WL Man Charged With Raping Friend

Michael Elliott

Authorities have arrested a Winona Lake man on a rape charge following a two-week investigation. Michael J. Elliott, 50, was arrested this afternoon by Warsaw Police on charges that he forced sex acts on a 17-year-old family friend at her Warsaw home. The girl went to Kosciusko Community … Read More

Synthetic Drug May Be Behind Violent Crime

Johnathan T. Mallery

Synthetic cannabinoid could be behind a man’s violent rage that prompted him to bite off a woman’s thumb and attack a Warsaw Police Officer. Johnathan Mallery, 25, of 340 E. Levi Lee Rd., Warsaw, was found standing in the middle of Parker Street Thursday evening when officers responded … Read More

UPDATE: Truck Found In Eagle Creek

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Warsaw Police were called to South Columbia Street near Godman Street just after 5 a.m. Sunday morning when a pickup truck was found in Eagle Creek. According to a Warsaw Police report completed Monday morning, Kosciusko County Central Dispatch received a call at 5 a.m. Sunday morning advising … Read More

‘Victim’ Fabricated Stabbing Story

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Warsaw Police investigators have closed their investigation into an alleged stabbing that happened Thursday evening. According to a press release, investigators determined that the stab wounds to the 54-year-old woman were self-inflicted. Through interviews with the woman, she admitted to fabricating the story of two assailants. (See story) … Read More

Area Accident Reports

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Officers of the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department recently investigated the following accidents: Tuesday, April 1, 7:07 a.m. East 200 North and U.S. 30, Warsaw. Drivers: Fernando Gomez, 45, Dennis Court, Plymouth; and Devin M. Lenfestey, 17, North 175 East, Warsaw. Gomez failed to see … Read More

Area Incident Reports

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Officers of the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department recently investigated the following incident: Friday, March 28, 1:15 a.m. A theft of a handgun was reported in the 4600 block on North 925 East, North Webster. Syracuse Police Department Officers of the Syracuse Police Department recently … Read More

Muncie Man Admits To Sexual Battery

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A Muncie man who goes by two different names allegedly admitted to sexually battering his cousin’s girlfriend. The incident in question occurred Jan. 11 and was initially reported more than a month later as an attempted rape. According to Warsaw Police officers, the adult female victim reported the … Read More

Area Incident Reports

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Officers of the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department recently investigated the following incident: Monday, March 17, 6 p.m. A theft of gasoline was reported from the Freedom Express gas station in Leesburg. The suspect was driving a white GMC Yukon.   Milford Police Department Officers … Read More

Area Accident Reports

Syracuse Police Department Officers of the Syracuse Police Department recently investigated the following accident: Monday, March 30, 4:27 p.m. South Huntington Street and East Pickwick Drive. Drivers: Rick A. Flynn, 50, East King Arthur Trail, Cromwell; and John Kelsey, 61, E. Nokomis Drive, Syracuse. Flynn said his cell … Read More

Warsaw Residents Charged With Attempted Murder

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Three suspects sought for attempted murder charges by Plymouth Police were located in Warsaw last week and arrested with assistance from the Warsaw Police Department’s SWAT team. The arrests happened last Thursday morning on Warsaw’s Park Avenue. According to a press released provided today by Plymouth Police, Christopher … Read More

WPD Hosting 5K Run/Walk

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The Warsaw Police Department is pleased to have McArthur Counseling Center and Medtronic as gold level sponsors for this year’s fifth annual Victim Services 5K Run/Walk. The race will take place on Saturday, April 12, at Winona Lake. A pre-registration form is available online through April 2 at … Read More

Area Police Reports

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Officers of the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department recently investigated the following incidents: Monday, Feb. 24, 3:25 p.m. A death investigation occurred in the 11000 block of North Wawasee Circle, Cromwell. Monday, Feb. 24, 3:20 p.m. Lorene Dotson reported a burglary had occurred at a … Read More

Wabash Couple Nabbed For Heroin Dealing

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An anonymous tip led Warsaw Police to initiate a traffic stop in Warsaw Monday afternoon and turned up a significant amount of Heroin. The traffic stop on a Pontiac Grand Prix happened at about 2 p.m. in the 300 block of South Detroit Street. Police say the two … Read More

Operation Pull Over Starts Friday

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Just as basketball is stirring up a great deal of activity this March, more than 250 Indiana law enforcement agencies are planning to launch action of their own. Beginning Friday, Feb. 28, state and local police in Kosciusko County will initiate a major enforcement effort to crack down … Read More

County Battles Uptick In Sign Graffiti

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In recent years, law enforcement efforts have put a lid on much of the gang-related illegal activity in the area. But the release valve seems to have become Kosciusko County road signs. “Last year was actually a very bad year for spray painting,” said Jeff Beeler, Kosciusko County … Read More

KCH Wellness Center, Medstat Burglarized

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KCH Health and Wellness Center staff arrived to work at around 4:50 a.m. this morning only to find that the business had been burglarized. Warsaw Police quickly responded to the center, located at 1500 Provident Dr. on the Kosciusko County Hospital campus. Pry marks were located on an … Read More