Sunday, November 23, 2014

Crime, Fire, Courts


Preliminary charges include underage drinking, theft and possession of a handgun without a permit.

Posted at 11:10 a.m.
 Elkhart Police Sgt. Chris Snyder addresses the media during a press conference Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, regarding the death of 3-year-old Jeremiah Ross Thursday night. Ross died after an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Morton Street home.

In a second press conference related to a 3-year-old boy’s accidental death by a gunshot wound, Sgt. Chris Snyder of the Elkhart Police Department shared details of the case and said it’s still under investigation. Watch the press conference here.

Danielle Waldron

Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 8:34 a.m.
 Elkhart and Baugo Township firefighters respond to a silo fire Saturday night, Nov. 22, at a Rieth-Riley Construction Company asphalt plant at the 2500 block of Lusher Avenue in Elkhart. The far left silo caught on fire earlier this evening.

The fire was called in at 6:19 p.m., according to emergency dispatchers.

J. C. Lee

Updated on Nov. 22, 2014 at 8:39 p.m.
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 A Lincoln Town Car caught on fire after hitting a tree Friday night, Nov. 21, 2014 at 2801 Toledo Road, in Elkhart. The Concord Fire Department responded to the incident at 10:31 p.m.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 11:52 p.m.

The driver and passenger of the vehicle left the scene before officers were able to speak with them.

 A Jeep drove through two fences, the length of a backyard and into the next on Friday night, Nov. 21, 2014 at the corner of C.R. 13 and Forest Lane in Elkhart. The driver was taken the hospital. Homeowner Nick Butler, said this was the second time in two weeks a drunk driver tore through into his neighbor's backyard.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 10:33 p.m.

Elkhart County and Concord emergency units responded to the incident Friday night, Nov. 21, at 23495 Forest Lane.

Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 6:34 p.m.

She was found safe in Florida. 

 A Cassopolis man was sentenced Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 to 2 to 15 years in prison for a criminal sexual conduct charge.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 6:28 p.m.

A 55-year-old pleaded guilty in October to a third charge of sexual assault. He was sentenced Friday.

Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 6:01 p.m.

Mitchel G. Claxton, 21, was arrested last week and faces three felonies and two misdemeanors after a Nov. 14 incident at his home in Goshen.

 Fire fighters spray water on a fire at 53729 C. R. 9 Friday Nov. 21, 2014. Cleveland, Osolo and Bristol fire departments responded to a fire at Garcia Auto Repair. The building appeared to be a total loss.
Updated on Nov. 21, 2014 at 5:17 p.m.

Osolo, Cleveland and Bristol are still battling the blaze. 

 The exterior of a home at 2133 Morton Street as seen Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, which was the scene of a shooting that injured a three-year-old child Thursday night.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 12:52 p.m.

Elkhart Police held a news conference at 3:30 p.m. at the Elkhart Police Department.

 A truck crashed into a utility pole Nov. 21, 2014, in the 22000 block of C.R. 45 in Goshen. It caught fire shortly after the crash but there were no injuries.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 12:11 p.m.

A truck hit a utility pole and caught fire at about 2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, in the 22000 block of C.R. 45 in Goshen.

 A pedestrian was hit by a car and killed Friday morning, Nov. 21, on Old U.S. 31 near Lakeville in St. Joseph County.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.

A pedestrian was hit by a car and killed Friday morning, Nov. 21, on Old U.S. 31 near Lakeville. 

 Police were on scene where a 3-year-old was shot Thursday night, Nov. 20, at 2133 Morton Ave., in Elkhart.
Posted on Nov. 20, 2014 at 10:12 p.m.

The shooting occurred Thursday night, Nov. 21, at 2133 Morton Ave. in Elkhart and is under investigation.

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