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July 20, 2013

POLICE NEWS: July 20, 2013

— Goshen police were dispatched to the area of Fifteenth Street and Plymouth Avenue in Goshen about wires down in the roadway Thursday. The wires were moved to the side of the street and the cable company was advised of the damage to their wires at 9:46 a.m. Thursday.

Impersonation of a police officer reports

• Paula McKee, 1502 N. James Place, Goshen, told Goshen police she was contacted over the phone by a lady identifying herself as a law enforcement officer and demanded money at 4:49 p.m. Thursday. She did not provide any money or personal information to the caller.

• Jared Fisher, Goshen, told Goshen police someone approached a group of friends and identified himself as an Elkhart County Sheriff’s officer in the 2000 block of Lincolnway East, Goshen, at 1:08 a.m. Friday. Police found the person and spoke about the incident. The person reported that he was just upset about the behavior he had witnessed by the group.

Theft/burglary reports

• Glen Unzicker, 17740 C.R. 14, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone entered an unattached barn on his property and removed a John Deere Hay Rack between May 27 and June 7.

• Roberto Picil-Guzman, 303 S. Tenth St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole his black 2012 Kiat scooter from his residence between 10:30 and 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

• An employee at Meijer, 4522 Elkhart Road, Goshen, told Goshen police a black male had stole some alcohol, a total of three bottles worth $103.78, at 11:10 p.m. Thursday. The male fled the area and could not be located.

• Chase Fennell, Jennifer Fennell and Craig Lowe, 7180 N. 900 West, LaGrange, told LaGrange County police someone gained access to their residence by breaking out the basement door glass and stole a female wedding band between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Battery reports

• A 36-year-old Wakarusa female told Elkhart County police she was struck by another female at 29684 C.R. 36 in Wakarusa between 8:30 and 8:45 p.m. Wednesday. She had minor scrapes and bruising to her face and arms. Police are investigating the incident further.

Fraud reports

• Ruth Yankey, Millersburg, told Elkhart County police someone fraudulently charged $66.97 on her debit card at 8 a.m. Monday.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Christine Schrock, 314 Hackett Road, Goshen, told Goshen police someone has damaged her mailbox and mail by what appeared to be firecrackers which had been placed in the mailbox between July 2 and Thursday.

OWI arrests

• Robert Powell, 25, 1607 W. Vistula, Bristol, was arrested by Elkhart County police on a charge of driving while intoxicated during a traffic stop on Bristol Street, east of Osolo Road in Elkhart at 11:21 p.m. Thursday. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail. A passenger, John Joseph Cox, 30, was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and released on a promise to appear in court.

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    August 21, 2014

  • 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


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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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