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Elkhart County Police Blotter 4-16-14

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Elkhart County Sheriff's Department
Daily activity blotter for Wednesday, April 16, 2014
26861 CR 26, Elkhart, IN. 46517
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
14002519 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 4-14-2014 at 7:13 AM an employee of Gustafson Lighting located at 57766 CR 3, Elkhart reported that a stripped 2013 Ford
F150 had been located in the parking lot. It was found that the vehicle was stolen out of South Bend, IN on 4-10-2014.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WALSH, MATTHEW J.,3A249
Incident Location: 57766 CR 3,ELKHART,IN
4/14/14 7:13 am
Date_Incident
14002522 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: Motor Vehicle Theft : Other Vehicles
Blotter:
On 04-14-2014 at approximately 9:30 am, Lynn Woodiwiss (57) of Elkhart, reported that a suspect stole a white 2014 United
Trailer UV712 trailer from his place of employment United Trailers at 19985 CR 8 on 04-13-2014 at approximately 4:30 pm.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: JASTRZEMBSKI, STEVEN A,3A241
Incident Location: 19985 CR 8,BRISTOL,IN
4/13/14 4:35 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
14002555 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: Offenses Against The Family And Children
Blotter:
On April 14, 2014 the Indiana Department of Child Services received a report of alleged child neglect/abuse. The report was
forwarded to the Elkhart Child Victim Unit. A joint investigation is currently underway.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HUBBELL, RYAN,3A206
Incident Location: 13323 CR 44,MILLERSBURG,IN
4/14/14 2:00 pm
Date_Incident
14002556 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: Offenses Against The Family And Children
Blotter:
On 04/15/2014 the Department of Child Services forwarded a CHINS report to the Elkhart County Sheriff 's Department.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MILLER, KEVIN,3A223
Incident Location: 11747 CR 2,MIDDLEBURY,IN
4/14/14 11:32 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
14002528 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 4/14/2014, at approximately 4:26pm, Frances Beard, 37, 24066 Himebaugh Ave, Elkhart reported that a suspect came to
her parent's residence while she was there which violated a protection order. This incident is under further investigation.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DEREK R,3A271
Incident Location: 24066 HIMEBAUGH,ELKHART,IN
4/14/14 4:26 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
14002554 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 04-14-2014 at around 12pm an Officer received a letter in the mail at their residence , about criminal activity in Elkhart
County.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: MATTESON, RICHARD,3A210
Incident Location: 26861 CR 26,ELKHART,IN
4/14/14 12:00 pm
Date_Incident
14002527 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: Other Assault
Blotter
On 4-14-2014 at around 3:00pm, Daniel Barber, 31, reported a suspect battered him by spitting in his face at 23132 Sunnytrail
Place. He also reported the same person vandalized his 1992 Ford Ranger pick up truck by pouring a non flammable liquid in
the gas tank. Daniel Barber stated this occured on 4-13-2014 at around 12:00am. The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department is
investigating.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SCHUMAN, ERIC D,3A277
Incident Location: 23132 SUNNYTRAIL Place,ELKHART,IN
4/13/14 12:00 am
Date_Incident
14002527 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: Vandalism
Blotter
On 4-14-2014 at around 3:00pm, Daniel Barber, 31, reported a suspect battered him by spitting in his face at 23132 Sunnytrail
Place. He also reported the same person vandalized his 1992 Ford Ranger pick up truck by pouring a non flammable liquid in
the gas tank. Daniel Barber stated this occured on 4-13-2014 at around 12:00am. The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department is
investigating.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SCHUMAN, ERIC D,3A277
Incident Location: 23132 SUNNYTRAIL Place,ELKHART,IN
4/13/14 12:00 am
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 evaluation.
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
14002563 04/15/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter
On 04/15/2014 at around 1:23 pm Manasses Weirich, 83, of 120 N. Monroe Street was found unconscious and unresponsive at
his residence. He was found to be deceased. The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department investigated the incident.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: HORNER, TODD M,3A248
Incident Location: 120 NORTH MONROE ST,MILLERSBURG,IN
4/15/14 12:00 am
Date_Incident
14002564 04/15/2014
Nature of Call: Other Assault
Blotter:
On 4/15/2014 at 1:25pm Joseph Lake, 30 reported his juvenile son was battered at Concord South Side at 23702 Arlene Ave.
The male suffered a scratch to the head and complaint of pain to the head . The incident is under investigation.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SAHLHOFF, DUSTIN L,3A252
Incident Location: 23702 ARLENE AV,ELKHART,IN
4/15/14 1:25 pm
Date_Incident
14002570 04/15/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter
On 4/15/2014 at 7:19PM Eric Croy, 25, was stopped for a traffic violation at Country Club Dr/Cassopolis St. He failed a
standard field sobriety test, and registered .12 BRAC at 8:15PM. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail for operating
while intoxicated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: SMITH, ROBERT L,3A256
Incident Location: Country Club/Cassopolis St,Elkhart,IN
4/15/14 7:19 pm
Date_Incident
14002538 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: Not Applicable
Blotter:
On 4-14-2014 at approximately 9:40 pm, Elkhart County Sheriff Deputies received information about possible drug activity at a
residence in the 54000 block of San Jose Blvd. Deputies are investigating further.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: 54771 SAN JOSE BV,ELKHART,IN
4/14/14 9:50 pm
Date_Incident
14002571 04/15/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 04-15-2014 at approximately 11:30 pm, Nicole J. Heiliger, 29, was stopped in the area of Edgewater Blvd. North of Navajo
for a traffic violation. Nicole J. Heiliger failed a field sobriety tests, and a certified chemical test around 12:05 A.M. having a
result of .18 BRAC. She was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: WASS, MICHAEL,3A212
Incident Location: Edgewater Blvd. North of Navajo,ELkhart,IN
4/15/14 11:30 pm
Date_Incident
14002540 04/14/2014
Nature of Call: Fraud
Blotter:
On 04-16-2014 at approximately 8:16 pm, Michael Mack, 41, 57000 block of Woodmere Dr, reported that an unknown
person submitted a federal tax return using his Social Security Number or the Social Security number of someone in his
household without his permission.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LEEPER, ADAM D,3A245
Incident Location: 57180 WOODMERE DR,GOSHEN,IN
4/14/14 8:16 pm
Date_Incident
14002524 04/15/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 04-15-2014 at about 11:38 am Shelly McGraw, 28, reported finding James Reed inside his residence at 21853 CR 14 and
unreponsive and not breathing. James Reed was pronounced dead at the scene.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: BENNETT, MICHAEL A,3A251
Incident Location: 21853 CR 14,ELKHART,IN
4/15/14 11:36 am
Date_Incident
14002572 04/15/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 04-15-2014 at approximately 11:30 pm, Donovan Lundeen Jr, 58, was stopped in the area of Navajo and Indiana Ave for
traffic violations. He failed field sobriety tests and a certified chemical test, which showed him to have a BrAC of .16 at 12:23
am. He was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: Navajo south of Indiana Ave,Elkhart,IN
4/15/14 11:30 pm
Date_Incident
14002573 04/16/2014
Nature of Call: All Other Offenses
Blotter:
On 04/16/2014 at approximately 1:39am Richard King (29) resisted law enforcement with a vehicle after committing a traffic
violation near Bristol St and Conn Ave. Richard King was found to be in possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon,
marijuana, and a controlled substance. Richard King was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270
Incident Location: Johnson // Bristol,Elkhart,IN
4/16/14 1:56 am
Date_Incident
14002573 04/16/2014
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Dangerous Narcotics
Blotter:
On 04/16/2014 at approximately 1:39am Richard King (29) resisted law enforcement with a vehicle after committing a traffic
violation near Bristol St and Conn Ave. Richard King was found to be in possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon,
marijuana, and a controlled substance. Richard King was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270
Incident Location: Johnson // Bristol,Elkhart,IN
4/16/14 1:56 am
Date_Incident
14002573 04/16/2014
Nature of Call: Carrying / Possession Of Weapons
Blotter:
On 04/16/2014 at approximately 1:39am Richard King (29) resisted law enforcement with a vehicle after committing a traffic
violation near Bristol St and Conn Ave. Richard King was found to be in possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon,
marijuana, and a controlled substance. Richard King was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270
Incident Location: Johnson // Bristol,Elkhart,IN
4/16/14 1:56 am
Date_Incident
14002573 04/16/2014
Nature of Call: Drug Abuse : Possession Of Marijuana
Blotter:
On 04/16/2014 at approximately 1:39am Richard King (29) resisted law enforcement with a vehicle after committing a traffic
violation near Bristol St and Conn Ave. Richard King was found to be in possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon,
marijuana, and a controlled substance. Richard King was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: PERRY, KYLE J,3A270
Incident Location: Johnson // Bristol,Elkhart,IN
4/16/14 1:56 am
Date_Incident
14002574 04/16/2014
Nature of Call: Driving Under The Influence
Blotter:
On 04-16-2014 at approximately 2:45 am, Courtney Osborn, 23, was stopped in the area of CR 9 and Country Club for a traffic
violation. She failed field sobriety tests, and a certified chemical test, which showed her to have a BrAC of .15 at 3:40 am. She
was incarcerated.
Case_Number Date_Report Officer Name: LUNDGREN, DUSTIN,3A238
Incident Location: CR 9 north of Country Club,Elkhart,IN
4/16/14 2:45 am
Date_Incident

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