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Police News

November 9, 2013

Two appear in federal court

The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following cases in Federal Court this week:

• Tad Vandermark, 52, Syracuse, pled guilty to the felony offense of production of child pornography. The charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and sentencing has been set for Feb. 6, 2014.

• Thomas Touhey, 56, Walkerton, was sentence to 20 months of imprisonment and one year of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of unlawful transport of firearms. According to documents in the case, law enforcement was investigating complaints of drug trafficking from Touhey’s home as well as two active warrants for his failure to register as a sex offender. Officers discovered marijuana and related paraphernalia. Officers also found a loaded shotgun on the premises. Touhey has a prior felony conviction for child molestation. The case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Theft/burglary reports and arrests

• A staff member of Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, 17746 C.R> 34, Goshen, told Elkhart County police that someone forcefully entered a storage building through the siding between 3 p.m. Oct. 29 and 10 a.m. Thursday. Four truck batteries were stolen off two trucks and the building and the cables were cut off.

• A Meijer loss prevention employee, 4522 Elkhart Road, Goshen, told Goshen police a black male, approximately 30 years old, entered the store and concealed nearly $300 items before exiting the store and fleeing from Meijer employees without paying for the items at 10:04 a.m. Thursday. Police searched the area and did not locate the male.

• Kathy A. Bailey, 514 N. Fifth St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole the stereo from her car while it was parked in front of her residence during the morning hours Thursday.

• A 17-year-old Goshen male was arrested on a charge of theft by Goshen police at Wal-Mart, 2304 Lincolnway East, Goshen, at 5:14 p.m. Thursday. The juvenile male was released to his father after signing a juvenile social history form.

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  • NWS GN0418 KCF car fire Police News: April 18, 2014 The following thefts and burglaries were recently reported to local police: • Ron Davidhizar told Goshen police Wednesday that someone broke into his storage shed at 221 Queen St. and stole items. • Personnel at Synergy RV Transport, 2448 E. Kercher

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Three Concord firefighters suspended for mishandling drugs Concord Township firefighters Don Mansell, Bill Creedon and Jon Simmons were accused by Concord Township Trustee Mark Grabill with the failure to follow the Concord Township Fire Department’s protocol regarding proper tag removal on narcotics boxes.

    April 17, 2014

  • GN140416 Leesburg crash Police News: April 17, 2014 A one-vehicle crash injured two men — one critically — south of Leesburg Tuesday.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police & Rescue News Six injured in crash northwest of Wakarusa

    A two-vehicle crash injured six people north of Wakarusa Tuesday.
    The mishap occurred around 7:20 a.m. at the intersection of C.R.s 1 and 26.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140416 Leesburg crash Driver critically injured in Kosciusko County crash

    A one-vehicle crash injured two men — one critically — south of Leesburg Tuesday.
    The mishap occurred on C.R. 150 West just south of C.R. 400 North around 5 p.m.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man gets 80 years for threat on wife An Elkhart man who threatened to set his wife on fire has been sentenced to 80 years in prison.

    April 15, 2014

  • Police news: Several arrested on charges of drunken driving • Lori L. Ellis, 48, 12778 N. 300 East, Syracuse, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of driving while intoxicated at 1:35 a.m. Sunday. Ellis was stopped for a traffic stop at Dierdorff and Kercher Roads in Goshen for driving left of center and transported to the Elkhart County jail.

    April 13, 2014

  • Police/Rescue News: April 13, 2014 Area police made several arrests recently.

    April 12, 2014

  • GN140413 brookside fire Goshen firefighters battle blaze at Brookside Manor

    Goshen firefighters battled a blaze at a home in Brookside Manor Mobile Home Park this morning.
    The residence is located along Orchid Avenue in the park on Goshen's northwest side.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police respond to report of stolen tools GOSHEN -- A man was taken to a mental health facility after police responded to threats he made to harm himself and others. Goshen police blocked off Fifth Street between Madison and Jefferson Friday afternoon. For public safety reasons, other resid

    April 11, 2014


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