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May 24, 2013

POLICE NEWS: May 23, 2013

Kosciusko County Drug Task Force officers arrested two individuals in the span of 48 hours on drug-related charges. Norman Lee McCord, 56, 701 E. C.R. 800 South, Claypool, was arrested by Kosciusko County police on a charge of methamphetamine production Monday. Police located an active one-pot method methamphetamine lab at the residence. The Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab team was at the scene to secure and remove the active meth lab.

Ronald Douglas Meade Sr., 63, 5790 S. Maple Grove Lane, Warsaw, was arrested by Kosciusko County police on a charge of dealing in a controlled substance at 10 a.m. Wednesday. They were transported to Kosciusko County jail.

Scam lands woman in jail

A Georgia woman is currently in Kosciusko County jail after being charged with money laundering.

Kosciusko County police arrested Joanne Karene McCrary, 74, Calhoun, Ga., after recently driving to Georgia due to a local Kosciusko elderly couple having filed a report after being scammed out of thousands of dollars by a “Jamaican lottery scam.” According to police, the couple discovered their Social Security checks had been diverted to a location in Georgia. Local police followed the money trail to McCrary in Georgia who police say was illegally transferring the stolen funds and mailing them in turn to Jamaica in the form of bank cards.

According to police, McCrary had previously fallen victim to the scam and alleged that she had become a “mule” for the Jamaican criminals. KCSD officers are working with officials from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to locate other potential victims.

Driver hurt in wreck

A driver was injured in a two-vehicle collision at 5070 W. Ind. 120 in Shipshewana Wednesday. The crash occurred at 3:53 p.m. LaGrange County police said a 2003 Pontiac Vibe driven by Veronica Luna, 36, Howe, rear-ended a 2005 Chevy SUV driven by Janette Hilgendorf of Shipshewana. Hilgendorf was turning right into her driveway. Luna was transported to Parkview LaGrange Hospital for chest pain and cited for following too close.

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  • Police & Rescue News Bristol bank robbery suspect arrested

    A South Bend man has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery last year in Bristol.
    Zamale E. Davis, 19, 1805 Chapin St., was arrested at 7:10 a.m. Friday in South Bend by officers with the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS GN0418 KCF car fire Police News: April 18, 2014 The following thefts and burglaries were recently reported to local police: • Ron Davidhizar told Goshen police Wednesday that someone broke into his storage shed at 221 Queen St. and stole items. • Personnel at Synergy RV Transport, 2448 E. Kercher

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Three Concord firefighters suspended for mishandling drugs Concord Township firefighters Don Mansell, Bill Creedon and Jon Simmons were accused by Concord Township Trustee Mark Grabill with the failure to follow the Concord Township Fire Department’s protocol regarding proper tag removal on narcotics boxes.

    April 17, 2014

  • GN140416 Leesburg crash Police News: April 17, 2014 A one-vehicle crash injured two men — one critically — south of Leesburg Tuesday.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police & Rescue News Six injured in crash northwest of Wakarusa

    A two-vehicle crash injured six people north of Wakarusa Tuesday.
    The mishap occurred around 7:20 a.m. at the intersection of C.R.s 1 and 26.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140416 Leesburg crash Driver critically injured in Kosciusko County crash

    A one-vehicle crash injured two men — one critically — south of Leesburg Tuesday.
    The mishap occurred on C.R. 150 West just south of C.R. 400 North around 5 p.m.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man gets 80 years for threat on wife An Elkhart man who threatened to set his wife on fire has been sentenced to 80 years in prison.

    April 15, 2014

  • Police news: Several arrested on charges of drunken driving • Lori L. Ellis, 48, 12778 N. 300 East, Syracuse, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of driving while intoxicated at 1:35 a.m. Sunday. Ellis was stopped for a traffic stop at Dierdorff and Kercher Roads in Goshen for driving left of center and transported to the Elkhart County jail.

    April 13, 2014

  • Police/Rescue News: April 13, 2014 Area police made several arrests recently.

    April 12, 2014

  • GN140413 brookside fire Goshen firefighters battle blaze at Brookside Manor

    Goshen firefighters battled a blaze at a home in Brookside Manor Mobile Home Park this morning.
    The residence is located along Orchid Avenue in the park on Goshen's northwest side.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

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