Public Occurrences - 11/28/2023

November 28, 2023 at 1:15 a.m.


County Jail
Bookings
The following people were preliminarily charged and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail:
• 1:49 p.m. Saturday - Jonathan Weston Connolly, 29, of 1060 Parkwood Drive, Nappanee, arrested for failure to appear. No bond set.
• 6:48 p.m. Saturday - Fortunato Cuamani Aguilar, 26, Indianapolis, arrested for failure to appear. Bond: $400.
• 12:32 a.m. Sunday - Leif Eileen Cox, 45, of 1470 E. CR 550S, Warsaw, arrested for probation violation. Bond: $5,250.
• 3:07 a.m. Sunday - Christopher Kesler Hodges, 24, of 5935 W. Osprey Drive, Mentone, arrested for driving a motor vehicle while suspended with a prior suspension. Bond: $450.
• 12:11 a.m. Monday - Laura Nell Smith, 36, of 4330 N. Old 15, #44, Warsaw, arrested on a foreign warrant. No bond set.
• 12:45 a.m. Monday - William Todd Hamilton, 55, of 898 S. CR 250E, Warsaw, arrested for driving a motor vehicle while suspended with a prior suspension. Bond: $450.

Personal Injury
Accident
• 1:45 a.m. Saturday - Intersection of East Armstrong Road and North CR 200E, Warsaw. Two-SUV collision. Drivers: Emma A. Littlefield, 19, Saint Joseph, Mich.; Amy K. Herendeen, 22, EMS T31 Lane, Leesburg. Injury: Herendeen complained of leg pain and was taken by medics to the hospital. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office investigated.
• 10 a.m. Sunday - East CR 100S, 300 feet east of South CR 450E, Pierceton. Car hit icy patch on road, exited road to the right, entered road, and then hit a utility pole. Driver: Angelica L. Heeter, 27, East Walnut Street, Silver Lake. Injury: Heeter complained of possible broken leg and was taken to Fort Wayne hospital. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. KCSO.
• 12:27 p.m. Sunday - South Ind. 13, 5,000 feet south of East CR 900S, Sidney. Boat and trailer attached to a pickup fishtailed, vehicles went off the road and down an embankment, boat came off the trailer and the pickup overturned. Driver: Jeremy W. Ebert, 42, Pendelton. Injury: Ebert had a minor abrasion on his head but declined medical attention. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. KCSO.

Property Damage
Accidents
• 11:38 a.m. Friday - U.S. 30, 2,200 feet east of CR 900E, Pierceton. Two-SUV collision. Drivers: Jacquelyn R. Wright, 65, Van Wert, Ohio; Laurie A. Renier, 55, South CR 250E, Winona Lake. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. Pierceton Police Department investigated.
• 5:39 p.m. Friday - East Armstrong Road, 400 feet west of EMS T25 Lane, Leesburg. Driver lost control of car, went off road, hit a mailbox and continued into a deep ditch. Driver: Cody A. Caudill, 19, West CR 950N, North Manchester. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. KCSO.
• 6:34 p.m. Friday - Intersection of South Syracuse-Webster Road and West Chicago Street, Syracuse. Two-car collision. Drivers: Megan L. Shortill, 32, South Kinder Drive, Syracuse; Brittany C. Busch, 24, EMS D12 Lane, Syracuse. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. Syracuse Police Department investigated.
• 11:30 p.m. Friday - East CR 450N, 200 feet east of Chapman Lake Drive, Leesburg. Car hit deer. Driver: Mason M. McLaughlin, 26, East McKenna Road, Warsaw. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. KCSO.
• 12:01 a.m. Saturday - North CR 100E, 32 feet south of East CR 300N, Warsaw. Car exited roadway, traveled down a ditch and hit a tree. Driver: Jose M. Garrido, 19, East Levi Lee Road, Warsaw. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.
• 2 a.m. Saturday - West CR 1350N, 100 feet west of North Gravelton Road, Milford. Car hit deer. Driver: Andrew G. Vanhorn, 35, Goshen. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.
• 12:25 a.m. Sunday - East CR 500S, 200 feet west of East CR 400S, Pierceton. Car hit deer. Driver: Jestin E. Sauer, 41, South CR 400E, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.
• 11:10 a.m. Sunday - East U.S. 30, 2,500 feet west of South CR 325E, Warsaw. Pickup-SUV collision. Drivers: Jaedann H. Hurt, 21, Columbia City; Donald E. Conwell, 68, West Columbia Street, Pierceton. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.
• 12:24 p.m. Sunday - North Fox Farm Road, 1,000 feet west of CR 150W, Warsaw. SUV slid off the road and hit a tree. Driver: Derek M. Guthrie, 18, West CR 200N, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000.WPD.
• 12:35 p.m. Sunday - North Ind. 13, 1,500 feet south of East CR 150N, Pierceton. Car slid off road and went into a ditch. Driver: Joanna A. Taylor, 28, East Robby Drive, Warsaw. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. KCSO.
• 12:51 p.m. Sunday - 2270 S. CR 275E, Winona Lake. Car hit a pile of snow, lost control, hit tree, slid down an embankment and entered a pond. Driver: Brandon C. Kelly, 18, South West Street, Milford. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. Winona Lake Police Department investigated.

Incidents
• 7:41 p.m. Sunday - intimidation was reported in the 900 block of East Sheridan Street, Warsaw. WPD.
• 9:27 p.m. Sunday - A stolen debit card number was used to fraudulently purchase $490 in merchandise. WPD.

County Jail
Bookings
The following people were preliminarily charged and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail:
• 1:49 p.m. Saturday - Jonathan Weston Connolly, 29, of 1060 Parkwood Drive, Nappanee, arrested for failure to appear. No bond set.
• 6:48 p.m. Saturday - Fortunato Cuamani Aguilar, 26, Indianapolis, arrested for failure to appear. Bond: $400.
• 12:32 a.m. Sunday - Leif Eileen Cox, 45, of 1470 E. CR 550S, Warsaw, arrested for probation violation. Bond: $5,250.
• 3:07 a.m. Sunday - Christopher Kesler Hodges, 24, of 5935 W. Osprey Drive, Mentone, arrested for driving a motor vehicle while suspended with a prior suspension. Bond: $450.
• 12:11 a.m. Monday - Laura Nell Smith, 36, of 4330 N. Old 15, #44, Warsaw, arrested on a foreign warrant. No bond set.
• 12:45 a.m. Monday - William Todd Hamilton, 55, of 898 S. CR 250E, Warsaw, arrested for driving a motor vehicle while suspended with a prior suspension. Bond: $450.

Personal Injury
Accident
• 1:45 a.m. Saturday - Intersection of East Armstrong Road and North CR 200E, Warsaw. Two-SUV collision. Drivers: Emma A. Littlefield, 19, Saint Joseph, Mich.; Amy K. Herendeen, 22, EMS T31 Lane, Leesburg. Injury: Herendeen complained of leg pain and was taken by medics to the hospital. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office investigated.
• 10 a.m. Sunday - East CR 100S, 300 feet east of South CR 450E, Pierceton. Car hit icy patch on road, exited road to the right, entered road, and then hit a utility pole. Driver: Angelica L. Heeter, 27, East Walnut Street, Silver Lake. Injury: Heeter complained of possible broken leg and was taken to Fort Wayne hospital. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. KCSO.
• 12:27 p.m. Sunday - South Ind. 13, 5,000 feet south of East CR 900S, Sidney. Boat and trailer attached to a pickup fishtailed, vehicles went off the road and down an embankment, boat came off the trailer and the pickup overturned. Driver: Jeremy W. Ebert, 42, Pendelton. Injury: Ebert had a minor abrasion on his head but declined medical attention. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. KCSO.

Property Damage
Accidents
• 11:38 a.m. Friday - U.S. 30, 2,200 feet east of CR 900E, Pierceton. Two-SUV collision. Drivers: Jacquelyn R. Wright, 65, Van Wert, Ohio; Laurie A. Renier, 55, South CR 250E, Winona Lake. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. Pierceton Police Department investigated.
• 5:39 p.m. Friday - East Armstrong Road, 400 feet west of EMS T25 Lane, Leesburg. Driver lost control of car, went off road, hit a mailbox and continued into a deep ditch. Driver: Cody A. Caudill, 19, West CR 950N, North Manchester. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. KCSO.
• 6:34 p.m. Friday - Intersection of South Syracuse-Webster Road and West Chicago Street, Syracuse. Two-car collision. Drivers: Megan L. Shortill, 32, South Kinder Drive, Syracuse; Brittany C. Busch, 24, EMS D12 Lane, Syracuse. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. Syracuse Police Department investigated.
• 11:30 p.m. Friday - East CR 450N, 200 feet east of Chapman Lake Drive, Leesburg. Car hit deer. Driver: Mason M. McLaughlin, 26, East McKenna Road, Warsaw. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. KCSO.
• 12:01 a.m. Saturday - North CR 100E, 32 feet south of East CR 300N, Warsaw. Car exited roadway, traveled down a ditch and hit a tree. Driver: Jose M. Garrido, 19, East Levi Lee Road, Warsaw. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.
• 2 a.m. Saturday - West CR 1350N, 100 feet west of North Gravelton Road, Milford. Car hit deer. Driver: Andrew G. Vanhorn, 35, Goshen. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.
• 12:25 a.m. Sunday - East CR 500S, 200 feet west of East CR 400S, Pierceton. Car hit deer. Driver: Jestin E. Sauer, 41, South CR 400E, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.
• 11:10 a.m. Sunday - East U.S. 30, 2,500 feet west of South CR 325E, Warsaw. Pickup-SUV collision. Drivers: Jaedann H. Hurt, 21, Columbia City; Donald E. Conwell, 68, West Columbia Street, Pierceton. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.
• 12:24 p.m. Sunday - North Fox Farm Road, 1,000 feet west of CR 150W, Warsaw. SUV slid off the road and hit a tree. Driver: Derek M. Guthrie, 18, West CR 200N, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000.WPD.
• 12:35 p.m. Sunday - North Ind. 13, 1,500 feet south of East CR 150N, Pierceton. Car slid off road and went into a ditch. Driver: Joanna A. Taylor, 28, East Robby Drive, Warsaw. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. KCSO.
• 12:51 p.m. Sunday - 2270 S. CR 275E, Winona Lake. Car hit a pile of snow, lost control, hit tree, slid down an embankment and entered a pond. Driver: Brandon C. Kelly, 18, South West Street, Milford. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. Winona Lake Police Department investigated.

Incidents
• 7:41 p.m. Sunday - intimidation was reported in the 900 block of East Sheridan Street, Warsaw. WPD.
• 9:27 p.m. Sunday - A stolen debit card number was used to fraudulently purchase $490 in merchandise. WPD.

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