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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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  • GN140424 suspect id Police News; April 24, 2014 Goshen police is one of several law enforcement agencies seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects wanted for questioning in numerous thefts from retails stores throughout the state.

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  • Press Release 04-23-2014 J.jpg SLIDESHOW: Police need help ID'ing suspects The Goshen Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying suspects wanted for questioning in relation to a number of thefts from retail stores throughout Indiana. The four individuals have stolen over $25,000 worth of merchandise, according to law enforcement. The men are believed to be African-American and have been seen fleeing in a white Dodge Ram or another white pickup truck with a white cap which may have Florida license plates. Anyone with information is asked to call the Goshen Police Department at 574-533-8661 or Michiana CrimeStoppers at 800-342-STOP.

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  • Police News: April 23, 2014 Dale Greensides, 32, Bristol, the driver of a motorcycle involved in a crash with an automobile Sunday north of Middlebury, died today at 11:25 a.m.

    April 23, 2014

  • Police & Rescue News Armed robbery with hammer thwarted by store employee

    GOSHEN — Goshen police said a Michigan man was arrested after an attempted armed robbery Tuesday.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police & Rescue News No injuries in Concord Township fire

    Firefighters were called to a basement fire in a Concord Township home shortly after midnight today.

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  • POLICE NEWS FOR APRIL 21,2014: Bristol man ejected from motorcycle A Bristol man was badly injured after being ejected from his motorcycle in a three-vehicle collision at 12:34 p.m. Sunday near Middlebury. According to Elkhart County police, Sasha Lindwedel, 23, Elkhart, was driving her vehicle westbound on C.R. 2,

    April 21, 2014

  • Police news for April 20, 2014 Theft/burglary reports • Wendy Pavich, Mishawaka, filed a report with Goshen police Friday indicating her wedding ring was stolen while at Oaklawn, 330 Lakeview Drive, Goshen, at 10 a.m. April 9. • Jerome Cox, 1313 S. Ninth St., Goshen, filed a repor

    April 20, 2014

  • Police News: April 19, 2014 A South Bend man has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery last year in Bristol. Zamale E. Davis, 19, 1805 Chapin St., was arrested at 7:10 a.m. Friday in South Bend by officers with the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service. Police linked Dav

    April 19, 2014

  • Police & Rescue News Bristol bank robbery suspect arrested

    A South Bend man has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery last year in Bristol.
    Zamale E. Davis, 19, 1805 Chapin St., was arrested at 7:10 a.m. Friday in South Bend by officers with the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service.

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  • NWS GN0418 KCF car fire Police News: April 18, 2014 The following thefts and burglaries were recently reported to local police: • Ron Davidhizar told Goshen police Wednesday that someone broke into his storage shed at 221 Queen St. and stole items. • Personnel at Synergy RV Transport, 2448 E. Kercher

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