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March 14, 2014

One hurt in four-vehicle wreck

One driver received injuries in a four-vehicle crash Wednesday at Ind. 120, east of C.R. 35 near Middlebury. According to Elkhart County police, the collision occurred at 2:39 p.m.

A 2008 International plow truck driven by Debra Easton, 57, Howe, was plowing snow and crossed left of the center line. Her truck collided with a 2007 Mack dump truck driven by James Geairn, 58, Elkhart. The two vehicles lost debris and began to slide. A 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Annie Kinsman, 61, Bristol, and a 1995 Chevrolet 1500 driven by Douglas Foster, 55, Bristol, were struck with debris from the collision.

Easton was transported to LaGrange Hospital for complaint of neck pain and no citations were issued.

A 38-year-old driver has a broken leg after a three-vehicle collision at Ind. 15 and U.S. 20 near Goshen Wednesday. The crash occurred at 4:25 p.m. according to Elkhart County police. Bela Koncz, 63, Harwood Heights, Ill., drove a 2004 Volvo 670 through a red light at the intersection at the intersection of Ind. 15 and U.S. 20 and collided with a 2007 Kenworth semi-truck driven by Stephen Graves, 41, Toledo, Ohio.

His semi tipped over, landing on the top of a 2005 Honda Pilot driven by Ronald Bontrager, Goshen. He was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Elkhart General Hospital. Koncz was ticketed for disregarding a traffic control device.

Theft/burglary reports

• A staff member at Bashor Alternative School, 62226 Ind. 15, Goshen, told Elkhart County police Wednesday a student grabbed her arms while trying to exit the classroom. The incident occurred at 10:02 a.m. March 6.

• Julia A. Stout, 305 Arbor Court, Goshen, told Goshen police Wednesday someone stole a cell phone. The incident occurred at 5 p.m. Feb. 20.

• Yeselia Esparza of Goshen reported being scammed via Craig’s list to Goshen police at 3 p.m. Sunday.

• Dennis Smeltzer of Bristol told Goshen police someone damaaged a door while entering an apartment he owns at 412 Johnston St., Goshen at 4:46 p.m. Wednesday. The renter was not home at the time of report and it is unknown if anyting is missing.

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  • Suspicious blinking package with battery pack causes police to evacuate business area

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    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.

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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

    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.

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  • 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

  • Elkhart motorcyclist dies from injuries Michael Nunez, 33, Elkhart, died at 8 p.m. Monday from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle collision at C.R. 6 and C.R. 13 near Elkhart, according to Elkhart County police. The crash occurred at 7:45 p.m. Sunday.According to Elkhart County police,

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