A STAFF REPORT
THE GOSHEN NEWS
According to a press release from Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, about 250 boxes of audio equipment that were seized from Elkhart County businessman Edward Dale Christner in March, 2009, were destroyed this week in Indianapolis.
Christner was accused of operating a “white van scam” and selling stereo equipment out of a vehicle in parking lots in northern Indiana. In December 2009 he entered guilty pleas to failure to collect or remit state sales tax and failure to permit examination of sales tax records, both Class D felonies. He was sentenced to probation.
The 14 pallets of equipment were shredded Tuesday by a recycling business.
The attorney general in 2009 obtained a civil tax judgement against Christner for $823,608 which the state still seeks to collect.
• Sheriff’s officers received a report from a 30-year-old employee at Bashor Children’s Home, 62226 C.R. 15, Goshen, at 9 p.m.
Monday who said a 16-year-old student hit him in the face. A battery report was filed by police.
• The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department received a battery report from Mark A. Lehman, 31, 57088 Claudia Lane, Middlebury, at 11:55 p.m. Saturday. He reported that his child had been battered by another male juvenile at their home.
• Goshen police reported the arrest of Kyle Rock, 24, 217 S. Silverwood Lane, after police were called to his home at 2 a.m. Tuesday. Rock was arrested on charges of domestic battery, strangulation and interference with the reporting of a crime. He was booked into the county jail. Bond was set at $15,000.
Burglary and theft reports
• Sheriff’s officers received a report from Matthew R. Baucher, 25, 13485 C.R. 44, Millersburg, that someone stole a Borden’s Waste-Away trash container from his home April 26.
• Sheriff’s officers received a report from Michael Mullet, 42, 19193 Wigwam Court, Bristol, who said his 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 truck was stolen from his home between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday.
• Goshen police received a report Monday from Betty Kurtz, Goshen, that microphones were stolen from the Goshen City Church of the Brethren, 203 N. Fifth St., between April 15 and 22.
• Goshen police received a report Monday from Ron Davidhizar, Middlebury Street, that aluminum storm windows were stolen from a rental property he owns at 203 Queen Street sometime before Monday.
• According to a sheriff’s report, Heather Jordan, 26, 1440 Fulton St., Elkhart, was found near her stranded vehicle at U.S. 20, west of U.S. 33, at 2:24 a.m. Monday. She was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance. She was booked at the county jail.
• Adoniram W. Yoder, 22, 5114 N. 900 West, Etna Green, was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and resisting arrest. He was pulled over in the 2300 block of Elkhart Road, Goshen, shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday. He was transported to the Elkhart County Jail.
• Richard Servantes, 36, of 607 Colorado St., Goshen, was arrested on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He was pulled over by police on Elkhart Road at about 2 a.m. Sunday. He was taken to Elkhart County Jail.
• Latricia J. Stackhouse (age and address not available) was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated. She was pulled over by police in the 2100 block of Elkhart Road in Goshen and was later incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail.
• Sheriff’s officers reported that a vehicle driven by Nathaniel Goodwin, 27, Elkhart, was stopped at C.R. 17, near C.R. 6, at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday. The driver reportedly failed a blood-alcohol test and was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He was booked at the county jail.