Yolanda Hall heard a crash. Then came the other one.
Hall was home at 823 S. 12th St., Goshen, shortly before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. That’s when a two-vehicle crash caused a car to collide with a corner of the house.
“It shoved my couch all the way over,” Hall said. “They rearranged my furniture.”
Goshen police reported that Shielda D. Collins, 73, Goshen, was driving north on 12th Street. She stopped at the Plymouth Avenue stop sign, but apparently didn’t see the westbound Dodge Durango driven by Marion L. Bontrager, 27, Goshen.
Police said Collins pulled into the path of the Durango and the vehicles collided. Collins’ vehicle then hit the house.
Police reported that Collins was trapped in her car and unable to exit the vehicle on her own. She suffered minor bleeding and arm pain and was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital. Bontrager was unhurt, as was Hall.
The home is owned by Simon Zook, Goshen.
Fake bill passed
Police responded to McDonald’s on Lincolnway East, Goshen, in reference to a fake $100 bill around 3:11 p.m. Monday.
A man was attempting to pay for his food purchase with the counterfeit bill, according to Goshen police. The bill was seized.
One arrested for leaving the scene of an accident
Fidel Badillo, 18, 205 North Riverside Blvd., Goshen, was arrested on charges of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident and failure to provide financial responsibility after a hit-and-run accident around 3:47 p.m. Monday, according to Goshen police.
Badillo was involved in an accident with Toni Lisi, Elkhart, at the intersection of County Home Road and Ferndale Road, which he fled, according to Goshen police. He was found and brought back to the scene before he was arrested.
An employee for Veada Industries reported that someone committed check forgery and check fraud against the busines over the last few months, according to Elkhart County police. The forgeries and fraud total several thousand dollars.
on charge of auto theft
James Setser, 29, 1014 West Lincoln Ave., Goshen, was arrested on charges of autotheft and contributing to the deliquency of a minor around 12:57 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Goshen police. Setser and a 17-year-old male were found when police responded to a possible auto theft in progress call. Setser and the juvenile were found with a stolen motorcycle, verified by the owner. Setser was jailed and the juvenile was arrested for auto theft and taken to juvenile detention.
Man arrested on charges of domestic battery
A New Paris woman reported to Elkhart County police that she was grabbed by her husband, Richard Bontrager, 57, 67871 Maple St., New Paris, around 6:10 p.m. Monday. She said her husband did not allow her to call police during the fight, according to a Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department report.
Richard Bontrager was incarcerated on charges of domestic battery and interfering with reporting a crime.
cited for recklessness
Dennis Daniels Jr., 37, 21092 C.R. 36, Goshen, was cited in court Monday for criminal recklessness with a motor vehicle, according to Goshen police. Daniels struck a man’s vehicle several times along 67000 Ind. 15, and the victim followed Daniels for several miles before police could stop him at the intersection of Eisenhower Drive North and Lincolnway East.
Two injured in crash outside of Middlebury
Shirley Rassi, 70, Goshen, and John Frederick, 37, Kalamazoo, Mich., were involved in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon at the intersection of C.R. 20 and C.R. 35 near Middlebury, according to Elkhart County police.
Rassi was traveling westbound on C.R. 20 and stopped at the intersection of C.R. 20 and C.R. 35, which does not have stop signs for traffic on C.R. 35, according to Elkhart County police. Rassi pulled out into the intersection in front of Frederick, traveling northbound, and the vehicles collided. Rassi’s vehicle also struck a utility pole on the east side of C.R. 35.
Both drivers were transported to Goshen General Hospital for their injuries, and Rassi was cited for failure to yield right of way.
Two injured in
Monday morning crash
Two local residents were injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning.
Marq Eldridge, 19, Syracuse, was traveling northbound on U.S. 33, north of Current Road, when his 1993 Mazda MX6 crossed into incoming traffic, colliding with a 2004 Chevrolet Aveo driven by Anita Gilbert, 46, Millersburg, according to a Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department news release.
Eldridge was treated at the scene for minor injuries, and Gilbert was transported to IU Health Goshen for complaints of pain.
A female Goshen resident reported that shortly before 10:30 a.m. Sunday she was approached by an unknown man in the Kroger parking lot at 209 Chicago Ave. The man offered to pay for sex, according to a Goshen police report.
Yolanda Hall heard a crash. Then came the other one.
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