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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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    July 23, 2014

  • GN140723 CR34-Ind. 13 Crash 1 LaGrange man airlifted from scene of crash A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash at Ind. 13 and C.R. 34 at 1:48 p.m. Tuesday. Terry Fry, 44, LaGrange, was airlifted by MedFlight from the scene. Elkhart County police said he was taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital with fractures to

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 21, 2014 4 Photos

  • 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,

    July 16, 2014

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    July 15, 2014 1 Photo


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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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