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Police News

April 9, 2014

Officers involved in Martin's shooting return to duty

Two Elkhart police officers who shot gunman Sean Bair in the Martin’s Super Market on Jan. 15, will return to active duty today.

Officers Cody Skipper and Jason Tripp were taken off active duty while a review of their actions that night were completed. The department said no violations of policy or training were identified.

In a press release, the Elkhart Police Department said the two officer’s actions and performance were heroic and exceptional during the Martin’s incident.

Bair murdered two women and shot at a Martin’s employee and missed before police shot at him. Elkhart Prosecutor Curtis Hill said last month Bair shot himself with a handgun at the same time police bullets struck his heart.

Theft/burglary reports

• Jill Rohrer, 25686 C.R. 32, Goshen, reported the theft of her 2004 Honda dirt bike in October to Elkhart County police. The dirt bike was located in Warsaw and returned to Rohrer Saturday. Police are continuing the investigation.

• Kevin Kezar, 68472 Ind. 15, New Paris, told Elkhart County police someone stole a trailer from his property sometime Friday.

• Jerry Purdue, 315 W. Oakridge Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole a small safe without permission from his residence at 7:38 p.m. Sunday.

• Sonia Ritter of Goshen, told Goshen police someone used her debit card without authorization sometime Sunday.

• Dustin Coomer, 33, 911 Dearborn St., Elkhart, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of theft at Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2304 Lincolnway East, Goshen and outstanding warrants in Elkhart County and Union County, Ohio. The incident occurred at 12:40 p.m. Monday. Coomer was transported to the Elkhart County jail.

• Elizabeth Larimer of Goshen, reported the theft of her HP laptop computer to Goshen police from her office at 109 E. Clinton St., Goshen, sometime between 3:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday.

• Goshen police were told Monday someone entered a residence without permission at 310 N. Main St., Goshen and removed items sometime Feb. 10.

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    August 20, 2014

  • Goshen crash injures driver A two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 33 and Ind. 4 injured one driver, according to Goshen police reports. Shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, a 2009 Nissan Cube driven by Emily N. Lee, 18, was northbound on U.S. 33 near

    August 17, 2014

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    August 15, 2014

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    August 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man pleads guilty to assault with knife Andrew Adkins, 26, Goshen, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of battery by means of a deadly weapon, a Class C felony. According to a statement from the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office, Adkins was scheduled for trial Tuesday in Elkhart Superio

    August 14, 2014

  • One killed, one hurt in separate wrecks One person was killed and another badly injured in two unrelated crashes in Elkhart and Noble counties over the weekend.

    August 10, 2014

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    August 7, 2014 1 Photo

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    August 6, 2014 2 Photos

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