Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Police News

November 8, 2012

Homeowner helps extinguish porch fire

LEESBURG — Jefferson Township Fire Department received a call about a house fire at 60038 Ind. 15, Goshen, at approximately 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Lt. Marty Simmons said the back porch caught on fire and some of the siding was burned. The homeowner had the fire mostly extinguished by the time the fire department arrived. Simmons said firefighters put out a few hot spots on the interior of the house.

“We used the (thermal) imager to make sure the fire was out completely,” Simmons said. “We didn’t want to come back tonight.”

Laptops stolen

from students

A male Goshen High School student reported his school issued laptop was stolen from his bookbag at approximately 4 p.m. Oct. 30. According to Goshen police, the laptop was left in a garage at 702 S. Eighth St., Goshen.

A female Goshen High School student told Goshen police her laptop was stolen from her school classroom at approximately 2 p.m. Monday after she stepped outside the classroom. There are no suspects and the investigation is ongoing.

Theft/burglary reports

•  Jeremy Leman, 1101 West Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police someone attempted to burglarize his residence at approximately 1:23 a.m. Tuesday.

Assault/battery reports

•Officials at Bashor Alternative School, 62226 C.R. 15, Goshen, told Elkhart County police a 14-year-old juvenile male struck a male teacher in the face with a closed fist. The teacher suffered swelling and pain. The teen was incarcerated at the Juvenile Detention Center for battery, according to police.

Vandalism reports

•  Kimberly Hensley, 526 Van Gilst Drive, Goshen, told Goshen police someone damaged her vehicle window that was parked in her driveway late Tuesday.

ATV collides with teen

A 15-year-old girl was injured when a malfunctioning accelerator on an ATV caused the machine to stand on two wheels and strike her in the face.

Martin Stepp, 37, Wakarusa, was attempting to move the 1999 Polaris ATV out of a shed at 26425 C.R. 42, Wakarusa, when the accident occurred. The malfunction caused the ATV to jerk forward and stand on its rear wheels. Mariah Stepp, 15, was momentarily pinned between the ATV and the shed. She had bleeding from her nose and pain to her face. She was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for evaluation.


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  • Press Release 04-23-2014 J.jpg SLIDESHOW: Police need help ID'ing suspects The Goshen Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying suspects wanted for questioning in relation to a number of thefts from retail stores throughout Indiana. The four individuals have stolen over $25,000 worth of merchandise, according to law enforcement. The men are believed to be African-American and have been seen fleeing in a white Dodge Ram or another white pickup truck with a white cap which may have Florida license plates. Anyone with information is asked to call the Goshen Police Department at 574-533-8661 or Michiana CrimeStoppers at 800-342-STOP.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police News: April 23, 2014 Dale Greensides, 32, Bristol, the driver of a motorcycle involved in a crash with an automobile Sunday north of Middlebury, died today at 11:25 a.m.

    April 23, 2014

  • Police & Rescue News Armed robbery with hammer thwarted by store employee

    GOSHEN — Goshen police said a Michigan man was arrested after an attempted armed robbery Tuesday.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police & Rescue News No injuries in Concord Township fire

    Firefighters were called to a basement fire in a Concord Township home shortly after midnight today.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • POLICE NEWS FOR APRIL 21,2014: Bristol man ejected from motorcycle A Bristol man was badly injured after being ejected from his motorcycle in a three-vehicle collision at 12:34 p.m. Sunday near Middlebury. According to Elkhart County police, Sasha Lindwedel, 23, Elkhart, was driving her vehicle westbound on C.R. 2,

    April 21, 2014

  • Police news for April 20, 2014 Theft/burglary reports • Wendy Pavich, Mishawaka, filed a report with Goshen police Friday indicating her wedding ring was stolen while at Oaklawn, 330 Lakeview Drive, Goshen, at 10 a.m. April 9. • Jerome Cox, 1313 S. Ninth St., Goshen, filed a repor

    April 20, 2014

  • Police News: April 19, 2014 A South Bend man has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery last year in Bristol. Zamale E. Davis, 19, 1805 Chapin St., was arrested at 7:10 a.m. Friday in South Bend by officers with the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service. Police linked Dav

    April 19, 2014

  • Police & Rescue News Bristol bank robbery suspect arrested

    A South Bend man has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery last year in Bristol.
    Zamale E. Davis, 19, 1805 Chapin St., was arrested at 7:10 a.m. Friday in South Bend by officers with the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS GN0418 KCF car fire Police News: April 18, 2014 The following thefts and burglaries were recently reported to local police: • Ron Davidhizar told Goshen police Wednesday that someone broke into his storage shed at 221 Queen St. and stole items. • Personnel at Synergy RV Transport, 2448 E. Kercher

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  • Three Concord firefighters suspended for mishandling drugs Concord Township firefighters Don Mansell, Bill Creedon and Jon Simmons were accused by Concord Township Trustee Mark Grabill with the failure to follow the Concord Township Fire Department’s protocol regarding proper tag removal on narcotics boxes.

    April 17, 2014


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