Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Crime, Fire, Courts

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 Ryckeart

Janice Ostrom has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Elkhart and officers Jason Gruber, Jason Ray and Dan Mayer for the death of 31-year-old Christopher Ryckeart.

Emily Pfund

Posted 52 minutes ago
 Indiana State Excise Police are looking for this man, who they say impersonated a police officer at the Goshen Eagles Lodge on Nov. 20, 2014.

Indiana State Excise Police say a man flashed a fake badge and impersonated a police officer at the Goshen Eagles Lodge #1526 last week.

Emily Pfund

Posted 1 hour ago
 A Goshen fire fighter steps off of a ladder and into a burnt out room at the Goshen Inn on Lincolnway East Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. The fire was quickly extinguished. Goshen fire officials will have more information after they finish the investigation of the large building.

The Goshen Fire Department is asking anyone with information on the Tuesday, Nov. 25, fire at the vacant hotel to come forward.

Emily Pfund

Posted 2 hours ago
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Posted at 9:25 a.m.

Police were called to Elkhart General Hospital, where the woman went for treatment of the injuries she suffered during the incident.

 Gino Iavagnilio, 20, was arrested Nov. 25, 2014, in connection with a hit-and-run crash that injured a woman crossing Bristol Street on Nov. 11.
Posted at 7:59 a.m.

A 20-year-old woman was crossing Bristol Street on Nov. 11 when she was hit by a Jeep, she told police.

Posted at 7:57 a.m.

Police say the car was going too fast before the driver lost control and hit a pole Wednesday morning, Nov. 26.

 Jeffrey P. Miller, 46, was sentenced Nov. 25, 2014, to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to interstate transportation of stolen goods and money laundering for stealing at least $1 million worth of copper wire from Elkhart-based Heartland RV and selling it to Sustainable Recycling Inc., a Dowagiac, Mich. scrap metal dealer.
Posted on Nov. 25, 2014 at 5:07 p.m.

Jeffery P. Miller asked the judge for leniency, saying he could repay the company faster and help raise his two children if he’s free.

Posted on Nov. 25, 2014 at 4:45 p.m.

Hearings for the Elkhart Police Department’s Detective Scott Weaver and Lt. Peggy Snider were originally scheduled for Dec. 3, but have been moved to Dec. 19 and Jan. 19, respectively. 

 Randy Ralph Rothgeb, shown in this September 2012 photo, is accused of residing within 1,000 feet of a youth center as a sexual offender.
Posted on Nov. 25, 2014 at 4:10 p.m.

Police say Randy Ralph Rothgeb, who was convicted of molesting a 13-year-old girl in 2009, was told several times he had to move, but refused.

 A Goshen fire fighter steps off of a ladder and into a burnt out room at the Goshen Inn on Lincolnway East Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. The fire was quickly extinguished. Goshen fire officials will have more information after they finish the investigation of the large building.
Posted on Nov. 25, 2014 at 2:45 p.m.

A fire was reported at the former Goshen Inn around 2:12 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

Posted on Nov. 25, 2014 at 1:13 p.m.

The 26-year-old victim told police she was in a parking lot at the Overlook Apartments on Monday evening when the man approached her with a gun.

Posted on Nov. 25, 2014 at 12:43 p.m.

Police are investigating two robberies in different buildings of the La Casa Estates apartments on Elkhart’s south side.

Posted on Nov. 25, 2014 at 7:25 a.m.

The 13-year-old girl admitted to starting an Oct. 27 fire at her family’s Warsaw home.


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