Thursday, October 30, 2014

 Police are looking for 28-year-old Brian Rankin in connection with a fatal shooting on South Bend Avenue on Oct. 29. Rankin is considered armed and dangerous.

Police are looking for 28-year-old Brian Rankin in the shooting of Tommy and Ricky Thompson on Wednesday evening.

Emily Pfund

Posted 2 hours ago
 The Elkhart Police Department is investigating a shooting in the 300 block of Aspenwald Avenue that happened at about 2 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.

One man was taken to the hospital after a shooting near Saleh’s Market at Middlebury and Madison streets in Elkhart.

Krystal Vivian

Posted at 6:34 a.m.

Mark W. Bowman Jr., 27, was airlifted in serious condition to Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo after a two-vehicle crash on M-40 near Bair Lake Street at about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14.

Emily Pfund

Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 1:55 p.m.
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Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 7:42 p.m.

Police are responding to reports of two people being shot in the 1200 block of South Bend Avenue, just south of Eddy Street Commons. 

 (Left to right) Jeffrey Piech, Jonathon Saiz, Joshua Titus and Dustin Voss were sworn in as officers of the Elkhart Police Department on Tuesday, Oct. 28.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 12:43 p.m.

Even with the new hires, Elkhart Police Department is four short of its full staff of 123.

 Darnell Lamar Parks, 34, was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 28, on a charge of child solicitation, a class D felony.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Darnell Lamar Parks, 34, is accused of trying to have sex with a female relative at his home.

 Cody Cousins arrives at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse for sentencing Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Lafayette, Ind. Cousins pleaded guilty to murder last month for the Jan. 21 attack during which 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wisconsin, was killed inside a classroom filled with students on the West Lafayette campus.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Cody Cousins was found dead at a Michigan City jail of apparent suicide.

 This image take from surveillance footage shows one of the two masked men who ransacked an Osceola Cafe early Monday morning, Oct. 27.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 9:36 a.m.

The two burglars were covered head-to-toe by industrial-style suits and gloves and broke in to the Bravo Cafe in Osceola through the only opening without a security sensor.

 Indiana Department of Natural Resources conservation officers carry 67-year-old Richard Dixon to a waiting ambulance after Dixon fell from his tree stand while hunting in Kosciusko County on Oct. 28, 2014.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 7:34 a.m.

The 67-year-old man was climbing down from his tree stand when police say the stand collapsed.

 Elkhart police set up evidence markers at Washington Gardens Tuesday night, Oct. 28.
Posted on Oct. 28, 2014 at 10:18 p.m.

No medics were called. 

 Shane Sunken, 41, was wanted by the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department for criminal confinement and battery with a deadly weapon. He was found on C.R. 400 on Tuesday, Oct. 28.
Posted on Oct. 28, 2014 at 5:22 p.m.

Shane Christian Sunken faces one count of felony burglary, one count of battery, one count of intimidation and one count of criminal confinement. 

 The Elkhart County Criminal Justice Complex administration building is shown in this Elkhart Truth file photo.
Posted on Oct. 28, 2014 at 4:59 p.m.

A new visitation system installed at the jail allows visitors and attorneys to talk with inmates using a remote video chat system that visitors must pay to use.

 Susan Irene Sparks, 25, is wanted on a warrant in a December 2013 theft case. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department.
Posted on Oct. 28, 2014 at 3:17 p.m.

Police have asked for the public’s help finding Susan Irene Sparks after she failed to appear in court for a hearing in a 2013 theft case.

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