RUSSELLS POINT POLICE: Injuries reported in motorcycle, car crash

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Russells Point officers responded to a report of a motorcycle and car injury crash about 5:20 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of east Main Street near Dairy Queen.

Shawn Beard of Berne, Ind., reportedly was operating a westbound car when he turned left into the path of an eastbound motorcycle operated by Kerry Harvey of Lakeview. The motorcycle struck the passenger side of the car and Mr. Harvey was thrown from his motorcycle.

The motorcyclist sustained minor injuries and was checked at the scene by Indian Lake EMS personnel, but refused transport. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage.

During the course of the crash investigation, officers learned Mr. Beard had a Logan County warrant for his arrest for failing to pay fines and court cost for previous charges. He was cited for the crash and was arrested on the warrant.


OVI arrest logged

Jacquelyn Troesch, 49, of Russells Point, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs following a traffic stop on State Route 366 about 12:50 a.m. Sunday.

Officers of the Russells Point Police Department report an odor of an alcoholic beverage was observed during the stop, and the driver admitted to drinking alcohol. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Ms. Troesch submitted to a breath test, and tested over the legal limit.

Traffic stop leads to arrest

Megan Craft, 21, of Russells Point, was arrested on a warrant Saturday for charges of theft by deception and tampering with records stemming from an investigation through the Logan County Department of Job and Family Services.

About 6:25 p.m., a vehicle owned by Ms. Craft drew the attention of a Russells Point officer, leading to a registration check. The vehicle was stopped and Ms. Craft was a passenger in the vehicle.

The driver, Logan Herford, also was cited for driving under suspension for failing to reinstate his license.