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Police News

November 1, 2013

Arson fire damages playground equipment

Elkhart police are investigating an arson involving the intentional burning of playground equipment at Edgewater Park in Elkhart early Wednesday morning.

According to Elkhart police, the Elkhart Fire Department was dispatched to Edgewater Park, located at the intersection of Edgewater Boulevard and Okema Street, Elkhart, at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a report of a fire. Firefighters reported finding the playground equipment and the mulch under the playground equipment had been set on fire. A report was filed with the Elkhart Police Department, and the fire has been determined to be arson. The amount of damage to the equipment and property has been quoted in excess of $25,000. The playground equipment has been deemed a complete loss. Anyone with information connected to the incident is asked to contact Detective T. Freel at 574-389-4728.

Thefts reported

The following thefts and burglaries were recently reported to local police:

• Jered Liechty, 116 N. Seventh St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone entered his home and removed several items that belong to him at 7 p.m. Sunday.

• Ismael Garza, Texas, told Goshen police he noticed at 2:26 p.m. Wednesday someone was using his personal identifying information for employment in the Goshen area.

• Lois Wildmer, 405 E. Plymouth Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole several items from outside his residence at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday.

• An employee of Conoco Pak-A-Sak, 112 W. Pike St., Goshen, told Goshen police a man in a silver van filled up his gas tank with $72.64 worth of gasoline and then drove away without paying for the gasoline at 6:52 p.m. Wednesday.

• Union Township Trustee Robert McLean told Elkhart County police Tuesday that the maintenance shed at Union Cemetery, 25000 C.R. 50, had been burglarized. Someone broke into the shed and stole two weed trimmers.

• Elkhart County police said a forgery investigation was started Wednesday at Lippert Components, 65781 Sourwood, Goshen, after an employee there was found to be working under a false name.

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Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

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