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December 11, 2013

Man pleads guilty to Elkhart store slayings


Police raid party

Elkhart County police raided an underage drinking party shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday at 12061 C.R. 36 east of Goshen.

Police said several adults younger than 21 were cited and released on charges of illegal consumption of alcoholic beverages. They were Sarah D. Borntrager, 18, Goshen; Harlan J. Borkholder, 19, Millersburg; Jessy E. Bontrager, 19, Topeka; Jesse A. Mast, 19, Shipshewana; Pauline Lehman, 18, Topeka; Carol A. Bontrager, 18, Goshen; and Lynn Jay Yoder, 19, Topeka.

Additionally, eight young people — three boys and five girls — ages 16 and 17 were released to their parents. Those teens were from Goshen, Middlebury, Topeka, Shipshewana, Ligonier and Millersburg.

Man arrestedon rape charge

Goshen police arrested Eric Zacarias, 23, 502 Ryegrass Court, Goshen, on charges of rape and domestic battery Sunday. Police reported that the alleged offenses occurred at Zacarias’ home. Zacarias was incarcerted in the Elkhart County jail.

Theft/burglary reports

• Kirsten Kanaebel of Henryville told Goshen police Sunday that someone in Goshen used her credit card information and tried to make online purchases.

• Albert Hershberger, 125 N. 22nd St., told Goshen police someone stole his wife’s wedding band between noon Dec. 4 and the evening of Dec. 5.

• An employee at the Kroger gas station, 612 W. Pike St., told Goshen police that someone pumped $29.95 worth of gasoline around 2 p.m. Sunday and left without paying.

• Goshen police arrested Joseph Rose, 21, and Dedra Snyder, 22, both of 552 Brookside Manor, Goshen, Sunday night at Meijer, 4522 Elkhart Road, on charges of criminal conversion. They were released on memorandums to appear in Goshen City Court.

• Staff at Quality Cable Vision reported the theft of cable services in New Paris to Elkhart County police Friday.

• Alicia Lovely of Goshen told Elkhart County police Saturday that someone used her debit card without her permission to make $150 in purchases.

• Vijay Mehta of Bristol told Elkhart County police that between Sept. 15 and Oct. 20, he sent three payments totaling $1,640 via Western Union to an address in California. Mehta was paying for services from someone claiming to be from Dish Network. Dish Network did not receive those payments, Mehta told police.

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  • 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

  • police lights.jpg Motorcyclist dies from crash injuries

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • POLICE NEWS: July 14, 2014 David Carranza, 420 Johnston St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole money from his unlocked vehicle while it was parked at his residence at 11 p.m. Friday.

    July 14, 2014


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