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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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  • Red D Mart armed robbery New Paris Police ask for public's help in identifying would-be robber

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  • 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

  • Suspicious blinking package with battery pack causes police to evacuate business area

    A package with a battery pack and a blinking red light found on the desk of an employee at MSC, 28551 Laura Court, Elkhart, caused police and firefighters to evacuate the area this morning.
    The package turned out to be a GPS tracking device and not a bomb.

    July 22, 2014

  • Cat beaten to death in burglary

    A house cat was found beaten to death following a burglary at a home in Howe Sunday.

    July 21, 2014

  • GN140721 Kosciusko Fatal Photo #2.jpg Fiery crash kills one, critically injures two in North Webster

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    July 21, 2014 4 Photos

  • Police looking for armed robbery suspect The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public for information related to an attempted armed robbery at the Red D Mart at 68310 Ind. 15, in New Paris Saturday.According to police, at approximately 9:13 a.m. a white male approximately 20

    July 20, 2014

  • Work release inmate being sought Elkhart County police filed a report Thursday indicating Matthew J. Balint, 20, failed to return to lawful custody at the work release center, 201 N. Cottage Ave., Goshen, at 4:04 p.m. July 9, and is now considered absent without leave.

    July 18, 2014

  • Handguns reported stolen from barn Troy Alexander Mueller of New Paris told Elkhart County police someone removed handguns from a pole barn located at 19902 C.R. 146 in New Paris between 1:30 a.m. Saturday and 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

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