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Area Crime 2015

Postby Happy Mom » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:10 am

Dead body found in Goshen

Posted: Thu 9:06 AM, Jan 01, 2015
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

Police are investigating New Year's Day after a dead body was found on the north side of Goshen.

Dispatch confirmed that the call came in before 8:00 this morning for a dead body found on North 7th Street.

NewsCenter 16 will continue to provide updates to this story as they become available.

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UPDATE: Dead body identified in Goshen

Updated: Thu 11:08 AM, Jan 01, 2015
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

Police are investigating New Year's Day after a dead body was found on the north side of Goshen.

At 7:50 a.m. officers from the Goshen Police Department were called to the 700 block of N. 7th Street after a man was found laying on the side of the road.

The man was later identified as Robert Linn III, 40, of Goshen.

A man living nearby said he saw Linn laying outside his house and went outside to give him a blanket. When he got closer, he said Linn was very pale and obviously dead so he called police.

Investigators believe Linn may have been heavily intoxicated and passed out alongside the street. There is no indication of foul play or any signs that he was struck by a vehicle.

An autopsy will be performed to determine time of death.

NewsCenter 16 will continue to provide updates to this story as they become available.
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Postby Happy Mom » Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:53 pm

Man arrested for driving drunk, hitting police car

Posted: Thu 12:36 PM, Jan 01, 2015
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

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The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department is investigating after a crash which involved an Elkhart County Officer.

It happened around 5:10 a.m. Thursday on Old US Highway 33 west of Nappanee Street in Elkhart.

Police say Robert Flowers of South Bend was driving a 1996 White Chevy Tahoe eastbound on Old US Highway 33 when he struck a parked vehicle of Officer Bryant Byler of the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department.

Officer Byler's vehicle was parked in a business driveway. Flowers car reportedly traveled off the road, failing to negotiate the curve, and struck the patrol car causing extensive damage.

Flowers’ vehicle continued eastbound colliding with a signpost and guide wires for an AEP pole and came to rest.

Neither Flowers nor Officer Byler were injured in the crash.

Investigators say Robert Flowers was intoxicated. He failed a series of field sobriety tests and a chemical test showed that his BAC of .15.

Police say he was also to have been found to have a previous conviction of operating while intoxicated in July of 2011, making this a felony.

Flowers had a license that was suspended with prior convictions in addition to the operating while intoxicated.
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He was taken into custody and incarcerated at the Elkhart County Jail.
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Postby Happy Mom » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:30 pm

UPDATE: One man injured in Osceola shooting

Updated: Sat 3:08 PM, Jan 03, 2015
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

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One man is in serious condition following a shooting in Osceola early Saturday morning.
OSCEOLA, Ind. - One man is in serious condition following a shooting in Osceola early Saturday morning.

It happened in the 11300 block of Hemlock Drive in Osceola.

Police had been called the residence a short time earlier when a resident reported a threat incident, but the residents refused police service.

When police arrived the second time officers discovered Jessie Hanson, 29, of Mishawaka, had sustained a gunshot wound.

Hanson was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

Detectives interviewed the residents of the home, and preliminary information suggests that Hanson may have been the aggressor in a disturbance at the residence that resulted in the shooting.

Bill Thompson, Assistant Chief at the St. Joseph County Police Department, said, "We believe that we have everyone involved accounted for, and folks that we're talking to, so there's no suspect on the loose or anything like that. There's no reason for neighbors to be fearful or anything like that."

Investigators have conferred with the Prosecutor’s Office, and no arrests have been made or charges filed at this time.

The incident remains under investigation, and detectives plan on consulting with prosecutors again early next week.

Police are not yet releasing the names of the other residents in the house at the time, or the name of the person who fired the shot.

They anticipate releasing those names on Monday.
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Postby Happy Mom » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:34 pm

Elkhart man arrested for criminal recklessness with a firearm

Posted: Fri 1:50 PM, Jan 02, 2015
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

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On Monday afternoon, Elkhart Police officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Middlebury Street in regards to shots being fired.


On Monday, December 29, at 1:32 p.m., Elkhart Police officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Middlebury Street in regards to shots being fired.

Officers arrived and discovered that the suspects and victims had both left the area. They collected evidence and spoke to witnesses and neighbors.

During the investigation, detectives were able to identify one of the subjects involved in the incident.

On Thursday afternoon, officers arrested 21-year-old Ishmael H. Porter of Elkhart for criminal recklessness with a firearm. He's being held without bond.

The case remains under investigation. Anybody with information is asked to contact Det. Brian Schroth of the Elkhart Police Department at 574-295-7070.

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Re: Area Crime 2015

Postby Happy Mom » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:44 pm

Cass County deputies search for armed robbery suspect



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The Cass County Sheriff's Department is looking for help identifying a man accused of robbing a gas station in Marcellus late Thursday. Photo provided by Cass County Sheriff's Department.
Posted: Friday, January 2, 2015 10:26 am | Updated: 10:32 am, Fri Jan 2, 2015.
South Bend Tribune Report
MARCELLUS — Sheriff's deputies in Cass County are on the lookout following a late night robbery at a Marcellus gas station.
According to a press release from the Cass County Sheriff's Department, deputies were called to Yummies Marathon around 10:41 p.m. Thursday on report of a man who walked into the station and pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at a clerk and demanded money. The suspect then fled with an undetermined amount of cash.
The suspect is described as a white man, about 5-feet 8-inches tall and weighing around 220 pounds. The suspect was wearing blue jeans with a light blue t-shirt with a dark grey hooded sweatshirt and black best. The man was also wearing a black and gray striped winter hat with a blue bandana covering his his face.
Anyone with information on the suspect's identity or whereabouts is asked to the the Cass County Tip Line

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Re: Area Crime 2015

Postby Happy Mom » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:00 am

ABC 57
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BREAKING: South Bend Police have confirmed that Metro Homicide is on scene at 202 E Calvert in South Bend, Eric Cox - ABC 57 is en route
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Postby Happy Mom » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:18 am

WNDU
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BREAKING: Metro Homicide is on the scene of an "armed disturbance" in the 200 block of East Calvert in South Bend. It happened around 7:15 p.m. We have a reporter on the way to the scene and will bring you the very latest once it becomes available.
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Postby Happy Mom » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:08 pm

One dead after shooting in South Bend


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A man was killed in a shooting at 202 E. Calvert St. in South Bend. (SBT Photo/CHRISTIAN SHECKLER)
Posted: Monday, January 5, 2015 11:15 am | Updated: 1:57 pm, Mon Jan 5, 2015.
CHRISTIAN SHECKLER South Bend Tribune csheckler@sbtinfo.com

SOUTH BEND — One man was killed in a shooting Sunday evening at a small apartment building in South Bend.
Police are releasing few details, but the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit is investigating the shooting. Authorities were planning to release more information at a news conference at 3 p.m. Monday.
South Bend police were called to the scene at 202 E. Calvert St., about two blocks west of Riley High School, just after 7 p.m. Sunday. A 46-year-old man was found shot to death, according to a city police bulletin.
Police initially said only that Metro Homicide had been called to the scene of an "armed disturbance."
Hung Le, a resident at the building, said he found police at the property when he got home about 8:40 p.m.
"Police officers told me one of my neighbors who lives upstairs got killed," Le said. "I'm sad for my neighbor."
The South Bend police bulletin identified the victim as Robert Duke, but a spokeswoman for Metro Homicide said she could not confirm the name late Monday morning.
Le said he believed Duke lived in a second-floor apartment with a male roommate. He said he did not know much about Duke, but they sometimes waved and greeted each other in passing.
The building at 202 E. Calvert has four apartments on the ground level and three units on the second floor, Le said. The building was still surrounded by yellow crime scene tape Monday, with police standing watch at the front and rear.
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Re: Area Crime 2015

Postby Happy Mom » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:25 pm

UPDATE: 'Naked man with a gun' allegedly responsible for South Bend double murder

Updated: Mon 5:54 PM, Jan 05, 2015
By: Mark Peterson - Email


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The original call to South Bend Police mentioned that the gunman had broken into a neighboring apartment where he was standing naked and armed with a handgun.



Police say a South Bend apartment building was the scene of a double homicide Sunday night, shortly after 7:00 p.m.

It appears that the alleged gunman and both murder victims were tenants of the complex at 202 E. Calvert Street.

The original call to South Bend Police mentioned that the gunman had broken into a neighboring apartment where he was standing naked and armed with a handgun.

The intruder was said to be 49 year old Roy Lee Walker who stands 6’4” tall and weighs 211 pounds.

Court documents indicate that Walker pointed a handgun in the face of the neighbor and pulled the trigger, but that the weapon did not fire.

That neighbor got away unharmed and called police, who arrived to find the bodies of homicide victims 46 year old Robert Duke, and 43 year old Michelle Blankenship.

“During the course of this investigation the victim, that the female victim’s vehicle was stolen,” said Commander Tim Corbett of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit. “I shouldn’t say stolen, the victim’s car was taken because he was familiar with her. It was involved in a crash at St. Joseph and Chippewa where the subject ran from the vehicle. South Bend Police were able to find him, secure him and take him down to the hospital.”

Court documents indicate that when Walker was taken into custody he was wearing a tan shirt, two pair of jeans, and was wearing socks, but no shoes, on his feet.

At the hospital, court documents allege Walker told police “I did some crazy things. I am ready to go so take me. I just want some peace.”

Walker is charged with two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, and one count of residential entry.

Two South Bend Police officers were injured while responding to the call. Sgt. Dan Demler cut his hand while trying to gain entry through one of the doors to the apartment building. Lt. Dave Newton suffered a leg injury during an apparent fall.

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Re: Area Crime 2015

Postby Happy Mom » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:49 pm

Walkerton teen becomes combative after being ticketed for smoking

Posted: Tue 1:55 PM, Jan 06, 2015
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

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As officers were verifying the teens
On Monday, at approximately 2:47 p.m., LaPorte police officers observed a group of teens smoking near the corner of 6th and H Street.

As they were verifying ages, one of the smokers, a 17-year-old Walkerton girl, started to walk away.

She was stopped and her age verified. Police say she had been previously warned about smoking and possessing tobacco while underage.

Upon being ticketed and having to forfeit her cigarettes, the teen allegedly started yelling obscenities. After refusing to quiet down, she was taken into custody for disorderly conduct.

While being transported to the Juvenile Services Center, she began kicking the front seat and had to be restrained.

After arriving at the center and talking further with officers, she apologized for her actions and told them she was being treated for anger control issues. (That's a surprise! :roll: :doh: )

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