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February 20, 2014

Elkhart man guilty of murder

An Elkhart Circuit Court jury found an Elkhart man guilty of murder Wednesday.

Leeshawn Rodgers, 20, formerly of Concord Avenue, was convicted of the April 2013 shooting death of Eddie Johnson. The slaying took place in the area of Cleveland Avenue and Sixth Street in Elkhart.

The murder trial began Monday. Jurors left the courtroom to begin their deliberations shortly before noon Wednesday. Circuit Court Judge Terry Shewmaker read the verdict around 1:35 p.m.

As security officers led Rodgers out of the courtroom, the young man turned and waved to a group of people in the audience section.

Judge Shewmaker set a sentencing date of March 13.

Theft/burglary reports

• Wanda J. Buck of Middlebury told Elkhart County police that someone used her debit card without permission between Jan. 28 and Saturday.

• Michelle Eldridge told Goshen police Tuesday that someone stole her daughter’s backpack and its contents at Goshen High School, 401 Lincolnway East.

• April Price-Marko of Goshen told Goshen police Tuesday that her cell phone was stolen at Lippert Components, 1011 Eisenhower Drive South.

Refusal to leave

• Tom M. Moser III, 34, 1005 S. Third St., Elkhart, was arrested by Goshen police after he allegedly refused to leave the Goshen College Music Center Tuesday evening. Moser was incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail.

OWI arrests

The following motorists were arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated:

• David Taylor, 53, 21453 Cheri Lane, Bristol, was arrested by Elkhart County police after a traffic stop around 10:30 p.m. Saturday on C.R. 10 west of C.R. 17. He was incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail.

Drug/alcohol incidents

• Elkhart County police said an 18-year-old male was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at Northridge High School, 56779 Northridge Drive, Middlebury, around 3:40 p.m. Monday.

• Elkhart County police said Nicholas Myers, 18, and Jared Troyer, both of Middlebury, were found to have consumed alcoholic beverages on C.R. 18 east of C.R. after their vehicle was reported as abandoned in the roadway. The police report lists the time of the incident as around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Myers was jailed on a warrant and cited for illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage. Troyer was cited and released, police said.

Fire under bridge

Goshen police were called to the 100 block of Crescent Street around 4:16 a.m. Wednesday to a report of a possible fire under the bridge. Officers discovered that a fire had been started with wood and brush. Goshen firefighters

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    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

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

  • GN140416 Leesburg crash Police News: April 17, 2014 A one-vehicle crash injured two men — one critically — south of Leesburg Tuesday.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police & Rescue News Six injured in crash northwest of Wakarusa

    A two-vehicle crash injured six people north of Wakarusa Tuesday.
    The mishap occurred around 7:20 a.m. at the intersection of C.R.s 1 and 26.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140416 Leesburg crash Driver critically injured in Kosciusko County crash

    A one-vehicle crash injured two men — one critically — south of Leesburg Tuesday.
    The mishap occurred on C.R. 150 West just south of C.R. 400 North around 5 p.m.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man gets 80 years for threat on wife An Elkhart man who threatened to set his wife on fire has been sentenced to 80 years in prison.

    April 15, 2014

  • Police news: Several arrested on charges of drunken driving • Lori L. Ellis, 48, 12778 N. 300 East, Syracuse, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of driving while intoxicated at 1:35 a.m. Sunday. Ellis was stopped for a traffic stop at Dierdorff and Kercher Roads in Goshen for driving left of center and transported to the Elkhart County jail.

    April 13, 2014


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