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May 22, 2013

Police news for May 22, 2013


Vandalism reports

• Debra K. Williams, 65623 Buttercup Ave., Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone threw raw eggs on and into her 2009 Toyota Corolla while she was driving on Greene Road around 11:30 p.m. March 23.

• Nicholas Thrasher, 210 E. Lincoln Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police someone punctured tires on his vehicle Sunday or Monday.

• Wayne Bontrager, Goshen, told Goshen police someone damaged several vehicles on the lot and took fuel from tanks at Meadowlark Cars, 102 Middlebury St., Goshen, sometime May 10.


• A 16-year-old boy was arrested by Goshen police on charges of resisting law enforcement and being a runaway and incorrigible. The youth failed to stop when told to do so by a police officer in the 200 block of Crescent Street at 3:13 p.m. Monday. He was taken to the Elkhart County Juvenile Detention Center pending a detention hearing.

• A woman in the 100 block of South Eighth Street in Goshen told Goshen police a male entered her residence and refused to leave at 3:16 a.m. Tuesday. Police arrested Cesar Mendoza, 38, Goshen, on a charge of residential entry and transported him to the Elkhart County jail.

• John Yoder, 63, Milford, was arrested by Elkhart police near Sixth and West Marion streets in Elkhart the night of May 15 on a charge of public intoxication.

Drug/alcohol arrests

• Rolando Colon, 37, 625 Concord Ave., Elkhart, was arrested by Goshen police Monday on a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. Colon was arrested after a traffic stop in the 3800 block of Midway Road in Goshen at 9:49 a.m. Monday. Colon was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

OWI arrests

The following motorists were recently arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated:

• Rolando Torres-Casto, 49, 426 N. First St., Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police after a traffic stop near the intersection of North Third and Pike streets at 10:03 p.m. Sunday.

• Austin M. Stout, 18, 29610 C.R. 28, Elkhart, was arrested by Goshen police after a traffic stop at Third and Clinton streets at 12:51 a.m. Monday.  

• Joseph Elliott, 22, 416 Oatfield Lane, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police after a traffic stop in the area of C.R. 45 and C.R. 13 at 2:27 a.m. Saturday.

• Salvador Rodriguez-Garcia, 30, 436 Brookside Manor, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police after a traffic stop on C.R. 17, south of C.R. 28 in Goshen at 2:42 a.m. Saturday. In addition to the OWI charge, he was arrested on a charge of driving while never receiving a valid driver’s license.

• Michael Hartz, 41, 623 W. Sixth St., Rochester, was arrested after Elkhart County police investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle at the Benton Park on C.R. 31, north of C.R. 46, around 11:17 p.m. Saturday.

• Joseph Cassel, 37, 115 E. Elm St., Millersburg, was arrested by Goshen police after a traffic stop in the 800 block of Logan Street at 6:44 p.m. Monday.

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  • Red D Mart armed robbery New Paris Police ask for public's help in identifying would-be robber

    Elkhart County police have released still photos captured from video of the man who attempted to hold up Red D Mart gas station, 68310 Ind. 15, New Paris, on Saturday, July 19.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • POLICE NEWS FOR JULY 23: Police determine car fire at Linway Plaza was a suicide attempt Following a four-month investigation, Goshen police determined that a car fire in the Linway Plaza parking lot on March 19 was an attempted suicide.According to Goshen police, William J. Tully was inside a car that caught fire at 12:11 p.m. March 19

    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


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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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