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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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  • Suspicious blinking package with battery pack causes police to evacuate business area

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    July 22, 2014

  • Cat beaten to death in burglary

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    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

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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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