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February 21, 2014

Man reports being chased by hammer-wielding woman

A 45-year-old Goshen man told police he was chased Wednesday while he was on his scooter.

The incident took place around 2 p.m. on East Madison Street, according to the Goshen police report. The man said he was chased by someone driving a car and forced off the road twice. The man told police that once he’d arrived at a gas station, he was chased on a foot by a woman wielding a hammer. The woman also reportedly damaged the man’s scooter.

Crash reports

• A driver was injured when a sheet of snow and ice broke through a windshield Thursday.

The mishap occurred on U.S. 3 east of C.R. 25, southeast of New Paris. Elkhart County police said Jon Hollon, 38, Warsaw, was driving east in a 2000 Mitsubishi box truck. A sheet of snow and ice fell from a westbound semi, breaking through the front window of the Mitsubishi and hitting Hollon.

Hollon suffered multiple lacerations to his face and a possible concussion. He was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.

• A Syracuse woman was hurt in a one-vehicle crash four miles west of Elkhart Thursday.

The mishap occurred around 11:14 a.m. on U.S. 20 east of C.R. 1. Elkhart County police said Patricia Pomroy, 59, was driving west in a 2013 Toyota Avalon. She lost control of the automobile on standing water and the vehicle struck a median wall.

Pomroy suffered left shoulder pain and was transported to Elkhart General Hospital.

Man arrested on drug charge

Police arrested a Milford man Wednesday after he allegedly sold oxycodone to undercover officers.

Shane A. Smith, 26, was taken into custody by Kosciusko County Drug Task Force officers and Sheriff’s Department deputies. He was arrested on a felony charge of dealing in a Schedule I controlled substance.

Drug Task Force officers said undercover police had made previous purchases of prescription medication from Smith while he resided in Syracuse.

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  • 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

  • Police/Rescue News: April 13, 2014 Area police made several arrests recently.

    April 12, 2014

  • GN140413 brookside fire Goshen firefighters battle blaze at Brookside Manor

    Goshen firefighters battled a blaze at a home in Brookside Manor Mobile Home Park this morning.
    The residence is located along Orchid Avenue in the park on Goshen's northwest side.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police respond to report of stolen tools GOSHEN -- A man was taken to a mental health facility after police responded to threats he made to harm himself and others. Goshen police blocked off Fifth Street between Madison and Jefferson Friday afternoon. For public safety reasons, other resid

    April 11, 2014


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