Storage unit burglarized
ALBION — A man renting a storage unit reported that someone broke in and stole multiple metal items. The caller reported that miscellaneous tools including socket and wrench sets, four tool boxes, a silver box and other items were taken. He had last been the unit in the 4400 block of South S.R. 9, about a month prior and estimated the value of the stolen items at around $750. He reported the theft at 8:59 a.m. Monday.
LIGONIER — An Albion woman lost control of her car on an icy road, going off the road and rolling the vehicle into a fence.
Denise Moreno, 24, of the 500 block of North Liberty Drive, was traveling north on C.R. 600W, about a quarter-mile south of C.R. 1100N, when she lost control on the snow-covered road, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department reported. Her vehicle went off the east side of the road and rolled onto the passenger side after hitting a fence.
Damage of $2,500-$5,000 was caused to her 2011 Nissan Versa.
The accident occurred at 10:59 p.m. Dec. 20.
Truck stolen while warming
KENDALLVILLE — A Kendallville man went to warm up his truck and while it was idling outside, someone stole it.
The resident in the 600 block of East Richmond Street told police he went outside to warm his black, 1999 Ford Ranger after 7:30 a.m. Friday and left it idling. When he came back outside a few minutes later, the truck was gone. He reported the theft at 7:43 a.m.
SUV catches fire in Kimmell
KIMMELL — A driver called firefighters after his sport utility vehicle caught fire while he was driving, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department reported.
Firefighters were contacted at 4:43 p.m. Dec. 19 by a driver who stopped under the bridge in Kimmell at U.S. 33 and Georgia Street. The engine compartment of the vehicle burst into flames while he was driving.
Firefighters arrived and had the fire under control by 5:10 p.m.
Car rolls after going off road
AVILLA — An Avilla teen rolled her car after it went down an embankment Dec. 17.
Lauren K. Renkenberger, 17, of the 6500 block of East Hopewell Road, Avilla, was driving west on Baseline Road, just east of C.R. 900E, when she lost control on the icy road, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department reported. Her car went off the north side of the road and down a small embankment, rolling onto the driver’s side.
Damage of $1,000-$2,500 was caused to her 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser in the 10:50 p.m. accident.
Driver injured after sideswiping stopped vehicle
KENDALLVILLE — A Butler man was taken to a hospital after suffering a neck injury in a crash with a vehicle stopped on the roadway.
Clint W. Draper, 43, of the 300 block of North Broadway Street, Butler, was driving west on Waits Road when he crested a hill about a mile east of Allen Chapel Road, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department reported. A pickup was parked partially in his lane, because that vehicle’s driver had stopped to clear a deer off the road he had just hit with his truck.
Draper swerved right to avoid hitting the person in the roadway and sideswiped the right side of the truck registered to Jimmy D. Simpson of the 10300 block of East C.R. 350S, LaGrange, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Draper complained of neck pain and was transported by ambulance to Parkview Noble Hospital.
Damage of $2,500-$5,000 was caused to Draper’s 1997 Ford F-150 and Simpson’s 1998 Ford Ranger in the 7:30 p.m. accident Dec. 20.
Car damaged, starts on fire
CROMWELL — A car was damaged by a crow bar and then started on fire early Saturday morning.
A caller reported that a parked vehicle in the 100 block of East Orange Street was hit by another vehicle that drove off and then started on fire. Firefighters were called to put out the fire.
Police determined the damage wasn’t caused by another vehicle but by a crow bar. Officers took statements from a few witnesses but did not locate a suspect.
The incident was reported at 1:49 a.m. Saturday.
Antique car parts stolen
KENDALLVILLE — A resident reported that someone stole some antique car parts from his home recently.
The resident in the 5200 block of East S.R. 8, Kendallville, told police that three engines and three sets of wheels were stolen from his property within the last two weeks. The items are for antique cars.
The theft was reported at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday.
Garage burglarized, blood collected
KENDALLVILLE — A rural resident reported that someone broke into her garage and stole multiple items.
Police were able to recover some blood as evidence at the scene.
The woman in the 9900 block of North C.R. 925E told police that someone broke into her garage through a window sometime before 1 p.m. Sunday. Police arrived and attempted to collect some blood that was found at the crime scene.
The woman was compiling a list of items that had been stolen.
The burglary was reported at 1:01 p.m. Sunday.
Cash and medication stolen in break-in
BRIMFIELD — A Brimfield man reported that someone stole his father’s medication and more than $500 in cash out of their home Monday.
The resident in the 1200 block of East Railroad Street told police that he and his father left the house about 9 a.m. and when they returned at 10:30 a.m., someone was inside the house. They later found that more than 200 prescription pills and $580 in cash were taken from the house.
He told police they leave the doors to the house unlocked and that most people in town know they had medication in the house.
The theft was reported at 11:09 a.m. Monday.