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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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  • GN140802 Vehicle fire Fiery crash reported near Topeka

    LaGrange County 911 dispatchers received a call at 2:50 p.m. Thursday of a two-vehicle crash at 6765 W. 300 South near Topeka stating the vehicles were on fire.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Burglary suspect arrested within minutes Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department apprehended a burglary suspect Wednesday morning, just north of Leesburg, within 12 minutes of the crime.

    July 31, 2014

  • 2 Elkhart County work release escapees reported Two Goshen men have been listed as escapees from the Elkhart County Work Release Center in Goshen.Elkhart County police reported Tuesday that John A. Eller, 48, was reported as an escapee at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Thomas M. Moser, 35, was reported as an

    July 31, 2014

  • Two drivers injured in crash A collision Monday injured two drivers in Goshen, according to Goshen police.

    July 30, 2014

  • POLICE NEWS FOR JULY 28, 2014: Children injured in crash Two children and an adult were taken to a local hospital Sunday with minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of C.R. 17 and C.R. 18, east of Elkhart.Judy K. Buckmeier, 63, was southbound in a 2014 Buick Enclave carrying three p

    July 28, 2014

  • Police news for July 27, 2014 Drug-related arrestsA Middlebury man was arrested Friday morning on two drug-related charges and driving with a suspended license. According to Goshen police, Martin Brown, 26, was stopped at 6:10 a.m. for failing to signal within 200 feet of a turn

    July 27, 2014

  • Elkhart man arrested after hitting utility pole A 2007 Lincoln MKZ driven by Robert Maxey, 25, Elkhart, was eastbound on C.R. 4, east of C.R. 5 near Elkhart. According to Elkhart County police, the vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a utility pole at 12:27 a.m. Friday. Maxey was transported to

    July 25, 2014

  • Abandoned animals removed from home Goshen police and Humane Society of Elkhart County officer Dan Scott were called to 416 N. Eighth Street in Goshen Thursday afternoon for abandoned animals in the unoccupied residence.

    July 25, 2014

  • Red D Mart armed robbery New Paris Police ask for public's help in identifying would-be robber

    Elkhart County police have released still photos captured from video of the man who attempted to hold up Red D Mart gas station, 68310 Ind. 15, New Paris, on Saturday, July 19.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • 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

    July 23, 2014


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