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Police News

April 6, 2014

Police investigate possible drug tampering

Elkhart County police are looking into a report that drugs may have been improperly handled.

On Feb. 21, staff at IU Health Goshen, 200 West High Park Ave., told police that narcotic vials in the care of a fire department had been tampered with and possibly had the contents removed without authorization. Police confirmed Friday that the case involves Concord Township Fire Department.

Police said the case is still being investigated.

Theft/burglary reports

• Mary Ann Moman, Indianapolis, told Goshen police Friday that someone obtained her credit card number while she was staying at the Hampton Inn, 1968 Lincolnway East. The credit card number was then used minutes later to make a purchase without Moman’s consent.

• Shkema Allen, 36, 1447 Peabody Court, St. Louis, Mo., was arrested Friday after allegedly trying to shoplift at Walmart, 2304 Lincolnway East. She was released on a memorandum to appear in court.

• Loss prevention staff at Meijer, 4522 Elkhart Road, told Goshen police that two females stole items at the store and fled when confronted by employees. The stolen items were recovered.

Battery reports

• Eric Bice, 22, 221 Queen St., was arrested by Goshen police Saturday on a charge of domestic battery in the presence of a child. The incident reportedly occurred around 2:16 a.m. at Bice’s home. Bice was incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail.

Traffic arrests

• Charolett Estes, 45, 910 Wilson Ave., Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police Friday on a charge of leaving a crash scene. The crash, which involved injuries, occurred shortly before 6 a.m. in the 1400 block of South Main St. Estes was incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail.

OWI arrests

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

• Nicholas J. Himes, 35, 1606 Tippecanoe Drive, Apt. A1, Warsaw, was arrested by Goshen police after a traffic stop around 2:30 a.m. Saturday at Burdick and 14th streets. In addition to the OWI, Himes was also arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana.

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  • 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

  • police lights.jpg Motorcyclist dies from crash injuries

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • POLICE NEWS: July 14, 2014 David Carranza, 420 Johnston St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole money from his unlocked vehicle while it was parked at his residence at 11 p.m. Friday.

    July 14, 2014

  • Several thefts reported Theft/burglary reports• Brent Rheinheimer, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole a cellphone from his vehicle at 9 p.m. Thursday while parked at 315 Pringle Drive, Goshen.• Santa Salazar, Goshen, told Goshen police his scooter was stolen at 10 p.m

    July 13, 2014


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