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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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  • 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.

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  • Red D Mart armed robbery New Paris Police ask for public's help in identifying would-be robber

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  • 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

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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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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