Officers with the Syracuse Police Department investigated the following accident:
11:16 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, North Mill Street, Syracuse. Driver: Gordon R. Miller, 64, 6th Street, Goshen. Police were dispatched to Syracuse Cemetery in reference to someone driving through the cemetery and going off the road, striking multiple headstones. The president of the cemetery association told police that when he went to check the cemetery for the day, he noticed damage to numerous headstones. There were multiple pieces from the vehicle that hit the headstones found nearby. The officer investigating the cemetery damage contacted another officer who had handled an OWI earlier that morning. In the OWI incident, a man was at Wilby’s gas station in a red Chevy Avalanche that had extensive front end damage. The man told the officer he had hit something with his vehicle but couldn’t remember what it was. Police matched the automobile pieces found in the cemetery with that Chevy Avalanche. Seventeen headstones were damaged at the cemetery. Damage up to $10,000.
Officers with the Warsaw Police Department investigated the following accidents:
4:24 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, US 30, west of East Center Street, Warsaw. Drivers: Nicole K. Fullmer, 23, Dayton Street, South Bend; and John A. Gourley, 48, Briarknoll Court, Saukville, Wis. Fullmer’s vehicle rear-ended Gourley’s vehicle. Damage up to $2,500.
6:58 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, East US 30, near East Old Road 30, Warsaw. Drivers: Alona D. Kitchens, 26, East 12th Street B., Winona Lake; and Julie A. Littlejohn, 49, North CR 175E, Warsaw. Kitchens was traveling east on East US 30 when she realized the traffic light had turned red and her vehicle was in the intersection. The front center of Littlejohn’s vehicle struck the right center of Kitchens’ vehicle. Damage up to $10,000.