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Police News

July 24, 2013

Goshen woman reports she was forced into car

— A 23-year-old Goshen female told Goshen police that while she was in the 300 block of Seventh St., Goshen, a man she believed to be in possession of an firearm, ordered her to the passenger seat and proceeded to take control of her vehicle at 9 p.m. Monday. She was unharmed in the incident and there is no further information at this time, police said.

Child hurt in wreck

A child was injured in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of U.S. 6 and C.R. 29 Sunday. The crash occurred at 4:31 p.m. According to Elkhart County police, a 2013 Dodge Journey driven by Scott Parker, 26, Wallingford, Conn., entered the intersection and collided with a 1997 International Bus driven by Juan Barrera, 46, Belle Glade, Fla. A passenger with Parker, 6-year-old Brian Cochran, was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment to a bump on the head. Parker was ticketed for failure to yield the right of way at a through highway.

Vehicle had stolen plate

Goshen police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that had a stolen license plate on it near Indiana and Wilden Avenues in Goshen at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Police said the owner of the vehicle had her license plate stolen while working in Elkhart. The stolen plate was recovered and the owner of the vehicle will file a report with Elkhart City police.

Juvenile removed without permission

According to Elkhart County police, someone attempted to violate a standing court order of guardianship out of Superior Court 1 by removing a 4-year-old juvenile female without permission of the legal guardian at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, 17746 C.R. 34, Goshen.

Lying to cops lands juvenile in jail

A 14-year-old Goshen female was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of false informing at the Pringle Park Ball Diamonds, 1912 W. Lincoln Ave., Goshen, after she continued to lie to police about who she was at 11:32 p.m. Sunday. She was released to her parent after her identity was discovered, police said.

Theft/burglary reports

• Shirley Hibish, 14674 C.R. 48, Syracuse, told Elkhart County police someone stole an expired license plate belonging to a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado between May 20 and July 15.

• Thomas Fribley, 58194 Andrew Drive, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone stole his wallet between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday from the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, 17746 C.R. 34, Goshen. The wallet contained $400 in cash, police said.

• Brenda Terry, 206 S. Ninth St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone entered her residence through an open window and stole items from her and fled out the back door at 6:31 p.m. Sunday. The incident is still under investigation.

• Bryan Dillman, 803 N. Main St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole his daughter’s bicycle from their garage at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Jody Sheets, 53155 Trenton Lane, Bristol, told Elkhart County police someone forced entry to a rear door of the garage at his residence at 5 p.m. Friday. Several items stolen were a computer monitor, a flat screen TV, a screw gun, three autographed pictures, two autographed footballs, an autographed helmet, Xbox 360, ten Xbox games, a Shark cordless hand vacuum, Cannon EF 75-300 zoom, keys for a vehicle with keys to the residence and a set of golf clubs in a camouflage golf bag.

• Trenna Ritchie, 53586 C.R. 27, Bristol, told Elkhart County police someone stole a bicycle from her property between 6:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday.

• John Goldsmith, 54686 C.R. 19 Lot 207, Bristol, told Elkhart County police a tenet bypassed a NIPSCO meter box and has been stealing electricity between July 1 and Monday.

• Employees at Subway, 909 Kercher Road, Goshen, filed a theft report with Goshen police at 5:09 p.m. Sunday.

• Goshen police received a call of two marine batteries being found at Violett Cemetery, 2700 Viiolett Road, Goshen, at 8:17 a.m. Monday. The batteries were recovered and placed in safekeeping pending the owner identifying them.

• The manager at Berkey’s Garage, 1715 E. Lincoln Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole eight strap ratchets at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

• Francesca Laguesma, 403 E. Lincoln Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police someone broke into her residence and stole household items between 4:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Monday.

• Anthony Holewinski, 316 E. Washington St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone gained entry to his apartment building at 4:52 p.m. Monday.

• Arlena Connett told Goshen police someone stole her purse from her grocery cart while she was putting her groceries in her truck at Kroger’s, 209 Chicago Ave., Goshen, at 10:02 p.m. Monday.

• LaGrange County police received a call of a theft of boat from the Royer Lake area between Sunday evening and Monday. Other stolen items included a Bass Pro Shops 55 pound thrust trolling motor and several swimming floats.

Fraud reports

• Tanya Wedge, Goshen, told Elkhart County police she was a victim of credit card fraud involving several thousand dollars between June 20 and June 30.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Lee Channell, 68293 Main St., New Paris, told Elkhart County police someone broke his bedroom window with an unknown object at 3 a.m. Saturday.

• Howard Davis, Goshen, told Goshen police someone damaged a vehicle while it was parked in the driveway at 122 Winchester Trails, Goshen, at 10 p.m. July 18.

• An unknown passerby reported a damaged fire hydrant at the corner of Denver Avenue and Lincoln Avenue to Goshen police at 6:36 p.m. Monday. The hydrant had been broke off at the base.

• Adam Sims, 309 Chicago Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police someone damaged his vehicle while parked at his residence at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

Harassment/fight reports

• Gerald Casselman filed a report with Elkhart County police on being harassed in McDonald’s, 21879 Ind. 120, Bristol, at 1 p.m. Sunday.

• An employee of 7-Eleven, 2220 Elkhart Road, Goshen, told Goshen police a fight with numerous people involved took place in the parking lot at 11:40 p.m. Monday. The people left prior to police arrival.

Battery reports

• A Goshen woman told Elkhart County police someone entered her residence and battered after breaking through a sliding glass door at 2:15 a.m. Sunday. She suffered cuts to her face, leg, back and shoulder. The person could not be located at the time of the report.

• A staff member at Bashor Children’s Home, 62226 C.R. 15, Goshen, told Elkhart County police three juvenile males battered another juvenile male at 3:30 p.m. Monday. One of the juvenile males continued to fight with staff and upon police arrival continued to act disorderly. Charges are pending in juvenile court.

• Ramona Palmer, Goshen, told Goshen police that her 15-year-old son had been battered by three unknown male subjects in the 300 block of S. Seventh St., Goshen, at 11 p.m. Monday. The victim stated he had a bump on the head and refused an ambulance.

Drug/alcohol reports and arrests

• Abdul Alshahrani, 22, 1815 Parke Place, Elkhart, was arrested by Elkhart County police on a charge of possession of marijuana and an unrelated warrant at 17746 C.R. 34, Goshen, at 8:30 p.m. Friday. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

• Steven Cripe, Goshen, turned in a small bag containing suspected marijuana to Goshen police that he found at 406 S. Fifth St., Goshen, at 12:03 p.m. Sunday. The substance was entered into evidence to be destroyed.

OWI arrests

• Apolinar Luna-Montova was arrested by LaGrange County police on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, fleeing from law enforcement and being a habitual traffic violator near C.R. 700 North, east of C.R. 950 East in LaGrange County at midnight Saturday. Police received a call of a suspicious vehicle in the ditch that appeared to be stuck. A male person was standing in a hay field on the outside of the roadway and fled the scene into a woods from police. A police K9 was used at the scene and the male was located in the woods hiding under brush after a short track.


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    July 31, 2014

  • Two drivers injured in crash A collision Monday injured two drivers in Goshen, according to Goshen police.

    July 30, 2014

  • POLICE NEWS FOR JULY 28, 2014: Children injured in crash Two children and an adult were taken to a local hospital Sunday with minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of C.R. 17 and C.R. 18, east of Elkhart.Judy K. Buckmeier, 63, was southbound in a 2014 Buick Enclave carrying three p

    July 28, 2014

  • Police news for July 27, 2014 Drug-related arrestsA Middlebury man was arrested Friday morning on two drug-related charges and driving with a suspended license. According to Goshen police, Martin Brown, 26, was stopped at 6:10 a.m. for failing to signal within 200 feet of a turn

    July 27, 2014

  • Elkhart man arrested after hitting utility pole A 2007 Lincoln MKZ driven by Robert Maxey, 25, Elkhart, was eastbound on C.R. 4, east of C.R. 5 near Elkhart. According to Elkhart County police, the vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a utility pole at 12:27 a.m. Friday. Maxey was transported to

    July 25, 2014

  • Abandoned animals removed from home Goshen police and Humane Society of Elkhart County officer Dan Scott were called to 416 N. Eighth Street in Goshen Thursday afternoon for abandoned animals in the unoccupied residence.

    July 25, 2014

  • 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


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