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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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  • 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

  • 2 Elkhart County work release escapees reported Two Goshen men have been listed as escapees from the Elkhart County Work Release Center in Goshen.Elkhart County police reported Tuesday that John A. Eller, 48, was reported as an escapee at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Thomas M. Moser, 35, was reported as an

    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


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