Thursday, August 28, 2014

 Miguel Angel Martinez-Villasenor, 18, was arrested May 13 on a preliminary charge of murder in the death of 26-year-old Anthony Botello Perez.

Miguel Angel Martinez-Villasenor agreed to a stipulated sentence of 65 years in prison, with five years suspended.

Posted 2 hours ago
 In this 2010 file photo, an Elkhart Police officer checks for fingerprints on a soda can found in a car on Dorsey Street near Rainbow Bend just east of Nappanee Street. Police agencies in Elkhart County have used a federal military surplus program to acquire about $24,000 worth of guns and an ATV since 2006. Agencies in St. Joseph County have acquired more than $4 million worth of military equipment in the same time frame.

Law enforcement in St. Joseph County have received $4.1 million worth of military equipment since 2006. Elkhart County has received $23,918.94 worth of equipment from the same program.

Posted at 1:04 p.m.

Check out a map of incident reports from the Elkhart Police Department from Monday, Aug. 25, through Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Posted at 1:52 p.m.
 Timothy Lee Hyser  12/28/2012  (Photo Supplied)
Posted 1 hour ago

Timothy Lee Hyser’s attorney asked the court to provide additional documents before cross-examining one of the witnesses testifying at the sentencing hearing.

Posted at 9:37 a.m.

The eight officers will patrol Memorial Hospital and Memorial Epworth Hospital as part of the existing security team.

Posted at 7:50 a.m.

A high visibility enforcement zone will be in place on the north side of Elkhart on Saturday, Aug. 30.

 Joshua Snyder, 36, is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl.
Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 7:01 p.m.

Joshua Snyder, 36, is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl.

 Tyler McIntire-Congemi, 19, was arrested on charges of child molesting, performing sexual conduct in the presence of a minor and dissemination of material harmful to minors.
Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 4:43 p.m.

Court documents say a 19-year-old Middlebury man admitted to several incidents involving three relatives.

 An Elkhart firefighter sprays water on the cab of a burned out Himco trash truck Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The truck was collecting trash from behind a facility near C.R. 6 on Ada Drive when it caught fire. The driver escaped uninjured.
Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 3:13 p.m.

The Elkhart Fire Department is working on determining the cause of the blaze.

 A St. Joseph County man arrested in connection to a synthetic marijuana raid will have a pretrial hearing Wednesday, Aug. 27.
Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 3:09 p.m.

Tarlok Singh, 65, was one of 20 people arrested in June after police conducted raids at gas stations in St. Joseph and Elkhart counties.

 The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department will soon install a video visitation system for inmates and visitors at the county jail.
Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 2:51 p.m.

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department says the system will upgrade the experience for inmates and visitors.

 City crews were called to the 300 block of Union Street in Elkhart around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, for a gas leak.
Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 10:50 a.m.

NIPSCO has repaired a leak that happened around 10:30 a.m. after public works employees struck a gas line.

 FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 file photo, Sam Mullet stands in front of his Bergholz, Ohio, home. An appeals court on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014  overturned the hate-crime convictions of 16 Amish in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow members of their faith in Ohio. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati sided with arguments brought by attorneys for the Amish, who were convicted two years ago in five attacks in Ohio Amish communities in 2011. The attacks were in apparent retaliation against Amish who had defied or denounced the authoritarian style of leader Mullet. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
Updated on Aug. 27, 2014 at 11:51 a.m.

Appeals court ruled that personal conflicts, not religion, were behind the assaults.

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