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January 22, 2014

Goshen man hurt in snowmobile wreck

A Goshen man was injured in a snowmobile crash Sunday.

The mishap occurred around 4 p.m. Sunday on Norfolk Southern railroad property behind 901 E. Madison St. in Goshen. Indiana conservation officers said Travis Eppert, 41, was driving a snowmobile and hauling passenger Stacey Callahan, 43, Goshen. Investigators said Eppert drove his snowmobile into a snowbank and went airborne. When the machine hit the ground, Eppert’s chest slammed into the handlebars.

Eppert suffered rib fractures and chest injuries as a result of the crash. He drove the snowmobile home but quickly began experiencing medical problems, conservation officers said. Callahan called 911 and Goshen fire, police and EMS personnel responded to the call. Eppert was flown from his residence by Memorial Med Flight to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, where was treated in the intensive care unit for his injuries.

Crash reports

• A two-vehicle crash injured a driver near Topeka Monday morning.

LaGrange County police said the mishap occurred at 4:53 a.m. on C.R. 800 South west of C.R. 400 West. Sergio Lopez-Cortez, 35, Ligonier, was driving east in a 2002 Dodge Caravan. He told police the vehicle struck a snowbank, causing him to lose control of the automobile.

The Dodge went left of center and collided with a 2010 Chevrolet driven by Stacy Gavin, 51, Kendallville. Lopez-Cortez’s vehicle then went off the road and flipped.

Police said Gavin suffered neck and shoulder pain as a result of the crash. She was transported to Parkview Noble Hospital for treatment.

Lopez-Cortez was cited for driving too fast for road conditions, and also for driving without insurance and without a valid driver’s license, police reported.

Theft/burglary reports

• Salvadore Plaia of Plymouth told Elkhart County police Friday that someone using a credit card sent to his previous address in Goshen made $2,781.94 worth of fraudulent purchases between April 20 and Dec. 20 last year.

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    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

  • 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

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