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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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  • 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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