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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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  • 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

    July 31, 2014

  • Two drivers injured in crash A collision Monday injured two drivers in Goshen, according to Goshen police.

    July 30, 2014

  • POLICE NEWS FOR JULY 28, 2014: Children injured in crash Two children and an adult were taken to a local hospital Sunday with minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of C.R. 17 and C.R. 18, east of Elkhart.Judy K. Buckmeier, 63, was southbound in a 2014 Buick Enclave carrying three p

    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

  • 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


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