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February 6, 2014

Police news for Feb. 6, 2014

Several motorists were injured in recent crashes in Goshen, city police reported:

• A two-vehicle collision injured two passengers Monday at U.S. 33 and Kercher Road.

The mishap occurred at 4:43 a.m. Goshen police reported that David Hernandez, 20, Kendallville, was driving a 1996 Toyota Camry on U.S. 33 and fell asleep at the wheel. The Toyota rear-ended a 2013 Ford F150 driven by Bruce Routson, 44, Syracuse.

Two passengers in the Ford vehicle were hurt. Darla Routson, 44, Syracuse, and Gage Cree, 21, Syracuse, both suffered back pain.

• A Goshen pedestrian was hurt when she was struck by a vehicle Friday.

The mishap occurred around 6:52 a.m. in the area of U.S. 33 and Chicago Avenue. Police said a 2001 Ford Windstar driven by Betty Reynolds, 70, Goshen, sideswiped Patricia Simmons, 55, Goshen.

According to the police report, Simmons was walking with her back to traffic and wearing dark clothing. Police said she’d been walking on the road due to snow being piled up on the side of the road.

Simmons suffered hip and leg pain due to the crash and was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.


• Tricia Whitehead of Goshen told Goshen police someone stole her iPhone at Walmart, 2304 Lincolnway East, while she was shopping.

• Diana Metzler called police to a residence in the 1600 block of East Lincoln Avenue regarding a theft.

• James Cotherman, 27, 223 S. Main St., Goshen, was arrested on a theft charge after allegedly trying to steal alcohol at Meijer, 4522 Elkhart Road. The incident occurred around 4:24 p.m. Tuesday, according to the police report. Cotherman was incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail.

Gunfire reported

A Goshen resident called police after she heard what she believed sounded like gunshots in the area of Eighth Street and Mercer Avenue around 11:23 a.m. Tuesday. Goshen police spoke to several people in the area who couldn’t confirm the noises, and officers were unable to located the source of the sound.

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  • 2 Elkhart County work release escapees reported Two Goshen men have been listed as escapees from the Elkhart County Work Release Center in Goshen.Elkhart County police reported Tuesday that John A. Eller, 48, was reported as an escapee at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Thomas M. Moser, 35, was reported as an

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    July 30, 2014

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    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

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    July 22, 2014 1 Photo


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