County Jail


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

• 10:47 a.m. Thursday - Rico Antonio Valdez, 30, of 1692 E. CR 200N, #147, Warsaw, arrested for felony battery committed with a deadly weapon. No bond set.

• 1:26 p.m. Thursday - Stephen Ray Harris, 35, of 5807 S. Maple Grove Lane, #3, Warsaw, arrested for domestic battery with moderate bodily injury. Bond: $6,000.

• 1:48 p.m. Thursday - Joshua Paul Boillat, 41, Rochester, arrested for misdemeanor failure to appear and felony failure to appear. No bond set.

• 3:11 p.m. Thursday - Blake Edward Bradford, 35, Marion, arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. No bond listed.

• 5:38 p.m. Thursday - Austin Lynn Bays, 20, of 5163 S. CR 300E, Warsaw, arrested for consumption of alcohol. Bond: $400.

Personal Injury


• 3:06 p.m. Thursday - Intersection of North Detroit Street and Anchorage Road, Warsaw. SUV-motorcycle collision. Drivers: Barbara S. Horton, 54, Winona Lake; Kevin L. Howard, 30, South Maple Run, Warsaw. Injuries: Horton complained of back pain; Howard was pronounced dead at the scene Damage: $10,000-$25,000. Warsaw Police Department investigated.

• 4:34 p.m. Thursday - Intersection of East Center and North Tamarack streets, Warsaw. Two-car collision. Drivers: Dylan D. King, 16, Tippecanoe; Richard A. Hoover, 37, North CR 300E, Syracuse. Injury: A passenger in King’s vehicle, Kionne Owens, 14, North Colfax Street, Warsaw, had minor bleeding to the elbow/lower arm. Damage: $25,000-$50,000. WPD.

Property Damage


• 7:22 a.m. Thursday - East Armstrong Road, 20 feet north of North CR 475E, Leesburg. Car-pickup collision. Drivers: Lynk S. Klinefelter, 17, East CR 300N, Warsaw; Robert S. Gholson, 57, East CR 350N, Pierceton. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

• 10:44 a.m. Thursday - Intersection of South McKinley and East Market streets, Warsaw. Van-car collision. Drivers: Robert E. Smith, 92, Nottingham Place, Winona Lake; Markie V. Hellums, 30, East Market Street, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. WPD.

• 11:56 a.m. Thursday - Intersection of U.S. 30 and Ind. 15, Warsaw. Car hit concrete barrier. Driver: Vivian C. Wiggs, 20, North Ward Lane, North Webster. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. WPD.

• 5:10 p.m. Thursday - 1305 Mariners Drive, Warsaw. Pickup hit unoccupied vehicle registered to Holly M. Hummitch, East Main Street, Warsaw. Driver: Edward L. Fisher, 58, EMS B37 Lane, Warsaw. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. WPD.

• 5:10 p.m. Thursday - South Huntington Street, 34 feet north of East Bowser Road, Syracuse. Two-car collision. Drivers: Jerry M. Dain, 82, EMS D17 Lane, Syracuse; Caleigh A. Byrer, 21, Tippe Downs Drive, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. Syracuse Police Department investigated.

• 6:10 p.m. Thursday - 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw. SUV hit unoccupied vehicle registered to Glen S. Zorn, North CR 400E, Warsaw. Driver: Sarah M. Ruble, 24, 14th Street, Winona Lake. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. WPD.


• 8:26 a.m. Thursday - A death investigation was opened in the 12600 block of South Ind. 13, North Manchester. KCSO.

• 12:32 p.m. Thursday - A person was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated in the 900 block of East Fort Wayne Street, Warsaw. WPD.

• 3:06 p.m. Thursday - A fatal crash investigation was opened in the 400 block of Anchorage Road, Warsaw. WPD.

• 4:19 p.m. Thursday - A runaway was reported in the 600 block of South Jefferson Street, Silver Lake. Silver Lake Police Department investigated.