Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Crime, Fire, Courts


 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.

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.

Jeff Parrott

Posted on Nov. 25, 2014 at 5:07 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. 

Emily Pfund

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

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.

Emily Pfund

Posted on Nov. 25, 2014 at 4:10 p.m.
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 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.

 Darrell Spice, 33, was arrested on Nov. 21, 2014, on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and neglect of a dependent.
Posted on Nov. 24, 2014 at 7:43 p.m.

A 33-year-old Elkhart was pulled over for a traffic infraction but police report discovering drugs in the vehicle. His 4-year-old was released to a family member.

 At least one person is dead after a crash on U.S. 20 Monday afternoon, Nov. 24.
Posted on Nov. 24, 2014 at 4:20 p.m.

The man, a 46-year-old Elkhart man, died after the semi he was driving was sideswiped by another semi.

 Elkhart County Sheriff Deputy Mike Culp prepares to work a DUI check point on State Road 19 Friday, Sept. 1, 2006. Police in Indiana will increase patrols and be on the look out for intoxicated drivers and seatbelt violations over Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 26 to Nov. 30, 2014.
Posted on Nov. 24, 2014 at 1:26 p.m.

The “Safe Family Travel” campaign aims to catch drunk drivers and seatbelt violations in Indiana while travelers go to and from Thanksgiving celebrations.

 Elkhart police are asking for the public's help to find this woman, who is a suspect in a hit-and-run crash in a Walgreens parking lot.
Posted on Nov. 24, 2014 at 12:42 p.m.

Elkhart police say she left the scene of a crash in a Walgreens parking lot more than a week ago.

 The Elkhart Police Department is asking for this man, who investigators say stole items from Menards on Oct. 24, 2014.
Posted on Nov. 24, 2014 at 12:35 p.m.

Elkhart police are searching for a man suspected of stealing from Menards on Oct. 24.

 Officers with the Elkhart Police Department are searching for two men they say robbed a band at Club VIP in Elkhart early Sunday morning. Police say the two men had a gun with them.
Posted on Nov. 24, 2014 at 10:02 a.m.

Three members of a band were unloading equipment in the parking lot of Club VIP on South Main Street when they were robbed by two men with a gun, according to police.

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