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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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  • Goshen woman guilty of stealing government property Crystal Riggs, 48, Goshen, pled guilty to felony theft of government property in federal court in South Bend. The magistrate judge is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea. Parties have 14 days in which to object to the

    August 15, 2014

  • NWS GN140815 apartment fire Suspicious bottle found at Concord High School According to Elkhart County Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Bradberry, police responded to Concord High School, 59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart, Wednesday at 6:51 p.m. to a suspicious bottle that was found on the south side of the high school.

    August 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man pleads guilty to assault with knife Andrew Adkins, 26, Goshen, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of battery by means of a deadly weapon, a Class C felony. According to a statement from the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office, Adkins was scheduled for trial Tuesday in Elkhart Superio

    August 14, 2014

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    August 10, 2014

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    August 7, 2014 1 Photo

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    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Burglary suspect arrested within minutes Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department apprehended a burglary suspect Wednesday morning, just north of Leesburg, within 12 minutes of the crime.

    July 31, 2014

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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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