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May 24, 2013

POLICE NEWS: May 23, 2013


Four-vehicle crash

A driver was taken to Parkview LaGrange Hospital for cuts to the head in a four-vehicle crash in LaGrange County Wednesday. The collision occurred at 4:22 p.m. According to LaGrange County police, Steven S. Milholland, 50, Angola, was driving a 2006 Ford when he was hit broadside by another vehicle causing him to crash into a 1999 Honda Civic driven by Roxy A. Miller, 58, Shipshewana, at the intersection of 600 W. U.S. 20.

Motorcyclist hurt

A motorcyclist was injured in a single-vehicle crash at Ind. 13, south of U.S. 6 in Syracuse. The crash occurred at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday. Elkhart County police said a 26-year-old male driver was driving a Honda Metropolitan scooter and lost control, laying it down in the roadway. The driver sustained a significant head injury and was airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Police said the driver was not wearing a helmet and alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. The Elkhart County Crash Investigation Team is investigating the crash further.

Theft/burglary reports and arrests

• Judith Reed, 1515 Harvest Drive, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole property from her residence at 3:19 p.m. Tuesday.

• Chance Goble, 427 S. Silverwood Lane, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole several items from his residence at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

• James Gibson, 70231 C.R. 29, Syracuse, told Elkhart County police someone entered his residence and stole jewelry and multiple electronics at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

• Amber King, 22, 24135 Himebaugh Ave., Elkhart, was arrested at 10:09 a.m. Wednesday on a charge of theft allegedly taking $1,000 cash the last month from her employer, Target, 3938 Midway Road, Goshen. She was transported to the Elkhart County jail.

• Sylvia King, 433 N. First St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole a personal check from her mail sometime April 16.

• Bailey Luise Ritsema, 26, 20383 Garnet Drive North, South Bend, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of theft at Meijer’s, 4522 Elkhart Road, Goshen, at 11:11 p.m. Wednesday. She was transported to Elkhart County jail.

• Victor Garcia, 523 E. Douglas, Goshen, told Goshen police someone attempted to steal his black scooter at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday.

• An employee of the Elkhart County Fairgrounds, 17446 C.R. 34, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone stole eight brass firehose fittings from the fairgrounds between 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Fraud reports

• Tim Wert of Syracuse told Elkhart County police of charges on his debit card that were fraudulent around midnight Saturday.

• Caleb Garnett, 204 S. Cottage Ave., Goshen, told Goshen police another person attempted to get money from him on the Internet by claiming to be a South Bend police officer at 10:45 a.. Wednesday.

• A bank employee at 2513 S. Main St., Goshen, told Goshen police a customer was victimized in a scam at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

• Abbegall Drake of Goshen told Goshen police someone made unauthorized charges on her credit card around midnight Monday.

Intimidation reports

• Assistant principal Rick Yoder at Northridge Middle School, 56779 Northridge Drive, Middlebury, told Elkhart County police a 12-year-old male had a small pocket knife at a school function and made threats to another student at 7 p.m. Saturday. Police said Wednesday that the investigation is continuing..

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Amy Conklin, 18615 Hover Court, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone broke the windshield on her 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier between 11:30 p.m. May 16 and 8:05 a.m. May 17.

Battery incidents

• Gabriel Chapman, 31, 59173 Timber Trail, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police on a charge of domestic battery at 7 p.m. Tuesday. He was transported to the Elkhart County jail.

• Flair Industries, 1405 S. Tenth St., Goshen, told Goshen police there was a fight between four employees at 8:19 a.m. Wednesday. Police and medics arrived and information was gathered. Police said no one involved wanted to file charges.

Traffic arrests

• Kirk Depoister, 38, 9567 Adams Road, Pierceton, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of driving with a suspended license and false informing during a traffic stop at Lincolnway East and Dierdorff Road in Goshen at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday.


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  • 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

  • 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


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