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Police News

January 10, 2013

Police investigating how man was burned

A Warsaw man told police he received second- and third-degree burns while burning trash Wednesday morning. Toby Daniel Jackson, 31, was taken to Kosciusko Community Hospital for treatment of burns and hospital personnel notified Kosciusko County police, according to police. Jackson was transferred to St. Joseph Regional Burn Center, Fort Wayne, in serious condition.

Police said Kosciusko County deputies attempted to locate the scene of the fire, a residence somewhere on Backwater Road near North Webster, and were unsuccessful after checking several different locations. Kosciusko County police stated in the release the investigation is ongoing.

Work release escape

A staff member at the Community Corrections Work Release Center, 201 N. Cottage Ave., Goshen, told Elkhart County police an offender left the facility without permission at 2:27 p.m. Monday. The offender was apprehended by Goshen police shortly after and transported to the Elkhart County Jail. A name was not released.

Theft/burglary reports

•  A manager of Low Bob’s, 434 W. Pike St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole two packs of mini-cigars at 7:13 p.m. Monday.

• Kevin Stiver, 1406 S. 11th St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone entered his residence and stole an item at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Battery reports

• Personnel at Northridge Middle School, 56691 Northridge Drive, Middlebury, told Elkhart County police Monday a 12-year-old boy slapped an 11-year-old boy in the lunch line and caused damage to the prescription glasses worn by the 11-year-old at 11:35 a.m. Dec. 12.

• Raudel Macias-Gutierrez, 22, 211 S. Ninth St., of Goshen was arrested by Goshen police on charges of domestic battery and false informing at his residence at 3:43 p.m. Tuesday. Marcias-Gutierrez was taken to the Elkhart County Jail.

Counterfeiting reported

•  Goshen police were dispatched to Sam’s Club, 4024 Elkhart Road, Goshen, at 7:13 p.m. Tuesday in reference to two counterfeit $20 bills. The counterfeit bills were collected as evidence.

Fraud reports

• Loren Cripe of Wakarusa, told Elkhart County police someone used his debit card to make unauthorized purchases of $186.82 at midnight Sunday.

Traffic arrests

•  Javier Valdez-Diaz, 19, 1708 Windsor Lane, of Goshen, was stopped by Elkhart County police for a traffic violation on U.S. 33 at C.R. 113. He was arrested on a charge of having  never received a driver’s license at 2:58 p.m. Monday. Valdez-Diaz was incarcerated.

Drug/alcohol arrests

•  Kenneth L. Lynch, 51, of Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of public intoxication at 11:46 p.m. Tuesday after police were called to 1419, Cedarbrook Court, Goshen.


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  • 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.

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  • 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,

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  • POLICE NEWS: July 14, 2014 David Carranza, 420 Johnston St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole money from his unlocked vehicle while it was parked at his residence at 11 p.m. Friday.

    July 14, 2014

  • Several thefts reported Theft/burglary reports• Brent Rheinheimer, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole a cellphone from his vehicle at 9 p.m. Thursday while parked at 315 Pringle Drive, Goshen.• Santa Salazar, Goshen, told Goshen police his scooter was stolen at 10 p.m

    July 13, 2014

  • Work release prisoner sought Elkhart County police filed a report Wednesday indicating that Matthew James Cotherman, 27, Goshen, had escaped from Elkhart County Work Release, 201 N. Cottage Ave., Goshen, at 3:30 p.m. July 1. He is currently listed as AWOL. The United States Atto

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