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April 11, 2014

Sweepstakes phone scam reported

Elkhart County Sheriff’s deputies are receiving multiple reports of a phone scam where the caller reports to be from Publisher’s Clearing House.

The caller states that the recipient of the call has won the sweepstakes, but must send a certain amount of funds via “GreenDot” cards to release their winnings. Those having received such a call describe the caller as having a Jamaican accent. Officers are warning the public to be aware of this scam. Verify the validity of any caller who requests you send money before you send out the money.

Crash reports

• A LaGrange man and Kendallville woman were arrested by Indiana State police on multiple charges following a vehicle pursuit spanning Noble and LaGrange counties early Thursday morning. According to LaGrange County police, LaGrange County deputies were informed of a pursuit that was coming north from Noble County on Ind. 3, approaching the LaGrange County line, at approximately 12:30 a.m. Thursday. An Indiana State Trooper had reportedly attempted to make a traffic stop on a white Ford Taurus in Kendallville when the driver of the Taurus refused to stop and fled from the trooper. LaGrange County deputies caught up with the pursuit on Ind. 3, in the area of 600 S., in LaGrange County. The pursuit continued north on Ind. 3 until the vehicle turned west onto C.R. 200 S. The vehicle then reportedly traveled west until it came to C.R. 500 E. At this point, the vehicle began taking many country roads in an attempt to evade pursuing officers, with speeds during the pursuit ranging from 50 mph to over 100 mph. The vehicle eventually crashed in the yard of 1820 S. 485 East, where the driver then attempted to run from the vehicle on foot into a wooded area before being apprehended by officers. The driver was identified as Mark J. Frye of LaGrange. A female passenger in the vehicle was identified as Katrina D. Kelly of Kendallville. While the vehicle was being pursued in Noble County, Frye was reportedly observed throwing items out of the vehicle associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Both Frye and Kelly were taken into custody by the Indiana State Police and transported back to Noble County where they will face multiple charges. Frye will also face charges in LaGrange County for resisting law enforcement with a motor vehicle, a Class D felony. Agencies involved in the pursuit included: LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department; Indiana State Police; Kendallville Police; Avilla Police; LaGrange Police; Shipshewana Police; and Wolcottville Police.

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  • Police cars hit in multi-county chase According to Middlebury police, officer Gary Smith attempted to locate a silver Saturn leaving McDonald’s on Ind. 13, near U.S. 20 in Middlebury at 11:30 p.m. Monday. Jonathan Gaby, 31, Middlebury, the driver of the Saturn was reported to be allegedly intoxicated.

    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

  • Goshen woman guilty of stealing government property Crystal Riggs, 48, Goshen, pled guilty to felony theft of government property in federal court in South Bend. The magistrate judge is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea. Parties have 14 days in which to object to the

    August 15, 2014

  • NWS GN140815 apartment fire Suspicious bottle found at Concord High School According to Elkhart County Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Bradberry, police responded to Concord High School, 59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart, Wednesday at 6:51 p.m. to a suspicious bottle that was found on the south side of the high school.

    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

  • Gn140808 nicholas rushlow mug CIRCUIT COURT: Elkhart's Rushlow sentenced to 58 years for attempted murder GOSHEN — An Elkhart man was sentenced to 58 years in prison after a jury convicted him of attempted murder last month. Nicholas A. Rushlow, 32, Elkhart, was charged with felony attempted murder and felony criminal recklessness when his case went to t

    August 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140807 Mishler funeral home break in Aug 5th.jpg Police: Warsaw man broke into funeral home for children's DVDs

    A Warsaw man was arrested after police said they found him crawling out of a broken window at Mishler Funeral Home in Milford Tuesday morning.

    August 6, 2014 2 Photos

  • GN140802 Vehicle fire Fiery crash reported near Topeka

    LaGrange County 911 dispatchers received a call at 2:50 p.m. Thursday of a two-vehicle crash at 6765 W. 300 South near Topeka stating the vehicles were on fire.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Burglary suspect arrested within minutes Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department apprehended a burglary suspect Wednesday morning, just north of Leesburg, within 12 minutes of the crime.

    July 31, 2014


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