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January 24, 2013

Police news for Jan. 24, 2013


Leaving the scene of accident reports

• Homero Hernandez, 111 N. Greene Road, Goshen, told Goshen police someone ran over his mailbox while he was at work around 7 a.m. Tuesday. There was also a Frontier Box that was hit next to Homero’s mailbox.

• Patrick Liverman of Bristol, told Elkhart County police someone hit his 2010 Ford passenger car at the intersection of Ind. 15 and U.S. Hwy. 20 in Bristol and left the scene westbound on U.S. Hwy 20 at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday.

• According to Elkhart County police, an unknown vehicle struck and damaged electrical pole #68973 belonging to NIPSCO on Ind. 13, north of C.R. 38 in Millersburg at 4:51 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle left the scene of the accident prior to police arrival. The incident was reported by a passerby.

Theft/burglary reports

• Benjamin S. Huber, 4522 Elkhart Road, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole his bicycle at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday.

• Walter Moore, 1201 Eisenhower South Drive, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole his pick-up truck while he was at work in the Industrial Park at noon Tuesday. The truck was later found by Indiana State police on the U.S. 20 bypass.

• Rachel Honey, 123 Winchester Trail, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole a prescription drug at 1 p.m. Sunday.

• An employee of Best Food Mart, 224 N. Main St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone broke a north window with a blunt object and stole an undetermined amount of cigarette packs at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

• Vyanet Cortes of Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole her purse with all her identification from a car in the parking lot of Super Walmart, 2304 Lincolnway East, Goshen around 4 p.m. Jan. 15.

• Antonio Rivera, 130 Water Tower Court, Goshen, told Goshen police someone took the receiver from his satellite from the dish outside his apartment between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• Eric Stolzfus, 60896 C.R. 19, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone entered his unlocked truck and removed several tools between noon Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday.

• Middlebury police arrested Brandon Blea, 30, 106-B Holaway Court, Goshen, Monday on a burglary charge. A Middlebury resident reported his home had been burglarized Dec. 22 and money along with a shotgun were stolen. After following up on leads, police identified Blea as the suspect. Blea was incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail.

• Goshen police arrested Heather M. Tackitt, 32, 121 N. 21st St. Apt. D, Goshen, on shoplifting at Martin’s Supermarket, 1527 Bashor Road, Goshen at 5:53 p.m. Monday. Tackitt was released on a memorandum to appear in City Court.

• Jennifer Wysong of New Paris, told Elkhart County police her vehicle was stolen while parked in the parking lot of 68478 Main St., New Paris, Sunday between 12:30 and 2:13 a.m. Around 4:20 a.m., the vehicle was found engulfed in flames in a field in the 53000 block of C.R. 27.

• James R. Thatcher, 13728 C.R. 12, Middlebury, told Elkhart County police the former tenets of the home he owns at 13728 C.R. 12 stole a refrigerator, washer and dryer when they moved out of the home between 6 p.m. Jan. 13 and 6 p.m. Jan. 14.

• Jeffrey W. Simons, 15645 C.R. 108, Bristol, told Elkhart County police someone forced the doors open and stole a 32-inch television, two handguns and money from the residence between 9 a.m. Jan. 10 and 9:30 a.m. Jan. 18.

• An employee at CVS, 410 S. Main St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole a $33.99 bottle of Grey Goose Vodka from the store at 8:51 a.m. Monday.

• Amanda Akers, 522 S. Fifth St., Goshen, told Goshen police two males gained unlawful entry into her vehicle in front of her residence and stole her sunglasses at 9:32 p.m. Monday. The males were located nearby by police and detained. One of the males had Akers’ sunglasses, according to a police report. Officers returned the sunglasses and Akers’ requested charges not be filed. One of males had a valid Elkhart County warrant for his arrest and police took the male to the Elkhart County Jail and booked on the warrant.

• According to LaGrange County police, someone obtained $25.01 in gasoline at Howe BP, 5445 N. Ind. 9, LaGrange and drove off without paying at 3:57 p.m. Sunday. The Mazda pickup truck left the station southbound on Ind. 9.

• LaGrange County police were told someone stole a green 1994 Chrysler Concord from the driveway at the residence of 1975 E. 150 North, LaGrange, between 2 to 5 a.m. Saturday.

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  • 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

  • Cat beaten to death in burglary

    A house cat was found beaten to death following a burglary at a home in Howe Sunday.

    July 21, 2014

  • GN140721 Kosciusko Fatal Photo #2.jpg Fiery crash kills one, critically injures two in North Webster

    A fiery crash in North Webster left a Pennsylvania man dead and two others critically injured at 3:21 p.m. Sunday on Ind. 13, near Esterbrook Drive.

    July 21, 2014 4 Photos

  • Police looking for armed robbery suspect The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public for information related to an attempted armed robbery at the Red D Mart at 68310 Ind. 15, in New Paris Saturday.According to police, at approximately 9:13 a.m. a white male approximately 20

    July 20, 2014

  • Work release inmate being sought Elkhart County police filed a report Thursday indicating Matthew J. Balint, 20, failed to return to lawful custody at the work release center, 201 N. Cottage Ave., Goshen, at 4:04 p.m. July 9, and is now considered absent without leave.

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