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November 18, 2013

Police news for Nov. 18

Personnel from 40 fire departments battled a fire in rural LaGrange County Saturday and Sunday.

Mongo volunteer firefighters were dispatched at 8:15 p.m. Saturday to a report of a fire at the former Campbell’s Mushroom Farm, 8125 E. 600 North, Howe. LaGrange County police said firefighters arrived at the scene at 8:29 p.m. and found fire burning through the roof at the 330,000-square-foot building.

Due to the fire being in a rural location, police reported, water had to be brought to the scene via tanker trucks from various locations.

Firefighters from 40 departments helped battle the blaze, including crews from LaGrange, Steuben, DeKalb and Noble counties in Indiana, and St. Joseph and Branch counties in Michigan.

Police said fire crews were still at the scene as of 10:45 a.m. Sunday. No injuries had been reported as of that time.

Theft/burglary reports

• Jacob Loewen told Goshen police several items were taken from his garage at 419 S. Seventh St. from May 1 to September.

• Miguel Sandoval, 437 N. First St., reported a burglary at his home to Goshen police Saturday.

• Angel Fitzgerald, 560 Brookside Manor, told Goshen police Friday that someone entered her home and moved items around.

Police shoot deer

Goshen police were called to the 2100 block of Lincolnway East after a vehicle struck a deer around 9:14 p.m. Saturday. Police said the deer was unable to move but still breathing. Police then shot the animal.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Ashley Wood of Goshen told Goshen police Sunday that someone damaged the rear windshield of her 2006 Chevrolet Malibu while it was in the parking lot of 4568 Elkhart Road.

• Howard Davis of Goshen told Goshen police Saturday that someone damaged his vehicle at 122 Winchester Trails.

• Michael Schmucker of Goshen told Goshen police Friday that someone vandalized the rear driver’s side tire on his 1993 Toyota Camry while it was parked at Gleason Industrial Products, 612 E. Reynolds St.

• Jeremy Byler, 2509 W. Wilden Ave., told Goshen police Friday that someone damaged several window screens at his residence.

OWI arrests

• Claudia R. Hethcote, 26, 1111 S. 12th St., Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police after a traffic stop around 3:38 a.m. Sunday in the 2000 block of Lincolnway East. She was incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

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  • 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

  • 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


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