Public Records


All information herein is provided by the official police sources that serve Kosciusko County.

Crimes reported here are preliminary investigations, taken in the field by patrol officers, and may or may not be assigned to a detective for further investigation. The information provided may be found after further investigation to be incorrect or false. Certain details of these incidents have been removed due to potential follow up investigation into the incident and / or for privacy rights.


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Area Accident Reports

Kosciusko Officers with the Kosciusko Sheriff’s Department investigated the following accidents: 2:49 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, North SR 19, south of West CR 900N, Etna Green. Driver: Curtis L. Sumpter, 35, North Main Street, Nappannee. Slid off the road and … Read More

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Jail Bookings

Kosciusko The following individuals were booked in the Kosciusko County Jail: Feb. 12 John Mitchell Dimmitt, 34, 420 Roosevelt St., Warsaw, arrested for failure to appear and failure to register as a sex offender. Bond: $5,250 surety and $500 cash. … Read More



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Jail Bookings

Elkhart The following individuals were booked in the Elkhart County Detention Facility: Feb. 11 Regina Ruth Dudzinski, 48, 408 N. Hartman St., Nappanee, arrested for dealing in methamphetamine, neglect of a dependent, possession or sale of drug precursors and possession of paraphernalia. Bond: $10,000. Joshua Daniel Sharp, 38, … Read More

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Chicago Man Arrested In Fraud Case

WARSAW — A 45-year-old Chicago man has been booked in the county jail for defrauding a local financial institution. Kevin Phillips, 25, 8925 Parnell St., Chicago, Ill., was booked at 7:17 p.m. Thursday, on two counts of fraud on a financial institution, both level 5 felonies. He is … Read More

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Area Accident Reports

Syracuse Officers with the Syracuse Police Department investigated the following accident: 8:51 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, South Front Street, Syracuse. Driver: Jeffrey A. Gehring, 39, Treasure Island Road, Union, Mich. Gehring believed he was driving his vehicle into a private drive at Polar Kraft Marine, went off the … Read More

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Area Police Reports

Warsaw Officers with the Warsaw Police Department investigated the following incidents: 3:08 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 1600 block Tippecanoe Drive, Warsaw. Police were called to the area for individuals arguing and threatening each other. 2:11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 1500 block North Detroit Street, Warsaw. Blake L. Lamb … Read More

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Work Of Deputies Results In Man’s Arrest

By 1ST SGT. CHAD HILL Public Information Officer, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department SYRACUSE — Ethan David Jessie, 25, Syracuse, has been arrested in connection with various house burglaries in the northeast portion of the Kosciusko County. Jessie is currently being held in the Kosciusko County Jail without bond … Read More

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Area Police Reports

Kosciusko Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department investigated the following incident: 10:35 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 10900 block of South Neher Drive, Silver Lake. Leah Ann Stahl reported a runaway. Winona Lake Officers with the Winona Lake Police Department investigated the following incident: 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, … Read More

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Area Accident Reports

Kosciusko Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department investigated the following accidents: 4:35 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, North CR 200E north of East CR 550N, Warsaw. Driver: Sarah E. Mock, 35, North Front Street, Syracuse. Mock’s vehicle slid off the road into the nearby trees. Damage up to … Read More

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Kosciusko County Court News

Kosciusko County Court New Filing Small Claims The following small claim has been awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court III, Judge Joe V. Sutton presiding: The Car Company v. Shane K. Austrup, Ligonier, $1,001 Nicole J. Ingle, South Bend, $394 Valinda K. Jones, Claypool, $1,721 Yassani M. Medina-Rico, Elkhart, … Read More

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Battery Case Continued To Feb. 25

WARSAW — A case involving a Syracuse man who permanently injured a female victim has been continued to 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in Kosciusko County Superior Court I. Ink Free News previously reported that Justin Doyle Anderson, 33, 118 N. Lake St., Syracuse, was arrested Wednesday, Aug. … Read More

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Bergman Sentenced In Sexual Misconduct Case

WARSAW — A 19-year-old Warsaw man was sentenced to two years in the Kosciusko County Jail in a sexual misconduct case involving a minor. Brandon M. Bergman, 19, 3311 Oak Pointe Crossing, Warsaw, will serve one year in the Kosciusko County Jail with one year suspended, to be served … Read More

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Jail Bookings

Elkhart The following people were booked in the Elkhart County Detention Facility: Feb. 10 Ashley Nicole Belcher, 26, 12279 CR 50, Syracuse, arrested for battery. No bond listed. Donna Sue Rosenbaum, 53, 12279 CR 50, Syracuse, arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a passenger under the … Read More