Elkhart County police are investigating a bomb threat that was phoned in to the county 911 center Tuesday.
The call was made around 10 a.m. According to police, “The caller made a threatening phone call directed toward the county and city courthouses and the prosecutor’s office, which was non-specific and general in nature. Officers completed checks of these buildings, and no bombs or suspicious items were located.”
County police said Tuesday they are committed to maintaining the safety and security of these buildings. Authorities also said that anyone making a false report about placing an explosive or a destructive device inside of a building or place of assembly commits a class D felony, which is punishable up to three years in prison.
• A two-vehicle crash injured a driver south of Elkhart Tuesday morning.
The collision occurred at 7:48 a.m. on Ind. 19 south of C.R. 24. Elkhart County police said a northbound 2000 Ford F150 truck driven by Warren E. Black, 60, Wakarusa, slid into the southbound lane in front of a 2000 Western semi driven by Jeremy L. Tibbs, 34, North Liberty. The vehicles collided.
Black suffered neck and back pain as result of the crash and was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment. Police said he was issued a warning for driving too fast for road conditions.
• Patrick S. Ryan, 52764 C.R. 131, Bristol, told Elkhart County police Sunday that someone damaged a fence on his property, and also cut down trees and removed them from his property.
• Dawn Arthur, 53106 C.R. 37, Middlebury, told Elkhart County police that someone entered her locked home at between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday and stole several electronic items and other items of value.
• Melinda O’Connor of New Paris told Elkhart County police that someone attempted 23 fraudulent transactions on her checking account Thursday.