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February 7, 2014

Two sentenced in federal court

Two local men were sentenced in federal court in South Bend this week:

• Jose Gonzalez, 61, Milford, was sentenced by District Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. to 5 years and five months imprisonment, with three years supervised release, after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.

According to documents filed in this case, law enforcement officers served a search warrant on Gonzalez’s residence in August 2013. Officers discovered a white powdery substance hidden in different parts of the property. The powder was found in the dryer vent, roof of the doghouse and in a column on the porch. The substance was tested and determined to be cocaine. Additional drug-related paraphernalia, including scales, baggies and other items used to facilitate illegal drug sales, were discovered as well.

• Tad Vandermark, 53, Syracuse, was sentenced by District Judge Jon E. DeGuilio to 30 years imprisonment, with 15 years supervised release, after pleading guilty to the felony offense of production of child pornography.

According to documents filed in this case, between 2003 and March 2005 Vandermark lived with a family and videotaped himself and a minor child of that family having sexual contact.

Vandermark was aware that images of that sexual contact were being transmitted via a web camera over the Internet to another individual, U.S. Attorney’s Office staff reported. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Driver arrested

after pursuit

Kosciusko County police said they arrested a Leesburg man Friday morning after a pursuit.

Taken into custody was Brandon Stuart Alfano, 25.

Kosciusko County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at 8:26 a.m. to a report of a motorist who had fled Katies Kwik Mart, 100 North Main Street, Leesburg, after not paying for approximately $40 in gasoline. Within minutes, off-duty Winona Lake Police Officer Joe Bumbaugh saw a maroon Ford van matching the vehicle description traveling eastbound on Armstrong Road near the intersection of C.R. 200 East. Police reported that Bumbaugh tried to make a traffic stop but the driver of the vehicle — later identified as Alfano — fled and turned in to the community of Oswego, eventually traveling southbound on the Warsaw/Oswego Road.

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  • GN140723 CR34-Ind. 13 Crash 1 LaGrange man airlifted from scene of crash A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash at Ind. 13 and C.R. 34 at 1:48 p.m. Tuesday. Terry Fry, 44, LaGrange, was airlifted by MedFlight from the scene. Elkhart County police said he was taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital with fractures to

    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

    A fiery crash in North Webster left a Pennsylvania man dead and two others critically injured at 3:21 p.m. Sunday on Ind. 13, near Esterbrook Drive.

    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.

    July 17, 2014

  • Elkhart motorcyclist dies from injuries Michael Nunez, 33, Elkhart, died at 8 p.m. Monday from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle collision at C.R. 6 and C.R. 13 near Elkhart, according to Elkhart County police. The crash occurred at 7:45 p.m. Sunday.According to Elkhart County police,

    July 16, 2014

  • police lights.jpg Motorcyclist dies from crash injuries

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • POLICE NEWS: July 14, 2014 David Carranza, 420 Johnston St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole money from his unlocked vehicle while it was parked at his residence at 11 p.m. Friday.

    July 14, 2014


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