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May 15, 2014

POLICE NEWS FOR MAY 15, 2014: Elkhart County murder suspect arrested in Chicago

Police have arrested a suspect in an Elkhart murder.

Anthony Perez was slain at Deer Creeke Apartments along Toledo Road March 30. According to Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers, detectives from his department served an arrest warrant Tuesday in Chicago on Miguel Martinez.

“The legal process of extraditing Martinez back to the Elkhart County area is in progress,” Rogers said during a Wednesday morning press conference. “The investigation is ongoing. ...I thank the Chicago Police Department for their assistance in this apprehension. And I commend the hard work of my detectives as they pieced this complicated puzzle together.”

Information regarding Martinez’s age and address wasn’t available to The News Wednesday.

Man arrested onmultiple charges

An Elkhart man who allegedly abducted a woman and her child was arrested by Bremen police Wednesday.

Taken into custody was Jesus Hernandez, 21, 1916 Morton Ave.

Police said that around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, Bremen officer Nick Young was on patrol in the area of Ind. 311 and Ind. 106 when he saw a vehicle headed south on 331. Young also reportedly saw a female passenger hanging out the driver’s side rear window of the vehicle, yelling for someone to please help her.

Young stopped the vehicle in the 900 block of West Plymouth Street. According to police, it was discovered that the female passenger and her 2-year-old child had been abducted from Benham Avenue in Elkhart earlier that morning by Hernandez, an acquaintance of the victim.

Hernandez was arrested on charges of kidnapping, domestic battery, carjacking, driving while never receiving a driver’s license, and child endangerment. He was incarcerated in the Marshall County Jail.

Bomb threat atchurch reported

According to an Elkhart County police report, a bomb threat was found written on an interior door of Grace Community Church, 20076 C.R. 36, Goshen. The threat was written between around 9 p.m. Monday and 7:35 a.m. Tuesday.

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  • Suspicious blinking package with battery pack causes police to evacuate business area

    A package with a battery pack and a blinking red light found on the desk of an employee at MSC, 28551 Laura Court, Elkhart, caused police and firefighters to evacuate the area this morning.
    The package turned out to be a GPS tracking device and not a bomb.

    July 22, 2014

  • Cat beaten to death in burglary

    A house cat was found beaten to death following a burglary at a home in Howe Sunday.

    July 21, 2014

  • GN140721 Kosciusko Fatal Photo #2.jpg Fiery crash kills one, critically injures two in North Webster

    A fiery crash in North Webster left a Pennsylvania man dead and two others critically injured at 3:21 p.m. Sunday on Ind. 13, near Esterbrook Drive.

    July 21, 2014 4 Photos

  • Police looking for armed robbery suspect The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public for information related to an attempted armed robbery at the Red D Mart at 68310 Ind. 15, in New Paris Saturday.According to police, at approximately 9:13 a.m. a white male approximately 20

    July 20, 2014

  • Work release inmate being sought Elkhart County police filed a report Thursday indicating Matthew J. Balint, 20, failed to return to lawful custody at the work release center, 201 N. Cottage Ave., Goshen, at 4:04 p.m. July 9, and is now considered absent without leave.

    July 18, 2014

  • Handguns reported stolen from barn Troy Alexander Mueller of New Paris told Elkhart County police someone removed handguns from a pole barn located at 19902 C.R. 146 in New Paris between 1:30 a.m. Saturday and 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

    July 17, 2014

  • Elkhart motorcyclist dies from injuries Michael Nunez, 33, Elkhart, died at 8 p.m. Monday from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle collision at C.R. 6 and C.R. 13 near Elkhart, according to Elkhart County police. The crash occurred at 7:45 p.m. Sunday.According to Elkhart County police,

    July 16, 2014

  • police lights.jpg Motorcyclist dies from crash injuries

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • POLICE NEWS: July 14, 2014 David Carranza, 420 Johnston St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole money from his unlocked vehicle while it was parked at his residence at 11 p.m. Friday.

    July 14, 2014

  • Several thefts reported Theft/burglary reports• Brent Rheinheimer, Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole a cellphone from his vehicle at 9 p.m. Thursday while parked at 315 Pringle Drive, Goshen.• Santa Salazar, Goshen, told Goshen police his scooter was stolen at 10 p.m

    July 13, 2014


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