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December 30, 2012

Man, toddler seriously injured in crash

A Milford toddler and her father were flown to South Bend Memorial Hospital after their buggy collided with a 2002 Volkswagen JGS around 6:19 p.m. Friday near Nappanee, according to Kosciusko County police.

The crash happened near 5414 West C.R. 1350 North at a driveway entrance.

According to police, the buggy, driven by Arlen R. Lehman, 51, Milford, was pulling out of the driveway and onto the road when he attempted to stop the horse from entering the roadway. The horse continued into the path of the Volkswagen, driven by Jodi R. Kauffman, 23, Etna Green.

Kauffman told police she saw the horse enter the road and she began to brake but her vehicle slid into the passenger side of the buggy, causing it to roll onto its side.

Lehman, and his 4-year-old daughter Ranae Lehman, were airlifted to South Bend Memorial Hospital and were listed in serious condition, according to police. No one else was injured in the crash, and it is still under investigation.

Crash reports

• Tanner Bontrager, 20, Goshen, reported he was riding his mo-ped on Dierdorff Road near Regent Court when he lost control on slippery roads and wrecked it around 2:05 p.m. Friday, according to Goshen police. He suffered minor injuries.

Theft/burglary reports

• Aaron Sowers, Goshen, reported Friday his property at 918 N. Seventh St. was broken into and items stolen, according to Goshen police.

• Mark Drapeza, 41, 702 E. Jackson St., Goshen, was arrested on a charge of criminal conversion at Martin’s Supermarket, 1527 Bashor Road, around 6:45 p.m. Friday, according to Goshen police.

• Two juvenile males, 15 and 17 years old, were arrested on charges of theft after they were reportedly caught stealing merchandise from Martin’s Supermarket around 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Assault/battery reports

• Travis Eppert, 40, 201 Crescent Drive, Goshen, was arrested on charges of domestic battery, strangulation and interfering with the reporting of a crime at his residence around 10:30 p.m. Friday, according to Goshen police.

Traffic arrests

• Michael Contreras, 20, 1101 S. 11th St., Goshen, was arrested on a charge of never having obtained a driver’s license at 115 W. Pike St. around 8:34 p.m. Friday, according to Goshen police.

• Dequa Turner, 20, 317 Harrison St., Elkhart, was arrested on charges of fleeing law enforcement in a motor vehicle and never having obtained a driver’s license after he refused to stop his vehicle in the 1700 block of Elkhart Road around 2:59 a.m. Saturday, according to Goshen police.

Alcohol/drug arrests

• Brendon K. Riegsecker, 21, 10th St., Goshen, was arrested on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct after he was kicked out of Double D’s Bar around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Goshen police.

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    July 31, 2014

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    July 30, 2014

  • POLICE NEWS FOR JULY 28, 2014: Children injured in crash Two children and an adult were taken to a local hospital Sunday with minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of C.R. 17 and C.R. 18, east of Elkhart.Judy K. Buckmeier, 63, was southbound in a 2014 Buick Enclave carrying three p

    July 28, 2014

  • Police news for July 27, 2014 Drug-related arrestsA Middlebury man was arrested Friday morning on two drug-related charges and driving with a suspended license. According to Goshen police, Martin Brown, 26, was stopped at 6:10 a.m. for failing to signal within 200 feet of a turn

    July 27, 2014

  • 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.
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    July 22, 2014


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