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April 30, 2014

Handgun reported at Goshen business was registered

An employee at Rent-A-Center, 612 W. Lincoln Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police a customer came into the business carrying a handgun at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Police said the handgun was never removed form the person’s holster. The customer had a valid Indiana gun permit. Police told the customer to not bring the weapon into the store.

Driver hurt inMonday wreck

A driver was injured in a one-vehicle crash Monday on C.R. 38 west of C.R. 21.

The mishap occurred around 6:48 a.m., according to Elkhart County police. Sarah Pettiford, 30, Goshen, was driving west in a 2006 Nissan Altima. Pettiford later told police she lost control of the automobile when it struck a pothole.

The Nissan went off the north side of the road, struck a ditch and rolled over.

Pettiford suffered neck and collarbone pain as a result of the crash. She was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.

Police said Pettiford was issued a warning for driving too fast and was issued a citation for driving without insurance.

Theft/burglary reports and arrests

• Boota Singu, 65579 Ind. 15, Goshen, told Elkhart County police Monday someone stole his India passport between 11 a.m. April 19 and 11 a.m. April 20.

• Teresa Green, 17914 C.R. 42, Goshen, reported a burglary at her residence between 7:05 a.m. and 3:35 p.m. Monday to Elkhart County police. Someone broke the basement window and stole jewelry, men’s clothing, a photo album, and Internet modem and a DVD player.

• Sandra Hoover of Middlebury told Elkhart County police someone made an unauthorized transaction to her checking account in the amount of $254. The incident occurred Friday.

• Damon Collins, 201 N. Cottage, Goshen, reported a cell phone stolen from his locked locker to Elkhart County police between April 21 at 2 p.m. to Monday at 5:58 a.m.

• Destiny Fernandez, 557 S. Arbutus, Bristol, told Elkhart County police someone took her 2003 Toyota Highlander without her permission. The incident occurred between Friday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

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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.

    July 18, 2014


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