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May 3, 2013

POLICE NEWS: May 3, 2013

The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department and area law enforcement wish to warn citizens of a scam that has surfaced intensely in our area.

Individuals have recently been receiving emails that contain fraudulent information stating that the owner’s credit card has been suspended. The message continues on to state that activating the card is “quick and easy” and that they have “suspended it for your protection”.

The email then requests the user to complete a downloaded form that is attached to the original message and provide personal information including social security number, mother’s maiden name, credit card number and PIN number.

Kosciusko County police have indicated that the most recent information was provided by local citizens who do not currently own a credit card and immediately knew that it was a scam.

Theft/burglary reports

• Mark Walters, Edinburgh, told Goshen police the license plate was stolen from the rear of his vehicle while it was parked at 1968 Lincolnway East, Goshen, at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

• Warren K. South, 1123 S. Eighth St., Goshen, told Goshen police his garage was burglarized at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

• Phillip C. Frazier, Goshen, told Goshen police items were stolen from his vehicle while it was parked at 905 Wilson Ave., Goshen, at approximately 11 p.m. Tuesday.

• Wendy Reiner, Goshen, told Goshen police someone fraudulently used her Social Security Debit Card at 2 a.m. Wednesday.

• Bradley Hall, 33, 415 N. Elkhart St., Lot 78, Wakarusa, was arrested by Goshen police at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday while at Walmart, 2304 Lincolnway East, Goshen, on a charge of theft. He was booked into the county jail.

• David Riggs, 1408 S. 13th St., Goshen, told Goshen police his watch was taken from his residence sometime within the last six months. A report was taken.

• Brad Chokey, 923 S. Main St., Goshen, told Goshen police a ladder was stolen from his property at approximately midnight April 17.

• Courtney S. Scroggins, 33, 683 Strong Ave., Elkhart, was arrested by Goshen police at 8 p.m. Wednesday while at Meijer, 4522 Elkhart Road, Goshen, on a charge of theft. She was booked into the county jail.

• Nadine Bechtel, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone broke into her shop at 20194 C.R. 36, Goshen, between 7:30 p.m. Monday and 1 p.m. Tuesday and stolen several items.

Assault/battery reports

• According to Elkhart County police, the residents of 10039 C.R. 4, Lot 27, Middlebury, were evicted under a lawful court order and told not to return without the permission of Tall Oaks Mobile Home Park. The residents reportedly returned to the residence without permission at 11:06 a.m. Tuesday where they were once again told by Tall Oaks personnel to leave the premises. On a second attempt to enter the residence, an individual who arrived with the evicted residents reportedly kicked open the door to the residence, striking a Tall Oaks employee in the face. A battery report was taken.

• Elkhart County police received a report that a 13-year-old male has been repeatedly battering and harassing a 13-year-old female at Northridge Middle School, 56692 Northridge Drive, Middlebury, since Dec. 19, 2012.

• An employee of Bashor Children’s Home, 62226 C.R. 15, Bristol, told Elkhart County police that a 15-year-old male student had battered a 16-year-old male student by punching him in the mouth with a closed fist causing a laceration to his lip at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Kamriah Mosely, 207 S. Silverwood Lane, Goshen, told Goshen police someone broke out the window of her residence at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• Leslie Stutzman, 18470 C.R. 24, Goshen, told Elkhart County police someone set his mail box on fire at 3:39 a.m. Wednesday.

Alcohol/drug arrests

• A 13-year-old male was arrested by Goshen police at 2 p.m. Wednesday while at Goshen Middle School, 1216 S. Indiana Ave., Goshen, on a charge of possession of marijuana.

• Crystal Lary, 25, 2511 Marshall Drive, Mishawaka, was arrested by Goshen police at 3:54 a.m. Thursday while at Steak-N-Shake, 4024 Elkhart Road, Goshen, on a charge of possession of marijuana. She was released on a memorandum to appear in court.

• A 24-year-old inmate of the Community Corrections facility, 201 N. Cottage Ave., Goshen, was reportedly found by Elkhart County police to be in possession of synthetic marijuana at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday. Charges are pending lab results.

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