Sunday, February 1, 2015

Crime, Fire, Courts


Purvi Patel Trial

On the fourth day of trial, Purvi Patel, who is accused of taking drugs in 2013 to end her pregnancy before leaving her baby in a dumpster, did not testify.


J. C. Lee

Posted at 5:18 p.m.
Drowning South Bend Keontaye Watson Jeannie Martin

A St. Joseph County coroner says authorities have not uncovered anything suspicious about the deaths of 18-year-old Jeannie Martin and 19-year-old Keontaye Watson, ruling them drowning accidents.

Posted on Jan. 31, 2015 at 11:57 a.m.

She was pronounced dead as a result of her injuries Saturday, Jan. 31.

J. C. Lee

Posted at 8:27 p.m.
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Posted on Jan. 31, 2015 at 10:48 a.m.

In many of these cases, police have a suspect but haven’t been able to prove that person committed the crime.

Posted on Jan. 30, 2015 at 10:25 p.m.

Police are investigating whether or not drugs were a factor in the crash.

Posted on Jan. 30, 2015 at 8:42 p.m.

The Elkhart County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a man who may have died as a result of an industrial accident.

Posted on Jan. 30, 2015 at 4:05 p.m.

Police issued an update on a shooting that happened Thursday night in Washington Gardens.

Posted on Jan. 30, 2015 at 2:49 p.m.

A boost in patrols could include questioning people who seem “strange to the area” or are at the apartment complex after normally accepted visiting hours, according to a release from Mayor Dick Moore.

Posted on Jan. 30, 2015 at 8:47 a.m.

John W. Klawiter, 46, is free on a $25,000 bond and set to go to trial on child solicitation and sexual misconduct charges in June.

Posted on Jan. 30, 2015 at 8:33 a.m.

Prosecutors say Purvi Patel took drugs she purchased online to end her pregnancy, but a toxicologist said he couldn’t prove the drugs were in Patel’s blood.

Posted on Jan. 30, 2015 at 7:36 a.m.

South Bend police responded to two shootings that occurred about a mile away from and within an hour of each other Thursday night, Jan. 29. Two men were injured in the incidents.

Posted on Jan. 29, 2015 at 9:15 p.m.

A 37-year-old man was taken to EGH after a shooting at Washington Gardens, a month after a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed in the same block.

Posted on Jan. 29, 2015 at 4:26 p.m.

Jewell Riley, 72, pleaded guilty to one count of child molesting, a Class C felony.

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