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April 20, 2013

Man detained after incident on Prairie View Elementary lawn


Disappearance is Crime of the Week

A disappearance in which police believe foul play is involved is the Crime Stoppers crime of the week.

Seventeen-year-old Sandra Powell disappeared in March 1987 from her South Bend home without a trace. In 1986, Sandra witnessed the homicide of a friend. Days before her disappearance, she testified at the homicide trial. Police believe she is a victim of foul play and presumed dead.

Through the years, police have continued to follow up on tips and leads, but the case remains unsolved. Sandra’s family is desperate for answers. Crime Stoppers believes that someone in the community knows what happened. If anyone knows about the disappearance of Sandra Powel and contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 342-STOP or (574) 288-STOP, they could receive a cash award of up to $1,000.

Theft/burglary reports

• An employee of Lippert Components, 51040 Greenfield Parkway, Middlebury, told Elkhart County police someone stole diesel fuel, copper cable and tools from the company at different times between January and Monday.

Fraud reports

• Kathleen S. Chupp of Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone used her credit card to purchase items on the Internet without her approval and under a different name at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

•  Ralph Frauhiger, 515 Middlebury St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone vandalized his vehicle at his residence between Jan. 18 and Thursday.

• An employee at Linton’s Landscaping, 20755 C.R. 14, told Elkhart County police someone damaged the ignition switch on a Bobcat front loader between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

OWI arrests

• Police arrested a driver Thursday following a one-vehicle crash around 10:18 p.m. Thursday.

Elkhart County police said Ann M. Hardy, 45, Elkhart, drove off the road and her vehicle damaged a drainage ditch on Ind. 19, south of C.R. 36 in Wakarusa. She was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.


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  • GN140802 Vehicle fire Fiery crash reported near Topeka

    LaGrange County 911 dispatchers received a call at 2:50 p.m. Thursday of a two-vehicle crash at 6765 W. 300 South near Topeka stating the vehicles were on fire.

    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

  • 2 Elkhart County work release escapees reported Two Goshen men have been listed as escapees from the Elkhart County Work Release Center in Goshen.Elkhart County police reported Tuesday that John A. Eller, 48, was reported as an escapee at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Thomas M. Moser, 35, was reported as an

    July 31, 2014

  • Two drivers injured in crash A collision Monday injured two drivers in Goshen, according to Goshen police.

    July 30, 2014

  • POLICE NEWS FOR JULY 28, 2014: Children injured in crash Two children and an adult were taken to a local hospital Sunday with minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of C.R. 17 and C.R. 18, east of Elkhart.Judy K. Buckmeier, 63, was southbound in a 2014 Buick Enclave carrying three p

    July 28, 2014

  • Police news for July 27, 2014 Drug-related arrestsA Middlebury man was arrested Friday morning on two drug-related charges and driving with a suspended license. According to Goshen police, Martin Brown, 26, was stopped at 6:10 a.m. for failing to signal within 200 feet of a turn

    July 27, 2014

  • 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


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