Drivers hurt in two-vehicle crash
Two drivers were hurt in a head-on crash at 3:24 p.m. Monday on Ind. 13, south of Middlebury and just north of Ind. 4.
According to a report by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, Harley Barkdull, 27, Middlebury, was driving a 1994 Ford Escort north on Ind. 13 when his car went left of the centerline.
The Ford collided head-on with an oncoming 2000 Buick Park Avenue driven by Barbara Mast, 64, Goshen.
Barkdull had a cut on his chin and fractured ankles.
Mast suffered chest and back pain and had cuts to her knees.
Both drivers were taken to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.
Damage was listed as extensive. The state highway was closed about two hours during the crash investigation.
Man pleads guilty to
Ruben Aguilar, 38, of Goshen, pleaded guilty Monday in Elkhart Superior Court II to unemployment insurance fraud, a Class D felony.
Aguilar purposefully defrauded the system by collecting unemployment insurance benefits while working a full-time job, according to a press release from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD).
“Collecting unemployment insurance benefits while you are working is fraud. It’s illegal, plain and simple,” said Scott B. Sanders, commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development. “DWD works diligently to ensure only those who are truly unemployed and eligible receive benefits.”
Aguilar received a sentence of two years on probation, but will serve the time in prison if he violates the conditions of his plea agreement. He was also sentenced to 50 hours of community service. The $8,925 for the benefits he collected while working, in addition to DWD penalty charges, has already been repaid.
• Goshen police were called to Walmart, 2304 Lincolnway East, at 9 a.m. Sunday when employees reported that a shopper took a television set, escaped through a fire door and fled in a vehicle.
• An employee of Family Dollar, 1305 College Ave., reported to Goshen police at 11 a.m. Sunday that someone stole merchandise from the store.
• Goshen police were called to Advanced Auto Parts, 1105 W. Pike St., at 5:14 p.m. Sunday with a report of a shoplifter. The shoplifter had fled the area.
• Goshen police said two teenagers were apprehended at Walmart, 2304 Lincolnway East, at 6:44 p.m. Sunday and accused of shoplifting. The pair, who are 13- and 14-year-old boys, were processed and released to parents.
Jury: Man guilty of
A jury in Elkhart Circuit Court returned three guilty verdicts Tuesday evening after a two-day trial.
Jorge L. Gonzalez, 31, Goshen, was charged with three counts of delivery of cocaine, all Class A felonies. The defendant was accused of selling the drug to undercover police officers.
A 12-member jury returned the guilty verdicts about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Goshen court.
Judge Terry Shewmaker set sentencing for May 24. Gonzalez faces prison terms of up to 50 years on each conviction.
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