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April 24, 2013

POLICE NEWS: Threat against Ivy Tech campus investigated

GOSHEN — Elkhart County police investigated an alleged threat against the Ivy Tech campus at C.R. 18 and C.R. 17 in Elkhart Tuesday afternoon.

According to Capt. James Bradberry of the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, officers responded to the campus around 2:21 p.m. after being informed of an alleged threat made toward the school.

The school was locked down for precautionary reasons, though it was reopened a short time later after finding that the threat was based upon misinformation or information that had already been investigated by the sheriff’s department.

Elkhart County police Monday reportedly received a report of a threat to a business and/or school. The person who reportedly made the comment was immediately contacted and detained within hours of receiving the information to verify the validity of the report.

No information was received during the investigation to indicate any danger to any school or business or that Ivy Tech was the target or the topic of any threats, Bradberry said. The person making the comments was sent for a mental evaluation and later detained.

“We are continuing to follow information to see if the statements made warrant a criminal act,” Bradberry said.

Theft/burglary reports

• Multiple people at a Howe area campground told LaGrange County police someone broke into several campers and stole electronics, tools, food and vandalized other campers Sunday.

• Kimberly Mell of Granger, told Goshen police someone stole her purse from her vehicle while parked at McKee’s Pub, 1914 Elkhart Road, Goshen, around 10 a.m. Sunday.

• Darryl Deisinger told Elkhart County police someone stole 95 gallons of fuel from a vehicle parked at 15952 C.R. 38, Goshen, between 8:01 p.m. April 15 and  12:59 a.m. April 17.

• Duane Stroud told Elkhart County police someone stole his Samsung cell phone from Elkhart County Community Corrections, 201 N. Cottage Ave., Goshen, between 3:30 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Friday.

• An employee at Speedway, 18541 U.S. 20, Bristol, told Elkhart County police another Speedway employee stole a prepaid debit card worth $65.43 and used the money to purchase items at 5:18 p.m. April 15.

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