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Police and fire

  • Fatal crash near State & Coliseum
    A motorcyclist was speeding and doing a wheelie when he collided with a left-turning pickup truck on State Boulevard this afternoon, according to police.
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    A male motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition Monday afternoon after his Suzuki collided with a Buick at a west-central intersection.
  • iAB Financial Bank in Grabill robbed
    A man robbed the iAB Financial Bank in Grabill this morning, making off with an undisclosed amount of money and fleeing in a two-door car driven by another man, Allen County police said today.
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Winona Lake resident held in sexual assault of girl, 17

Michael J. Elliot

A Winona Lake man was arrested Tuesday on a rape charge after a teenager told police he sexually assaulted her this month.

Michael J. Elliot, 50, was charged with rape and sexual battery after a 17-year-old girl arrived at Kosciusko Community Hospital and told police what happened April 6, the Warsaw Police Department said.

Early that morning, police went to the hospital on a report that a girl who had just arrived was raped.

The girl told police that Elliot forced himself on her at her Warsaw home.

Elliot was being held Tuesday in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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