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October 2, 2013

Police news for Oct. 2, 2013

The Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office has identified at set of human skeletal remains discovered Sunday evening in a wooded area along C.R. 175 East near Warsaw as those of an 18-year-old female reported missing from a nearby mobile home park late last year.

According to the Kosciusko County Coroner Michael Wilson, the skeletal remains located Sunday evening have been officially determined to be that of Aurora Shoemaker, who went missing Aug. 16 of last year from the Suburban Acres Mobile Home Park.

Official determination on the remains was conducted by Stephen Nawrocki, a board certified forensic anthropologist with the University of Indianapolis, and Dr. Craig Nelson, a forensic dentist with the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

Wilson stated that the investigation into the cause of Shoemaker’s death is still on-going with autopsy results estimated to be completed on Friday. The scene was processed by Nawrocki along with officers from the Kosciusko County Major Crimes Task Force, which consists of members form the Warsaw, Winona Lake and Syracuse police departments, as well as the Indiana State Police and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.

Crash reports

A driver was injured in a one-vehicle crash at C.R. 40, west of C.R. 19 Sunday. The crash occurred at 7:02 p.m. According to Elkhart County police, a 2002 Ford Focus driven by Sara Connolly, 26, New Paris, swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway, and over-corrected the vehicle, causing it to overturn. She was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for lacerations to right fingers and minor abrasions to knees. No enforcement action was taken.

Theft/burglary reports

• Brittany Compton, 621 S. Seventh St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole money from her residence at 7 p.m. Thursday.

• Ryan Drummond, 715 S. Ninth St., Goshen, told Goshen police about a theft at his property at 8 p.m. Saturday.

• Darren Schrock, Elkhart, reported items stolen while he was in the fitting room area at Kohl’s, 3802 Midway Road, Goshen, to Goshen police at 9 p.m. Sunday.

• Candy Schiersing, Bristol, reported an attempted credit card fraud case to Elkhart County police at 6:30 a.m. Sept. 17. She told police someone living in Connecticut attempted to make an online purchase her Mastercard number but she canceled the credit card before the purchase was completed.

• Elkhart County police reported an anonymous person called at 7:57 p.m. Friday about someone breaking into an unoccupied residence at 18243 Scarborough Lane, Goshen.

• David Moses, 15970 C.R. 8, Bristol, told Elkhart County police someone removed a central air conditioner from a vacant residence he owns at 15896 C.R. 8, Bristol, between Friday and Sunday.

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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

    August 17, 2014

  • 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

    August 15, 2014

  • 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.

    August 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

    August 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140807 Mishler funeral home break in Aug 5th.jpg Police: Warsaw man broke into funeral home for children's DVDs

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  • GN140802 Vehicle fire Fiery crash reported near Topeka

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    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Burglary suspect arrested within minutes Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department apprehended a burglary suspect Wednesday morning, just north of Leesburg, within 12 minutes of the crime.

    July 31, 2014

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