Public Occurrences 02.13.24

February 13, 2024 at 1:00 a.m.


County Jail
Bookings
The following people were arrested and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail:
• 1:51 p.m. Saturday - John Anthony Perales, 36, of 127 Canterbury Lane, apt. 127, Warsaw, arrested for driving a motor vehicle while suspended with a prior suspension. Bond: $500.
• 3:43 p.m. Saturday - Nathan Ray Lafountain, 34, of 3284 N. Bugle Court, Warsaw, arrested for misdemeanor failure to appear. Bond: $400.
• 4:25 p.m. Saturday - Jeffry Scott Scherer, 54, Elkhart, arrested for making a false identity statement and on a foreign warrant. Bond: $600.
• 5:18 p.m. Saturday - Lori Alexis Sanchez Gutierrez, 20, of 340 E. Levi Lee Road, #182, Warsaw, arrested for operating a motor vehicle without ever obtaining a license. Bond: $500.
• 10:45 p.m. Saturday - Michael C. Bryant, 43, of 1835 Nye St., Warsaw, arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Bond: $5,250.
• 11:05 p.m. Saturday - Liberty June Slusher, 20, of 753 S. Bunting Lane, Warsaw, arrested for possession of a legend drug or precursor and possessions of cocaine or narcotic drug. Bond: $5,250.
• 12:36 a.m. Sunday - Luis Teratol Hernandez, 25, of 814 E. Arthur St., Warsaw, arrested for possession of marijuana/hash oil/hashish. Bond: $600.
• 12:52 a.m. Sunday - Marco Antonio Diaz Perez, 21, of 814 E. Arthur St., Warsaw, arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle without ever obtaining a license. Bond: $700.
• 1:31 a.m. Sunday - James Alan Adkins, 39, Columbia City, arrested for resisting a law enforcement officer using a vehicle, resisting law enforcement, violating a restricted drivers license, two foreign warrants, manufacturing/dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine or narcotic drug and possessions of a hypodermic syringe. Bond: $25,250.
• 3:20 a.m. Sunday - Patricia M. Vaile, 51, of 17277 Birch Road, Bourbon, arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating a vehicle while intoxicated - endangerment, possession of marijuana/hash oil/hashish with a prior and possession of paraphernalia. Bond: $700.
• 7:28 a.m. Sunday - Nathan Jon Slabaugh, 21, of 9515 W. CR 1350N, Nappanee, arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Bond: $700.
• 12:18 a.m. Monday - Lucas Levi Graham, 22, of 32 EMS W23C Lane, North Webster, arrested on two counts of theft, burglary, identity deception, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, false informing and making a false identity statement. Bond: $16,100.
• 12:44 a.m. Monday - Luis A. Malagon, 42, of 1837 Michaels St., Warsaw, arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Bond: $700.
• 10:16 a.m. Monday - April Dawn Campbell, 39, Plymouth, arrested for misdemeanor probation violation. No bond set.
• 10:47 a.m. Monday - Jack Easterday, 80, Fort Wayne, arrested for rape. Bond: $50,250.

Property Damage
Accidents
• 11:30 p.m. Wednesday - Intersection of CR 250E and U.S. 30, Winona Lake. Car hit possible animal. Driver: James D. Aikins, 41, Lakeland Drive, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office investigated.
• 12:17 p.m. Wednesday - Intersection of CR 250 and U.S. 30, Warsaw. SUV-pickup collision. Drivers: Connie Crawford, 73, East Kosciusko Drive, Warsaw; Edward T. Boggs, 61, South Country Club Road, Warsaw. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. Warsaw Police Department investigated.
• 1:33 p.m. Wednesday - CR 100, Warsaw. SUV-cab collision. Drivers: Ashley B. Shaarda, 22, Columbia City; Seth A. Hoffman, 24, Rochester. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.
• 11:54 p.m. Wednesday - 6772 Ind. 13, North Webster. Truck hit metal ballard. Driver: Kenigia A. Hamilton, 25, Anderson. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.
• 6:16 p.m. Thursday - Intersection of East CR 350N and North CR 100E, Warsaw. Two-car collision. Drivers: Elvira Valdez Barrera, 20, East CR 200N, Warsaw; Todd Nieter, 39, EMS C24C Lane, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.
• 6:30 p.m. Thursday - Intersection of North Ind. 13 and East Old 30, Pierceton. Car hit deer. Driver: Shon Stegger, 52, EMS T31 Lane, Leesburg. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.
• 3:10 p.m. Friday - 2501 Walton Blvd., Warsaw. Minivan hit parked vehicle registered to Scott A. Enders, South Main Street, Etna Green. Driver: Cheryl A. Pittenger, 74, Lakeland Drive, Warsaw. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. WPD.
• 5:46 p.m. Friday - Intersection of Ind. 15 and East Fort Wayne Street, Warsaw. Car-SUV collision. Drivers: Constance J. Hagan, 66, North Dolan Drive, Syracuse; Julia S. Tunistra, 42, South County Farm Road, Claypool. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. WPD.
• 12:01 a.m. Saturday - South Ind. 14, 40 feet east of South CR 500W, Silver Lake. SUV hit deer. Driver: Timothy A. Nance, 37, Johnson Street, Akron. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.
• 3:30 a.m. Saturday - Intersection of North Ind. 19 and West Ind. 10, Etna Green. Car hit tree and above ground pipe system. Driver: Ronald A. Stalbaum, 64, Whiteland. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. KCSO.
• 4:33 p.m. Saturday - Intersection of West CR 100S, and South CR 950W, Etna Green. Van-pickup collision. Drivers: Nichole L. Papalevisch, 27, Columbus, Ohio; David M. Zimmerman, 21, West CR 600S, Claypool. Damage: $25,000-$50,000. KCSO.
• 6:22 p.m. Saturday - East CR 1350N, 50 feet east of North CR 150E, Milford. SUV hit deer. Driver: Patrick M. Lee, 29, North Old Ind. 15, Milford. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.
• 7 p.m. Saturday - West CR 800S, 400 feet east of South Beaver Dam Road, Claypool. Car hit deer. Driver: Daniel S. Skiles, 24, West CR 800S, Claypool. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.
• 10:39 p.m. Saturday - South Ind. 19, 100 feet north of West CR 600S, Mentone. Car hit deer. Driver: Tessa Dentler, 35, Lagro. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. KCSO.
• 11:35 p.m. Saturday - South CR 200W, Claypool. Car hit deer. Driver: Christine Williams, 58, West Maple Lane, Claypool. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. KCSO.
• 2:13 a.m. Sunday - East CR 450N, 300 feet east of North CR 100E, Warsaw. SUV overturned. Driver: Destiny J. Griffith, 23, North Old Orchard Drive, Warsaw. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. KCSO.
• 2:20 p.m. Sunday - 3205 Heron Blvd., Warsaw. Two-SUV collision. Drivers: Brittany Williams, 36, Heron Boulevard, Warsaw; Ysabel Wansex, 66, Alward Street, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. WPD.
• 4:27 p.m. Sunday - Intersection of Ind. 25 and South Harding Street, Warsaw. Car-SUV collision. Drivers: Amarae M. Dilley, 42, West Smith Street, Warsaw; Staci M. Willard, 38, Reider Street, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. WPD.
• 10:17 a.m. Monday - Intersection of West Main Street and North Lake Street, Warsaw. Minivan-car collision. Drivers: Courtney E. Brown, 35, Henderson Drive, Warsaw; Jeremiah I. Jimenez, Marion Avenue, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. WPD.
• 11:51 a.m. Monday - Ind. 15, 636 feet north of West CR 350N, Warsaw. Three-vehicle collision. Drivers: Ethan M. Hays, 23, EMS W20 Lane, North Webster; Cyndi E. Dominguez, 21, Goshen; Terry L. Davis, 74, North CR 525E, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. WPD.

Incidents
• 9:01 a.m. Sunday - An abandoned vehicle was reported in the 3300 block of East Center Street, Warsaw. WPD.
• 4:59 p.m. Sunday - Invasion of privacy was reported in the 800 block of East Clark Street, Warsaw. WPD.
• 5:24 p.m. Sunday - Merchandise was reported stolen in the 2500 block of Walton Boulevard, Warsaw. WPD.
• 7:31 p.m. Sunday - A person was arrested for driving a motor vehicle while suspended with a prior suspension in the 1300 block of Wooster Road, Winona Lake. Winona Lake Police Department investigated.
• 7:43 p.m. Sunday - Domestic battery - simple assault was reported in the 300 block of EMS T26 Lane, Leesburg. KCSO.
• 9:43 p.m. Sunday - An animal bite was reported in the 400 block of Redwood Boulevard, Warsaw. WPD.
• 12:56 a.m. Monday - A person was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in the 2000 block of North Fox Farm Road, Warsaw. KCSO.
• 3:36 a.m. Monday - A property damage accident was reported in the 2800 block of South CR 400W, Warsaw. Mentone Police Department investigated.
• 9:49 a.m. Monday - A warrant was served in the 2400 block of Jalynn Street, Warsaw. WPD.

County Jail
Bookings
The following people were arrested and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail:
• 1:51 p.m. Saturday - John Anthony Perales, 36, of 127 Canterbury Lane, apt. 127, Warsaw, arrested for driving a motor vehicle while suspended with a prior suspension. Bond: $500.
• 3:43 p.m. Saturday - Nathan Ray Lafountain, 34, of 3284 N. Bugle Court, Warsaw, arrested for misdemeanor failure to appear. Bond: $400.
• 4:25 p.m. Saturday - Jeffry Scott Scherer, 54, Elkhart, arrested for making a false identity statement and on a foreign warrant. Bond: $600.
• 5:18 p.m. Saturday - Lori Alexis Sanchez Gutierrez, 20, of 340 E. Levi Lee Road, #182, Warsaw, arrested for operating a motor vehicle without ever obtaining a license. Bond: $500.
• 10:45 p.m. Saturday - Michael C. Bryant, 43, of 1835 Nye St., Warsaw, arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Bond: $5,250.
• 11:05 p.m. Saturday - Liberty June Slusher, 20, of 753 S. Bunting Lane, Warsaw, arrested for possession of a legend drug or precursor and possessions of cocaine or narcotic drug. Bond: $5,250.
• 12:36 a.m. Sunday - Luis Teratol Hernandez, 25, of 814 E. Arthur St., Warsaw, arrested for possession of marijuana/hash oil/hashish. Bond: $600.
• 12:52 a.m. Sunday - Marco Antonio Diaz Perez, 21, of 814 E. Arthur St., Warsaw, arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle without ever obtaining a license. Bond: $700.
• 1:31 a.m. Sunday - James Alan Adkins, 39, Columbia City, arrested for resisting a law enforcement officer using a vehicle, resisting law enforcement, violating a restricted drivers license, two foreign warrants, manufacturing/dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine or narcotic drug and possessions of a hypodermic syringe. Bond: $25,250.
• 3:20 a.m. Sunday - Patricia M. Vaile, 51, of 17277 Birch Road, Bourbon, arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating a vehicle while intoxicated - endangerment, possession of marijuana/hash oil/hashish with a prior and possession of paraphernalia. Bond: $700.
• 7:28 a.m. Sunday - Nathan Jon Slabaugh, 21, of 9515 W. CR 1350N, Nappanee, arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Bond: $700.
• 12:18 a.m. Monday - Lucas Levi Graham, 22, of 32 EMS W23C Lane, North Webster, arrested on two counts of theft, burglary, identity deception, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, false informing and making a false identity statement. Bond: $16,100.
• 12:44 a.m. Monday - Luis A. Malagon, 42, of 1837 Michaels St., Warsaw, arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Bond: $700.
• 10:16 a.m. Monday - April Dawn Campbell, 39, Plymouth, arrested for misdemeanor probation violation. No bond set.
• 10:47 a.m. Monday - Jack Easterday, 80, Fort Wayne, arrested for rape. Bond: $50,250.

Property Damage
Accidents
• 11:30 p.m. Wednesday - Intersection of CR 250E and U.S. 30, Winona Lake. Car hit possible animal. Driver: James D. Aikins, 41, Lakeland Drive, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office investigated.
• 12:17 p.m. Wednesday - Intersection of CR 250 and U.S. 30, Warsaw. SUV-pickup collision. Drivers: Connie Crawford, 73, East Kosciusko Drive, Warsaw; Edward T. Boggs, 61, South Country Club Road, Warsaw. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. Warsaw Police Department investigated.
• 1:33 p.m. Wednesday - CR 100, Warsaw. SUV-cab collision. Drivers: Ashley B. Shaarda, 22, Columbia City; Seth A. Hoffman, 24, Rochester. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.
• 11:54 p.m. Wednesday - 6772 Ind. 13, North Webster. Truck hit metal ballard. Driver: Kenigia A. Hamilton, 25, Anderson. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.
• 6:16 p.m. Thursday - Intersection of East CR 350N and North CR 100E, Warsaw. Two-car collision. Drivers: Elvira Valdez Barrera, 20, East CR 200N, Warsaw; Todd Nieter, 39, EMS C24C Lane, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.
• 6:30 p.m. Thursday - Intersection of North Ind. 13 and East Old 30, Pierceton. Car hit deer. Driver: Shon Stegger, 52, EMS T31 Lane, Leesburg. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.
• 3:10 p.m. Friday - 2501 Walton Blvd., Warsaw. Minivan hit parked vehicle registered to Scott A. Enders, South Main Street, Etna Green. Driver: Cheryl A. Pittenger, 74, Lakeland Drive, Warsaw. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. WPD.
• 5:46 p.m. Friday - Intersection of Ind. 15 and East Fort Wayne Street, Warsaw. Car-SUV collision. Drivers: Constance J. Hagan, 66, North Dolan Drive, Syracuse; Julia S. Tunistra, 42, South County Farm Road, Claypool. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. WPD.
• 12:01 a.m. Saturday - South Ind. 14, 40 feet east of South CR 500W, Silver Lake. SUV hit deer. Driver: Timothy A. Nance, 37, Johnson Street, Akron. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.
• 3:30 a.m. Saturday - Intersection of North Ind. 19 and West Ind. 10, Etna Green. Car hit tree and above ground pipe system. Driver: Ronald A. Stalbaum, 64, Whiteland. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. KCSO.
• 4:33 p.m. Saturday - Intersection of West CR 100S, and South CR 950W, Etna Green. Van-pickup collision. Drivers: Nichole L. Papalevisch, 27, Columbus, Ohio; David M. Zimmerman, 21, West CR 600S, Claypool. Damage: $25,000-$50,000. KCSO.
• 6:22 p.m. Saturday - East CR 1350N, 50 feet east of North CR 150E, Milford. SUV hit deer. Driver: Patrick M. Lee, 29, North Old Ind. 15, Milford. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.
• 7 p.m. Saturday - West CR 800S, 400 feet east of South Beaver Dam Road, Claypool. Car hit deer. Driver: Daniel S. Skiles, 24, West CR 800S, Claypool. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.
• 10:39 p.m. Saturday - South Ind. 19, 100 feet north of West CR 600S, Mentone. Car hit deer. Driver: Tessa Dentler, 35, Lagro. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. KCSO.
• 11:35 p.m. Saturday - South CR 200W, Claypool. Car hit deer. Driver: Christine Williams, 58, West Maple Lane, Claypool. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. KCSO.
• 2:13 a.m. Sunday - East CR 450N, 300 feet east of North CR 100E, Warsaw. SUV overturned. Driver: Destiny J. Griffith, 23, North Old Orchard Drive, Warsaw. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. KCSO.
• 2:20 p.m. Sunday - 3205 Heron Blvd., Warsaw. Two-SUV collision. Drivers: Brittany Williams, 36, Heron Boulevard, Warsaw; Ysabel Wansex, 66, Alward Street, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. WPD.
• 4:27 p.m. Sunday - Intersection of Ind. 25 and South Harding Street, Warsaw. Car-SUV collision. Drivers: Amarae M. Dilley, 42, West Smith Street, Warsaw; Staci M. Willard, 38, Reider Street, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. WPD.
• 10:17 a.m. Monday - Intersection of West Main Street and North Lake Street, Warsaw. Minivan-car collision. Drivers: Courtney E. Brown, 35, Henderson Drive, Warsaw; Jeremiah I. Jimenez, Marion Avenue, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. WPD.
• 11:51 a.m. Monday - Ind. 15, 636 feet north of West CR 350N, Warsaw. Three-vehicle collision. Drivers: Ethan M. Hays, 23, EMS W20 Lane, North Webster; Cyndi E. Dominguez, 21, Goshen; Terry L. Davis, 74, North CR 525E, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. WPD.

Incidents
• 9:01 a.m. Sunday - An abandoned vehicle was reported in the 3300 block of East Center Street, Warsaw. WPD.
• 4:59 p.m. Sunday - Invasion of privacy was reported in the 800 block of East Clark Street, Warsaw. WPD.
• 5:24 p.m. Sunday - Merchandise was reported stolen in the 2500 block of Walton Boulevard, Warsaw. WPD.
• 7:31 p.m. Sunday - A person was arrested for driving a motor vehicle while suspended with a prior suspension in the 1300 block of Wooster Road, Winona Lake. Winona Lake Police Department investigated.
• 7:43 p.m. Sunday - Domestic battery - simple assault was reported in the 300 block of EMS T26 Lane, Leesburg. KCSO.
• 9:43 p.m. Sunday - An animal bite was reported in the 400 block of Redwood Boulevard, Warsaw. WPD.
• 12:56 a.m. Monday - A person was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in the 2000 block of North Fox Farm Road, Warsaw. KCSO.
• 3:36 a.m. Monday - A property damage accident was reported in the 2800 block of South CR 400W, Warsaw. Mentone Police Department investigated.
• 9:49 a.m. Monday - A warrant was served in the 2400 block of Jalynn Street, Warsaw. WPD.

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