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Police News

November 27, 2013

No cause yet for Friday blaze


• Robert Chupp, 67114 Chadwick Court, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone stole a Honda mini bike from the back of his residence. The theft occurred between 9:30 p.m. Nov. 19 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

• Dennis Plank of Warsaw told Elkhart County police someone took his Hewlett Packard laptop computer from his 1996 Chevrolet Lumina while the vehicle was parked along West Washington Street in Millersburg. The theft occurred between 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. Friday.

• Michael Stevens, 22127 C.R. 28, Goshen, told Elkhart County police that sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. Friday, someone entered his home through an unlocked window and took various items.

• Robert Lung, housed at the Elkhart County work release facility, 201 N. Cottage Ave., told Elkhart County police that someone took his wristwatch from his bunk bed between 4:30 and 6 p.m. Nov. 17.

• Paulina Fraga of Goshen told Goshen police Sunday someone stole a car stereo and purse from her mothers vehicle while it was parked at 356 Stone Drive.

OWI arrests

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

• Jonathan Dues, 31, 1445 W. Carmen Ave., Chicago, was arrested after a traffic stop around 1:35 a.m. on U.S. 33 at Bashor Road.

• Joshua Ketcham, 20, 18128 Dundee Court, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart city police after a traffic stop in the 1800 block of Visscher Drive Saturday morning. In addition to the OWI, Ketcham was arrested on a charge of illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage.

Drug/alcohol incidents

• Elkhart County police said that at around 1:50 a.m. Sunday at 14339 C.R. 8, Middlebury, Derek Yoder, 18, Shipshewana, was found to have illegally consumed and be in possession of alcoholic beverages. Yoder was cited and released for the violation.

• James M. Skiles, 49, homeless, was arrested after Goshen police were called to 2309 Lincolnway East around 2:18 p.m. Friday regarding someone who was intoxicated. Skiles was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment. Police said Skiles had two arrest warrants through the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department. He was incarcerated.

Traffic incidents

• Elkhart County police said a vehicle driven by Joshua Coleman, 27, New Paris, crashed into another automobile around 12:13 a.m. Sunday in New Paris. Coleman then allegedly left the scene, and was later stopped by police. Police said he was driving while his driving privileges were suspended. Coleman was issued a citation and released on a promise to appear in court.

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  • Police cars hit in multi-county chase According to Middlebury police, officer Gary Smith attempted to locate a silver Saturn leaving McDonald’s on Ind. 13, near U.S. 20 in Middlebury at 11:30 p.m. Monday. Jonathan Gaby, 31, Middlebury, the driver of the Saturn was reported to be allegedly intoxicated.

    August 20, 2014

  • Goshen crash injures driver A two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 33 and Ind. 4 injured one driver, according to Goshen police reports. Shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, a 2009 Nissan Cube driven by Emily N. Lee, 18, was northbound on U.S. 33 near

    August 17, 2014

  • Goshen woman guilty of stealing government property Crystal Riggs, 48, Goshen, pled guilty to felony theft of government property in federal court in South Bend. The magistrate judge is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea. Parties have 14 days in which to object to the

    August 15, 2014

  • NWS GN140815 apartment fire Suspicious bottle found at Concord High School According to Elkhart County Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Bradberry, police responded to Concord High School, 59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart, Wednesday at 6:51 p.m. to a suspicious bottle that was found on the south side of the high school.

    August 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man pleads guilty to assault with knife Andrew Adkins, 26, Goshen, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of battery by means of a deadly weapon, a Class C felony. According to a statement from the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office, Adkins was scheduled for trial Tuesday in Elkhart Superio

    August 14, 2014

  • One killed, one hurt in separate wrecks One person was killed and another badly injured in two unrelated crashes in Elkhart and Noble counties over the weekend.

    August 10, 2014

  • Gn140808 nicholas rushlow mug CIRCUIT COURT: Elkhart's Rushlow sentenced to 58 years for attempted murder GOSHEN — An Elkhart man was sentenced to 58 years in prison after a jury convicted him of attempted murder last month. Nicholas A. Rushlow, 32, Elkhart, was charged with felony attempted murder and felony criminal recklessness when his case went to t

    August 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140807 Mishler funeral home break in Aug 5th.jpg Police: Warsaw man broke into funeral home for children's DVDs

    A Warsaw man was arrested after police said they found him crawling out of a broken window at Mishler Funeral Home in Milford Tuesday morning.

    August 6, 2014 2 Photos

  • GN140802 Vehicle fire Fiery crash reported near Topeka

    LaGrange County 911 dispatchers received a call at 2:50 p.m. Thursday of a two-vehicle crash at 6765 W. 300 South near Topeka stating the vehicles were on fire.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Burglary suspect arrested within minutes Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department apprehended a burglary suspect Wednesday morning, just north of Leesburg, within 12 minutes of the crime.

    July 31, 2014


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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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