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Police News

November 2, 2013

Home safe swiped

Someone took a safe from a man’s home south of Shipshewana Thursday. The loss was estimated at $10,000.

LaGrange County police said someone entered the Rainbow Lake residence of Freeman Miller and stole a safe and its contents from a bedroom closet. According to the police report, the safe was placed in a vehicle that was driven from the scene.

Police said the safe contained a large amount of gold and silver coins, rare and collectible coins and other personal and family items.

Authorities ask that anyone with information about the crime call the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department or Crime Stoppers.

Woman robbed at gunpoint

A 61-year-old woman told Elkhart County police she was robbed at gunpoint in her garage around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The robbery occurred in the 57000 block of Appleseed Court. Police said the robber stole a purse containing several credit cards, a small amount of cash and miscellaneous papers.

Elkhart County police said the robber was described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing around 130 pounds. He left the scene in a smaller dark-colored passenger car.

Crash reports

• A Mishawaka driver was hurt in a two-vehicle crash Thursday on U.S. 20 east of Ind. 15.

The crash occurred around 2:40 p.m. Elkhart County police said a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Zachary Hartman, 25, Goshen, collided with the rear of a 1995 Chevrolet Sonoma driven by Carl Picking, 47, Mishawaka.

Picking suffered neck and back pain as a result of the crash and was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment.

Assault/battery reports

• LaGrange County police arrested Nathaniel Geering, 28, 11130 W. 750 North, Shipshewana, after Geering was allegedly involved in a fight with his sister around 9:20 a.m. Thursday. Geering allegedly put his hands around his sister’s neck and throat during the altercation.

Theft/burglary reports

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