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Elkhart County Police Blotter 3-20-14

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Elkhart County Sheriff's Department
Daily activity blotter for Thursday, March 20, 2014
26861 CR 26, Elkhart, IN. 46517
14001956 03/18/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 03-18-2014 at approximately 10:15 am, Lois S. Galvan (75) of 56862 Pomona, reported that a suspect crashed into her
2002 Silver Ford Windstar Van causing minor damage to her vehicles rear driver 's side while she was parked in a church
parking lot at 24197 CR 16. The suspect left the scene of the crash without stopping and providing any information to Lois
Galvan.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: JASTRZEMBSKI, STEVEN A,3A241
Incident Location: 24197 CR 16,ELKHART,IN
3/18/14 8:30 am
Date_Incident
14001964 03/18/2014
Nature of Call: ALL OTHER LARCENY
Blotter:
An 8 yr old male student at Orchard View Elementary, 56734 Northridge Dr, Middlebury has been repeatedly stealing from the
classroom.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SHOTTS, JEREMY,3A197
Incident Location: 56734 NORTHRIDGE DR,MIDDLEBURY,IN
3/18/14 12:45 pm
Date_Incident
14001960 03/18/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 03/18/2014 at about 1:41 pm, John Battisti, 57, reported finding a male laying along CR 9 north of US 6, not breathing and
with no pulse. Nappanee medics responded and found the male, Eugene Hershberger, 72, of 72413 CR 9, deceased. The
Elkhart County Sheriff's Department and the Coroner's office are investigating.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LANZEN, DAVID W,3A227
Incident Location: CR 9 NORTH OF US HWY 6,NAPPANEE,IN
3/18/14 1:00 pm
Date_Incident
14001961 03/18/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 03-17-2014, at about 9:15 AM, Sonya Morris-Fields (68) of 1001 Middlebury, Goshen, was bitten by a dog that was not
immunized for rabies. The dog was loose and on her property. It is owned by John Fields of 18411 CR 22. She was treated for
puncture wounds and abrasions on her right forearm at IU Health Goshen Hospital and released. John Fields, was cited and
released for Harboring a non-immunized dog.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: GLEDHILL, NORMA,3R75
Incident Location: 18411 CR 22,GOSHEN,IN
3/17/14 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
14001962 03/18/2014
Nature of Call: THEFT FROM BUILDINGS
Blotter:
On 3/18/2014 at 2:30pm Maureen Hartman, 72 of 53537 CR 9 reported theft of money from her bank account. A known
person removed about $1700 from her bank account without her permission in October and December of 2013.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SAHLHOFF, DUSTIN L,3A252
Incident Location: 53537 CR 9,ELKHART,IN
3/18/14 2:28 pm
Date_Incident
14001965 03/18/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 3/18/2014, at approximately 3:43pm, Linda Sarber, 58, 22841 Greenleaf Blvd, Elkhart reported that she received several text
messages from her son advising that his wife, Krista Cyrus was threatening to harm herself by jumping off the CR 17, six span
bridge. Krista Cyrus was located on SR 120 east of CR 17, and resisted police when they attempted to take her into custody.
Krista Cyrus was taken to Elkhart General Hospital for a 24hr emergency detention and later transported to Epworth Memorial
for a 72hr committal.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: 21313 SR 120,BRISTOL,IN
3/18/14 3:43 pm
Date_Incident
14001965 03/18/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 3/18/2014, at approximately 3:43pm, Linda Sarber, 58, 22841 Greenleaf Blvd, Elkhart reported that she received several text
messages from her son advising that his wife, Krista Cyrus was threatening to harm herself by jumping off the CR 17, six span
bridge. Krista Cyrus was located on SR 120 east of CR 17, and resisted police when they attempted to take her into custody.
Krista Cyrus was taken to Elkhart General Hospital for a 24hr emergency detention and later transported to Epworth Memorial
for a 72hr committal.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: 21313 SR 120,BRISTOL,IN
3/18/14 3:43 pm
Date_Incident
14001967 03/18/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On March 18, 2014, at approximately 6:04 pm, Amy L. Moore, 34, 54152 Ash Road, reported her 14 year old son had missed
the last two days of school and was not listening to her or obeying her.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Stapleton, Nicholas T,3A282
Incident Location: 54152 Ash Road,Elkhart,IN
3/17/14 8:00 am
Date_Incident
14001967 03/18/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On March 18, 2014, at approximately 6:04 pm, Amy L. Moore, 34, 54152 Ash Road, reported her 14 year old son had missed
the last two days of school and was not listening to her or obeying her.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Stapleton, Nicholas T,3A282
Incident Location: 54152 Ash Road,Elkhart,IN
3/17/14 8:00 am
Date_Incident
14001972 03/18/2014
Nature of Call: Other Assault
Blotter:
On 3/18/2014 at 8:35pm a fight occurred during an adult soccer game at the Elkhart Sports Complex at 1162 Fremont Ct.
Two males, Stephen Clayton, 29 and Lawrence Baltazar, 39 reported they were battered during the game by opposing players.
Both suffered minor cuts and scratches to the face and did not require medical treatment at the scene .
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SAHLHOFF, DUSTIN L,3A252
Incident Location: 1162 FREMONT CT,ELKHART,IN
3/18/14 8:35 pm
Date_Incident
14001977 03/18/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 03/182014, around 10:14pm Edward Franks, 42, of 28793 Starner Avenue was committed for a 24 hour mental health
evaluation.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCDOWELL, CAMERON,3A268
Incident Location: 28793 STARNER AVE,ELKHART,IN
3/18/14 8:14 pm
Date_Incident
14001966 03/18/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 3/18/2014 at 5:14PM Brandy Bowen, 31, reported that a suspect violated the terms of a protection order by coming to her
residence of 27281 Sunset Strip Elkhart, IN between 5:05Pm and 5:10PM.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: 27281 SUNSET STRIP,ELKHART,IN
3/18/14 5:08 pm
Date_Incident
14001970 03/18/2014
Nature of Call: Prostitution And Commercialized Vice
Blotter
On 03-18-2014, the Sheriff's Department was provided information regarding prostitution occuring in Elkhart County.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: GLEDHILL, NORMA,3R75
Incident Location: 58364 SR 19,ELKHART,IN
3/17/14 11:00 pm
Date_Incident
14001971 03/18/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter
On 03/18/2014 at about 7:21 pm, Kirk Blank, 47, was driving his 2008 Chevy pickup, pulling a trailer with a 1965 Corvette in it,
southbound on CR 5 north of Jami St. A white Toyota Corolla was northbound on CR 5 and went left of center, colliding with the
pickup and trailer, causing heavy damage to all vehicles. The driver of the Corolla was transported to the hospital for complaints
of pain, and is under investigation for Operating while Intoxicated and possession of a possible illegal substance.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LANZEN, DAVID W,3A227
Incident Location: CR 5 N JAMI ST,ELKHART,IN
2/18/14 7:20 pm
Date_Incident
14001974 03/18/2014
Nature of Call: Offenses Against The Family And Children
Blotter
On 03/18/2014 at about 9:13 pm, James Ryder, 37, 53635 Kershner Ln., reported that his 16 year old son was yelling and
screaming at his mother, throwing items in the residence, and kicking doors. The incident took place around 8:00 pm on
03/18/2014.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LANZEN, DAVID W,3A227
Incident Location: 53635 KERSHNER Lane,ELKHART,IN
3/18/14 8:00 pm
Date_Incident
14001973 03/18/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 03/18/2014 at around 9:30 pm Joshua Chupp, 26, of 24849 CR 52 reported that a 36 year old female violated a restraining
order by calling and sending him text messages. Joshua Chupp reported that the incident occurred between 6:06 pm and 9:27
pm on 03/18/2014.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HORNER, TODD M,3A248
Incident Location: 24849 CR 52,Nappanee,IN
3/18/13 6:06 pm
Date_Incident
14001975 03/18/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 03-18-2014 at around 9:16 pm, Ronnie J. Sword, 38, was involved in a single vehicle crash into a mailbox and some
trees in the area of CR 4 west of CR 39. Ronnie Sword was uninjured and was arrested at the crash scene for operating a
vehicle while intoxicated as well as for two outstanding arrest warrants. Ronnie Sword failed field sobriety tests at the scene,
and submitted to a certified chemical breath test with a result of .14 BrAC at approximately 11:15 pm.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEEPER, ADAM D,3A245
Incident Location: CR 4 W CR 39,Middlebury,IN
3/18/14 9:16 pm
Date_Incident
14001978 03/19/2014
Nature of Call: Not Applicable
Blotter:
On 03/19/2014 at approximately 12:23am, Maria Gonzalez, 39, was held for a 24 hour emergency detention after she made
comments concerning committing suicide and took an excessive amount of prescription medications. Maria Gonzalez was later
admitted to Elkhart General Hospital for a mental health evaluation.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCDOWELL, CAMERON,3A268
Incident Location: 23693 SPRING RIVER DR,ELKHART,IN
3/19/14 12:23 am
Date_Incident
14001981 03/19/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 10:13am, Daniel A Vera(51) of 23728 US33, advised he wanted to harm himself and did not
want to live anymore. Daniel A Vera ingested an unknown amount of his prescribed medications . Daniel A Vera was taken to
Elkhart General Hospital for a 24hr observation.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: FACKELMAN, WILLIAM,3A216
Incident Location: 23728 US 33,ELKHART,IN
3/19/14 10:13 am
Date_Incident
14001983 03/19/2014
Nature of Call: THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE
BLOTTER
On 03/19/2014 at 1:00 p.m., Natalie Heed, 24, advised between 02/15/2014 at 5:01 p.m. and 02/19/2014 at 12:01 p.m.,
unknown suspect(s) removed two birth certifcates and misc receipts from her vehicle located at 28858 Miller Dr.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Report, Web,web
Incident Location: 28858 MILLER DR,ELKHART,IN
2/15/14 5:01 pm
Date_Incident
14001984 03/19/2014
Nature of Call: Larceny - Theft (Except Motor Vehicle Theft) OTHER
BLOTTER
On 03/19/2014 at 1:30 p.m., Erin Hamman, 31, advised on 03/18/2014 between 5:01 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., unknown suspect(s)
removed a women's wallet from a facility, located at 70891 CR 23.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Report, Web,web
Incident Location: 70891 CR23,NEW PARIS,IN
3/18/14 5:01 am
Date_Incident
14001988 03/19/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 03/19/2014 at about 3:30 pm, Dena Weiss, 41, 30959 Byrkit Rd., reported a 10 month old child was found not breathing at
the residence. The child was tranported to Elkhart General Hospital and later pronounced deceased. The Sheriff's Department
and the Department of Child Services are investigating the incident.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LANZEN, DAVID W,3A227
Incident Location: 30959 BYRKIT DR,OSCEOLA,IN
3/19/14 1:00 pm
Date_Incident
14001995 03/19/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 03/19/2014 at 11:11pm, Arturo Leon, 24, was stopped for traffic offenses in the area of CR 17 and Beck Dr. Arturo Leon was
found to be a Habitual Traffic Violator, and had never received a driver's license. Arturo Leon was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCDOWELL, CAMERON,3A268
Incident Location: CR 17 / BECK DR,ELKHART,IN
3/19/14 11:11 pm
Date_Incident
14001995 03/19/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 03/19/2014 at 11:11pm, Arturo Leon, 24, was stopped for traffic offenses in the area of CR 17 and Beck Dr. Arturo Leon was
found to be a Habitual Traffic Violator, and had never received a driver's license. Arturo Leon was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MCDOWELL, CAMERON,3A268
Incident Location: CR 17 / BECK DR,ELKHART,IN
3/19/14 11:11 pm
Date_Incident
14001996 03/19/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 03/19/2014 around 11:44 pm, Cindy L. Bowers, 38, was stopped for a traffic violation in the area of SR 19 and CR 4, Elkhart.
She was found to be intoxicated, failing a field sobriety test having a BRAC of .10 around 12:27am. She was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WASS, MICHAEL,3A212
Incident Location: SR 19 and CR 4,ELkhart,IN
3/19/14 11:44 pm
Date_Incident

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