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June 13, 2014

Goshen man pleads guilty to drug charge

Goshen man pleads guilty to drug charge

A Goshen man pleaded guilty earlier this week in U.S. District Court in South Bend to a charge of conspiring to distribute cocaine.

According to the United States Attorney’s Office, Jose Mario Sanchez, 40, will be sentenced Sept. 11. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Crash reports

• A Mishawaka man was injured in a vehicle crash at 3:40 p.m. Thursday near Elkhart. According to Elkhart County police, Jorge Enrrique Alvorado-Vierora, 31, Mishawaka, was driving his vehicle west on U.S. 20, just west of C.R. 17, when the driveshaft fell off of his vehicle causing the vehicle to swerve and collide with the cement barrier wall on the south side of the road before rolling over and landing on its roof. Alvorado-Vierora was cited at the scene for never having received a valid driver’s license and then transported to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment of neck pain.

• An Elkhart woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision at 11:15 p.m. near Elkhart. According to Elkhart County police, Mandy Purvis, 27, Elkhart, was driving her vehicle southeast on C.R. 10, just northwest of Kehers St., when her vehicle went left of the roadway’s center line and struck the passenger side of a second vehicle heading northwest on C.R. 10. Purvis’ vehicle then exited the roadway and collided with a tree and road sign. Purvis was transported to South Bend Memorial Hospital for treatment of a head injury. The driver of the second vehicle, Derek Sims, 28, Elkhart, was uninjured. Purvis is being investigated for possible operating while intoxicated.

Theft/burglary reports

• Joetta Vanhook and Shawnna Smith, both of 319 S. Ninth St., Goshen, filed a report with Goshen police Thursday indicating someone stole items from their vehicles at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday.

• Jason Ragsdale, Goshen, filed a report with Goshen police Thursday indicating his stereo was stolen while he was at 807 N. Main St., Goshen, on May 2.

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  • 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

  • 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


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