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August 1, 2013

H.S. counselor jailed for pot

A Warsaw Community High School counselor Pamela Ann Rozelle, 37, 2410 E. Kemo Ave., Warsaw, was arrested by Winona Lake police on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and contributing to the delinquency of minor under the age of 18. Rozelle was found with a 17-year-old juvenile in a parked car in the Stonehenge Golf Club parking lot around midnight Monday.

Police said the juvenile got out of the driver’s side of the vehicle and dropped paraphernalia on the ground. The 17-year-old was arrested and released to a guardian.

Rozelle was booked into Kosciusko County Jail on a $500 bond.

Two wanted in home improvement fraud

Kosciusko and Whitley County police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two Wabash County men on alleged charges of home improvement fraud.

In a press release, police said they are attempting to locate two men form the community of Disko, located on Ind. 114 at the Fulton/Wabash County line. Felony and misdemeanor warrants on allegations of home improvement fraud have been issued by Kosciusko County for Bobby J. Allison, 22, and his brother, Elvis A. Allison, 26, Silver Lake. Whitley County has active felony warrants of home improvement fraud for both brothers. Citizens are asked to call the Kosciusko County police at 267-5667 or the Whitley County police at 260-244-6410 if they have any information.

One hurt in collision

A driver was injured in a two-vehicle crash at U.S. 33 and C.R. 400 South in Noble. The collision occurred at 2:28 p.m. Tuesday. Noble County police said a 2005 Buick driven by Calvin Dunfee, 85, Columbia City, pulled into the intersection in front of a 1979 Ford Truck driven by John Luckey, 61, Albion, who was unable to avoid the Buick. Dunfee was transported to Parkview Regional Hospital for complaint of chest pain.

Purchased vehicle had lien

Cody Foster, 59131 Lower Drive, Goshen, told Elkhart County police that he purchased a vehicle July 19 and the owner did not advise him that there was a lien on the vehicle.

Theft/burglary reports

• New Life Christian Fellowship Church, 2775 S. Ind. 5, LaGrange, told LaGrange County police someone forced entry into the church and stole a Mac Pro laptop, hard drive, flash drives and $200 in cash. Several doors were attempted to be entered prior to achieving success on the final door, the pastor’s offices. The theft occurred sometime July 29 or July 30.

• Margaret Balser, 604 W. Hawthorne, Bristol, told Elkhart County police someone signed for and kept a package that was to be delivered to her residence at 1:35 p.m. July 22.

• Theresa Gonzalez, 909 N. Seventh St., Goshen, told Goshen police a white male in a white truck with gray sides stole some metal items from a trailer behind her home at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

• Goshen police were dispatched to Goshen City Church of the Brethren, 203 N. Fifth St., Goshen, in reference to a burglary at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.

• Megan Swartzentruber, 307 S. Ninth St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole her bicycle from the front of her house at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• Rick Sweazy of Elkhart told Goshen police someone stole his cell phone from his vehicle while parked in the 1300 block of S. Main Street at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Wendy Manchester, 939 Colonial Manor Drive, Goshen, told Goshen police someone had thrown toilet paper over the trees in her yard at 9:15 p.m. Monday.

• Donald Smith, 939 Colonial Manor, Goshen, filed a report with Goshen police to criminal mischief to his residence and vehicle at 9:10 p.m. Monday.

Fraud reports

• Christina Lantz of Goshen told Elkhart County police a fraudulent charge of $75 cleared her bank account sometime Monday.

Battery results

• An employee of IU Health Goshen Hospital told Goshen police a husband and wife entered the hospital separately and within a half hour of one another, for treatment to a head injury and a stab wound at 12:02 p.m. Tuesday. The stab wound received bandages. The head wound received staples. Each person was released from the hospital within hours of their arrival. The parties initially both sated that their injuries were accidental and didn’t involve the other spouse at 420 Johnston St. Apt. 2, Goshen. After an investigation, police determined that a battery had occurred. The victim sustained minor injuries and bruising. The stab wound that Ashley Ruiz, 26, received treatment for was reported to have been self-inflicted and accidental. She was arrested on a charge of domestic battery in the presence of a minor and incarcerated at the Elkhart County jail.

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  • 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

  • Cat beaten to death in burglary

    A house cat was found beaten to death following a burglary at a home in Howe Sunday.

    July 21, 2014

  • GN140721 Kosciusko Fatal Photo #2.jpg Fiery crash kills one, critically injures two in North Webster

    A fiery crash in North Webster left a Pennsylvania man dead and two others critically injured at 3:21 p.m. Sunday on Ind. 13, near Esterbrook Drive.

    July 21, 2014 4 Photos

  • 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

    July 20, 2014

  • 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.

    July 18, 2014

  • 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.

    July 17, 2014

  • Elkhart motorcyclist dies from injuries Michael Nunez, 33, Elkhart, died at 8 p.m. Monday from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle collision at C.R. 6 and C.R. 13 near Elkhart, according to Elkhart County police. The crash occurred at 7:45 p.m. Sunday.According to Elkhart County police,

    July 16, 2014

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Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

Yes, I work at eating healthy and exercising
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