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March 12, 2012

Police news for March 12

Three seriously hurt in crash

A 46-year-old man and two passengers in his vehicle were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on C.R. 40.

According to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, a 1996 GEO Prism was eastbound on C.R 40 near C.R. 13 when the driver, James Fozo, 46, Mishawaka, reportedly failed to yield the right of way to a pickup truck driven by Joshua A. Martin, 17, Goshen, who was southbound on C.R. 13.

Martin was uninjured.  Fozo was taken by helicopter to Memorial Hospital with a head and lung injury and a fractured pelvis.

The front-seat passenger in the Fozo vehicle, Brooke Stairhime, 40, Mishawaka, was taken to IU Health Goshen Hospital was a fractured neck and rib, a broken forearm, shoulder and nose. The backseat passenger, Susie Fozo, 15, Mishawaka, was transported by Samaritan air ambulance to Memorial Hospital for internal injuries. She was listed in stable condition Sunday.

Man arrested on

meth, other charges

A Goshen man was arrested Friday night on three charges including manufacturing methamphetamine.

Goshen police were called to a vacant residence at 603 N. Seventh St. just after 3 p.m. Inside, police reportedly found several items used to manufacture meth. During the course of the investigation, police arrested Danny Mason, 21, 401 Middlebury St., Goshen, on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, burglary and dumping a controlled substance — waste.

Traffic arrests

The following motorists were arrested in Goshen recently on driving while their license privileges were suspended:

• Joshua Ramos, 18, 64541 Orchard Drive, Goshen, was arrested at the intersection of Third and Pike Streets after a traffic stop Saturday at 1:48 p.m. He was released at the scene.

• Juan C. Ruiz-Gonzalez, 23, 738 Broadmore Estates, Goshen, was arrested at the intersection of Main and Johnston streets after a traffic stop Saturday at 6:04 p.m.

• Mario Murillo, 21508 C.R. 38, Goshen, was arrested in the 900 block of West Lincoln Avenue after a traffic stop Saturday at 7:07 p.m. He was released on a memorandum to appear in court.

Drug/alcohol arrests

• David R. Brandys, 21, 555 Short St., Nappanee, was arrested in the 2000 block of Elkhart Road on a charge of possession of marijuana Friday at 8:24 p.m.

Battery arrest

Michael P. Wagner, 34, 320 Stone Drive, Apt. B, Goshen, was arrested at his residence Saturday at 1:51 p.m. on a charge of domestic battery in the presence of a minor and interfering with the reporting of a crime. He was incarcerated at Elkhart County Jail.

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  • 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

  • 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.

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