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Police News

October 4, 2013

Lottery scam reported

A 74-year-old Elkhart woman told Elkhart County police Tuesday she fell victim to a lottery scam that cost her a total of $20,700.

The woman told police she sent various sums of money since July 29 to locations in Texas and Jamaica. She did so with the belief that she was paying the tax on lottery winnings, and would receive $2.5 million after paying off the taxes.

Crash reports

• A bicyclist was hurt in a crash Tuesday at the intersection of Lincoln and Chicago avenues in Goshen.

The mishap occurred around 10:42 a.m. Goshen police said bicyclist Jessica Jefferies, 18, Goshen, rode into the side of a 1999 Ford Econoline van driven by Marilyn Skaggs, Shipshewana.

Jefferies suffered back pain as a result of the collision.

Theft/burglary reports

• Martin V. Maldonado, 26, 1723 Bashor Road, Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police Thursday after allegedly trying to shoplift at Meijer, 4522 Elkhart Road, around 2:30 a.m. Maldonado was released on a memorandum to appear in court.

• Karen Hoover of Goshen told Goshen police Wednesday that someone took jewelry from her mother’s nursing home room at 2400 College Ave.

• Daisy Adkins told Goshen police Wednesday that a tire was stolen from her yard at 307 S. Seventh St.

• Stephanie Rossi of Goshen told city police Wednesday that someone stole her bicycle. The theft occurred at 111 N. Indiana Ave.

• Angelica Zamora, owner of Imagen Latina Salon, 514 Lincolnway East, told Goshen police that a customer passed a counterfeit $50 bill at the business Wednesday.

Assault/battery reports

• A 28-year-old Goshen man told city police that someone tried to strike him with a bottle after a road rage incident Wednesday. The encounter took place around 3:44 p.m. The man told police the bottle missed him but damaged his vehicle, which was in the parking lot at Chalet Party Shoppe, 2703 Caragana Court.

Alcohol/drug arrests

• Somprasith P. Bounphisai, 33, 501 Grand St., Ligonier, was arrested by Goshen police after a traffic stop around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 2300 block of Lincolnway East. He was taken into custody on a charge of possession of methamphetamine precursors and transported to the Elkhart County Jail.

OWI arrests

• Travis James Miller, 32, 702 E. Hively, Elkhart, was arrested by Elkhart County police after a traffic stop around 9 p.m. on C.R. 17 at the U.S. 20 Bypass. Police said the motorcyclist had been traveling at an excessive speed. Miller was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and reckless driving.

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    July 31, 2014

  • 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

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