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June 30, 2013

POLICE NEWS: June 30, 2013

Driver hurt in wreck on Ind. 15

A driver was injured in a two-vehicle crash at Ind. 15 and Michigan Road in Goshen. The collision occurred at 12:56 p.m. Thursday. Elkhart County police said a 2002 GMC Sonoma driven by Justin Gorball, 39, Elkhart, crashed into the rear end of a 2004 Dodge Dakota driven by Ronda Baer, 46, Goshen. An empty pop bottle had rolled on the driver side floorboard and underneath the accelerator, Gorball told police. He took his eyes off the road and reached down to get the bottle. Baer was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for complaint of neck pain. No citations were issued.

One hurt in collision

A passenger was injured in a two-vehicle collision Friday at C.R. 40 at C.R. 7. The crash occurred at 11:31 p.m. Elkhart County police said a 2003 Buick Rendezvous driven by Thelma S. Jackson, 61, Elkhart, collided with a vehicle driven by Jose Galeano, 21, Goshen. A passenger, Mamie Harris, 66, was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for complaint of back pain. Jackson was ticketed for failure to yield right of way.

Police eye home improvement scams

Elkhart County police is seeking information from people who may have been victims of recent home improvement scams involving tree cutting work. Purporting to be workers from a legitimate tree cutting service named Northcutt Tree Service, the suspects used a variation of this name and went under the business name of North-cut Tree & Shrub.

The suspects, who are currently in jail on other charges, used this tree cutting service to scam the elderly by overcharging for their services for little to no work being done. Anyone who may have been a victim of this scam is encouraged to call the Elkhart County police at 574-533-4151.

Leaving scene of crash reports

• Betty Swoveland, Goshen, told Goshen police a green Ford Mustang collided into the rear of her vehicle causing damage in the 1500 block of Lincolnway East, Goshen, at 4:43 p.m. Friday. She told police the female driver stated she didn’t have a driver’s license and left the scene. The incident is still under investigation.

Theft/burglary reports

• Tyler Owens, 2400 W. Clinton St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone removed a left front grill LED light and left rear door window molding from his vehicle during the overnight hours Thursday.

• Jerry Purdue, 315 W. Oakridge Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole a window air conditioner between 2 and 8 a.m. Friday.

• Steven Kennel, 2717 Evergreen Lane, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole a laptop computer at midnight June 24.

• Bre-anna Bonse, 2932 Elkhart Road, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole her 2000 Chevy Malibu between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. Friday.

Fraud reports

• Lori Shepherd, Goshen, told Goshen police someone fraudulently used her bank card information and made a purchase without her permission at 12:01 Wednesday.

•Stacy Dechnik, Goshen, told Goshen police someone uses her bank card information to make fraudulent transactions without her permission at 8 a.m. Thursday.

• Jessica Bainter, Goshen, told Goshen police someone made several unauthorized withdrawals from her account during the month.

Vandalism/criminal mishcief reports

• Amado Lagunas, 911 N. Seventh St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone damaged one of his house windows at 5:30 a.m. Friday.

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  • Goshen crash injures driver A two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 33 and Ind. 4 injured one driver, according to Goshen police reports. Shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, a 2009 Nissan Cube driven by Emily N. Lee, 18, was northbound on U.S. 33 near

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  • Goshen woman guilty of stealing government property Crystal Riggs, 48, Goshen, pled guilty to felony theft of government property in federal court in South Bend. The magistrate judge is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea. Parties have 14 days in which to object to the

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  • NWS GN140815 apartment fire Suspicious bottle found at Concord High School According to Elkhart County Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Bradberry, police responded to Concord High School, 59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart, Wednesday at 6:51 p.m. to a suspicious bottle that was found on the south side of the high school.

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  • Man pleads guilty to assault with knife Andrew Adkins, 26, Goshen, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of battery by means of a deadly weapon, a Class C felony. According to a statement from the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office, Adkins was scheduled for trial Tuesday in Elkhart Superio

    August 14, 2014

  • One killed, one hurt in separate wrecks One person was killed and another badly injured in two unrelated crashes in Elkhart and Noble counties over the weekend.

    August 10, 2014

  • Gn140808 nicholas rushlow mug CIRCUIT COURT: Elkhart's Rushlow sentenced to 58 years for attempted murder GOSHEN — An Elkhart man was sentenced to 58 years in prison after a jury convicted him of attempted murder last month. Nicholas A. Rushlow, 32, Elkhart, was charged with felony attempted murder and felony criminal recklessness when his case went to t

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