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January 31, 2014

Syracuse woman jailed for dealing synthetic pot

Police arrested a Syracuse woman on a drug-related charge Thursday morning.

Braska Sue Cartwright, 20, was taken into custody by Kosciusko County Drug Task Force and sheriff’s officers on a felony charge of dealing a synthetic cannabinoid. Police said Cartwright sold undercover officers a synthetic “look-a-like” drug.

Task force officers also said Cartwright’s arrest could lead to the arrest of other people as the investigation continues.

Kosciusko County Sheriff Rocky Goshert said concerned local residents were instrumental in the arrest.

Theft/burglary reports

• Margarita Zarco told Goshen police Wednesday that her 2007 Dodge Magnum was stolen while it was parked in the 500 block of North Fifth Street.

• Alayna Bontrager told Goshen police someone stole prescription drugs from her home in the 100 block of Brookside Manor Monday.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Vera Fradenburg, 402 Riverside Blvd., Goshen, told Goshen police Wednesday that someone spray-painted what appeared to be gang graffiti on her garage wall.

OWI arrests

The following motorists were recently arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated:

• Paul M. Troyer, 33, 116 N. Seventh St., Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police after he was driving in the area of College Avenue and 13th Street around 7 p.m. Wednesday. Troyer was incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail.

Man arrested on molestation charge

LaGrange County police arrested Johnny A. Trinidad Jr. of Elkhart Wednesday night on two Class A felony counts of child molestation.

Trinidad was arrested after an investigation that took place over the course of the past week, police reported.

According to investigators, he allegedly molested an 8-year-old girl over the past year and a half in LaGrange County.

Trinidad was incarcerated in the LaGrange County jail with no bond.

Driver charged in traffic death

An Elkhart man charged in connection with a deadly collision near Concord Mall appeared in court this week.

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  • Police & Rescue News Bristol bank robbery suspect arrested

    A South Bend man has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery last year in Bristol.
    Zamale E. Davis, 19, 1805 Chapin St., was arrested at 7:10 a.m. Friday in South Bend by officers with the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS GN0418 KCF car fire Police News: April 18, 2014 The following thefts and burglaries were recently reported to local police: • Ron Davidhizar told Goshen police Wednesday that someone broke into his storage shed at 221 Queen St. and stole items. • Personnel at Synergy RV Transport, 2448 E. Kercher

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

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Goshen City Council member Dixie Robinson is asking residents to make an effort to clean up their yards this spring. The city’s Dial-A-Truck program is available to haul trash away. Do you think there are more unsightly properties in Goshen this year than five years ago?

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