POLICE NEWS: Goshen man arrested in robbery case

Miguel Muro-Medina

A Goshen man is jailed, facing accusations he held up a teenager near Millersburg Wednesday.

Miguel Muro-Medina, 21, Brookside Manor, was arrested by Elkhart County police on a charge of robbery.

A man had reported to police a 16-year-old boy was robbed by people in a vehicle in a driveway in the 13000 block of C.R. 42 around 6 p.m., according to a police report.

Police tracked down the vehicle from the report and determined Muro-Medina was the suspect, according to the report.


Two people could face charges related to a dispute after a football game in Nappanee last weekend.

Elkhart County police, according to a report and details released Thursday, said a man and a woman battered four other people at the game at Union Grove Church, 69954 C.R. 11, around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The two weren’t arrested, and the victims didn’t press charges, according to a report. But the Sheriff’s Office has requested the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office file charges of disorderly conduct against the two.

The incident grew out of an abbreviated game between semi-pro teams, the Nappanee-based Michiana Thunderhawks and Chicago Cardinals, at the church, according to head coach Steve Vail.

The Cardinals basically quit in the first quarter, apparently in disagreement with the officiating, Vail said.

With the game suddenly over, one of the accused, a fan, demanded a refund of the $5 admission fee. Some tempers grew heated over that until the situation was resolved, according to details Vail provided.


Julie Gomez, Goshen, reported to Goshen police the license plate was stolen from her truck while it was parked at a home at 1010 Tramore Circle, around 5 p.m. Wednesday.


Goshen police responded to a call about criminal recklessness involving a juvenile at 608 N. Second St. around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police learned there has been ongoing issues with juveniles in that neighborhood, according to a report.


• Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash in Goshen Wednesday.

A car driven by Kathryn Case, Goshen, crashed into the rear of a car driven by Emily Landis, Goshen, while Landis was stopped in traffic on Lincolnway East at South 15th Street around 3 p.m. Wednesday, Goshen police said in a report.

The crash pushed Landis’ car into the rear of a car driven by Crysten Custer, Elkhart, police said.

Case and a girl in her car, Talitha Case, both complained of pain, but Case told police they would seek treatment on their own.

Landis and Custer did not report any injuries.

• Charles Meyers, Millersburg, was injured when the pickup truck he was driving collided with a pickup truck driven by Benjamin Ledesma-Sandoval, Cromwell, at C.R. 800 South and Ind. 5 in LaGrange County around 1 p.m. Tuesday, LaGrange County police said in a news release.

Police said Meyers had pulled out in front of Ledesma-Sandoval’s truck when they crashed.

Meyers was taken to Parkview LaGrange Hospital to receive treatment for injuries. Ledesma-Sandoval did not report any injuries, police said.

• A car driven by Thomas Woods, Elkhart, crashed into the rear of a car driven by Isabel Lopez, Goshen, at a red light at U.S. 33 and Meijer Drive around 11 a.m. Wednesday, Goshen police said in a report.

Both Woods and Lopez were examined by medics at the scene for complaints of back pain, according to police.


• Gerardo Resendiz Rodriguez, Goshen, reported to Goshen police he received either a scam call or a threatening call around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

• Allen Stuckey, Goshen, reported to Goshen police his wife was victimized by a phone scam around 10 a.m. Wednesday.


Jenny Bonham, Goshen, reported to Goshen police the window of her vehicle was broken while it was parked in the 200 block of North Second Street around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.

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