ISP: Nappanee Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges

Aug 12, 2020
Indiana State Police

Indiana State Police have announced the arrest of a Nappanee man on child porn charges. 

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The St. Joseph Co. Prosecutor's Office has released details of an arrest of a man accused of driving into protestors on the 4th of July in Mishawaka.

(Courtesy of the Indiana House Democrats)

Rep. Dan Forestal (D-Indianapolis) announced Monday he is immediately resigning his seat in the Indiana House.

Murder Suspect Wanted In Holland, Michigan, Arrested In St. Joseph Co., Indiana

May 14, 2020
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St. Joseph Co. Sheriff William Redman says his department captured a man wanted for murder out of Holland, Michigan. The Associated Press is reporting that the body of a 52-year-old woman has been found in a western Michigan hotel room. The Ottawa County sheriff’s office says deputies were called to the Holland Township hotel about 1:45 a.m. Thursday after a relative of the victim expressed concern to authorities about her well-being. Authorities learned the Holland woman was last seen at the hotel.

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Today the St. Joseph Co. Prosecutor's office announced that Travis William Logan, Jr., 19, was arrested in connection with a deadly crash on Feb. 7. 

Logan is accused of fleeing police and hitting a car at McKinley and Fir/Byrkit in Mishawaka. 

The driver of that car, John Riedle, was killed and Riedle's passenger was seriously injured. 

Logan was arrested this morning by the St. Joseph Co. Airport Authority.

Franklin College Fires Its President

Jan 14, 2020

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) — Franklin College in Indiana has fired its president after he was arrested in Wisconsin on suspicion of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime and attempted child enticement.

Thomas Minar was arrested by Sturgeon Bay police on Jan. 6 and released on $7,500 cash bond after a hearing.

Franklin College says its Board of Trustees Executive Committee “felt it was essential to act immediately and sever his relationship” with the college.

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The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's office has announced that an arrest has been made following a weekend homicide in South Bend. 

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A flight attendant charged with public intoxication after passengers on a Chicago-to-South Bend flight noticed her inebriation has agreed to undergo alcohol abuse counseling.

Forty-nine-year-old Julianne March of Waukesha, Wisconsin, reached a pretrial diversion agreement that includes alcohol abuse evaluation and counseling during her Thursday initial hearing.

If March meets all of its terms the public intoxication charge will be dropped after one year.

Newton County Sheriff's Office via AP

The Newton County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday that one of the three fired workers, Edgar Gardozo-Vasquez, 36, of Brook, was taken into custody and is being held at the Newton County Jail on a felony charge of torturing or mutilating a vertebrate animal and misdemeanor animal cruelty.

The department says U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement has placed a hold on Gardozo-Vasquez. It says there are outstanding warrants for two other former Fair Oaks workers

It’s not clear whether Gardozo-Vasquez has an attorney who might comment on his behalf.

Sturgis Police Dept., Michigan


STURGIS, Mich. (AP) — Police in southwestern Michigan found a woman's dismembered body in an apartment.

Sturgis police say 35-year-old Wade Allen was charged Thursday with murder and mutilation of a body, a day after officers were told about a body in his apartment. It wasn't immediately known if Allen has a lawyer who could comment on the case.

The Sturgis Journal says the victim is Kelly-Jien Warner-Miller.


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Today the St. Joseph County Prosecutor charged 31-year-old Adam Rushing with criminal confinement, strangulation and intimidation. 

A former sheriff's captain in Elkhart County has been charged with lying during an investigation into alleged wage theft by employees he supervised. This comes just days after he resigned from the department. 
Prosecutors charged 49-year-old James Bradberry on Tuesday with three counts of false informing. Prosecutors allege the former captain concealed information about Elkhart County Sheriff's Department employees who are accused of collecting $45,000 for hours they didn't work between 2014 and 2017.