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Police News

March 11, 2014

Large theft from RV company reported

Cameron Boyer, chief financial officer of Grand Design RV, Middlebury, reported Friday to Elkhart County police someone forged three checks using an account number belonging to the company at 11333 C.R. 2 in Middlebury. The forgery is believed to have occurred between Feb. 25 and Feb. 28. The checks were cashed for a total of $239,727.36.

Theft/burglary reports and arrests

• A wallet was found on the ground at 1013 N. Main St., Goshen, and reported to Goshen police at 7:55 a.m. Sunday. Several cards in the wallet identified the owner but attempts to contact the owner were unsuccessful. The wallet was placed in the lost and found.

• Leigh Prathaftakis, 61514 C.R. 15, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone entered her residence through an unlocked door and stole two televisions, an X-box and a computer between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday.

• An employee at Elkhart Plastics, 51703 Packard Drive, Middlebury, reported someone gained entry to two employees’ lockers and stole a wallet with $20, a brown flower body bag containing a small brown wallet, a bank card and $30. Elkhart County police said the incident occurred at 6 p.m. Friday.

• Kaila Kieman, 22, 18467 C.R. 126, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police on a charge of theft at Wal-Mart, 30830 Old U.S. Hwy 20, Osceola. Kieman reportedly concealed $256.97 of unpaid merchandise in her purse at 4:50 p.m. Saturday. She was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

• Karen Crawley of Elkhart told Goshen police someone stole her purse at Meijer, 4522 Elkhart Road, Goshen, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

• An employee of Lippert Components, 2600 College Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police someone forced entry during the overnight hours Saturday and stole money from several vending machines belonging to AVI Food Systems. The thief also stole a number of tools belonging to Preferred Inc., a company working on a renovation of the building.

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  • 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

  • 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.

    July 22, 2014

  • 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.

    July 21, 2014 4 Photos

  • 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

    July 20, 2014

  • 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.

    July 18, 2014

  • Handguns reported stolen from barn Troy Alexander Mueller of New Paris told Elkhart County police someone removed handguns from a pole barn located at 19902 C.R. 146 in New Paris between 1:30 a.m. Saturday and 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

    July 17, 2014


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Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

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