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Police News

March 26, 2014

Woman says police impersonator stopped her


• Dan Blucker of Goshen reported a fraudulent charge on his debit card to Goshen police Sunday.

• Efrain Rodriguez, 428 N. First St., told Goshen police Sunday that his son’s bicycle was taken from his home.

Battery reports

• Telly Speichor, 39, 4795 E. 25 North, LaGrange, was arrested by LaGrange County police on a charge of domestic battery after an incident Friday at Speichor’s home.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Edelyn Guzman, 58248 C.R. 23, Goshen, told Elkhart County police Saturday that someone threw rocks at a 2013 GMC Terrain parked in her driveway. Two side mirrors on the vehicle were broken.

• A student at Bashor Alternative School, 62226 C.R. 15, Goshen, damaged an interior office window at the school around 8:10 a.m. March 19, according to an Elkhart County police report.

• Josette Franklin, 11071 Ind. 120, Middlebury, told Elkhart County police that a window was broken at her residence Thursday.

• Alice Shenk told Goshen police Monday there was graffiti on an abandoned house and garage across from her home in the 1100 block of Prairie Street.

OWI arrests

The following motorists were recently arrested, and incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail, on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated:

• Mark Green, 39, 17901 C.R. 142, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police after a traffic crash around 1 p.m. Sunday on Ind. 19 near C.R. 36.

Police said Green was driving a Kia van that went left of center and sideswiped a motor home. Green reportedly drove away from the scene of the crash before a tire on his vehicle went flat. Police said Green’s three children, all younger than 5, were in the van.

In addition to the OWI, Green was arrested on charges of neglect of dependents and leaving the scene of a crash.

• Heather Vandusen, 28, Elkhart, was arrested by Elkhart County police after a traffic stop around 12:18 a.m. Sunday at Lincoln and Main streets in Nappanee. In addition to the OWI, Vandusen was also arrested on a charge of resisting law enforcement.

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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

  • 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,

    July 16, 2014


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