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January 16, 2014

Several hurt in various wrecks

Several people were injured in recent crashes responded to by local police:

• Two pedestrians were hurt when they were struck by a vehicle Tuesday near the Aldi supermarket in Goshen.

The mishap occurred shortly after 1 p.m. According to Goshen police, Deborah D. Sutton, 66, Millersburg, was driving out of the parking lot and onto Eisenhower Drive in a 2013 Lexus. Sutton didn’t see two pedestrians in front of her preparing to cross the street, and the Lexus collided with them.

The vehicle struck Leanna Kauffman, 73, Middlebury, in the hip, and Kauffman fell to the ground. She was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment. The other pedestrian, Marion Kauffman, 75, Middlebury, was hit in the lower leg.

• A two-vehicle crash injured two drivers Tuesday morning at U.S. 20 and C.R. 21.

The mishap occurred around 6:26 a.m. Elkhart County police said a 2002 Ford F350 driven by Kerry Schrock, 38, Elkhart, collided with a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado driven by William Tussing, 57, Goshen.

Both drivers suffered back pain as a result of the crash. Police said Tussing was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign.

• A one-vehicle crash injured a driver near LaGrange Tuesday afternoon.

The mishap occurred around 3:43 p.m. on C.R. 250 West south of C.R. 100 south. LaGrange County police said Leanna W. Wengerd of Wolcottville was driving north in a 1991 Chevrolet van. The vehicle went through some water, and Wengerd lost control of the vehicle.

Police said the van went off the road, struck a mailbox and rolled over several times. Wengerd suffered pain and a head abrasion as a result of the crash.

• A driver was injured in a one-vehicle crash west of Goshen Tuesday afternoon.

The mishap occurred around 2:23 p.m. on C.R. 13 south of C.R. 32. Elkhart County police Jerry Braasch, 32, Elkhart, was driving north in a 1996 Ford Taurus and fell asleep. The vehicle went off the road a struck a utility pole.

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  • Police cars hit in multi-county chase According to Middlebury police, officer Gary Smith attempted to locate a silver Saturn leaving McDonald’s on Ind. 13, near U.S. 20 in Middlebury at 11:30 p.m. Monday. Jonathan Gaby, 31, Middlebury, the driver of the Saturn was reported to be allegedly intoxicated.

    August 20, 2014

  • Goshen crash injures driver A two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 33 and Ind. 4 injured one driver, according to Goshen police reports. Shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, a 2009 Nissan Cube driven by Emily N. Lee, 18, was northbound on U.S. 33 near

    August 17, 2014

  • Goshen woman guilty of stealing government property Crystal Riggs, 48, Goshen, pled guilty to felony theft of government property in federal court in South Bend. The magistrate judge is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea. Parties have 14 days in which to object to the

    August 15, 2014

  • NWS GN140815 apartment fire Suspicious bottle found at Concord High School According to Elkhart County Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Bradberry, police responded to Concord High School, 59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart, Wednesday at 6:51 p.m. to a suspicious bottle that was found on the south side of the high school.

    August 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man pleads guilty to assault with knife Andrew Adkins, 26, Goshen, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of battery by means of a deadly weapon, a Class C felony. According to a statement from the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office, Adkins was scheduled for trial Tuesday in Elkhart Superio

    August 14, 2014

  • One killed, one hurt in separate wrecks One person was killed and another badly injured in two unrelated crashes in Elkhart and Noble counties over the weekend.

    August 10, 2014

  • Gn140808 nicholas rushlow mug CIRCUIT COURT: Elkhart's Rushlow sentenced to 58 years for attempted murder GOSHEN — An Elkhart man was sentenced to 58 years in prison after a jury convicted him of attempted murder last month. Nicholas A. Rushlow, 32, Elkhart, was charged with felony attempted murder and felony criminal recklessness when his case went to t

    August 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140807 Mishler funeral home break in Aug 5th.jpg Police: Warsaw man broke into funeral home for children's DVDs

    A Warsaw man was arrested after police said they found him crawling out of a broken window at Mishler Funeral Home in Milford Tuesday morning.

    August 6, 2014 2 Photos

  • GN140802 Vehicle fire Fiery crash reported near Topeka

    LaGrange County 911 dispatchers received a call at 2:50 p.m. Thursday of a two-vehicle crash at 6765 W. 300 South near Topeka stating the vehicles were on fire.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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


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