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Police News

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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  • 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

  • Handguns reported stolen from barn Troy Alexander Mueller of New Paris told Elkhart County police someone removed handguns from a pole barn located at 19902 C.R. 146 in New Paris between 1:30 a.m. Saturday and 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

    July 17, 2014

  • Elkhart motorcyclist dies from injuries Michael Nunez, 33, Elkhart, died at 8 p.m. Monday from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle collision at C.R. 6 and C.R. 13 near Elkhart, according to Elkhart County police. The crash occurred at 7:45 p.m. Sunday.According to Elkhart County police,

    July 16, 2014

  • police lights.jpg Motorcyclist dies from crash injuries

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • POLICE NEWS: July 14, 2014 David Carranza, 420 Johnston St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole money from his unlocked vehicle while it was parked at his residence at 11 p.m. Friday.

    July 14, 2014


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