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Police News

June 20, 2014

Investigation leads to three jailed on drug charges

Kosciusko County Drug Task Force officers arrested three individuals from Kosciusko County on alleged drug charges after a recent investigation.

Officers initially arrested Nathaniel David Heitkamp, 18, Warsaw on preliminary charges of dealing a controlled substance.

A second suspect, Derek Wagner, 28, Etna Green, was arrested Tuesday after a warrant was issued by the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office charging him with dealing controlled substance.

Kosciusko County Drug Task Force officers arrested Barbara Middleton, 24, Silver Lake, Wednesday for dealing a controlled substance.

Kosciusko County Drug Task Force officers were also assisted by members of the Silver Lake Police Department and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department during the duration of the investigation.

Theft/burglary reports

• Michelle Ward of LaGrange County reported her MTD 900 series lawn tractor stolen from her garage between June 9 and Monday to LaGrange County police.

• Employees of 5 & 20 Country Kitchen in Shipshewana told LaGrange County police someone pulled the back trailer lights, six brake lights and 3 marker lights, out of the holders. They cut the wires and caused damage to the trailer’s electrical system. The incident occurred at 9: 23 a.m. Monday.

• Staci Klama, 321 S. Ninth St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole the license plate from her vehicle at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

• Treyci Lazaro, 919 Eagle Drive, Goshen, reported to Goshen police someone opened a window to her residence between 7 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police said nothing was taken from the residence and nothing inside was disturbed.

• Employees at Country Craft Cabinets, 17090 Ind. 120, Bristol, told Elkhart County police Wednesday someone had stolen cabinets and cabinet hardware from the business at an unknown date and time.

Vandalism reports

• A Goshen resident told Goshen police someone knocked several signs down and broke a bottle in the parking lot of Goshen Christian Church, 2133 Berkey Ave., Goshen at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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  • Police warn of recent burglaries Members of the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureau located a black Hyundai Sonata Thursday which matched the description of a vehicle reported as having been involved in multiple daytime residential burglaries that had occurred in Je

    August 22, 2014

  • Sentencing hearing for robber delayed A Michigan man who pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted armed robbery using a hammer was to have been sentenced in Elkhart Circuit Court Thursday.

    August 21, 2014

  • Police cars hit in multi-county chase According to Middlebury police, officer Gary Smith attempted to locate a silver Saturn leaving McDonald’s on Ind. 13, near U.S. 20 in Middlebury at 11:30 p.m. Monday. Jonathan Gaby, 31, Middlebury, the driver of the Saturn was reported to be allegedly intoxicated.

    August 20, 2014

  • Goshen crash injures driver A two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 33 and Ind. 4 injured one driver, according to Goshen police reports. Shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, a 2009 Nissan Cube driven by Emily N. Lee, 18, was northbound on U.S. 33 near

    August 17, 2014

  • Goshen woman guilty of stealing government property Crystal Riggs, 48, Goshen, pled guilty to felony theft of government property in federal court in South Bend. The magistrate judge is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea. Parties have 14 days in which to object to the

    August 15, 2014

  • NWS GN140815 apartment fire Suspicious bottle found at Concord High School According to Elkhart County Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Bradberry, police responded to Concord High School, 59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart, Wednesday at 6:51 p.m. to a suspicious bottle that was found on the south side of the high school.

    August 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man pleads guilty to assault with knife Andrew Adkins, 26, Goshen, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of battery by means of a deadly weapon, a Class C felony. According to a statement from the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office, Adkins was scheduled for trial Tuesday in Elkhart Superio

    August 14, 2014

  • One killed, one hurt in separate wrecks One person was killed and another badly injured in two unrelated crashes in Elkhart and Noble counties over the weekend.

    August 10, 2014

  • Gn140808 nicholas rushlow mug CIRCUIT COURT: Elkhart's Rushlow sentenced to 58 years for attempted murder GOSHEN — An Elkhart man was sentenced to 58 years in prison after a jury convicted him of attempted murder last month. Nicholas A. Rushlow, 32, Elkhart, was charged with felony attempted murder and felony criminal recklessness when his case went to t

    August 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140807 Mishler funeral home break in Aug 5th.jpg Police: Warsaw man broke into funeral home for children's DVDs

    A Warsaw man was arrested after police said they found him crawling out of a broken window at Mishler Funeral Home in Milford Tuesday morning.

    August 6, 2014 2 Photos

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