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February 14, 2014

Help sought in finding robbery suspect

Elkhart police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who may have robbed a 75-year-old employee of Walmart.

Police said the robbery occurred Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. at the C.R. 6 Walmart store. Police have circulated a picture of the male suspect taken from a security video that shows the suspect using the victim’s credit card about 30 minutes later at a local business.

If anyone knows who the person in the photograph is, they should contact Detective Robert Presswood at (574) 389-4738 or the department’s tip line at 389-4777.

Crash reports

Several people were injured in recent motor vehicle-related crashes, according to local police:

• A one-vehicle crash injured a mo-ped operator east of Elkhart around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Elkhart County police said Douglas Slabaugh, 47, Goshen, was riding a mo-ped on C.R. 45, northwest of Florence Avenue. The mo-ped slid on an ice-covered portion of the road on a very uneven surface and went out of control. The mo-ped overturned and Slabaugh was ejected over the handlebars.

Slabaugh suffered lacerations to his head and wrist and knee pain as a result of the mishap. He was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment.

• A two-vehicle crash injured a driver around noon Tuesday in Goshen.

The mishap took place at the intersection of Ind. 119 and Indiana Avenue. According to a Goshen police report, a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS driven by Carol Kahler, 51, Goshen, and a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Amber Frick, 28, Elkhart, collided. Both vehicles went off the road as a result of the crash.

Kahler suffered a chest bruise as a result of the collision and was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.

• Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash Monday on Elkhart Road (U.S. 33) near Taylor Street in Goshen.

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