Officers with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department investigated the following accident:
12:35 p.m. Saturday, April 7, CR 29 and CR 52, north of Syracuse. Driver: James Stokes, 55, New Paris. Stokes lost control of his motorcycle, going off the roadway. He was taken to Goshen Hospital after complaining of pain all over and suffering abrasions. Stokes was cited for no valid license and no motorcycle endorsement.
Officers from the Syracuse Police Department investigated the following accidents:
5:06 p.m. Thursday, April 5, South Huntington Street, north of East Pickwick, Syracuse. Drivers: Whitley L. Walton, 18, EMS D23 Lane, Syracuse, North South Channel Drive, Syracuse, Debra R. Kemper, 60, North South Channel Drive, Syracuse. Walton told police she was driving her vehicle southbound on South Huntington Street when the light turned yellow at the intersection with East Pickwick. She said she slammed on the brakes, but was unable to avoid hitting Kemper’s vehicle. Damage up to $1,000.
2:57 p.m. Thursday, April 5, West Brooklyn Street, Syracuse. Driver: Etta M. Baker, 53, Northeast Wawasee Drive, Syracuse. Baker told police she was backing her vehicle up and paying attention to a person located behind her vehicle, concentrating on not hitting that person. She said as a result, her vehicle collided with a parked vehicle. Damage up to $1,000.
Officers from the Winona Lake Police Department investigated the following accidents:
4:37 a.m. Monday, April 9, East Street, east of Wooster Road, Winona Lake. Driver: John T. Jayne, 25, SR 13, North Manchester. Jayne told police he was driving his vehicle eastbound on Wooster Road when a deer entered the roadway. He was unable to avoid hitting the deer. Damage up to $5,000.
8:32 a.m. Saturday, April 7, Roy Street, west of Faunn Street, Winona Lake. Driver: Zachary T. Breeden, 22, Widaman Street, Winona Lake. According to police, Breeden was traveling in his vehicle eastbound on Roy Street and struck the rear of a utility vehicle that was parked with cones and lights placed around the vehicle. Police said the sun was in such a location as to have provided a possible glare. Breeden had a laceration on his head and complained of pain. Breeden was transported by EMS to a local hospital. Damage up to $10,000.
8:10 a.m. Friday, April 6, East Pierceton Road, east of East St. Andrews Road South, Winona Lake. Driver: Darren A. Cox, 23, South Cassandra Lane, Warsaw. Cox told police he was driving his vehicle eastbound and last remembers entering a curve near Stonehenge Golf Club. He stated he fell asleep and woke up in his vehicle on its side. According to police, the vehicle left the roadway on the north side of the road and traveled approximately 300 feet, rolling multiple times and ending up in a yard on Pierceton Road. Damage up to $25,000.