Public Occurrences 05.15.24

May 15, 2024 at 1:00 a.m.


County Jail
Bookings
The following people were arrested and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail:
• 9:17 a.m. Monday - Trey Graden Johnson, 18, Goshen, arrested for driving a motor vehicle while suspended with a prior suspension. Bond: $450.
• 9:45 a.m. Monday - Justin R. Ousley, 38, of 929 W. CR 800S, Claypool, arrested for misdemeanor battery. No bond set.
• 10:55 a.m. Monday - Courtney Marie Holt, 33, Columbia City, arrested for possession of methamphetamine. Bond: $5,250.
• 5:35 p.m. Monday - Devon Aubrey Bailey, 33, Fort Wayne, arrested for manufacturing/dealing methamphetamine. Bond: $15,250.
• 11:14 p.m. Monday - Jason Raymond Belle, 41, Elkhart, arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated - endangerment, leaving the scene of a property damage crash and on a foreign warrant. Bond: $700.

Personal Injury
Accidents
• 10:20 a.m. May 8 - Ind. 14 at mile marker 0, Akron. Two-car collision. Drivers: Howard D. Gaby, 76, East Central Street, Akron; Judel R. Beeney, 43, South Ind. 14, Akron. Injury: Gaby complained of chest pain. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office investigated.
• 2:25 a.m. Thursday - U.S. 30, 150 feet west of CR 325E, Warsaw. Driver: Cosme Alcantar, 34, Hammond. Injury: Alcantar complained of pain to the legs. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. KCSO.
• 10:37 a.m. Friday - CR 1050, Milford. Bus-car collision. Drivers: Carter Wallenbeck, 20, East CR 1250N, Syracuse; Steven R. Jones, 63, Harrison Court, Syracuse. Injuries: Jones complained of an injury to the head; passenger in Jones’ vehicle, Larry Jones, 85, South Huntington Street, Syracuse, complained of pain to the head. Damage: $50,000-$100,000. KCSO.
• 11:40 a.m. Friday - North Ind. 15, 500 feet north of West CR 600N, Leesburg. SUV-car collision. Drivers: Thomas G. Bernicky, 61, Chicago; Travis Belt, 34, South Henry Street, Milford. Injury: Belt complained of head pain and had minor bleeding to a finger. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. KCSO.
• 6:08 p.m. Friday - Intersection of North Ind. 13 and Executive Boulevard, Syracuse. Car-motorcycle collision. Drivers: Jack A. Wright, 65, East CR 400N, Leesburg; Denny L. Koselke, 54, Syracuse. Injury: Koselke suffered head injuries. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.
• 7:27 p.m. Sunday - North Turkey Creek, 50 feet south of Wawasee Lane, Syracuse. Motor scooter left roadway. Driver: Shaun Church, 47, North Mullen Street, Syracuse. Injury: Mullen had minor bleeding to the head. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. KCSO.

Property Damage
Accidents
• 9:21 p.m. May 6 - East CR 450N, 800 feet east of North CR 375E, Leesburg. Farm equipment-car collision. Drivers: Steven L. Frecker, 61, East CR 450N, Leesburg; Tammie J. LeMaster-Miller, 58, North Mid Lake Drive, North Webster. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. KCSO.
• 2:55 p.m. May 7 - Intersection of North Ind. 19 and West CR 1350N, Nappanee. SUV-car collision. Drivers: Steven D. Crowe, 59, North CR 75E, Leesburg; Aden J. Yoder, 23, Beech Road, Bourbon. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.
• 9:55 p.m. May 8 - East CR 1250N, 150 feet west of North East Wawasee Drive, Syracuse. Car hit crop planter. Driver: Penny E. Weirick, 76, South Harkless Drive, Syracuse. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.
• 7:36 a.m. Thursday - North Ind. 19, Nappanee. SUV went into ditch. Driver: Maria Xique Sanchez, 27, Chicago. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.
• 5:51 a.m. Friday - CR 700, Leesburg. Car hit utility pole. Driver: Winter G. Hull, 23, Tippe Downs Drive, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.
• 7:23 a.m. Friday - Old U.S. 30 East, 50 feet west of Robinson Lake Road, Pierceton. Pickup hit deer. Driver: Tim M. Domer, 68, Fort Wayne. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. KCSO.
• 4:27 p.m. Friday - 7321 E. CR 500N, North Webster. Two-SUV collision. Drivers: Michael R. Dewald, 83, Fort Wayne; Tamela M. Helfers, 60, North Koher Road East, Syracuse. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.
• 6:35 p.m. Friday - Intersection of North Syracuse-Webster Road and East CR 1050N, Syracuse. Minivan-Pickup collision. Drivers: Megan M. Conkling, 23, West Huntington Street, North Webster; Ronald E. Stuckman, 53, South County Line Road, Syracuse. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.
• 9:57 p.m. Friday - North CR 100E, 100 feet south of East CR 350N, Warsaw. Car hit deer. Driver: Caleb Dudeck, 27, South CR 300E, Claypool. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. KCSO.
• 11:38 a.m. Saturday - North Sullivan Road at mile marker 450, Leesburg. Two-SUV collision. Drivers: Windsor M. Bonner, 17, East CR 450N, Leesburg; Lorris J. Miller, 49, Bristol. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.
• 3:18 p.m. Saturday - Intersection of CR 1100N and CR 300E, Milford. Two-car collision. Drivers: Justine A. Martinez, 18, East Pixie Parkway, Cromwell; Nancy Stachnik, 60, East Medusa Street, Syracuse. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. KCSO.
• 5:35 p.m. Sunday - Intersection of North Ind. 13 and East CR 500N, Leesburg. Two-car collision. Drivers: Jessica M. Watson, 32, EMS B5A Lane, Leesburg; Chad L. Pletcher, 38, South Ind. 13, Pierceton. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.
• 8:24 p.m. Sunday - North CR 300W, 50 feet south of West CR 400N, Atwood. Car hit mailbox. Driver: Jose L. De La Rodriguez, 27, East Levi Lee Road, Warsaw. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.

Incidents
• 9:04 a.m. Monday - A person was arrested for driving a motor vehicle while suspended with a prior suspension in the 200 block of Lake City Highway, Warsaw. Warsaw Police Department investigated.
• 7:32 a.m. Tuesday - Felony battery with serious bodily injury was reported in the 400 block of Clinic Court, Warsaw. WPD.

County Jail
Bookings
The following people were arrested and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail:
• 9:17 a.m. Monday - Trey Graden Johnson, 18, Goshen, arrested for driving a motor vehicle while suspended with a prior suspension. Bond: $450.
• 9:45 a.m. Monday - Justin R. Ousley, 38, of 929 W. CR 800S, Claypool, arrested for misdemeanor battery. No bond set.
• 10:55 a.m. Monday - Courtney Marie Holt, 33, Columbia City, arrested for possession of methamphetamine. Bond: $5,250.
• 5:35 p.m. Monday - Devon Aubrey Bailey, 33, Fort Wayne, arrested for manufacturing/dealing methamphetamine. Bond: $15,250.
• 11:14 p.m. Monday - Jason Raymond Belle, 41, Elkhart, arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated - endangerment, leaving the scene of a property damage crash and on a foreign warrant. Bond: $700.

Personal Injury
Accidents
• 10:20 a.m. May 8 - Ind. 14 at mile marker 0, Akron. Two-car collision. Drivers: Howard D. Gaby, 76, East Central Street, Akron; Judel R. Beeney, 43, South Ind. 14, Akron. Injury: Gaby complained of chest pain. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office investigated.
• 2:25 a.m. Thursday - U.S. 30, 150 feet west of CR 325E, Warsaw. Driver: Cosme Alcantar, 34, Hammond. Injury: Alcantar complained of pain to the legs. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. KCSO.
• 10:37 a.m. Friday - CR 1050, Milford. Bus-car collision. Drivers: Carter Wallenbeck, 20, East CR 1250N, Syracuse; Steven R. Jones, 63, Harrison Court, Syracuse. Injuries: Jones complained of an injury to the head; passenger in Jones’ vehicle, Larry Jones, 85, South Huntington Street, Syracuse, complained of pain to the head. Damage: $50,000-$100,000. KCSO.
• 11:40 a.m. Friday - North Ind. 15, 500 feet north of West CR 600N, Leesburg. SUV-car collision. Drivers: Thomas G. Bernicky, 61, Chicago; Travis Belt, 34, South Henry Street, Milford. Injury: Belt complained of head pain and had minor bleeding to a finger. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. KCSO.
• 6:08 p.m. Friday - Intersection of North Ind. 13 and Executive Boulevard, Syracuse. Car-motorcycle collision. Drivers: Jack A. Wright, 65, East CR 400N, Leesburg; Denny L. Koselke, 54, Syracuse. Injury: Koselke suffered head injuries. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.
• 7:27 p.m. Sunday - North Turkey Creek, 50 feet south of Wawasee Lane, Syracuse. Motor scooter left roadway. Driver: Shaun Church, 47, North Mullen Street, Syracuse. Injury: Mullen had minor bleeding to the head. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. KCSO.

Property Damage
Accidents
• 9:21 p.m. May 6 - East CR 450N, 800 feet east of North CR 375E, Leesburg. Farm equipment-car collision. Drivers: Steven L. Frecker, 61, East CR 450N, Leesburg; Tammie J. LeMaster-Miller, 58, North Mid Lake Drive, North Webster. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. KCSO.
• 2:55 p.m. May 7 - Intersection of North Ind. 19 and West CR 1350N, Nappanee. SUV-car collision. Drivers: Steven D. Crowe, 59, North CR 75E, Leesburg; Aden J. Yoder, 23, Beech Road, Bourbon. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.
• 9:55 p.m. May 8 - East CR 1250N, 150 feet west of North East Wawasee Drive, Syracuse. Car hit crop planter. Driver: Penny E. Weirick, 76, South Harkless Drive, Syracuse. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.
• 7:36 a.m. Thursday - North Ind. 19, Nappanee. SUV went into ditch. Driver: Maria Xique Sanchez, 27, Chicago. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.
• 5:51 a.m. Friday - CR 700, Leesburg. Car hit utility pole. Driver: Winter G. Hull, 23, Tippe Downs Drive, Warsaw. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.
• 7:23 a.m. Friday - Old U.S. 30 East, 50 feet west of Robinson Lake Road, Pierceton. Pickup hit deer. Driver: Tim M. Domer, 68, Fort Wayne. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. KCSO.
• 4:27 p.m. Friday - 7321 E. CR 500N, North Webster. Two-SUV collision. Drivers: Michael R. Dewald, 83, Fort Wayne; Tamela M. Helfers, 60, North Koher Road East, Syracuse. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.
• 6:35 p.m. Friday - Intersection of North Syracuse-Webster Road and East CR 1050N, Syracuse. Minivan-Pickup collision. Drivers: Megan M. Conkling, 23, West Huntington Street, North Webster; Ronald E. Stuckman, 53, South County Line Road, Syracuse. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.
• 9:57 p.m. Friday - North CR 100E, 100 feet south of East CR 350N, Warsaw. Car hit deer. Driver: Caleb Dudeck, 27, South CR 300E, Claypool. Damage: $1,000-$2,500. KCSO.
• 11:38 a.m. Saturday - North Sullivan Road at mile marker 450, Leesburg. Two-SUV collision. Drivers: Windsor M. Bonner, 17, East CR 450N, Leesburg; Lorris J. Miller, 49, Bristol. Damage: $2,500-$5,000. KCSO.
• 3:18 p.m. Saturday - Intersection of CR 1100N and CR 300E, Milford. Two-car collision. Drivers: Justine A. Martinez, 18, East Pixie Parkway, Cromwell; Nancy Stachnik, 60, East Medusa Street, Syracuse. Damage: $10,000-$25,000. KCSO.
• 5:35 p.m. Sunday - Intersection of North Ind. 13 and East CR 500N, Leesburg. Two-car collision. Drivers: Jessica M. Watson, 32, EMS B5A Lane, Leesburg; Chad L. Pletcher, 38, South Ind. 13, Pierceton. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.
• 8:24 p.m. Sunday - North CR 300W, 50 feet south of West CR 400N, Atwood. Car hit mailbox. Driver: Jose L. De La Rodriguez, 27, East Levi Lee Road, Warsaw. Damage: $5,000-$10,000. KCSO.

Incidents
• 9:04 a.m. Monday - A person was arrested for driving a motor vehicle while suspended with a prior suspension in the 200 block of Lake City Highway, Warsaw. Warsaw Police Department investigated.
• 7:32 a.m. Tuesday - Felony battery with serious bodily injury was reported in the 400 block of Clinic Court, Warsaw. WPD.

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