Friday, October 24, 2014

 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.

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

Emily Pfund

Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 1:51 p.m.
 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.

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

Emily Pfund

Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 12:48 p.m.
 Experts around Elkhart County say abuse of prescription drugs is a growing problem. (Photo Supplied)

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.

Danielle Waldron

Posted at 8:50 p.m.
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 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.

 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.

 Smoke billows out of a barn on C.R. 117 on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Goshen. Concord and Jefferson fire departments responded.
Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 at 4:42 p.m.

The fire was reported at 58203 C.R. 117 in Goshen. No injuries have been reported at this time.

 Vehicles travel the Indiana Toll Road on June 28, 2011.
Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 at 4:18 p.m.

A 31-year-old Pennsylvania man was found dead Sunday, Oct. 19, at a rest area on the Indiana Toll Road.

 One person was taken to a hospital by MedFlight after a truck and car collided on U.S. 33 at C.R. 42 near the Goshen Airport Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.
Updated on Oct. 22, 2014 at 4:48 p.m.

A Syracuse woman was transported by MedFlight to Memorial Hospital after her car struck a semi truck on U.S. 33.

Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 at 11:46 a.m.

A former Concord girls soccer coach was charged with child seduction after a student’s parents told police about a sexual relationship between the two.

 George H. Guerrant was arrested on a preliminary charge of cruelty to an animal after he allegedly killed his own dog with a hammer on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2014.
Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 at 7:58 a.m.

The man hit his dog three times with a hammer to end its life, police said. He told police the dog was 14 years old and in poor health.