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December 20, 2013

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Theft/burglary reports

• Richard H. Hochstetler, 411 E. Lincoln Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police he noticed fraudulent activity on his bank account at 1 a.m. Dec. 13. Hochstetler also told police he let an acquaintance borrow his car and they have failed to return the vehicle.

• Kezia Hickey, 513 Mercer Ave., Goshen, reported theft and damage to her personal property to Goshen police at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

• Devon Garcia, 2932 Elkhart Road, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole money from her State of Indiana child support card. The transaction reportedly originated in England.

• A 12-year-old male of Goshen was caught shoplifting at Martin’s Supermarket, 1527 Bashor Road, Goshen, at 8:44 p.m. Wednesday. The juvenile was arrested by Goshen police and then released to his guardian.

• Justin R. Yoder, 10065 C.R. 24, Elkhart, told Elkhart County police he lost his debit card while in Goshen sometime before Dec. 7. Yoder told police he then noticed several unauthorized transactions on his debit card at noon Dec. 12 totaling approximately $750.

Animal Cruelty reports

• Goshen police officers were dispatched to a report of abandoned animals in a vacant apartment in the 400 block of East Jefferson Street at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday. The animals were taken into protective custody by the Elkhart County Humane Society and a report was taken.

Assault/battery reports

• Justin James, an employee of Elkhart County Community Corrections, 201 N. Cottage Ave., Goshen, told Elkhart County police he was bitten, pinched and struck by a subject who was being transported to the Elkhart County Jail at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Drug/alcohol arrests

• Mackenzie D. Hunley, 18, 15625 C.R. 44, Goshen, told Elkhart County police he wanted to turn himself in for possession of synthetic marijuana while on probation at 10:08 p.m. Wednesday.

• Anthony Sturgill, 28, 205 E. James St., Wolcottville, was arrested by LaGrange County police Wednesday on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

• Lucas Tigchelaar, 33, 5468 East Y Ave., Vicksburg, Mich., was arrested by LaGrange County police Wednesday on a charge of theft.

• Matthew Herendeen, 37, 2375 S. 460 E., LaGrange, was arrested by LaGrange County police Wednesday on a charge of maintaining a common nuisance.

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  • Goshen crash injures driver A two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 33 and Ind. 4 injured one driver, according to Goshen police reports. Shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, a 2009 Nissan Cube driven by Emily N. Lee, 18, was northbound on U.S. 33 near

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  • Goshen woman guilty of stealing government property Crystal Riggs, 48, Goshen, pled guilty to felony theft of government property in federal court in South Bend. The magistrate judge is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea. Parties have 14 days in which to object to the

    August 15, 2014

  • NWS GN140815 apartment fire Suspicious bottle found at Concord High School According to Elkhart County Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Bradberry, police responded to Concord High School, 59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart, Wednesday at 6:51 p.m. to a suspicious bottle that was found on the south side of the high school.

    August 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man pleads guilty to assault with knife Andrew Adkins, 26, Goshen, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of battery by means of a deadly weapon, a Class C felony. According to a statement from the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office, Adkins was scheduled for trial Tuesday in Elkhart Superio

    August 14, 2014

  • One killed, one hurt in separate wrecks One person was killed and another badly injured in two unrelated crashes in Elkhart and Noble counties over the weekend.

    August 10, 2014

  • Gn140808 nicholas rushlow mug CIRCUIT COURT: Elkhart's Rushlow sentenced to 58 years for attempted murder GOSHEN — An Elkhart man was sentenced to 58 years in prison after a jury convicted him of attempted murder last month. Nicholas A. Rushlow, 32, Elkhart, was charged with felony attempted murder and felony criminal recklessness when his case went to t

    August 7, 2014 1 Photo

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    A Warsaw man was arrested after police said they found him crawling out of a broken window at Mishler Funeral Home in Milford Tuesday morning.

    August 6, 2014 2 Photos

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    LaGrange County 911 dispatchers received a call at 2:50 p.m. Thursday of a two-vehicle crash at 6765 W. 300 South near Topeka stating the vehicles were on fire.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo


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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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