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July 10, 2013

Ohio man dies after diving in lake

— An Ohio man died Monday at 7 a.m. after a swimming mishap at Big Chapman Lake Saturday. Indiana Conservation officers were dispatched to Big Chapman Lake in Kosciusko County at 6 p.m. for a swimming incident involving Bradley Heyne, 26, Coldwater, Ohio.

According to police, he was swimming with friends when he dove head first off a boat, striking his head on a shallow sandbar. Other boaters pulled the unresponsive Heyne to shore and CPR was initiated. Heyne was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Boat crash injures teen

One New Paris teen was seriously injured in a boat crash at Lake Wawasee Sunday.

The crash occurred at 5:40 p.m. Indiana Conservation officers said Riley Wagner, 16, New Paris, was hospitalized with serious injuries after a 2005 Nautique operated by Marshall Dillon, 18, Goshen, accelerated out of control and hit a seawall near 11554 Venetian Drive. The boat was sent airborne onto land. Wagner was thrown from the boat approximately 50 feet and landed on the roadway of Venetian Drive.

Police said a broken throttle linkage handle caused the mechanical failure with the boat. There was significant damage to the watercraft and property where the boat landed, according to officers.

Wagner was listed in fair condition at Parkview North in Fort Wayne.

Teen drowns in lake

Indiana Conservation officers are investigating a drowning at The Howe School Summer Camp in Cedar Lake in LaGrange County.

At approximately 6 p.m. Monday, a 15-year-old juvenile involved in an evening “free swimming” activity was noticed to be missing. Staff checked the area on shore while the on duty lifeguard searched the swim area and located the juvenile in approximately 8 feet of water.

CPR was immediately started and the juvenile was transported to Parkview LaGrange Hospital, then flown by Medflight air ambulance to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, where the juvenile was pronounced dead by hospital staff.

Teen pedestrian hit by van

The Kosciusko County FACT./Crash Investigation Team is investigating a pedestrian that was critically injured after struck by a vehicle in Warsaw.

At 10:05 a.m. Tuesday, a van driven by Boyd Zickafoose, 62, Columbia City, struck a teen pedestrian as he proceeded to turn northbound onto Detroit Street with an automated left turn traffic signal. According to officers, the pedestrian was skateboarding and entered the crosswalk at the intersection of Center and Detroit streets. The teen was airborne and immediately transported to Central Park and airlifted to Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, in critical condition with massive head injuries. The identity of the skateboarder/pedestrian is unknown at the current time as detectives continue to investigate.

Two jailed for theft

LaGrange County police arrested two people during a theft investigation 5 a.m. Friday at 1150 E. 690 South, Wolcottville. Amanda Strunk and Joshua Cleveland, both of 102 N. Albany St., Wolcottville, were arrested on a charge of possession on methamphetamine after police found controlled substances were being used at the residence and obtained a search warrant through the LaGrange County Superior Court. Police said the residence is within a 1,000 feet of a school. Strunk and Cleveland are being held for multiple charges at LaGrange County jail with a bond of $64,000.

Several people were injured in crashes investigated by the local police departments:

• A driver received injuries in a two-vehicle crash at C.R. 13 and John Street in Elkhart. The collision occurred at 10:40 p.m. Sunday. Elkhart County police said a 2012 Ford Fusion driven by Monica F. Johns, 30, Elkhart, struck the rear end of a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica, driven by Steven C. Anderson, 68, Elkhart. Johns told police she doesn’t remember the crash. She was cited for traveling at an unsafe speed and arrested on a charge of intoxication. She was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail after being transported to Elkhart General Hospital for complaint of pain in her chin, right shoulder and right arm.

 

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  • 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

  • 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

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