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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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  • 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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