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January 24, 2013

Police news for Jan. 24, 2013

Police and firefighters have found a body inside a residence Wednesday at Chapman Lake in Warsaw, according to a Kosciusko County police release. A four alarm call came in at 10:26 a.m. for a fire at 2147 Chapman Lake Drive, Warsaw, and the multiple family structure was engulfed in flames with more than 40 firefighters on the scene since 10:30 a.m.

Responders said two individuals escaped without injury. The lake is two miles northeast of the Warsaw city limits. According to the release, The Red Cross of Kosciusko County provided assistance to families and emergency responders on the scene. Ruptured gas lines and failing/falling power lines caused possible hazardous conditions.

Crash reports

• A female driver was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for neck pain Tuesday after she lost control of her 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse and struck the median. Rachel Schrock, 18, Elkhart, was driving east on St. Joseph Valley Parkway on the C.R. 20 overpass at 12:13 p.m. According to Elkhart County police, Schrock was warned for not reducing speed for weather conditions.

• William Spore, 31, Argos, was transported to a local hospital for neck pain after the 2003 Mazda SUV he was riding in with Betty Spore, 55, Syracuse struck the rear end of a semi-tractor driven by Michael Stiltner, 46, of Byran, Ohio. The crash occurred Monday at 4:49 p.m. at U.S. Highway 6 and C.R. 29. No citations were given by Elkhart County police.

• Two drivers were cited for driving with suspended licenses after their vehicles crashed Tuesday at 4:24 a.m. on C.R. 20, west of C.R. 9, according to Elkhart County police. A 1995 Nissan Maxima driven by Casey Gose, 29, Elkhart, collided with the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven Luis Vargas, 38, Goshen. Gose was cited for driving left of center and transported to Elkhart General Hospital for shoulder pain.

• According to Elkhart County police, Bryce Day, 16, Middlebury, was traveling east on C.R. 10, east of C.R. 39 at 6:04 p.m. Monday when his 1991 Dodge pickup slid off the road and struck a utility pole. Day was transported by ambulance to IU Health Goshen Hospital for lacerations to his left arm and a possible concussion. No citations were issued and the crash is still under investigation.

• A driver was injured after crashing into a house owned by LaCasa at 627 N. Main St., Goshen, at 9:56 a.m. Tuesday, according to Goshen police. Rebecca Gerber, 59, Edwardsburg, Mich., was traveling southbound on Ind. 15 when she hit a slick spot on the road. Her 1999 Ford Contour left the road, jumping a curb and slid sideways until the driver’s side crashed into the house and the rear end of the vehicle slid into the front porch, a report stated.

According to police, there was damage to the siding of the house along with the columns holding the front porch roof. LaCasa officials reported damage to the interior of the building.

• Two drivers were injured Monday in a collision at the intersection of Wilden Avenue and Indiana Avenue, according to Goshen police. The crash occurred at 6 p.m. A 2010 Lincoln driven by Mary Shafer, 62, White Pigeon, Mich., was traveling east on Wilden Avenue when she collided into the rear of the 2000 Chrysler Voyager driven by Larion Swartzendruber, 64, Goshen, who was turning north on Indiana Avenue. The drivers were treated at the scene.

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  • 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

  • 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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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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