both juveniles were entered as missing persons.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: 30149 Blue Spuce DR,Elkhart,IN
1/11/14 9:15 pm
Date_Incident
14000270 01/11/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 1/11/2014, at approximately 9:15pm, Mauricio Orta, 38, 30149 Blue Spruce Dr, Elkhart, reported that at approximately
2:00pm his 15 year old daughter and 13 year old daughter left home without his permission and are refusing to tell him where
they are. Both juveniles were entered as missing persons.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: 30149 Blue Spuce DR,Elkhart,IN
1/11/14 9:15 pm
Date_Incident
14000271 01/11/2014
Nature of Call: Sex Offenses
Blotter:
On 1/11/2014 around 10:39pm Jacqueline Denuccie-Maldonado, 33 reported her 7 year old son had been touch in a sexual
manor by an adult male on 1/10/14 around 10:00pm at 23790 River Manor Blvd. Elkhart, IN., the Elkhart County Sheriff
Department is investigating the incident.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MILLER, ANDREW L,3A281
Incident Location: 23790 RIVER MANOR BLVD,ELKHART,IN
1/10/14 10:00 pm
Date_Incident
14000272 01/11/2014
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter:
On 01/11/2014, around 11:07pm Anthony J Gratzol, 40, was stopped for traffic violations on CR 9 south of CR 6, he was found
in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCHENRY, MICHAEL,3A196
Incident Location: CR 9 south of CR 6,Elkhart,IN
1/11/14 11:07 pm
Date_Incident
14000272 01/11/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 01/11/2014, around 11:07pm Anthony J Gratzol, 40, was stopped for traffic violations on CR 9 south of CR 6, he was found
in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCHENRY, MICHAEL,3A196
Incident Location: CR 9 south of CR 6,Elkhart,IN
1/11/14 11:07 pm
Date_Incident
14000275 01/12/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 01/12/2014 at approximately 1:24am Armando Cordero (30) was stopped for a traffic violation near the intersection of US 33
and Reith Blvd. Armando Cordero was found to be operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after failing a 3 part standardized
field sobriety test and providing a BrAC of .16% at 2:15am, he was also found to be operating a vehicle with a driving status of
suspended prior and was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270
Incident Location: US 33 // Reith Blvd.,Goshen,IN
1/12/14 1:24 am
Date_Incident
14000275 01/12/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 01/12/2014 at approximately 1:24am Armando Cordero (30) was stopped for a traffic violation near the intersection of US 33
and Reith Blvd. Armando Cordero was found to be operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after failing a 3 part standardized
field sobriety test and providing a BrAC of .16% at 2:15am, he was also found to be operating a vehicle with a driving status of
suspended prior and was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270
Incident Location: US 33 // Reith Blvd.,Goshen,IN
1/12/14 1:24 am
Date_Incident
14000274 01/12/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 1/12/14 at 1:02am, Gunnar Kent, 22, was found to be attempting to remove his vehicle from a snow bank, in the front yard of
26029 Lake Dr, after driving off the roadway. Gunnar Kent was found to be intoxicated, failing three part Standard Field Sobriety
Testing, and having a certified BrAC of .15 at 2:24am, he was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCDOWELL, CAMERON,3A268
Incident Location: 26029 LAKE DR,ELKHART,IN
1/12/14 12:51 am
Date_Incident
14000277 01/12/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 01-12-2014 at around 2:38 am, Andrew Canter, 30, was committed for a 24 hour psychiatric evaluation after stabbing
himself in the chest in an attempt to commit suicide at 56579 CR 3..
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEEPER, ADAM D,3A245
Incident Location: 56579 CR 3,ELKHART,IN
1/12/14 2:38 am
Date_Incident
14000276 01/12/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 1/12/2014 at 2:37am, a single vehicle roll over crash was reported on SR 120 west of CR 35, Middlebury. A white 2002
Pontiac Grand Am was found to have rolled over and the driver fled the scene .
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Sark, Andrew J,3R81
Incident Location: SR 120 W CR 35,MIDDLEBURY,IN
1/12/14 2:37 am
Date_Incident
14000278 01/12/2014
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter:
On 01/12/2014 at approximately 6:07 am, Kari Gathany (35) of Elkhart Community Corrections 201 North Cottage Avenue
reported possible synthetic cannabinoid found on a 33 year old male at the Elkhart County Community Corrections facility at
about 4:55 am.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: JASTRZEMBSKI, STEVEN A,3A241
Incident Location: 201 N COTTAGE AVE,,IN
1/12/14 4:55 am
Date_Incident
14000285 01/12/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 01/12/2014 at around 4:45 pm Scott McKee, 42, was found to be a driver involved in a two vehicle personal injury crash on
State Road 15, north of County Road 24. During the course of the crash investigation, Scott McKee was found to have
operated a motor vehicle while intoxicated, failing field sobriety tests, and a certified breath test, which showed him to have a
BrAC of .13 at 5:47 pm. Scott McKee was incarcerated. A 40 year old male in the other vehicle involved in the crash was
transported to the IU Health Goshen Hospital with a complaint of knee pain injury.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HORNER, TODD M,3A248
Incident Location: STATE ROAD 15/ NORTH OF CR 24,GOSH
1/12/14 4:43 pm
Date_Incident
14000285 01/12/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 01/12/2014 at around 4:45 pm Scott McKee, 42, was found to be a driver involved in a two vehicle personal injury crash on
State Road 15, north of County Road 24. During the course of the crash investigation, Scott McKee was found to have
operated a motor vehicle while intoxicated, failing field sobriety tests, and a certified breath test, which showed him to have a
BrAC of .13 at 5:47 pm. Scott McKee was incarcerated. A 40 year old male in the other vehicle involved in the crash was
transported to the IU Health Goshen Hospital with a complaint of knee pain injury.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HORNER, TODD M,3A248
Incident Location: STATE ROAD 15/ NORTH OF CR 24,GOSH
1/12/14 4:43 pm
Date_Incident
14000282 01/12/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 01/11/2014 at approximately 3:36pm Ryan Wyatt(25), was arrested for operating a vehicle while suspended as a habitual
traffic violator at the intersection of CR 38 and US Hwy 33 after being stopped for a traffic infraction.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273
Incident Location: CR 38 west of US Hwy 33,Goshen,IN
1/12/14 3:36 pm
Date_Incident
14000273 01/11/2014
Nature of Call: Theft From Buildings
Blotter:
On 1/11/14 around 10:39pm Pamela Deitch, 55 reported that her Samsung Tablet was taken from 23790 River Manor Blvd.
between 1/7/14 7:00am and 1/9/14 7:00am
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MILLER, ANDREW L,3A281
Incident Location: 23790 RIVER MANOR BLVD,ELKHART,IN
1/7/14 7:00 am
Date_Incident
14000289 01/13/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 1-13-2014 at approximately 12:59 am, James D. Kay, 53, was found to have operated a vehicle involved in a property
damage crash involving a utility pole and street sign on Old US Hwy 33 west of SR 19. James Kay failed field sobriety tests,
and a certified chemical test, which showed him to have a BrAC of .15 at 1:44 am. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEEPER, ADAM D,3A245
Incident Location: Old US Hwy 33 west of SR 19,Elkhart,IN
1/13/14 12:59 am
Date_Incident

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