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October 28, 2012

Goshen man admits wire fraud in unemployment case

Boss Crosslin, 33, Elkhart, pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in South Bend to felony offense of wire fraud in a scheme to defraud the Indiana Department of Workforce Development into paying $24,358 in unemployment benefits while he was employed, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Sentencing has been set for Jan. 24.

Charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Diane Berkowitz.

Goshen man sentenced on child porn charge

Stephen Sachs, 52, Goshen, was sentenced Friday by Federal District Judge Robert Miller Jr. in South Bend to 72 months in prison and five years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession of child pornography.

According to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office, police obtained a search warrant that was executed at Sachs’ home to seize all of the computers and electronic storage devices located there. Police found that Sachs had collected 10,149 digital still images and 55 videos for a total of 14,274 images, according to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office.

 The Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including the United States Secret Service and the Elkhart County Police Department, investigated the case.

Theft/burglary reports

• Donald Hodges, 75, 113 S. 27th St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole his 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup at 11 p.m. Thursday. It was later recovered on C.R. 33 southeast of Goshen.

• Officials with Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc., 2402 Dierdorff Road, Goshen, told Goshen police a travel trailer was stolen from the property at 5 p.m. Oct. 1.

• Shane Matthews, 20, 58604 C.R. 111, Elkhart, was arrested by Goshen police at 12:30 p.m. Friday while at Walmart, 4024 Elkhart Road, Goshen, on a charge of theft. He was released on a memorandum to appear in court.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Officials with the Goshen Parks Department told Goshen police someone spray painted one of their buildings at 411 W. Plymouth Avenue at approximately 4 p.m. Thursday.

• Officials with Gleason Industrial Products, Goshen, told Goshen police someone spray painted one their buildings at 612 E. Reynolds, Goshen, at 5 p.m. Thursday.

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  • Work release prisoner sought Elkhart County police filed a report Wednesday indicating that Matthew James Cotherman, 27, Goshen, had escaped from Elkhart County Work Release, 201 N. Cottage Ave., Goshen, at 3:30 p.m. July 1. He is currently listed as AWOL. The United States Atto

    July 11, 2014

  • Info sought on Chamberlain dumpster fire Goshen police and fire departments are seeking the public’s help with an arson that occurred Wednesday night at Chamberlain Elementary School.

    July 10, 2014

  • Bicycles reported stolen Brandy Bocanegra, 911 Broadmore Estates, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone removed four bicycles from her yard sometime July 3.

    July 10, 2014

  • Pursuit ends with Michigan man's arrest A White Pigeon, Mich. man was arrested Tuesday morning after a high-speed pursuit that began in LaGrange County Monday night.According to LaGrange County police, an officer attempted to pull over a 1994 Toyota Carolla on 750 North, east of 1150 West

    July 9, 2014

  • Motorcyclist injured in crash with pony A motorcyclist was injured when the motorcycle they were on collided with a pony at C.R. 3 and C.R. 30, near Wakarusa at 12:55 a.m. Sunday.

    July 6, 2014

  • Several arrests on Independence Day Theft/burglary reports and arrests • Schuyler Ray of Goshen told Goshen police his wallet was stolen at a garage sale located at 125 S. Sixth St., Goshen. The incident occurred at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

    July 5, 2014

  • Middlebury pedestrian injured in hit-and-run Robert Elsworth II, 26, Middlebury, was walking on the side of the road on Ind. 120, east of C.R. 35 near Bristol at 10:58 p.m. Thursday.

    July 4, 2014

  • Increased patrols, enforcement zone this weekend Elkhart County Traffic Safety Partnership will conduct increased patrols and a high visibility enforcement zone will take place on the northside of Elkhart for the holiday weekend, beginning today. “Officers from all agencies taking part in the Traff

    July 3, 2014

  • Autopsy: Boy's death likely poisioning Twelve-year-old Skyler Spore was found dead Saturday inside a residence at 202 W. Washington Street in Syracuse. An autopsy was conducted by the Kosciusko County coroner’s office through the Northeast Forensic Center in Fort Wayne. The cause of death for Skyler is pending toxicology tests but appears to be consistent with carbon monoxide poisoning.

    July 2, 2014

  • Underage party bust nets 21 arrests A total of 26 individuals under the age of 21 were arrested by LaGrange County police on alcohol-related charges following the breakup of a large party in LaGrange early Sunday morning. According to LaGrange County police, officers were called to 111

    July 1, 2014


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