Friday, August 22, 2014

 The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department is warning residents to keep their car doors locked in the wake of several robberies across Elkhart County made possible by garage door openers in unlocked vehicles.

Thieves apparently used garage door openers from unlocked cars to get into garages in Osolo Township.

Posted 12 minutes ago

Students at Elkhart Central High School were placed on lockdown while police responded to a suicidal subject nearby. The lockdown was lifted around 3:15 p.m.

Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 2:57 p.m.
 A U.S. magistrate has agreed with prosecutors' motion to jail James LeDonne until his July 14 trial because of the risk that he'll find new victims or flee the area.

James LeDonne has pleaded for his freedom, saying he misses his children and needs to prepare his defense but a judge denied that appeal. A trial is set for January.

Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.
 Police responded to a report of a submerged vehicle on Thursday night, Aug. 21, neat the Warsaw License Branch.
Posted at 10:17 p.m.

The people inside the vehicle were able to get out on their own.

Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 3:32 p.m.

Johntu Reed, 28, was sent to Elkhart General Hospital with leg pain after his motorcycle struck a vehicle on Toledo Road.

Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 2:27 p.m.

The powder can be purchased online and is potent enough that people may unwittingly overdose on it, the poison center warns.

 A New Carlisle firefighter was killed Aug. 5 while battling a fire at K-Fex, a LaPorte County business. The cause of the fire has been ruled
Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

Assistant Chief Jamie Middlebrook of the New Carlisle Fire Department died of blunt force trauma while battling a blaze Aug. 5.

 Terry Wayne Waugh, Jr., 30, was convicted by a jury on three counts of child molesting on July 24, 2014.
Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 8:05 a.m.

After spending almost seven years on the run from police, a St. Joseph County man was located and convicted of child molesting.

Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 7:54 a.m.

A convicted murderer from St. Joseph County attempted to escape from prison Wednesday morning but only made it as far as the roof.

Updated on Aug. 21, 2014 at 11:02 a.m.

Cody Cousins, 24, of Warsaw has been jailed without bond since the fatal January shooting and stabbing of a fellow Purdue University student.

 John Jackson Jr., center left, gets a hand releasing his balloon from his grandfather, Tommy Lamb (center). A commemoration service was held for 7-year-old Kristyana Jackson, who was killed in 2012 near her home on Kilbourn Street in Elkhart. Friends, family and community members gathered to remember, pray and release balloons on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. The family urged anyone with information about the shooting to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 800-342-STOP, who are offering a $6,000 reward.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 8:24 p.m.

The family of Kristyana Jackson, a 7-year-old who was shot and killed in 2012, asked anyone with information to speak.

 Everyone has a right to take photographs or record video of law enforcement officials performing their duties, but you have to be responsible.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 4:11 p.m.

Every person has a right to record the police. Here’s what you need to know to responsibly document them through video and photography.

Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 3:54 p.m.

Incident reports from the Elkhart Police Department from Sunday, Aug. 17, through Wednesday, Aug. 20.

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