February 23 – Five vehicles were involved in a rear-end collision in Goshen on Wednesday.
Mark Bontrager, 18, from Topeka, was the driver of a vehicle that tailed a vehicle driven by Bradley Rodman, 46, Goshen in the 2300 block of Lincolnway East, at 12:10 p.m., according to a police report. Rodman’s was one of four vehicles stopped in traffic and was pushed into a vehicle driven by James Elias, 49, of Morden, Manitoba, whose vehicle struck one driven by Susan Vicary, 67, of Wakarusa, who in her once hit one driven by Douglas Turnpaugh, 55, Goshen.
Tracking too closely by Bontrager’s vehicle was listed as the main factor involved in the crash, the report added. Wet road surfaces have been reported at the moment.
ACCIDENT BETWEEN TWO VEHICLES
Distracted driving was named as the main cause of a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Wednesday at 1:21 pm in Goshen.
April Banderas, 46, Nappanee, was driving a 2006 Ford Focus north on Lincolnway East, the rear of which ended in the 2006 Jeep Commander driven by Lauren Warstler, 29, Goshen, according to a police report. Distracted driving was referred to as the main factory and road surfaces were wet at the scene.
* Adriana Zilm, 25, Elkhart, was arrested on charges of operating under the influence, resisting law enforcement, possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct after arriving at the scene of an accident at CR 17 and CR 28 at 9:36 on Wed.
* A 17-year-old was arrested for resisting law enforcement, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and driving a vehicle without a license after being stopped at Osolo Road and Henke Street for moving violations at 9:31pm on Wednesday .
* Zachary Hoffman was arrested on charges of operating under the influence after being involved in an accident at the Ind. 120 East of CR 131 at 9:09pm on Wednesday.
Lovell Fredrick, 34, Elkhart, failed to return to legal custody at Work Release, 201 N. Cottage Ave., at 11:30 am Tuesday and is ruled AWOL.
The story continues
Alyssa Krezel of Wal-Mart Loss Prevention, 2304 Lincolnway East, told Goshen City Police that several items of clothing were taken from a woman who left the store without paying at 1:45 pm Wednesday. The woman got into a vehicle and was later identified.
Hit and run
Barbara Lewallen told Goshen City Police that someone entered her yard and damaged it after it got stuck in wet grass. Lewallen said the pickup driver left without exchanging information and before police arrived.
Tami Slaven reported and Sue Kempiak reported to Elkhart County deputies that between 8:00 p.m. Feb. 20 and 8:21 a.m. Feb. 21, someone defrauded 29494 Robert Jr. Dr.