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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 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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