Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Police News

August 13, 2013

Teen faces charge of animal cruelty

ALBION — A 16-year-old boy is being charged with cruelty to an animal in the case where a dog was severely injured by a thrown firework and had to be euthanized.

The boy also faces a charge of robbery while armed with a deadly weapon. Because of the nature of these two alleged crimes, Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney Curtis T. Hill Jr. is asking that Marquis Gary, 16, be waived to adult court.

“My review of the circumstances surrounding these investigations and leading up to the petitions for delinquency in both matters leads me to believe that the juvenile justice system will not benefit Marquis Gary,” Hill said, “and that it is in the best interest of the safety and welfare of this community that he stand trial as an adult.”

Hill authorized the filing of a formal delinquency petition in Juvenile Court against Gary, who was 15 years of age at the time a female pit bull dog was injured by a firework allegedly thrown at the dog by Gary.

The dog picked up the firecracker, which exploded in its mouth resulting in extensive injuries to the animal’s face and mouth. As a result of these injuries, the dog was promptly euthanized.

On Monday, Hill filed that petition that alleges Gary committed cruelty to an animal, a Class D felony, for knowingly torturing or mutilating a vertebrate animal.

Prosecutors said that during review of the cruelty allegation, it was also determined that a June 13 robbery involving Gary was pending prosecution review.

In that case, according to prosecutors, Gary was identified as one of three people who threatened the use of force while armed with a gun. The trio reportedly took money from another individual. This separate allegation resulted in the filing of a formal petition of delinquency against Gary in Juvenile Court for the offense of robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, a Class B felony.

The robbery charge was filed Friday. Hill also asked for Gary to be waived to adult court in both actions.

Gary was arrested July 8 for an unrelated matter and has been held in the Juvenile Detention Center since that time.

Text Only
Police News
  • 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


Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction

Classes at Goshen Community Schools and St. John the Evangelist Catholic School will begin the 2014-15 school year on Thursday, Aug. 7. School corporations throughout the state have been trending toward earlier start dates the past few years. When do you think school should start?

I think early August is a good time to start
I think later in August would be a good time to start
I think school should start after Labor Day
     View Results