Saturday, October 25, 2014

 Robert Boatwright, 24, of Milford, was arrested on a preliminary charge of felony burglary Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Detectives detained the 24-year-old man on preliminary charges of felony burglary following several burglaries earlier this year.

J. C. Lee

Posted at 10:35 p.m.
 The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department is looking for information about a red Dodge Ram truck that might have struck a man Friday night, Oct. 10., along C.R. 18, east of C.R. 23.

Evidence from the scene suggests the truck is a red Dodge Ram with front passenger side damage.

Danielle Waldron

Posted at 6:57 p.m.
 Firefighters direct water toward a corner of a smoldering garage while battling a house fire Friday, Oct. 23 in Elkhart.

The fire was first reported at about 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, and was extinguished by 1:30 p.m. Nobody was injured.

Sarah Duis

Posted on Oct. 24, 2014 at 11:47 a.m.
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Posted at 3:52 p.m.

The fire started at about 11:10 a.m. when fiber was ignited in and around the structure’s ductwork. Only one person was injured. 

Posted on Oct. 24, 2014 at 12:10 p.m.

The victim told police that he was punched and robbed by five masked men in their 20s.

 Experts around Elkhart County say abuse of prescription drugs is a growing problem. (Photo Supplied)
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 8:50 p.m.

A petition for Dr. William P. Hedrick’s suspension filed Monday alleges that he falsified medical records and prescriptions and engaged in dangerous prescribing practices.

Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 7:07 p.m.

In his plea agreement, Curry accepted a 16-year sentence.

 Firefighters responded to a fire at Conte Equipment Sales in Bristol on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 23.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 5:36 p.m.

The fire was extinguished by 5:45 p.m., and the cause of the blaze is still unknown.

 (Left to right) Joseph Kenawell, Kesha Jastrzembski and Matthew Milton were arrested on methamphetamine-related charges at an Elkhart motel.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 3:36 p.m.

Elkhart police were called to Travelodge for a report of a suspicious person in its parking lot Tuesday night, Oct. 21. Meth labs were found in the hotel’s parking lot and in one of its rooms.

 Jason Paul Halsey, 40, was arrested at his Syracuse home on preliminary charges of theft, possession of a synthetic drug and possession of drug precursors on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 1:51 p.m.

Police investigating a theft from the Syracuse ACE Hardware store found methamphetamine precursors and synthetic drugs while executing a search warrant.

 An Elkhart County Sheriff Deputy approaches a vehicle as he begins the investigation following a crash on U.S. 33 near C.R. 42 Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The female driver of the car was transported to the hospital via Medflight.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 12:48 p.m.

Cassandra Rautenkranz was airlifted to Memorial Hospital with a laceration to her head.

 Jose Leal, 21, of Bristol was arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of marijuana more than 30 grams after police discovered more than half a pound of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 7:58 a.m.

A police officer stopping a car for a traffic violation smelled marijuana in the vehicle. He found nearly three-quarters of a pound of marijuana in the vehicle.

 Fire crews investigate a fire that burned for hours at Better Way Products Plant 2 in New Paris on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.
Updated on Oct. 23, 2014 at 10:21 a.m.

Eleven fire departments helped extinguish a blaze at Better Way Products in New Paris. The fire burned for hours and the building is considered a total loss.

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