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December 4, 2013

POLICE NEWS: Millersburg convenience store clerk robbed at gunpoint

A Millersburg clerk was robbed at gunpoint Monday night, police reported.

Millersburg Town Marshal Keith Hathaway said the robbery occurred at 7:45 p.m. at Simars Convenience Store, 206 N. Benton St. (Ind. 13). Two white males entered the store and robbed a clerk of a small amount of money at gunpoint. The store employee was uninjured.

According to the police report, a vehicle involved in the robbery was described as a gold- or copper-colored Pontiac Grand Am, possibly a 2000-year. Police said the vehicle was last seen traveling north on Ind. 13 past C.R. 38.

Investigators ask anyone with information about the robbery to call the Millersburg Marshal’s Office at 574-642-4500 or call Crime Stoppers.

Crash reports

Motorists were injured in recent crashes responded to by Goshen police:

• A passenger was hurt in a two-vehicle crash near Market Centre Saturday.

The collision occurred around 2:25 p.m. on U.S. 33 west of Rieth Boulevard. Police said a 2003 Saturn Ion driven by Breanna Rothy, 19, Mishawaka, collided with the rear of a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado Crew truck driven by Rick D. Dills, 55, Goshen.

A backseat passenger in the Saturn, Xavier Weaver, 21, Elkhart, was hurt when his face hit the back of the driver’s seat. Police said he suffered severe facial bleeding and was transported to Elkhart General Hospital.

• A passenger was hurt in a two-vehicle crash around 3:30 p.m. Friday at U.S. 33 and Fifth Street.

Goshen police said a 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by James L. Hoogenboom, 61, Goshen, collided with a 1998 Ford Ranger driven by Devin R. Anderson-Beer, 18, Syracuse.

A passenger in the Chrysler, Becky Hoogenboom, 59, Goshen, suffered head pain but refused medical treatment.

Assault/battery reports

• A Shipshewana man was arrested on multiple charges after LaGrange County police were called to a home at 9215 W. 360 North Wednesday night.

Police said they found Casey Bollinger, 25, 8065 West U.S. 20, Shipshewana, in a vehicle near the residence. Bollinger was intoxicated, according to police.

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