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Elkhart County Police Blotter 4-15-14

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Elkhart County Sheriff's Department
Daily activity blotter for Tuesday, April 15, 2014
26861 CR 26, Elkhart, IN. 46517
14002504 04/13/2014
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter:
On 04/13/2014 at approximately 12:58 am, Miguel Martinez, am 18 year old male from Elkhart, was arrested on H Lane in
Elkhart for delivery of a counterfit substance and was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MATTESON, RICHARD,3A210
Incident Location: H Lane,Elkhart,IN
4/13/14 12:58 am
Date_Incident
14002503 04/13/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 04/13/2014 at approximately 2:25am, Zachary Burden-McGill, 21, was stopped on Bristol St, west of Jeanwood Dr for a
traffic violation. Zachary Burden-McGill failed field sobriety tests and had a certified chemical breath test with a result of . 11
BRAC at 3:30am. Zachary Burden-McGill was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: FREY, SCOTT E,3A280
Incident Location: BRISTOL ST WEST JEANWOOD DR,ELKHA
4/13/14 2:25 am
Date_Incident
14002508 04/13/2014
Nature of Call: Other Assault
Blotter:
On 4/13/2014 at approximately 5:45pm, Jammie Balmer (36), reported a 10 year old female being struck with a baseball bat at
30991 Riverbend Circle by a 7 year old male. The 10 year old female sustained redness, swelling, and complaint of pain to her
back after being struck by the bat.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Newman, Matthew E,3A276
Incident Location: 30991 RIVERBEND CIRCLE,OSCEOLA,IN
4/13/14 4:30 pm
Date_Incident
14002511 04/13/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 04/13/2014 at around 6:30 pm Kevin Elias, 45, of 54642 County Road 101 reported that an unknown vehicle struck a
telephone pole on his property and continued northbound on County Road 101. Kevin Elias reported that the incident occurred
around 4:35 pm. The crash in currently under investigation.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HORNER, TODD M,3A248
Incident Location: CR 101 / SOUTH OF CR 108,ELKHART,IN
4/13/14 4:35 pm
Date_Incident
14002510 04/13/2014
Nature of Call: Other Assault
Blotter:
On 4/13/2014 at approximately 6:55pm, Kristofer Stowe (33), reported that a 40 year old female threatened to shoot him, batter
him, and set his residence on fire while at 28046 CR 16 if he did not have his private investigator stop his investigation.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Newman, Matthew E,3A276
Incident Location: 28046 CR 16,Elkhart,IN
4/13/14 5:50 pm
Date_Incident
14002512 04/13/2014
Nature of Call: Not Applicable
Blotter:
On 04/13/2014 at approximately 08:33 PM Judith Becker-Rohrer, 42, was found to be having suicidal thoughts and to be
suffering from alcoholism after officer's responded to her home at 13323 CR 44. Judith Becker-Rohrer was taken to IU Health
Goshen for treatment and a psychological evaluation..
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HOIEN, CHAD S,3A272
Incident Location: 13323 CR 44,MILLERSBURG,IN
4/13/14 8:33 pm
Date_Incident
14002513 04/13/2014
Nature of Call: Runaways
Blotter:
On 4/13/2014 at approximately 8:29pm, Daniel Burton(38) of Bashor Children's Home located at 62226 CR 15, Goshen,
reported known juvenile as a runaway after refusing to go to bed and fleeing from the establishment. The juvenile was later
apprehended by Elkhart County Sheriff's Department and returned to Bashor Children's Home.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273
Incident Location: 62226 CR 15,Goshen,IN
4/13/14 7:15 pm
Date_Incident
14002517 04/13/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 04-13-2014 at approximately 11:26 pm, James A. Utley, 45, was stopped in the area of Cassopolis St. South of CR 6. for a
traffic violation. He failed field sobriety tests, and a certified chemical test around 12:14 A.M. having a result of .12 BRAC. It
was also found James A Utley has a prior conviction for operating while intoxicated making this a felony . He was incarcerated
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WASS, MICHAEL,3A212
Incident Location: Cassopolis St. South of CR 6,Elkhart,IN
4/13/14 11:26 pm
Date_Incident
14002514 04/13/2014
Nature of Call: Arson : Single Occupancy Residential
Blotter:
On 04/13/2014 at approximately 9:41pm officers from the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department responded to a house fire located
at 25532 North Park Avenue. This incident is still under investigation.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270
Incident Location: 25532 North Park Ave,Elkhart,IN
4/13/14 9:41 pm
Date_Incident
14002515 04/13/2014
Nature of Call: Offenses Against The Family And Children
Blotter:
On 04-15-2014 at approximately 9:28 pm, Theresa Flores, 37, reported that her 14 year old daughter received pornagraphic
videos from a 19 year old male over the course of a year and a half.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEEPER, ADAM D,3A245
Incident Location: 28794 CR 16,ELKHART,IN
1/1/13 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
14002518 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 04-14-2014 at approximately 4:50 am, Mary J. Greiner, 84, 24536 CR 20, reported that she found her husband, James
Greiner, 86, deceased in their home. The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department is investigating.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEEPER, ADAM D,3A245
Incident Location: 24536 CR 20,Elkhart,IN
4/13/14 9:30 pm
Date_Incident
14002526 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: Larceny - Theft (Except Motor Vehicle Theft) OTHER
Blotter:
On 04-14-14 at 9:10am, Antwonita Butler (43) reported theft of her cell phone between 9:05am and 9:10am on 04-14-14 while
she attended an in-home patient at 28196 Pennsylvania Ave.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: GROVE, THAD,3A187
Incident Location: 28196 PENNSYLVANIA Ave,ELKHART,IN
4/14/14 9:05 am
Date_Incident
14002525 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: Forgery And Counterfeiting
Blotter
On 4/14/2014 an investigation was initiated in regards to three employees of Middlebury Hardwood Products, 101 Joan Dr,
Middlebury, working under a false names and other false information. The investigation is ongoing.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEHMAN, CASEY D,3A230
Incident Location: 101 JOAN DRIVE,MIDDLEBURY,IN
4/1/11 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
14002529 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: Fraud
BLOTTER
On 04/14/2014 at 3:00 p.m., Michelle Denise Jones, 36, advised between 04/08/2014 and 04/14/2014 unknown suspect(s)
used her social security number to file someone elses 2013 tax return.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Report, Web,web
Incident Location: 59344 ST RD 15,GOSHEN,IN
4/8/14 6:00 pm
Date_Incident
14002531 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: Other Assault
Blotter
On 4/14/2014 at approximately 5:55pm, Jamie Evans(35) of 67923 CR 29, New Paris, reported her juvenile son being punched
in the face four times by another student at Fairfield High School located at 67530 US Hwy 33, Goshen. The altercation was due
to a verbal argument that occurred earlier in the week. Jamie Evans' son was treated for lacerations to his face at Indiana
University Health Hospital Goshen.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273
Incident Location: 67530 US 33,GOSHEN,IN
4/14/14 3:30 pm
Date_Incident
14002530 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: THEFT FROM BUILDINGS
Blotter:
On 4/14/2014 at approximately 5:30pm, Kurtis Griffin (28), reported his Taurus Judge handgun being stolen from his residence
located at 29466 CR 118. The theft occured sometime between 12/25/2013 and 1/14/2014.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Newman, Matthew E,3A276
Incident Location: 29466 CR 118,ELKHART,IN
12/25/13 6:00 pm
Date_Incident
14002532 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: Other Assault
Blotter:
On 4/14/2014 at approximately 6:00pm, Robert Hoffer (22), reported being struck with a closed fist by a 22 year old female
during an argument at 63895 CR 11. Robert Hoffer did not complain of any injuries or pain as a result of being hit .
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: Newman, Matthew E,3A276
Incident Location: 63895 CR 11,GOSHEN,IN
4/14/14 6:00 pm
Date_Incident
14002537 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 04/14/2014 at around 8:20 pm Michael Merritt, 39, of 53586 County Road 27, made verbal threats to his spouse that he
wanted to end his life due to problems in his marriage. Michael Merritt was detained and transported to Elkhart General Hospital
where he was held on a 24 emergency detention for medical and physiological evaluatio
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HORNER, TODD M,3A248
Incident Location: 53586 CO 27 RD,BRISTOL,IN
4/14/14 8:23 pm
Date_Incident
14002536 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 4-14-2014 at approximately 7:57pm, a female was found deceased at 14698 CR 52. An investigation is ongoing at this time
by Elkhart County Sheriff's Department.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: POLACHEK, CASEY J,3A273
Incident Location: 14698 CR 52,SYRACUSE,IN
4/14/14 7:00 pm
Date_Incident
14002535 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter
On 4-14-2014 at around 6:32pm, Aaron Phelps, 31, was found to have operated a motor vehicle while intoxicated involving a
property damage crash at 26204 Lakewood Dr. Aaron Phelps failed field soberity tests and refused a certified chemical test and
a drug recognition evaluation around 7:48P.M. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SCHUMAN, ERIC D,3A277
Incident Location: 26204 LAKEWOOD DR.,ELKHART,IN
4/14/14 6:24 pm
Date_Incident
14002539 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: Aggravated Assault : Strong-Arm
Blotter:
On 4-14-2014 at approximately 10:06 pm, Elkhart County Sheriff Deputies responded to a domestic violence incident at 2801
Toledo Road. A 15 year old female that was 5 months pregnant reported that she was battered and strangled by a 17 year old
male. She sustained redness to her neck and face, and complaint of pain injuries. She also reported that the 17 year old male
was the father of her unborn child, and had also broken her cell phone when she tried to call the police. The 17 year old male
was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Juvenile Detention Center.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: 2801 TOLEDO ROAD,ELKHART,IN
4/14/14 9:50 pm
Date_Incident
14002539 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: Other Assault
Blotter:
On 4-14-2014 at approximately 10:06 pm, Elkhart County Sheriff Deputies responded to a domestic violence incident at 2801
Toledo Road. A 15 year old female that was 5 months pregnant reported that she was battered and strangled by a 17 year old
male. She sustained redness to her neck and face, and complaint of pain injuries. She also reported that the 17 year old male
was the father of her unborn child, and had also broken her cell phone when she tried to call the police. The 17 year old male
was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Juvenile Detention Center.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: 2801 TOLEDO ROAD,ELKHART,IN
4/14/14 9:50 pm
Date_Incident
14002539 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: Other Assault
Blotter:
On 4-14-2014 at approximately 10:06 pm, Elkhart County Sheriff Deputies responded to a domestic violence incident at 2801
Toledo Road. A 15 year old female that was 5 months pregnant reported that she was battered and strangled by a 17 year old
male. She sustained redness to her neck and face, and complaint of pain injuries. She also reported that the 17 year old male
was the father of her unborn child, and had also broken her cell phone when she tried to call the police. The 17 year old male
was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Juvenile Detention Center.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: 2801 TOLEDO ROAD,ELKHART,IN
4/14/14 9:50 pm
Date_Incident
14002539 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 4-14-2014 at approximately 10:06 pm, Elkhart County Sheriff Deputies responded to a domestic violence incident at 2801
Toledo Road. A 15 year old female that was 5 months pregnant reported that she was battered and strangled by a 17 year old
male. She sustained redness to her neck and face, and complaint of pain injuries. She also reported that the 17 year old male
was the father of her unborn child, and had also broken her cell phone when she tried to call the police. The 17 year old male
was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Juvenile Detention Center.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: 2801 TOLEDO ROAD,ELKHART,IN
4/14/14 9:50 pm
Date_Incident
14002539 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: Vandalism
Blotter:
On 4-14-2014 at approximately 10:06 pm, Elkhart County Sheriff Deputies responded to a domestic violence incident at 2801
Toledo Road. A 15 year old female that was 5 months pregnant reported that she was battered and strangled by a 17 year old
male. She sustained redness to her neck and face, and complaint of pain injuries. She also reported that the 17 year old male
was the father of her unborn child, and had also broken her cell phone when she tried to call the police. The 17 year old male
was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Juvenile Detention Center.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: 2801 TOLEDO ROAD,ELKHART,IN
4/14/14 9:50 pm
Date_Incident
14002543 04/15/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 04-15-2014 at approximately 1:22 am, Thomas Dunn, 50, was stopped in the area of CR 6 and Midland for traffic violations.
He failed field sobriety tests, and refused a certified chemical test. Thomas Dunn was also found to have a license status of
Habitual Traffic Violator with a lifetime suspension. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: CR 6 west of Midland,Elkhart,IN
4/15/14 1:22 am
Date_Incident
14002543 04/15/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 04-15-2014 at approximately 1:22 am, Thomas Dunn, 50, was stopped in the area of CR 6 and Midland for traffic violations.
He failed field sobriety tests, and refused a certified chemical test. Thomas Dunn was also found to have a license status of
Habitual Traffic Violator with a lifetime suspension. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: CR 6 west of Midland,Elkhart,IN
4/15/14 1:22 am
Date_Incident
14002544 04/15/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 4/15/14 around 2:31am Howard Childress, 28 was stopped for a traffic violation at CR 38 and CR 17 and arrested for
Habitual Traffic Violator.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MILLER, ANDREW L,3A281
Incident Location: CR 38 / CR 17,Goshen,IN
4/15/14 2:31 am
Date_Incident

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