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August 11, 2013

Driver taken to hospital after U.S. 20 crash

An Elkhart man was transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash Friday around 4:52 p.m. on east U.S. 20, east of U.S. 33 and one mile outside the Elkhart city limits.

According to Elkhart County police, a 2008 Ford van driven by Dane Peterson, Goshen, was following behind a 2004 Mazda driven by Eric Lambert, 25, Elkhart, when Lambert’s vehicle came to a stop, causing Peterson’s vehicle to strike it.

Lambert was transported to Elkhart General hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police said no citations were issued at the scene.

Crash reports

• Elkhart County police reported a 2005 GMC box truck driven by Jacob Rebone, Sturgis, Mich., struck Johnny Meo, 18, while the truck was backing out of a parking space in front of 22706 Pine Arbor Place, Goshen around 4:44 p.m. Friday. Police said Meo, who was walking on a sidewalk, sustained a minor leg injury but declined medical treatment. No citations were issued, according to police.

Theft/burglary reports

• Zachary Keller, 19, 10039 C.R. 4, Middlebury, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of criminal conversion at Walmart, 2304 Lincolnway East, Goshen, Friday around 12 p.m.

• Maria Casteneda told Goshen police her son’s bicycle was stolen while it was at Parkside Elementary school Friday.

• Terrance Payton-Woods, Goshen, told Goshen police his bicycle was stolen while it was at Goshen Public Library Friday around 4:27 p.m.

• Cory Meade, 23, Goshen, told Goshen police that an ex-girlfriend was harassing him and had stolen items from him.

• Joseph McHugh, 41, 1537 Flag Day Lane, Elkhart, was arrested on a charge of theft Friday around 3:19 p.m. after exiting Meijer, 4522 Elkhart Road, Goshen, reportedly wearing shoes valued at $45 that he had not purchased. He was transported to the Elkhart County jail.

Dog bite

• IU Health Goshen Hospital reported to Goshen police around 11 a.m. Friday that a man was bitten by a dog in the 300 block of South Ninth Street. The victim and the owner of the dog were interviewed. The Elkhart County Health Department was notified.

Suspicious person

• A woman told Goshen police that a man approached her and her mentally handicapped son around 3 p.m. Thursday at the Walmart at 2304 Lincolnway East, Goshen. The woman told police the man made her feel uncomfortable.

Crashes reported

• An employee at Northern Pride Car Wash, 1713 Elkhart Road, Goshen, told Goshen police Friday that a vehicle left the scene of a property damage accident while at the business Aug. 10 around 11 a.m.

• Goshen police were dispatched Friday around 10:17 p.m. to the scene of an accident near Plymouth Avenue and Main Street involving two vehicles. The caller advised the accused driver left the scene.


• Irene Renner, Goshen told Goshen police she received several phone calls trying to convince her she has won a drawing and needs to pay a fee to claim her prize.

Assault/battery reports

• Goshen police were sent to 1013 S. Main St., Goshen in reference to a possible fight around 10:45 p.m. Friday. According to police, two male subjects reported that a female had become upset and broken a glass front door. The female was found at a friend’s house and reported she was battered by the two males.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Goshen police were dispatched to the 300 block of West Douglas Street around 7 p.m. Thursday in reference to vandalism to a concrete wall.


• Paul Keim, Goshen reported to Goshen police Friday fraud and theft from his bank account in May of this year.

Traffic arrests

• Ronald Connett Jr., 24, 1012 N. Sixth St., Goshen, was arrested on a charge of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident which occurred at the intersection of Seventh Street and Jefferson Street in Goshen Friday around 10:24 p.m., according to Goshen police. Connett was also arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, having no operator’s license and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, police said. He was transported to the Elkhart County Jail.

OWI arrests

• Cameron B. Lehman, 23, 1814 Linden Ave., Mishawaka, was arrested on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated around 1:56 a.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of south Eighth Street, Goshen. He was transported to the Elkhart County jail.

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    July 28, 2014

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    July 27, 2014

  • 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

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    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

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    July 23, 2014

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    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.
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