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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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  • Elkhart man arrested after hitting utility pole A 2007 Lincoln MKZ driven by Robert Maxey, 25, Elkhart, was eastbound on C.R. 4, east of C.R. 5 near Elkhart. According to Elkhart County police, the vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a utility pole at 12:27 a.m. Friday. Maxey was transported to

    July 25, 2014

  • Abandoned animals removed from home Goshen police and Humane Society of Elkhart County officer Dan Scott were called to 416 N. Eighth Street in Goshen Thursday afternoon for abandoned animals in the unoccupied residence.

    July 25, 2014

  • Red D Mart armed robbery New Paris Police ask for public's help in identifying would-be robber

    Elkhart County police have released still photos captured from video of the man who attempted to hold up Red D Mart gas station, 68310 Ind. 15, New Paris, on Saturday, July 19.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • POLICE NEWS FOR JULY 23: Police determine car fire at Linway Plaza was a suicide attempt Following a four-month investigation, Goshen police determined that a car fire in the Linway Plaza parking lot on March 19 was an attempted suicide.According to Goshen police, William J. Tully was inside a car that caught fire at 12:11 p.m. March 19

    July 23, 2014

  • GN140723 CR34-Ind. 13 Crash 1 LaGrange man airlifted from scene of crash A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash at Ind. 13 and C.R. 34 at 1:48 p.m. Tuesday. Terry Fry, 44, LaGrange, was airlifted by MedFlight from the scene. Elkhart County police said he was taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital with fractures to

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Suspicious blinking package with battery pack causes police to evacuate business area

    A package with a battery pack and a blinking red light found on the desk of an employee at MSC, 28551 Laura Court, Elkhart, caused police and firefighters to evacuate the area this morning.
    The package turned out to be a GPS tracking device and not a bomb.

    July 22, 2014

  • Cat beaten to death in burglary

    A house cat was found beaten to death following a burglary at a home in Howe Sunday.

    July 21, 2014

  • GN140721 Kosciusko Fatal Photo #2.jpg Fiery crash kills one, critically injures two in North Webster

    A fiery crash in North Webster left a Pennsylvania man dead and two others critically injured at 3:21 p.m. Sunday on Ind. 13, near Esterbrook Drive.

    July 21, 2014 4 Photos

  • Police looking for armed robbery suspect The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public for information related to an attempted armed robbery at the Red D Mart at 68310 Ind. 15, in New Paris Saturday.According to police, at approximately 9:13 a.m. a white male approximately 20

    July 20, 2014

  • Work release inmate being sought Elkhart County police filed a report Thursday indicating Matthew J. Balint, 20, failed to return to lawful custody at the work release center, 201 N. Cottage Ave., Goshen, at 4:04 p.m. July 9, and is now considered absent without leave.

    July 18, 2014


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