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Police News

October 5, 2013

No cause of death for missing Warsaw teen

The Kosciusko County coroner says he couldn’t determine during an autopsy the cause of death of an 18-year-old woman whose remains were found more than a year after she was reported missing.

Coroner Michael Wilson says the remains of Aurora Shoemaker of Warsaw are being sent to the University of Indianapolis for further analysis.

She was last seen in August 2012 after leaving her mother’s home for a walk. Her remains were found Sunday about 500 yards from her home by teenagers playing in the woods.

Wilson says it likely will be about a month before any further information is available.

Rapes reported

at Notre Dame


Officials at the University of Notre Dame are investigating reports of three rapes and one attempted rape reported on the campus in less than a month.

Three rapes were reported to Notre Dame Security Police in September, while the attempted rape was reported to an administrator. The university had eight reports of rapes in total for the three previous years combined.

University spokesman Dennis Brown says the allegations are under investigation. Brown says the number of sexual assault-related crimes was expected to increase because of the university’s efforts to increase awareness of what constitutes sexual violence and how to report it.

The U.S. Department of Education in April 2011 outlined to colleges nationwide their responsibilities in confronting sexual assaults.

Sexual assailant

sought by police


Elkhart County police are seeking information about a man who sexually assaulted an Elkhart woman in her home Wednesday.

Police said a 50-year-old woman was assaulted in her apartment in the 52000 block of Brookstream Circle. The attack took place around 5:30 a.m. after the man entered the residence. The intruder stole a cellular telephone, keys and cash and left the home on foot.

The attacker was described as a black male in his late 20s to early 30s with a think build, scraggly goatee and short hair.

Police ask anyone with information about the crime or the attacker to call the sheriff’s department at 574-533-4151.

Crash reports

• Two drivers were injured in a crash near Honeyville Thursday afternoon.

The collision occurred around 2:37 p.m. on Ind. 5 and C.R. 400 South. LaGrange County police said A 2009 Dodge 3500 truck driven by Dewayne C. Hill of Rochester collided with a 2006 Dodge 2500 driven by Robert E. Allen of Wawaka.

Both drivers suffered neck pain as a result of the crash. Police said both vehicles were total losses.

OWI arrests

Police recently arrested the following motorists on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated:

• Anthony Schrock, 23, 16660 C.R. 36, Goshen, was arrested by Elkhart County police after he reportedly crashed his vehicle on C.R. 17 south of C.R. 40 around 8:21 p.m. Thursday. He was incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail.

• Harold E. Phillips, 51, 21859 Tipperman Court, Elkhart, was arrested after by Elkhart County police after he reportedly crashed his vehicle on Ind. 120, east of C.R. 17 around 9 p.m. Thursday. Police said Phillips left the scene of the crash, but was later apprehended. In addition to the OWI, Phillips was also arrested on a charge of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision.

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    A South Bend man has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery last year in Bristol.
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    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS GN0418 KCF car fire Police News: April 18, 2014 The following thefts and burglaries were recently reported to local police: • Ron Davidhizar told Goshen police Wednesday that someone broke into his storage shed at 221 Queen St. and stole items. • Personnel at Synergy RV Transport, 2448 E. Kercher

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Three Concord firefighters suspended for mishandling drugs Concord Township firefighters Don Mansell, Bill Creedon and Jon Simmons were accused by Concord Township Trustee Mark Grabill with the failure to follow the Concord Township Fire Department’s protocol regarding proper tag removal on narcotics boxes.

    April 17, 2014

  • GN140416 Leesburg crash Police News: April 17, 2014 A one-vehicle crash injured two men — one critically — south of Leesburg Tuesday.

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  • Police & Rescue News Six injured in crash northwest of Wakarusa

    A two-vehicle crash injured six people north of Wakarusa Tuesday.
    The mishap occurred around 7:20 a.m. at the intersection of C.R.s 1 and 26.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140416 Leesburg crash Driver critically injured in Kosciusko County crash

    A one-vehicle crash injured two men — one critically — south of Leesburg Tuesday.
    The mishap occurred on C.R. 150 West just south of C.R. 400 North around 5 p.m.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man gets 80 years for threat on wife An Elkhart man who threatened to set his wife on fire has been sentenced to 80 years in prison.

    April 15, 2014

  • Police news: Several arrested on charges of drunken driving • Lori L. Ellis, 48, 12778 N. 300 East, Syracuse, was arrested by Goshen police on a charge of driving while intoxicated at 1:35 a.m. Sunday. Ellis was stopped for a traffic stop at Dierdorff and Kercher Roads in Goshen for driving left of center and transported to the Elkhart County jail.

    April 13, 2014

  • Police/Rescue News: April 13, 2014 Area police made several arrests recently.

    April 12, 2014

  • GN140413 brookside fire Goshen firefighters battle blaze at Brookside Manor

    Goshen firefighters battled a blaze at a home in Brookside Manor Mobile Home Park this morning.
    The residence is located along Orchid Avenue in the park on Goshen's northwest side.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

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Goshen City Council member Dixie Robinson is asking residents to make an effort to clean up their yards this spring. The city’s Dial-A-Truck program is available to haul trash away. Do you think there are more unsightly properties in Goshen this year than five years ago?

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