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January 31, 2013

Marathon station robbed

— The Marathon Gas Station, 51451 Ind. 19 in Elkhart was robbed around 8:03 p.m. Tuesday. Two males wearing black masks and gloves entered the store while armed with handguns and demanded money from the store clerk, according to an Elkhart County police press release. The males took an undisclosed amount of cash from the cash register and cigarettes. The suspects left the store and entered a gold colored sport utility vehicle and left headed westbound on Roseland Road. Police are asking the public for help in identifying the suspects in the robbery and the vehicle by calling (574) 533-4151.

Body found after

house fire identified

A body located inside a house fire on Chapman Lake Jan. 23 has been positively identified by the Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office, according to a press release. Stephen T. Hall, 65, Warsaw, died from smoke inhalation and burns in a house fire at 2147 Chapman Lake Drive, Warsaw. The Fire Investigation team of Kosciusko County determined the fire started in the basement of the structure near a portable heater. Police determined Hall used the portable heater to thaw-out frozen waterlines in the basement.

Threat reports

• The Elkhart County police received information that a 13-year-old male student made a threatening comment while writing a paper in class at Northridge Middle School, 56691 Northridge Drive, Middlebury, at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Fire investigation reports

• An employee at Concord Community Schools, 59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart, reported to Elkhart County police a Concord school bus caught fire as a result of a electrical malfunction at 7:49 p.m. Monday.

Theft/burglary reports

• Teresa Hill, 214 Olive St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole her laptop computer from her residence between 5:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday.

• Tianna Lee of Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole her cell phone at Little Caesars, 4568 Elkhart Road, Goshen, at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday.

• Ressie Dipert of Goshen, told Goshen police someone entered her unlocked vehicle and removed her hidden car and house keys and cigarettes while it was parked at the Salvation Army of Goshen, 1013 N. Main St., Goshen, at 1:28 p.m. Tuesday.


conduct reports

• Employees of Interra Credit Union, 2410 Peddlers Village Road, Goshen, told Goshen police on witnessing a fight in their business lot at 11:14 a.m. Tuesday. Officers were unsuccessful in locating the involved parties.

Shoplifting/criminal mischief reports

• Devin Lamene, 21, Bristol, and Zachary Higgins, 20, Bristol, were arrested by Goshen police at Kohl’s, 3802 Midway Road, Goshen, on charges of theft after they reportedly left the store with unpaid merchandise at 6:17 p.m. Tuesday.

False reporting arrests

•  A 16-year-old male from Elkhart was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of false informing after reportedly giving police misleading information about himself at 11:07 p.m. Tuesday. Police said the juvenile was stopped in the 2500 block of West Clinton Street. They reported he was speeding and driving a car with a false plate, no proof of insurance and violating his learner’s permit. The juvenile was  released to his mother.

Traffic arrests

•  Carlos Guadalajara-Rodriguez, 22, 1447 S. 49th St., Cicero, Ill., was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of operating a vehicle while never receiving a license with a prior conviction. He was stopped by police for a traffic violation at Fifth Street and Middlebury Street at 5:38 a.m. Tuesday. Guadalajara-Rodriguez was transported to the Elkhart County Jail.

Drug/ alcohol arrests

• Zachary Wilson, 19, was stopped by Elkhart County police for a traffic violation on Peddler’s Village Road at U.S. 33 in Goshen at 11:52 p.m. Tuesday. Wilson and the passenger, Tyler Kuhl, 19, were incarcerated on charges of illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage.

OWI arrests

• Jerry D. Weaver, 43, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police at 1:18 a.m. Saturday on C.R. 18, just west of C.R. 19, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was booked into the county jail.

• Nathan J. Prieshoff, 29, Milford, was arrested by Elkhart County police at 3:48 a.m. Wednesday at C.R. 6 and Ind. 19 in Elkhart, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Prieshoff was incarcerated.

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  • 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

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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.

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  • 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,

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