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June 13, 2013

Man allegedly sets house fire to go back to prison

— A Warsaw man is behind bars after allegedly setting his parents residence on fire at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

According to Kosciusko County police, James Franklin Osborne Jr., 6321 W. C.R. 100 North, Warsaw, admitted to setting the residence on fire and wanting to “return to prison” after officers arrived due to a Atwood volunteer fireman observing a physical altercation at the same location. Osborne told police he had become disgruntled with his family members and proceeded to ignite their residence on fire after they left. Several individuals called 9-1-1 about the house fire and physical fight with Osborne and a neighboring family member. Osborne was arrested in June 2011 on charges of resisting/fleeing law enforcement, possession of a controlled substance, public intoxication and probation violation. He was released in August 2012 after being sentenced to the Indiana Department of Corrections in June 2011.

Osborne was arrested on a charge of arson and being held on a $10,000 bond in the Kosciusko County jail.

Theft/burglary reports

• Jason Patton told Elkhart County police someone damaged a door and key box was taken from a property that he shows as a realtor at noon Monday.

• Brianna Reschly, 305 N. Second St., Goshen, reported a burglary to Goshen police at 11:03 a.m. Tuesday.

• Edgardo Henriquez, 200 S. 21st St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole his son’s car sometime in the last two months.

• An employee of Wieland Designs, 901 E. Madison St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole some copper pipes and possible damage to the air conditioning units at 5 p.m. Monday.

• James Strycker, Wakarusa, told Goshen police someone stole a briefcase, iPad and laptop from his car parked at Goshen College, 1700 S. Main St., Goshen, around 6 p.m. Monday.

• Eliseo Rubio-Cardiel, 49, 617 N. Third St., Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of theft at Martin’s Supermarket, 1527 Bashor Road, Goshen, at 5:13 p.m. Tuesday. Rubio-Cardiel was released on a memorandum to appear in court.

• Loss prevention employees at Walmart, 4042 Elkhart Road, Goshen, told Goshen police three females were caught stealing from the store at 5:37 p.m. Tuesday.  Katie Mast, Oksana Yegorova and a juvenile were arrested on a charge of theft and were released on a promise to appear in court.

• Deanna Willis, 20, 5 Malcomb Drive, Apt. B, Elkhart, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of theft at Meijer, 4522 Elkhart Road, Goshen, at 10:09 p.m. Tuesday. She was transported to the Elkhart County jail.

Fraud reports

• Gladys Bontrager, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone used her debit card between June 4 and June 10 in Georgia.

• Roberta Kronk, Goshen, told Elkhart County police that someone attempted to use her personal information to open an online PayPal account May 1.

Assault/battery reports

• An 18-year-old Goshen resident told Goshen police a 17-year-old battered her and left marks at 12:12 p.m. Tuesday. The 17-year-old was arrested for being a St. Joseph County runaway and taken to St. Joseph County

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• An off-duty police officer called Goshen police to report graffiti left on a park bench in the 300 block of N. First St., Goshen at 2:39 p.m. Tuesday.


• David Schrock, 53, Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of failure to identify self, after identifying himself as “Mr. Squeegee” on a traffic top at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday. Schrock was allegedly refusing to pay for a haircut at Borics but had left before officers arrived. He was located at the intersection of Green and Elkhart Road and transported to the Elkhart County jail.

Alcohol/drug arrests

• Eduardo Ambriz, 18, 210 E. Clinton St., Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police on a charge of driving with a suspended-prior license, illegally consuming an alcoholic beverage and false reporting during a traffic stop in the area of C.R. 17 and C.R. 20 in Elkhart.  He was transported to the Elkhart County jail.

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