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Police News

January 2, 2013

Police news for Jan. 2, 2013

Donna D. Smith, 46, of Elkhart, was injured trying to avoid three deer running northbound across C.R. 18, near Keltner Road at approximately 7:03 a.m. Monday, according to Elkhart County police. Smith swerved and missed the deer and went off the north side of the road and hit a tree in her 2002 Pontiac SUV. She was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for complaint of back pain.

A witness told police Smith swerved to avoid the deer and hit a tree. No citations were issued in the crash.

Theft/burglary reports

• Kim Rippley, 1403 S. 14th St., of Goshen, reported to Goshen police at approximately 10:28 p.m. Sunday two males attempted to get inside her vehicle at her residence. They were unsuccessful and left the area.

• Felica McDonald, 115 Broadmore Estates, of Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone stole a DVD/VCR player, a vacuum cleaner, a recliner and a mattress from her residence between Dec. 26 and Saturday.

• Duane Jaskolka of Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone made unauthorized financial transactions from his bank account between Thursday and Saturday totalling $98.91.

• Bonita Waltz, 65844 Tropicana Ave., of Goshen, reported to Elkhart County police someone entered her residence between Dec. 25 and Saturday and stole collector coins and jewelry.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Goshen High School Principal Barry Younghans told Goshen police someone spray painted a wall at Goshen High School, 401 Lincolnway East, at approximately 4:44 p.m. Sunday.

OWI arrests

• Leon W. Lehman, 21, 12546 C.R. 42, of Millersburg, was arrested by Middlebury police on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated at 1:10 a.m. Sunday during a traffic stop at Wayne Street and Twin Oaks Drive in Middlebury. Lehman was transported to the Elkhart County Jail.

• Servando Garcia Pina, 39, of Goshen, was stopped by Elkhart County police for traffic violations at Greene Road and Bashor Road at 11 p.m. Friday. Pina was incarcerated on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

• Brock A. Bowers, 30, of Bristol, was stopped on C.R. 6 near C.R. 9 in Elkhart by Elkhart County police for an equipment violation at 1:01 a.m. Monday. Bowers was found to be operating a vehicle while intoxicated and incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail.

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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.

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  • 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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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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