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April 28, 2014

POLICE NEWS FOR APRIL 28, 2014: 25 cited for under-aged drinking

Elkhart County, Bristol and Middlebury police arrested 25 people late Saturday night on charges of illegal consumption of alcoholic beverages during a house party at 14339 C.R. 8 in Middlebury.

According to a press release, police arrived at the home around 11 p.m. and found multiple people under the age of 21 to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

Of the 25 people arrested, 14 were between the ages of 18 and 20. They were: Kendon Lambright, 20; Dora Miller, 18; Jeremy Miller, 20; Lanita Miller, 18; Marc Miller, 18; Marcia Miller, 18; Beth Schwartz, 18; Sarah Slabach, 18; Daniel Troyer, 20; Naomi Wingard, 18; Derek Yoder, 18; Jason Lee Yoder, 19; Lynette Yoder, 18; and Neva Yoder, 18. Each one was cited at the scene and released.

The 11 juveniles who were between the ages of 16 and 17 were released to their parents, the report said.

Crash reports

• Adam S. Prior, 29, of South Bend, told Goshen police that at 7:20 p.m. Saturday his 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck was struck by another vehicle that then left the scene at the intersection of Kercher Road and Dierdorff Road.

• Blair Thomas, 51, of Lake Geneva, Wis. told Goshen police Friday that his vehicle was damaged while it was parked overnight Thursday in the 200 block of south Main Street in Goshen.

Theft/burglary reports

• Chrissie L Bracken, 43, of 730 Middlebury Street in Elkhart, was arrested on a charge of theft at the Meijer store located at 4522 Elkhart Road, Goshen. She was transported to Elkhart County jail.

• Denice Makunenge, 46, of Middlebury, reported that his Tanzania passport was missing.

• Cathy Vanlaningham, 56, of Milford, told Goshen police Friday at 8:12 p.m. that someone had fraudulently used her credit card.

• Grace Brubaker, 50, of 418 S. Silverwood Lane, Apt. B told Goshen police she was the victim of a theft Friday around 6 p.m. at her home.

Harassment/threat reports

• Stephanie Littrice, 39, told Goshen police Saturday that at 6:50 p.m. she received a threatening voicemail from her husband.

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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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