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January 30, 2014

Police news for Jan. 30, 2014

Several people were injured in recent motor vehicle crashes:

• A one-vehicle collision injured a driver two miles south of Goshen Tuesday.

The mishap occurred at 2 p.m. at C.R.s 19 and 38. Elkhart County police said Ricky Ball, 49, Goshen, was driving west in a 2001 Ford F250 truck. Ball turned left to avoid the front portion of a snowplow that entered the westbound lane, police said, and his vehicle went off the road and struck a utility pole head-on.

Ball suffered back and chest pain and was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.

• A driver was hurt in a two-vehicle collision Monday in Goshen.

The mishap occurred around 9:12 a.m. at U.S. 33 and College Avenue. Goshen police said a northbound 2012 Dodge Ram driven by Debra Fastnacht, 43, Wessington Springs, S.D., slid on the ice-covered road and struck the rear of a 2010 Ford Ranger driven by David L. Stump, 63, Goshen.

Stump suffered chest pain as a result of the crash and was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.

• A two-vehicle crash injured a passenger Sunday in Goshen.

The collision occurred at 1:37 p.m. on U.S. 33 east of Ninth Street. Goshen police said a 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by Zachary P. Moore of Wharton, Ohio, collided with the rear of a 1999 Ford F150 truck driven by Fernando Ochoa, 50, Goshen.

A passenger in the Ford vehicle, Tracey Ochoa, 67, Goshen, suffered back pain as a result of the crash.

Theft/burglary reports

• Sebastion L. Wolf, 18, and Jacob Huser, 18, both of 67536 Ind. 15, New Paris, were arrested by Goshen police after allegedly trying to shoplift items at Walmart, 2304 Lincolnway East, around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Both were released on a written promise to appear in Goshen City Court.

• A loss prevention staffer for Martins Supermarket, 1527 Bashor Road, told Goshen police a theft occurred at the store Tuesday morning.

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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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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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