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Police News

July 11, 2014

Work release prisoner sought

Elkhart County police filed a report Wednesday indicating that Matthew James Cotherman, 27, Goshen, had escaped from Elkhart County Work Release, 201 N. Cottage Ave., Goshen, at 3:30 p.m. July 1. He is currently listed as AWOL.

The United States Attorney Office reports the following cases in federal court:

• Jeremy L. Hall, 38, Warsaw, pled guilty to the felony offense of possession and distribution of child pornography in federal court. The charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Michigan City police. Sentencing has been set for Oct. 2.

• Maricruz Mendoza, aka Erika L. Luna, 36, Elkhart, pled guilty to the felony offense of theft of government property as a result of an investigation by the Department of Labor and the Indiana Department of work Force Development. Sentencing is set for Oct. 16.

• Tiffany J. Miller, 28, Ligonier, was sentenced to two years probation and to pay $15,062 in restitution after pleading guilty to the felony offense of theft of government property. According to court documents, Miller applied for and received extended unemployment insurance through the State of Indian Department of Work Force Development (IDWD) from September 2010 to August 2011. Miller submitted weekly vouchers to IDWD and intentionally answered “no” to the question asking if she was working when in truth she was employed in Elkhart during the specified week. Miller also failed to disclose she received wages during that time period.

Crash reports

• A Topeka woman and a Huntington man were injured in a two-vehicle crash at 1:37 p.m. Thursday in LaGrange County. According to LaGrange County police, Marvin Langston, 74, Huntington, was driving his vehicle southbound on Ind. 5, just north of C.R. 700 S., when he took his eyes off the road to look at a buggy on the side of the road. When he looked back, Langston said he saw a vehicle stopped in the southbound lane waiting to make a left turn. Langston said he attempted to brake but was unable to stop his vehicle in time to avoid a collision. Both Langston and the driver of the second vehicle, Dakota Charters, 21, Topeka, suffered neck pain as a result of the crash. The case remains under investigation.

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  • 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

  • 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

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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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