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June 5, 2014

Info on cemetery flower thief sought

Oakridge Cemetery in Bristol has experienced several thefts of flowers according to Bristol police.

The sexton, Dave Love, is requesting anyone who has experienced the loss of flowers, baskets or other items to call his office at 320-8500 or the police department at 848-4464. There is a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of persons involved in the thefts.

Motorcyclist is OK after wreck

A motorcyclist refused medical treatment after a single collision at C.R. 24, west of C.R. 41 in Middlebury. According to Elkhart County police, Wesley Bontrager, 19, Middlebury, was driving a 2004 Honda CBR600 when he lost control while traveling through an “S” curve and unable to maintain his lane. He fell off the motorcycle and refused treatment for complaint of abrasion to the left hip and laceration to the left knee. No citations were issued.

Car hits barrier on U.S. 20 at low speed

A white Chevrolet Malibu was traveling westbound on U.S. 20, east of C.R. 7 in Elkhart, when the driver failed to maintain its lane position and collided at low speed with the center barrier wall Tuesday. The crash occurred at 6:26 p.m. According to Elkhart County police, the driver, Steven Lacluyse, 45, was unconscious and not breathing. He was transported to Elkhart General Hospital and pronounced deceased. The collision is not believed to be the cause of death, police said.

Scooter strikes utility pole on Hackett Road

A driver was injured in a single-vehicle crash in the 600 block of Hackett Road in Goshen Tuesday. The collision occurred at 11:51 p.m. According to Goshen police, Matthew Ganger, 33, Goshen, was driving a scooter and hit a utility pole. He was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment of a dislocated left shoulder and broken right femur.

One person hurt in two-vehicle wreck

One person was injured in a two-vehicle collision at U.S. 33, near Rieth Boulevard in Goshen at 4:09 p.m. Tuesday. According to Goshen police, a 2003 Chevrolet Venture driven by Rafael Bautista, 19, Warsaw, rear ended into the 2010 Ford Mustang driven by Justin L. Boyd, 33, London, Ontario. A passenger, Julie Coven, 35, Cambellville, Ontario, complained of neck pain. Bautista was cited for never receiving a valid driver’s license and having false and fictitious registration. His vehicle was impounded by police.

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    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

  • Handguns reported stolen from barn Troy Alexander Mueller of New Paris told Elkhart County police someone removed handguns from a pole barn located at 19902 C.R. 146 in New Paris between 1:30 a.m. Saturday and 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

    July 17, 2014

  • Elkhart motorcyclist dies from injuries Michael Nunez, 33, Elkhart, died at 8 p.m. Monday from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle collision at C.R. 6 and C.R. 13 near Elkhart, according to Elkhart County police. The crash occurred at 7:45 p.m. Sunday.According to Elkhart County police,

    July 16, 2014

  • police lights.jpg Motorcyclist dies from crash injuries

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo


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Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

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