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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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  • 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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