backstageadd ND

Area Crime 2015

Re: Area Crime 2015

Postby Happy Mom » Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:14 am

12-year-old murder suspect attributes stabbing to fictional clown; placed in mental hospital

Posted: Thu 7:12 PM, Dec 03, 2015
By: Tricia Harte - Email

A 12-year-old girl accused of stabbing and killing her stepmother at the direction of a fictional clown was placed in an Indiana-run mental health facility on Tuesday.

The Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) transferred her for treatment roughly one week after a court order from the Juvenile Court Magistrate instructed the agency to find a facility where she could undergo treatment.

Police arrested the tween in July after she allegedly fatally stabbed her stepmother, Maria Torres, 50, on July 23, 2015 inside their Prairie St. apartment. Prosecutors say Torres and the girl's father were watching television when they smelled smoke. When they went to the girl's room they saw a "ring of fire" on the bed and the 12-year-old holding a large blade.

The court record goes on to explain they got into an argument, alleging that at one point, the 12-year-old stabbed her father in the arm and stabbed her stepmother. As the smoke filled the apartment, documents state the father and the other daughter inside vacated as the 12-year-old ran off.

Prosecutors filed a juvenile delinquency petition for murder in August.

It's an unusual case, according to a court order filed in November, the 12-yaer-old did it "...at the direction of a fictional character found on the Creepypasta website known as 'Laughing Jack,'" additionally, the girl reportedly heard voices and had an "alter ego" months before the stabbing.


Two psychiatrists and one psychologist separately diagnosed the tween with Dissociative Identity Disorder, having multiple personalities; two determined she showed signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), according to court records.

However, up until Tuesday, Dec. 1, the girl was not admitted to a psychiatric facility for treatment. Sixteen area facilities refused to treat her, according to the official record.

Court orders filed during that four-month period of her detention claim the girl's mental health deteriorated while at the Elkhart County Juvenile Detention Facility. All sharp objects were removed from her possession, including pencils, and the inmates had to eat off of paper spoons as a precaution.

The DMHA accepted the Juvenile Court's order to place the child at a state-run mental health treatment facility, however, it's also noted that the agency did not relinquish its right to appeal the order of commitment.

The case cannot move forward while the girl remains in treatment.

http://www.wndu.com/news/specialreports ... 98531.html
"Preserving and protecting the principles of the Constitution is the primary role of the federal government."
User avatar
Happy Mom
 
Posts: 19463
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:03 am
Location: Granger

Re: Area Crime 2015

Postby Happy Mom » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:45 pm

Man wounded in shooting in South Bend


Image

File art - Police sirens
Posted: Monday, December 7, 2015 4:38 pm | Updated: 4:45 pm, Mon Dec 7, 2015.
South Bend Tribune Report
SOUTH BEND — Police are investigating after a 21-year-old man was shot in the foot Sunday evening in South Bend.
Few details were available Monday, but police believe the man was in the 800 block of Sherman Avenue when an unknown person fired multiple shots, hitting the man in the right foot.
Police were called about 8 p.m. Sunday, after the man knocked at a resident's door in the 800 block of Harrison Avenue, several blocks south of the shooting scene.
Detectives were still working to determine the circumstances of the shooting, a city police spokesman said.

http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/lo ... ge&photo=0
"Preserving and protecting the principles of the Constitution is the primary role of the federal government."
User avatar
Happy Mom
 
Posts: 19463
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:03 am
Location: Granger

Re: Area Crime 2015

Postby Happy Mom » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:34 am

Homeowners restrain burglar

Image

File Art - Crime - Handcuffs
MCT Illustration/Kurt Strazdins
Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2015 6:00 am | Updated: 6:10 am, Thu Dec 10, 2015.
CASSOPOLIS -- Two Cass County homeowners restrained a burglar attempting to steal items from their pole barn late Tuesday night, according to a news release from the Cass County Sheriff's Office.
Police responded to the home in the 55000 block of Garret Road in Silver Creek Township just before midnight Tuesday to find the suspect restrained, still in the pole barn. The 39-year-old male was held on suspicion of breaking and entering, assault and battery, and larceny.

http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/pu ... 9877d.html
"Preserving and protecting the principles of the Constitution is the primary role of the federal government."
User avatar
Happy Mom
 
Posts: 19463
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:03 am
Location: Granger

Re: Area Crime 2015

Postby Happy Mom » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:45 am

Residents hear several shots in River Park neighborhood
Posted: Dec 11, 2015 6:45 AM EST
Updated: Dec 11, 2015 6:45 AM EST
By Evan SeryCONNECT





SOUTH BEND, Ind. -
Shortly after midnight on Friday morning, South Bend police reported to multiple shots being fired in a residential area just off of East Mishawaka Avenue.

Police say gun fire in that area is unusual but they say they collected numerous shell casings on South 35th and Wall St.

South Bend Police also say no property or people were struck by the shots.

A witness, a woman who lives on the street where the shots were fired, has two young children and says she heard multiple shots fired one after another.

“It was 7 to 9 gun shots right outside the house ran outside to see what was going on, make sure the neighborhood was OK and saw a car with a bunch of people in it take off real fast and the whole neighborhood came out,” said Krystal Parrott, who heard the gun shots.

South Bend Police say a dark-colored vehicle fled the area.
http://www.abc57.com/story/30723290/res ... ighborhood
"Preserving and protecting the principles of the Constitution is the primary role of the federal government."
User avatar
Happy Mom
 
Posts: 19463
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:03 am
Location: Granger

Re: Area Crime 2015

Postby Happy Mom » Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:09 pm

Judge denies request to toss confession in South Bend mom's murder case

Image

Nyesha Crockett
Santiago Flores
Nyesha Crockett is escorted into the courtroom in September 2014. A judge on Friday denied a motion to suppress statements she made to police following the death of her 11-month-old son, Micahyah, in 2014. SBT File Photo/SANTIAGO FLORES


Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015 9:32 am | Updated: 2:31 pm, Fri Dec 18, 2015.
South Bend Tribune Report
SOUTH BEND — A judge this morning denied a request to throw out the disputed confession of a South Bend woman charged with murder in the August 2014 death of her 11-month-old son.
St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Jane Woodward Miller issued the ruling Friday morning in the case of 22-year-old Nyesha Crockett. Crockett's attorney, Charles Lahey, has asked the court to bar her statements to police from being used as evidence in her upcoming trial, claiming that police coerced her into making a false confession.
Crockett is charged with murder, aggravated battery, neglect of a dependent resulting in death and battery in connection with the death of her son, Micahyah, and a February 2014 incident that left her then 2-year-old daughter, Alaiyah, in a coma.
According to court documents, Crockett reportedly admitted during an interview with a St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit detective that she kicked, choked, shook and placed the infant on the floor.
The infant died Aug. 30, 2014. A coroner ruled he died of asphyxiation.

Also on Friday, Miller granted a defense request for a continuance of Crockett's scheduled January trial until April. The defense sought the additional time to review medical records from Memorial Hospital of South Bend.

http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/pu ... c8e3f.html
"Preserving and protecting the principles of the Constitution is the primary role of the federal government."
User avatar
Happy Mom
 
Posts: 19463
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:03 am
Location: Granger

Re: Area Crime 2015

Postby Happy Mom » Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:18 pm

'Porch pirates' prowl for deliveries in South Bend
At least 9 packages stolen at homes, city police say



Image

Porch Pirates prowl for deliveries
Lamara Goodman stands next to her front porch where a package from UPS — a Christmas present for her son — was stolen. SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN
Tips for thwarting porch thefts
South Bend Police Capt. Robert Hammer offers these tips for shoppers receiving packages from delivery services:
• Plan to be home or have someone at your house when the package is scheduled to be delivered.
• If you can’t be home, arrange for the courier to deliver to a neighbor.
• Or, arrange to have the package delivered to a workplace, if permitted.

Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015 5:00 am | Updated: 7:24 am, Fri Dec 18, 2015.
By Howard Dukes South Bend Tribune

SOUTH BEND — Lamara Goodman’s son Amariyon wanted one thing for Christmas and because the 11-year-old is an honor roll student at Clay Intermediate Center, she decided to make a big purchase.
“It was an Uberboard 360,and it cost $400,” she said. “At first they told me that it was going to be a two-day shipping, so I ordered it when I knew that I would be at home,” Goodman, of South Bend, said.
However, the company had a backlog of the popular, self-propelled skateboard-type item, and two weeks passed before Goodman received an email that the Uberboard 360 was on its way. The problem was that Goodman would be at work when the item was scheduled to be delivered.
Goodman worried that Amariyon’s gift would be stolen if the driver left the box on her porch — and that is exactly what happened.
According to Capt. Robert Hammer, public information officer for the South Bend Police Department, the theft of Amariyon’s gift is one of at least nine such thefts that have occurred since November.


“What happens is that they order online or call up and order and have it delivered to their house and it is delivered during the day when (the resident) is at work or gone,” Hammer said. “It is basically a crime of opportunity.
“People see packages sitting up on the porch and they go and take them.”
As more people choose to shop online, and with Christmas shopping season coming to its hurried conclusion, there will be more boxes for these so-called “porch pirates” to steal.
Both UPS and FedEx allow customers to designate the time and location of deliveries or for the sender to request that the delivery person receive a signature when the package arrives.
Those who are mailing items need to be careful as well.
The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department reported at least four recent cases in which outgoing envelopes and packages were stolen from mailboxes. Three of the incidents involved envelopes that contained checks, while one involved a package that contained jewelry, according to Jennifer Purdue of the Elkhart County police.
Goodman, meanwhile, said that her problem started when the company was unable to deliver the package in two days as promised. She realized that she would be at work at 3 p.m. on the day the package was finally scheduled to be delivered. Goodman contacted UPS and asked them not to leave the package on her porch, and was told that the 3 p.m. time was an estimate. Goodman said that her fiance was at the house waiting for the package, but it had not come by the time he left to pick her up.
Goodman said that she received an email informing her that the package arrived, but it was not on her porch when she arrived home. Goodman said that she was told that drivers can leave the package on the porch unless the shipper requests a resident’s signature upon delivery.
“That is common practice in the industry and we have done this for many years ... unless the shipper requires a signature, we will do what is called driver release,” UPS spokeswoman Susan Rosenberg said.
She added that drivers are trained to make sure that packages are not visible from the street or left in a place where they can be damaged by bad weather. UPS allows customers to receive text or email notifications of delivery times and to leave delivery instructions by registering at ups.com/mychoice, according to Rosenberg. Federal Express and the U.S. Postal Service offer a similar service. Customers can register at fedex.com/delivery or at myusps.com. Mary Dando, spokeswoman for the USPS, said that customers can ask their carrier to put the package in a garage or a place that is not visible to passersby. She also said that carriers will leave a card informing the residents that they can pick up their package at the post office.
Goodman did receive an email, but said that she was told by the representative that the driver would be contacted and told not to leave the package on the porch.
Goodman filed a police report on Tuesday, which is what UPS instructs customers to do, according to Rosenberg.
“We do take reports, but if anybody sees anything, we would want that information and we would investigate it,” Hammer said.
hdukes@sbtinfo.com
574-235-6369
http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/pu ... 491cf.html
"Preserving and protecting the principles of the Constitution is the primary role of the federal government."
User avatar
Happy Mom
 
Posts: 19463
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:03 am
Location: Granger

Re: Area Crime 2015

Postby Happy Mom » Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:20 pm

New charges for two men accused of killing pregnant Elkhart native

Posted: Fri 5:15 PM, Dec 18, 2015
By: Associated Press / NewsCenter 16

Image
Two men accused of killing pregnant Elkhart native Amanda Blackburn during a home burglary face new charges in another home invasion and sexual assault case.

UPDATE: Second man charged in murder of pregnant Elkhart native
Slain Elkhart native's husband, father talk about importance of faith
Two men accused of killing pregnant Elkhart native Amanda Blackburn during a home burglary face new charges in another home invasion and sexual assault case.

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said Friday that 18-year-old Larry Taylor Jr. and 21-year-old Jalen Watson were charged in a Nov. 3 case during which a woman was raped inside her apartment.

Both face burglary, theft, armed robbery, criminal confinement and other charges in that case. Taylor also faces rape charges. He's accused of sexually assaulting the woman while holding a handgun to the back of her neck.

Prosecutors allege Taylor and Watson entered the woman's apartment while she was home alone and demanded money and her bank cards.

Taylor and Watson already face murder charges in the Nov. 10 shooting death of 28-year-old Blackburn.

She had been home with her 1-year-old child when the attack occurred.

Her husband, Pastor Davey Blackburn, was at the gym at the time. He came home to find his wife in critical condition after having been shot.

Amanda Blackburn's father, Phil Byars, is the lead pastor at the First Baptist Church of Elkhart.
http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/New- ... 77621.html
"Preserving and protecting the principles of the Constitution is the primary role of the federal government."
User avatar
Happy Mom
 
Posts: 19463
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:03 am
Location: Granger

Re: Area Crime 2015

Postby Happy Mom » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:21 pm

Robbers armed with pepper spray, victim says


Image
Police car lights
Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2015 8:30 pm | Updated: 9:13 pm, Sun Dec 20, 2015.
South Bend Tribune staff report
SOUTH BEND — A South Bend man reported to police that he was robbed early Sunday morning by a group of people who were armed with pepper spray.
The robbery reportedly occurred between 3:00 a.m. and 3:15 a.m. in the 2600 block of Western Avenue. The suspects took the victim’s wallet and cell phone.

http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/pu ... 4889b.html
"Preserving and protecting the principles of the Constitution is the primary role of the federal government."
User avatar
Happy Mom
 
Posts: 19463
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:03 am
Location: Granger

Re: Area Crime 2015

Postby Happy Mom » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:25 pm

Man in custody after allegedly robbing pharmacy Monday afternoon

Updated: Mon 2:47 PM, Dec 21, 2015


Image

A man is in custody Monday afternoon after allegedly robbing an area pharmacy.
A man is in custody Monday afternoon after allegedly robbing an area pharmacy.

It happened at the Kroger on Ireland Road in South Bend shortly after 12:30 p.m.

Police say the suspect ran from Kroger to a nearby Applebee's parking lot where he had a car waiting. The man was stopped and arrested shortly after the robbery.
http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/Man- ... 57331.html
We talked with one witness who hit the suspect over the head multiple times with his cane. He told us that the suspect threatened to kill him.

Nobody was injured during the strong-arm robbery.

Maria Catanzarite will have much more on this story beginning on NewsCenter 16 at 5.
"Preserving and protecting the principles of the Constitution is the primary role of the federal government."
User avatar
Happy Mom
 
Posts: 19463
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:03 am
Location: Granger

Re: Area Crime 2015

Postby Happy Mom » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:28 pm

UPDATE: 13-year-old boy expected to survive after being shot in the face

Posted: Mon 12:16 AM, Dec 21, 2015
By: Maria Catanzarite - Email


More Video...

13-year-old Elkhart boy expected to survive injuries sustained at a hotel shooting

Image


Teen shot in the face
A shooting at the Quality Inn in the 200 block of Dixie Way in Roseland Sunday morning sent a 13-year-old Elkhart boy to the hospital.
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. --- A 13-year-old Elkhart boy is expected to survive after being shot at a Roseland hotel. At around 6:45 a.m., St. Joseph County Police were called to the Quality Inn in the 200 block of Dixie Way South. Officers found the male victim who had been shot in the face. Medics took the 13-year-old to the hospital to be treated, where police say he is in stable condition.

Investigators told St. Joseph County Police Lt. Bill Redman there were roughly 8-10 juveniles inside the hotel room at the time of the incident. Redman said their ages range from 13 to 19 years-old.

"With juveniles involved, it’s a little bit lengthier process to gather information due to the fact [investigators are] trying to determine if there was any possible suspects that were involved, and if so, we have to have a parent and guardian present when each of the juveniles are spoken to," said Redman.

At this time, police believe the shooting could be accidental.

"We’re trying to determine if it was a party and what kind of party it may have been. Obviously, due to the fact that hotel room was rented, some adult had to have rented the room," added Redman.

The manager of the Roseland Quality Inn issued this verbal statement: "Prayers to the victim and everyone involved. We'll probably have more answers tomorrow."

Stay with Newscenter 16 for the latest on this developing story.

http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/Shoo ... 66291.html
"Preserving and protecting the principles of the Constitution is the primary role of the federal government."
User avatar
Happy Mom
 
Posts: 19463
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:03 am
Location: Granger

PreviousNext

Return to Crime

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron