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August 8, 2013

Several thefts reported in area

Several theft incidents were recently responded to by local police:

• Cathleen Randolph told Goshen police someone stole a bottle of vitamins from her apartment at 412 E. Lincoln Ave. Monday.

• Douglas Miller told Goshen police Tuesday that someone stole his bike at 274 Brookside Manor during the night.

• Scott Maggard of New Paris told Elkhart County police someone used his debit card number to make an unauthorized $3,356.79 transaction Saturday.

• Andrew Stichter of New Paris told Elkhart County police someone made $655.09 in unauthorized transactions on his checking account. The incident occurred July 25.

• Sharon Miller of New Paris told Elkhart County police someone made fraudulent from her bank account on Aug. 1, 3 and 5. The charges totaled $299.97.

• Anthony Brandenberger, 19, 1000 N. Townline Road, Apt. 27, LaGrange, was arrested on a charge of theft Wednesday, Elkhart County police reported. Brandenberger allegedly stole $650 belonging to Matthew Schlabach, 23, at 58258 C.R. 35, Middlebury.

• Nancy B. Kosteck of Goshen told city police she was the victim of theft and fraud Monday.

• Rebecca Sweet told Goshen police someone took property from her home at 2304 W. Wilden Ave. Monday.

• Fretta Stuart of Elkhart reported the theft of money at Target, 3839 Midway Road, to Goshen police Tuesday.

• A juvenile male told Goshen police his cell phone was stolen Tuesday in the 900 block of North Fifth Street.

Gunshot wound

Elkhart County police reported that Brendon Dubberly, 21, 16040 C.R. 18, Goshen, shot his left hand with a 9mm semiautomatic pistol around 11:30 p.m. Monday at his home. Police said the shooting was accidental.

Vandalism/criminal mischief reports

• Goshen police were notified Tuesday that someone spray-painted graffiti onto the street surface in the 1100 block of Wilson Avenue.

• Andrea Navarro told Goshen someone damaged her residence between 7 and 8 a.m. Tuesday.

• Lori Wilson of Goshen told city police someone intentionally scratched her vehicle Tuesday while it was parked behind her workplace at 110 N. Main St.

Alcohol/drug incidents

• Sergio Salazar, 20, 1123 Beaver Lane, was arrested by Goshen police Tuesday night at 322 N. Eighth St. on charges of illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and resisting arrest. Salazar was incarcerated in the Elkhart County Jail.

• Jose Luis Rodriguez, 17, Goshen, was arrested by Goshen police after a traffic stop around 10 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue. Goshen police alleged that Rodriguez was in possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. Police said Rodriguez was arrested and later released to his parents.

• Goshen police were called to West Pike Street Tuesday afternoon to try to find a juvenile who appeared to be impaired. Officers found the youth inside Taco Bell. Police said the juvenile seemed to be impaired due to using a narcotic or illegal substance. The youth’s parent was called, police said, and the juvenile was transported to the hospital for treatment.


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    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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