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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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  • Police cars hit in multi-county chase According to Middlebury police, officer Gary Smith attempted to locate a silver Saturn leaving McDonald’s on Ind. 13, near U.S. 20 in Middlebury at 11:30 p.m. Monday. Jonathan Gaby, 31, Middlebury, the driver of the Saturn was reported to be allegedly intoxicated.

    August 20, 2014

  • 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

    A Warsaw man was arrested after police said they found him crawling out of a broken window at Mishler Funeral Home in Milford Tuesday morning.

    August 6, 2014 2 Photos

  • GN140802 Vehicle fire Fiery crash reported near Topeka

    LaGrange County 911 dispatchers received a call at 2:50 p.m. Thursday of a two-vehicle crash at 6765 W. 300 South near Topeka stating the vehicles were on fire.

    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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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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