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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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  • 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

  • GN140723 CR34-Ind. 13 Crash 1 LaGrange man airlifted from scene of crash A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash at Ind. 13 and C.R. 34 at 1:48 p.m. Tuesday. Terry Fry, 44, LaGrange, was airlifted by MedFlight from the scene. Elkhart County police said he was taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital with fractures to

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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


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