Saturday, April 18, 2015

Crime, Fire, Courts


Motorcycle-minivan crash 2

Traffic is moving again on the John Weaver Parkway after a motorcycle and minivan crash Friday, April 17. The motorcyclist fled from the scene before police arrived, according to the Elkhart Police. 

Tabitha Waggoner

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 4:22 p.m.
DezJuan Sanders

In the last 2 1/2 years, shootings and stabbings have taken the lives of seven people age 18 and younger in Elkhart County.

J. C. Lee

Posted at 10:16 p.m.
Kristyana Jackson Billboard 1

The 7-year-old girl’s 2012 murder is unsolved. Her family hopes billboards will generate tips to lead police to her killer.

Emily Pfund

Posted at 6:20 p.m.
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Posted on April 17, 2015 at 11:22 a.m.

Family and friends will gather Friday evening, April 17, to remember 14-year-old DezJuan Sanders at the place where he was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon.

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Posted on April 16, 2015 at 3:25 p.m.

Leonard A. Taylor Jr., 19, was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison and four years on probation in connection with an attempted robbery at Saleh’s Market in Elkhart in July 2014.

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 3:18 p.m.

Police say Christina Theriot helped Joseph Lee rob a Goshen Dollar General store by driving the getaway vehicle with her 3-year-old son in the back seat.

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 11:25 a.m.

The boy refused and ran away and police are looking for two suspects. 

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 10:24 p.m.

Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers and Elkhart Police Chief Laura Koch spoke about the cost and use of body cameras as well as building a relationship with the community during the Elkhart Party Beer Summit Wednesday, April 15, in Elkhart.

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 6:25 p.m.

Friends and adult mentors who knew DezJuan Sanders, the 14-year-old who was fatally shot near Fifth and Harrison streets, said he was a brilliant, good kid who did not deserve to die.

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 5:36 p.m.

DezJuan Sanders was the first Elkhart County homicide of 2015 and is the youngest victim in the county in more than two years.

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 11:14 a.m.

When crews arrived, they found two people dead at the scene. 

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