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Police News

June 1, 2013

NorthWood senior still critical after truck fall

A NorthWood High School senior was in critical condition Friday evening after falling off a truck the night before.

Nappanee police said Tori Graff, 18, was airlifted to South Bend Memorial Hospital after the mishap, which took place around 9 p.m. in the school parking lot.

Police Chief Julie Dijkstra said Ryan Kelly, 18, a NorthWood senior, was driving a 2011 Chevrolet pick-up truck south in the east parking lot. Graff was on the back bumper, and another NorthWood senior was on the truck’s side running board. Dijkstra said Graff fell from the vehicle and hit her head on the pavement.

Dijkstra said Friday morning that Graff had been admitted to Memorial Hospital’s intensive care unit.

Man admits making meth

A Nappanee man pleaded guilty to a drug-related charge Thursday morning in Elkhart Circuit Court.

Dana J. Hall, 55, 402 S. Main St., entered a guilty plea to a Class B felony charge of dealing in methamphetamine by manufacturing. Under the terms of his plea deal, Hall will serve 10 years in the Department of Correction, plus four years on probation.

Hall was arrested after police raided the home of co-defendant Charles D. Thompson, 52, 455 W. Indiana, in February. A fire broke out in a second-story room during that search, according to prosecutors. Firefighters extinguished the blaze.

Kid hit by rock

A juvenile male was hit in the head with a rock near 342 Stone Drive in Goshen while playing with other children at 5:58 p.m. Thursday.  The juvenile was transported to the IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment. According to police, the juvenile sustained only a small laceration and swelling in the area of the cut.  The child was transported for medical attention to verify his injury was minor.

Theft/burglary reports

• Vanessa Harris of Goshen told Goshen police someone stole her son’s tennis shoes around 5 p.m. May 16 in the area of Pringle and West Plains Drive in Goshen.

• Michael Mast, 136 Brookside Manor, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole his son’s bicycle from the residence at 8:46 p.m. Thursday.

• Benny Henio, 301 Arbor Court, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole a bicycle outside the apartment around 3 p.m. Thursday.

• Patricia McKnight, 61098 C.R. 21, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone stole jewelry and collectable coins from her residence between May 7 and May 8.

Fraud reports

• Blanca Sanchez of Goshen told Goshen police someone used her name in Adelanto, Calif., to open a phone account with Verizon back in 2010.

Drug/alcohol arrests

• Schawn Lee Hennessy, 20, 148 Alfred St., Elkhart, was arrested by Elkhart County police on a charge of possession of a controlled substance and marijuana during a traffic stop on Ind. 120, east of C.R. 17 in Bristol at 12:26 a.m. Friday. He was incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

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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

  • Several thefts reported Theft/burglary reports• Brent Rheinheimer, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole a cellphone from his vehicle at 9 p.m. Thursday while parked at 315 Pringle Drive, Goshen.• Santa Salazar, Goshen, told Goshen police his scooter was stolen at 10 p.m

    July 13, 2014

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Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

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