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May 10, 2014

Police News: May 10, 2014

The following crashes were reported by Elkhart County police:

• Timothy James, 52, Elkhart, was riding a bicycle southbound on Charlotte Avenue, south of C.R. 20 near Elkhart and was struck by an unknown vehicle around 6:15 a.m. Thursday. James was unable to provide a description or direction of travel of the vehicle. He was transported by family to Elkhart General Hospital and treated for an abrasion and bump to the head.

• Timothy Balk, 56, Elkhart, was driving a 2014 Ford Escape south on C.R. 17, south of C.R. 4 near Bristol at 8:23 p.m. Thursday. His vehicle went off the west edge of the road and collided head on with the end of a guardrail, causing the vehicle to flip onto its roof. He was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for complaint of neck pain. The crash is under investigation, pending toxicology results.

Kosciusko County cops warn of telephone scam

The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department detectives are warning citizens of another telephone scam attempt to elicit money. The crime begins with the alleged suspect calling an individual and claiming that a family member or employee is currently in jail and needs bail money. The caller will then ask the potential victim to forward money for bail, fines and court costs via a Green Dot prepaid money card or other similar source.

The scam-caller will fraudulently portray themselves as a police officer, sheriff’s deputy or a member of the jail staff to gain the confidence of the potential victim. The Kosciusko County police will not call soliciting for bail money for any person in jail.

KCSD detectives remind the public that money wired or transferred through the use of money pak/prepaid credit card type services is not refundable and cannot be recovered for the victim. The suspects are know to prey upon older citizens by confusing and obscuring the victim during the telephone conversation. If contacted, officers are advising the public to simply hang-up and report the incident to the local law enforcement agency in their jurisdiction.

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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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