County Jail


The following people were preliminarily charged and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail:

• 4:36 p.m. Sunday - Kameron Jeffery Banks, 23, of 735 W. Center St., Warsaw, arrested for driving while suspended with a prior suspension. Bond: $450.

• 4:42 p.m. Sunday - Haley Marie Koser, 22, of 735 W. Center St., Warsaw, arrested for misdemeanor failure to appear. No bond set.

• 7:38 p.m. Sunday - Erik D. Kerr, 42, Knox, arrested for driving while suspended with a prior suspension. Bond: $450.

• 11:09 p.m. Sunday - Brian Lee Kern Jr., 20, of 603 Biscayne Ave., Warsaw, arrested for intimidation and possession of a handgun without a license. No bond set.

• 11:26 p.m. Sunday - Leobardo Ortiz, 44, of 920 Anchorage Road, lot 90, Warsaw, arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and two counts of driving while suspended with a prior suspension. No bond set.

• 1:11 a.m. Monday - Heather Leeann West, 29, of 312 W. Crystal Flash Road, North Webster, arrested for possession of methamphetamine. Bond: $5,250.

• 10:52 a.m. Monday - Alec Collins, 28, of 12888 N. Kern Road, Syracuse, arrested for strangulation. Bond: $6,000.

• 1:08 p.m. Monday - Jason W. Bailey, 35, LaPorte, arrested for false informing/reporting. Bond: $500.

• 7:54 p.m. Monday - Derek Jacob Flenner, 29, of 6 Ind. 25, Mentone, arrested for residential entry. Bond: $11,000.

• 12:48 a.m. Tuesday - Donald Lee Chichester, 47, of 9870 N. CR 700E, Syracuse, arrested for unlawful use of a communication medium. Bond: $450.

• 12:39 p.m. Tuesday - Joshua Michael Emmons, 36, of 405 E. Sycamore St., Silver Lake, arrested for felony failure to appear. No bond set.

• 2:13 p.m. Tuesday - Shannon Day Parks, 41, of 1202 Wooster Road, lot 53, Winona Lake, arrested on a warrant. Bond: $5,000.

Property Damage


• 1:06 a.m. Sunday - West U.S 30, 200 feet east of West CR 300N, Etna Green. Van hit guardrail. Driver: Steven R. Masteller, 57, Mishawaka. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

• 11:03 a.m. Sunday - East CR 650N, 100 feet east of North CR 500E, North Webster. Car hit deer. Driver: Alyssa M. Magiera, 24, East CR 800N, Syracuse. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. KCSO.

• 12:15 p.m. Sunday - Intersection of North Ind. 13 and East CR 500N, North Webster. Two-pickup collision. Drivers: Karl D. Vandevender, 16, South Main Street, South Whitley; Jesse L. Strieby, 70, Elkhart. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. North Webster Police Department investigated.

• 6:29 a.m. Monday - Intersection of East Prairie Street and South Old Ind. 15, Leesburg. Two-car collision. Drivers: Norma L. Garcia, 43, North Sawgrass Lane, Leesburg; Raymond E. Doss, 51, East CR 1300N, Milford. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.

• 9:27 a.m. Monday - North CR 175E, 35 feet north of East Walnut Street, Warsaw. Car hit utility pole. Driver: Chelsea I. Culp, 34, West CR 700S, Claypool. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.

• 3:18 p.m. Monday - East CR 500N, 100 feet west of North Sullivan Road, Leesburg. Car-van collision. Drivers: Jenna M. Mock, 33, North Royal Oak Court, Warsaw; Destiny R. Oberg, 25, East CR 500N, Leesburg. Damage: $25,000-$50,000. KCSO.

• 6:14 p.m. Monday - East CR 1050N, 500 feet east of North CR 300E, Milford. SUV hit deer. Driver: Sage M. Bice, 37, North West Street, Milford. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.


• 2:47 a.m. Sunday - A person was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and being a minor consuming alcohol in the 300 block of South Huntington Street, Syracuse. Syracuse Police Department investigated.

• 5:20 a.m. Sunday - A person was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia in the 600 block of West Levi Lee Road, Warsaw. KCSO.

• 7:54 a.m. Sunday - Criminal mischief was reported in the 3300 block of East Wilcox Road, Warsaw. KCSO.

• 9:14 a.m. Sunday - A hit-and-run accident was reported in the 1300 block of East CR 1150N, Milford. KCSO.

• 4:01 p.m. Sunday - A warrant was served in the 1200 block of Lake City Highway, Warsaw. Warsaw Police Department investigated.

• 7:34 p.m. Sunday - A person was arrested for driving while suspended with a prior suspension in the 100 block of U.S. 30, Warsaw. KCSO.

• 5:05 a.m. Monday - Domestic battery - simple assault was reported in the 4100 block of Kuder Lane, Warsaw. WPD.

• 11:08 a.m. Monday - Two torch regulators and hoses, two vector torches, hand tools and airpods were reported in the 7600 block of North CR 600E, Syracuse. KCSO.

• 8:14 p.m. Monday - Intimidation was reported in the 2100 block of East Fort Wayne Street, Warsaw. KCSO.

• 2:27 a.m. Tuesday - An animal bite was reported in the 1800 block of Lincoln Drive, Warsaw. WPD.

• 8:10 a.m. Tuesday - An accident was reported in the 8100 block of North CR 900W, Nappanee. KCSO.

• 11:54 a.m. Tuesday - Criminal mischief was reported in the 600 block of West Eagle Street, Warsaw. WPD.