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Re: Area Crime 2016

Postby Happy Mom » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:29 am

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in Goshen man's death

Found Body Leaves Questions



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By Travis Robinson, Brandon Kusz | Posted: Tue 1:46 PM, Nov 29, 2016 | Updated: Tue 2:20 PM, Nov 29, 2016

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a Goshen man whose body was found in La Porte County.


Scotty R. Irvin, a 41-year-old from Elkhart, was arrested early Tuesday morning on a preliminary charge of murder.

On November 25, police in La Porte County recovered the body of a deceased man. He had a single gunshot wound to his head.

The man was identified as Mark A. Huber, a 41-year-old from Goshen. He had been reported missing three days earlier.

According to an investigation by the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office, Huber was killed in Goshen and his body was transported to the Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife area in La Porte County. His body was concealed in a sewer line that was accessed by a manhole cover.

Huber was found by an employee on Friday morning as he performed a routine weekly maintenance check.

According to the Goshen Police Department, "the suspect was known to the victim and the murder was not a random act."

Irvin remains in the Elkhart County Jail.

From November 28, 2016


"We have not got the results of the autopsy back," Captain Michael Kellems of the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office said. "As we work through that and process information it will give us a bigger picture of what actually occurred and where it may have occurred."

Police still have plenty of questions after a 41-year-old man was found dead at Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife Area.

Police have identified the man as Mark Huber of Goshen.

But they're wondering, how did he end up at the wildlife area?

That's just one of the many questions detectives are trying to answer.

Huber's body was only discovered on Friday morning, but that doesn't mean he died the same day.

"Depending on what the autopsy results find, the investigation- which is an open investigation- will continue," Kellems said. "We'll start to look at a timeline- when this may have occurred. We've got it narrowed down to about a 7-day window right now. They'll look at the timeline. They'll look at the associates that the victim had, any family members or friends that are in the immediate area, whether or not he does have any connection to Laporte County. Those are just some of the things that our detectives will take a closer look at."

Huber was found somewhere near Tracy Road in LaPorte. He was discovered by a Kingsbury employee during a routine maintenance check. But the wildlife area is a little far from home.

Huber just moved to Goshen about 6 months ago, and police are speculating it's because of work. He lived in Cleveland, Ohio, before that. After his death, police put out a description on social media
and they were contacted by Huber's adult son, who still lives in Cleveland.

"Some of it was posted on social media," Kellems said. "One of the outlets that we use in addition to the media is social media outlets. And I think that's how they started to get word of the possibility that he may have been the victim that we had found. Our detectives developed some leads working without the law enforcement agencies and those kind of came together and that's how we were able to eventually determine who- his identity."

At this point, police haven't ruled out him being killed. But they won't know much more until the autopsy report comes out.

They're still looking to answer questions like, what kind of person he was, why he moved here, did somebody kill him, what was he doing out in LaPorte, and a more accurate time of death than a seven day window.
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Re: Area Crime 2016

Postby Happy Mom » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:31 am

Warsaw man arrested for bestiality

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Posted: Mon 5:51 PM, Nov 21, 2016

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department arrested a Warsaw man after two women said they received pictures of him having sexual relations with a dog, according to Ink Free News.

Thomas Earle was arrested on preliminary charges of bestiality.

The women were each mailed a package that included screenshots of text messages and emails that included details about alleged sexual acts by Earle.

Also included was a sexual picture of Earle and a dog.

Earle was booked into the Koscuisko County Jail earlier this month.

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Re: Area Crime 2016

Postby Happy Mom » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:18 am

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#BREAKING: South Bend Police are looking into a robbery that took place this morning at the Double Tree in downtown South Bend.

Right now, police are driving around looking for the suspect or suspects. The call came in around 4:20 a.m.

We will continue to follow this story and bring you more information when it becomes available.
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Re: Area Crime 2016

Postby bob_rx2000 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:54 pm

re: WNDU -
Right now, police are driving around looking for the suspect or suspects.


C'mon... Don't they have one, single reporter there?
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Re: Area Crime 2016

Postby Happy Mom » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:09 pm

Convicted child molester seeking early release from prison

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(Goshen News)

Posted: Thu 4:45 AM, Dec 08, 2016

GOSHEN, Ind. -- A former Goshen man, who pleaded guilty to molesting his three daughters and a niece, will seek an early release from prison.

Robert Rodes is scheduled for release in January 2018.

He says if let out early, he would complete a three-month residency at Walking with Jesus Ministries in South Bend, then live with his wife in Nappanee.

According to our reporting partners at Goshen News, a doctor who examined Rodes in 2000 prior to his sentencing found him to be at extremely high risk of repeating the offenses.

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Re: Area Crime 2016

Postby Happy Mom » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:40 pm

DNA left at scene leads to Cass Co. home invasion conviction

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Daniel Ritchie Jr.

Posted: Thu 3:16 PM, Dec 08, 2016

CASS COUNTY, Mich. (WNDU) A man with multiple prior felony convictions has been found guilty of a Cass County home invasion.

Daniel Ritchie Jr., 39, had been accused of an August 14, 2015, home invasion in Mason Township.

On that day, a man returned to his home on the 16000 block of Guyer Road and found a person inside. The suspect quickly fled without being identified.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office investigated and found blood and skin on a shattered window frame. The DNA at the home invasion scene matched DNA that had been collected from Ritchie in a previous case.

In court Wednesday, a jury needed just a few minutes before announcing a guilty verdict.

Ritchie faces up to life in prison for 2nd degree home invasion as a repeat offender.

Past Michigan felony convictions for Ritchie include:

• Attempted Breaking and Entering a Building with Intent and Motor Vehicle-Unlawful Driving Away (Kent County-1994)
• Home Invasion-2nd Degree and Larceny-Firearms (Cass County-2001)
• Receiving & Concealing Stolen Property $1,000.00 - $20,000.00 (Berrien County-2000)
• Motor Vehicle-Unlawful Driving Away (Saint Joseph County-1991)
• Prisoner Escape-Awaiting Trial (Berrien County-2000)


Ritchie will be sentenced on February 24, 2017.

In a separate matter, Ritchie also faces felony sentencing this Friday for illegal entry and resisting and obstructing two police officers.
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Re: Area Crime 2016

Postby Happy Mom » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:16 am

Wanted Wednesday: Police need your help finding these people
by WSBT 22 Wednesday, December 14th 2016
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We are starting a new segment on WSBT 22 News on FOX that will air every Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. We call it "Wanted Wednesday."
Officer Kayla Miller from Michiana Crime Stoppers visited us on set to show mugshots of people who have warrants out for there arrest. Police are hoping to get some tips.
Watch the video above and call Michiana Crime Stoppers at (574) 288-STOP or (800) 342-STOP if you have information. You can also enter a tip on the Crime Stoppers website.

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Re: Area Crime 2016

Postby Happy Mom » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:25 pm

Police find 3-year-old locked in wooden box; 9 arrested in Pulaski County

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Posted: Fri 4:59 PM, Dec 16, 2016 | Updated: Fri 5:16 PM, Dec 16, 2016

PULASKI COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) Nine people were arrested Wednesday after police found a 3-year-old girl who was being held inside a locked wooden box.

On Tuesday, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office received information about possible child abuse in the area of County Road 750 West and County Road 800 North. Officers were told that a child was being kept in a box during the evening and for extended periods of time.

A search warrant was executed early Wednesday morning. A 3-year-old girl was found in a plywood box in the living room of the home.

Deputies found multiple people in the residence and in a vehicle and camper on the property. Nine adults were taken into custody and transported to the Pulaski County Jail.

Five kids and the victim were found inside the home. They were taken in to custody by the Pulaski County Indiana Department of Child Services.

The following people were arrested and charged:

Neglect of a Dependent, Level 5 Felony
Donna Short, 42, North Judson, Indiana
Christopher Short, 25, North Judson, Indiana
Patricia Meeks, 18, North Judson, Indiana


Failure to Report Child Abuse
Michael Meeks, 19, North Judson, Indiana
Thelma Meeks, 38, North Judson, Indiana
Derrick Butala, 36, North Judson, Indiana
Shawn Griffin, 18, North Judson, Indiana
Anna Senesac, 19, North Judson, Indiana
Timothy Senesac, 18, North Judson, Indiana
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Re: Area Crime 2016

Postby Happy Mom » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:28 pm

Man confesses to string of burglaries in South Bend

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Posted: Thu 10:04 PM, Dec 15, 2016

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) -- Police arrested Dustin Pate, 25, in their investigation into several robberies and burglaries throughout South Bend and Pate confessed on Thursday.

Pate confessed to holding up a Speedway on Ireland and also admitted to a burglary in South Bend and other crimes in Mishawaka.

He now faces one count of robbery and two counts of burglary.

Pate has a long rap sheet. According to the county jail website, this is the 16th time he's been arrested since 2010.

He's being held in the St. Joseph County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

Anyone with any additional information about these crimes is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (574) 288-STOP (288-7867) or the South Bend Police Department at (574) 325-9201.

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Re: Area Crime 2016

Postby Happy Mom » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:31 pm

Man seriously injured in Elkhart Co. road rage altercation; other driver unknown

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Posted: Thu 1:57 PM, Dec 15, 2016 | Updated: Thu 2:39 PM, Dec 15, 2016

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) A man suffered serious head injuries after an Elkhart County road rage incident became violent.

It began Monday at around 10 p.m. in the area of Ash Road and Old US 20.

Sean Neil, a 36-year-old from Granger, became involved in a road rage incident with the driver of a full-size pickup truck (possibly a late 90s or early 2000s Chevrolet).

Both drivers stopped in the roadway on Ash Road near the Toll Road overpass. They exited their vehicles and were involved in an altercation that left Neil with serious head injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck left the scene. His identity is unknown.

If you have any information, please contact the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department at 574-891-2300.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted to the Sheriff’s Department by texting ECSD and your message to 847411 (tip411) or by visiting their website at elkhartcountysheriff.com

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