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Elkhart County Police Blotter 2-26-14

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Elkhart County Sheriff's Department
Daily activity blotter for Wednesday, February 26, 2014
26861 CR 26, Elkhart, IN. 46517
14001369 02/24/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 02/24/2014 at approximately 1:34am John Lodholtz was stopped for a traffic violation on CR 9 south of CR 4. John Lodholtz
was found to be operating while intoxicated after failing standardized field sobriety tests and refusing a certified chemical test.
John Lodholtz was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270
Incident Location: CR 9 South of CR 4,Elkhart,IN
2/24/14 1:34 am
Date_Incident
14001370 02/24/2014
Nature of Call: Not Applicable
Blotter:
On 2/24/14 around 02:29am Mary Helmuth was found deceased in her residence at 14125 CR 36. Mary Helmuth died a result
of apparent medical issues. An investigation is on-gong with the Elkhart County Sheriff Department .
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MILLER, ANDREW L,3A281
Incident Location: 14125 CR 36,GOSHEN,IN
2/24/14 1:30 am
Date_Incident
14001374 02/24/2014
Nature of Call: Runaways
Blotter:
On 2/24/14 at 7:19am Kellie A Arnett(35) and Stacie L Devore(44) of 25461 CR4, reported their 14 year old and 13 year old
juvenile males had ran away from this residence sometime between 12:00am and 6:00am. The two juvenile males were located
and returned to their parents.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: FACKELMAN, WILLIAM,3A216
Incident Location: 26461 CR4,ELKHART,IN
2/24/14 12:00 am
Date_Incident
14001380 02/24/2014
Nature of Call: Burglary : Forcible Entry
Blotter:
On 2/24/2014 at approximately 1:54pm, Jose Lucio Gomez(31) of 19498 CR 38 apt 4C, Goshen, reported a burglary to his
apartment in which a suspect forced entry to the front door and removed $1400.00 in cash from a jacket hanging in his closet.
The burglary occurred sometime between 2/21/2014 12:00pm and 2/24/2014 1:54pm.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273
Incident Location: 19498 CR 38,ELKHART,IN
2/21/14 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
14001375 02/24/2014
Nature of Call: Vandalism
Blotter
On 2-24-2014 at 8:00am, Amy Bertram, 40, Principal of Fairfield Jr/Sr High School, located at 67530 US HWY 33 reported
vandalism to the football practice field. Amy Bertram stated sometime between 2-21-2014 at 10:00pm and 2-22-2014 at 8:00am
an unknown person drove a vehicle onto the practice field, which is behind a secured gate, creating ruts and other damage to
the field.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: EVANS, DAPHNE,3A211
Incident Location: 67530 US HWY 33,GOSHEN,IN
2/21/14 10:00 pm
Date_Incident
14001390 02/24/2014
Nature of Call: Other Assault
Blotter:
On 02/24/2014 at around 5:30 pm Leslie Peters,43,of 610B Spring Valley, reported that her 11 year old son was battered by a
fellow male student while attending Bashor Alternative School. Leslie Peters reported that the incident occurred around 12:35
pm on 02/24/2014.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HORNER, TODD M,3A248
Incident Location: 62226 CR 15,GOSHEN,IN
2/24/14 10:00 am
Date_Incident
14001382 02/24/2014
Nature of Call: Other Assault
Blotter:
On 2/24/2014, at approximately 2:23pm, Jessica Thornsbury, 31, 30436 Tower Rd, Elkhart, reported that during an argument
her 14 year old daughter hit her in the stomach with a board and threatened to stab her in the throat. No injuries were reported.
The 14 year old female was taken to the Elkhart County Juvenile Detention Center on an unrelated incident.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: 30436 TOWER RD,ELKHART,IN
2/24/14 2:15 pm
Date_Incident
14001382 02/24/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 2/24/2014, at approximately 2:23pm, Jessica Thornsbury, 31, 30436 Tower Rd, Elkhart, reported that during an argument
her 14 year old daughter hit her in the stomach with a board and threatened to stab her in the throat. No injuries were reported.
The 14 year old female was taken to the Elkhart County Juvenile Detention Center on an unrelated incident.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: 30436 TOWER RD,ELKHART,IN
2/24/14 2:15 pm
Date_Incident
14001388 02/24/2014
Nature of Call: Runaways
Blotter
On February 24, 2014 around 4:36 pm, Rita Blacnhard, 40, 52322 Country Acres Dr, reported her 13 year old failed to return
home from school on this date. The juvenile later attempted to strangle herself upon returning home.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: AHLERSMEYER, ANDREW,3A237
Incident Location: 52322 COUNTRY ACRES DR,ELKHART,IN
2/24/14 2:00 pm
Date_Incident
14001388 02/24/2014
Nature of Call: Not Applicable
Blotter
On February 24, 2014 around 4:36 pm, Rita Blacnhard, 40, 52322 Country Acres Dr, reported her 13 year old failed to return
home from school on this date. The juvenile later attempted to strangle herself upon returning home.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: AHLERSMEYER, ANDREW,3A237
Incident Location: 52322 COUNTRY ACRES DR,ELKHART,IN
2/24/14 2:00 pm
Date_Incident
14001383 02/24/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On February 24, 2014 around 3:07 pm, Paul Ashby, 35, 29702 Oregon Ave, reported receiving a letter from the IRS advising
someone had used his social security number to report income earned. He advised he had never worked at the employer
listed.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: AHLERSMEYER, ANDREW,3A237
Incident Location: 29702 OREGON AVE,ELKHART,IN
1/1/13 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
14001389 02/24/2014
Nature of Call: Fraud
Blotter:
On 2/24/2014 Wayne Sefton, 52 reported he shipped several guitars to 25883 North Park Ave as a result of selling the
guitars. The transactions were found to be done with fraudulent credit cards.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SAHLHOFF, DUSTIN L,3A252
Incident Location: 25883 NORTH PARK AVE,Elkhart,IN
2/24/14 4:55 pm
Date_Incident
14001385 02/24/2014
Nature of Call: THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS OR ACCESSORIES
Blotter
On 2-24-2014 at around 3:54pm, Valery Gruzdov, 47, an employee of Val's Auto Network, 30586 Old US Hwy 20, reported on
2-22-2014 at around 1:34am, someone removed a dealer license plate from a vehicle in the parking lot and left the property.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SCHUMAN, ERIC D,3A277
Incident Location: 30586 OLD US HWY 20,ELKHART,IN
2/22/14 1:34 am
Date_Incident
14001387 02/24/2014
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Dangerous Narcotics
Blotter
On 2-24-2014 at around 4:40pm, a male subject was found to be operating a vehicle, exceeding the posted speed limit and
operating the vehicle with expired registration on Ash Rd. north of CR 8. During the traffic stop the male subject was found to be
in possession of a legend drug without a prescription. The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department is investigating.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SCHUMAN, ERIC D,3A277
Incident Location: ASH RD N CR 8,ELKHART,IN
2/24/14 4:40 pm
Date_Incident
14001393 02/24/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 02/24/2014 at 7:03 pm Leroy Weaver, 58, of 11380 W. State Road 120 was found unresponsive and not breathing in the
driver seat of a 2000 Chevrolet S10 on State Road 15 south of County Road 10. Emergency personal responded and
transported Leroy Weaver to Elkhart General Hospital for further medical treatment . The incident is under investigation my
Elkhart County Sheriff Department.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HORNER, TODD M,3A248
Incident Location: 54500 STATE ROAD 15,BRISTOL,IN
2/24/14 7:03 pm
Date_Incident
14001394 02/24/2014
Nature of Call: Fraud
Blotter:
On 2/24/2014 at approximately 7:45pm, Daniel Oplinger (51) of 18153 Fieldcrest Dr, Goshen, reported discovering someone
using his personal information when he attempted to file his tax return.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273
Incident Location: 18153 FIELDCREST DR,GOSHEN,IN
2/24/14 7:45 pm
Date_Incident
14001391 02/24/2014
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter:
On 2/24/2014 around 5:00pm Kathryne Fendley, 39 reported her 17 year old son was found with synthetic marijuana at her
home at 23806 Mira Ct. Officers arrived at the residence and collected the suspected synthetic marijuana cigarette and
completed the report.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SAHLHOFF, DUSTIN L,3A252
Incident Location: 23806 MIRA CT,ELKHART,IN
2/24/14 5:39 pm
Date_Incident
14001395 02/25/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 2/25/2014 at 12:10am, Nicole McGee, 23, was stopped for moving violations in the area of CR 9 and Bristol St. Nicole
McGee was found to be intoxicated, failing three part Standard Field Sobriety Testing, and having a certified BrAC of .10 at
12:53am. Nicole McGee was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCDOWELL, CAMERON,3A268
Incident Location: BRISTOL ST / CR 9,ELKHART,IN
2/25/14 12:10 am
Date_Incident
14001396 02/25/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 02-25-2014 at approximately 3:49 am, Jesus Morgan (43) was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated after being
found sleeping in the driver's seat of his running vehicle that was stopped in the middle of the eastbound lanes of CR 10 west of
CR 17. Jesus Morgan failed field sobriety tests, and provided a certified chemical breath test with a result of .15 BrAC at
approximately 5:16 am.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270
Incident Location: CR 10 WEST OF CR 17,ELKHART,IN
2/25/14 3:49 am
Date_Incident
14001398 02/25/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 02-25-14 at 8:02am, Janet Garrett (49) of 54214 Independence St reported receiving two crude and threatening phone calls
from a male subject between 9:30am on 02-14-13 and 9:30am on 02-21-14, related to her complaints filed at work against two
female co-workers.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: GROVE, THAD,3A187
Incident Location: 54214 INDEPENDENCE ST,ELKHART,IN
2/14/14 9:30 am
Date_Incident
14001409 02/25/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 02/25/2014 at about 6:30 pm, an investigation was started into prescription fraud attempts taking place at pharmacies in
Elkhart County during February 2014.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LANZEN, DAVID W,3A227
Incident Location: 900 E BRISTOL ST,ELKHART,IN
2/1/14 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
14001411 02/25/2014
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter:
On 2/25/2014 at 6:25PM Kyle Vaughn, 23, was stopped for a traffic violation at CR 10/CR 3 in Elkhart. Kyle Vaughn was found
to be in possession of marijuana, Cyclbenzaprine (legend drug), and drug paraphernalia. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart
County Jail.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: CR 10 west CR 3,Elkhart,IN
2/25/14 6:25 pm
Date_Incident
14001411 02/25/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 2/25/2014 at 6:25PM Kyle Vaughn, 23, was stopped for a traffic violation at CR 10/CR 3 in Elkhart. Kyle Vaughn was found
to be in possession of marijuana, Cyclbenzaprine (legend drug), and drug paraphernalia. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart
County Jail.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: CR 10 west CR 3,Elkhart,IN
2/25/14 6:25 pm
Date_Incident
14001411 02/25/2014
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Sale / Make Dangerous Narcotics
Blotter:
On 2/25/2014 at 6:25PM Kyle Vaughn, 23, was stopped for a traffic violation at CR 10/CR 3 in Elkhart. Kyle Vaughn was found
to be in possession of marijuana, Cyclbenzaprine (legend drug), and drug paraphernalia. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart
County Jail.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: CR 10 west CR 3,Elkhart,IN
2/25/14 6:25 pm
Date_Incident
14001414 02/25/2014
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter:
On 02/25/2014 at approximately 10:08pm Paige Sager (19) was stopped for a traffic violation on CR 17 north of CR 28. Paige
Sager was found to be in possession of 5.5 grams of marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia. Paige Sager was arrested and
released with citations to appear in the Elkhart County Magistrate Court.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270
Incident Location: CR 17 NORTH OF CR 28,GOSHEN,IN
2/25/14 10:08 pm
Date_Incident
14001414 02/25/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 02/25/2014 at approximately 10:08pm Paige Sager (19) was stopped for a traffic violation on CR 17 north of CR 28. Paige
Sager was found to be in possession of 5.5 grams of marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia. Paige Sager was arrested and
released with citations to appear in the Elkhart County Magistrate Court.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270
Incident Location: CR 17 NORTH OF CR 28,GOSHEN,IN
2/25/14 10:08 pm
Date_Incident
14001416 02/25/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 02-25-2014 at around 11:12 pm, police responded to a single vehicle property damage crash in the area of CR 2 west of
SR 13. The driver, Anthony S. Fisher, 22, was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he failed field sobriety
tests and submitted to a certified chemical test at approximately 12:24 am with a result of .12 BrAC.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEEPER, ADAM D,3A245
Incident Location: CR 2 WEST OF SR 13,MIDDLEBURY,IN
2/25/14 10:51 pm
Date_Incident
14001417 02/26/2014
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Dangerous Narcotics
Blotter:
On 02-26-2014 at around 2:41 am, the Eklhart County Sheriff's Department investigated a report of a subject possibly using
drugs in the public bathroom at 58458 SR 19. Robert B. Newcomb, 32, was located and arrested for a valid Ekhart County
Warrant and for possession of a Schedule III Narcotic.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WASS, MICHAEL,3A212
Incident Location: 58458 SR 19,Elkhart,IN
2/26/14 2:41 am
Date_Incident

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