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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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  • Police news for April 20, 2014 Theft/burglary reports • Wendy Pavich, Mishawaka, filed a report with Goshen police Friday indicating her wedding ring was stolen while at Oaklawn, 330 Lakeview Drive, Goshen, at 10 a.m. April 9. • Jerome Cox, 1313 S. Ninth St., Goshen, filed a repor

    April 20, 2014

  • Police News: April 19, 2014 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. Police linked Dav

    April 19, 2014

  • 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


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