CHURUBUSCO — A southern Noble County resident reported someone broke into his shed and stole several tools.

The resident in the 5100 block of East C.R. 600S told the Noble County Sheriff’s Department that someone cut the lock off his shed and stole tools, including a heat gun, impact driver, drill and tool box.

He has since replaced the lock.

The burglary was reported to the Noble County Sheriff’s Department Jan. 3 at 10:47 a.m.

Lake house burglarized

ROME CITY — A caller reported that a summer home in the Rome City area was broken into and several items had been stolen.

The house in the 000 block of East C.R. 1050N, Rome City, had been entered, and items, including two tackle boxes, a power saw, a cordless drill, a tool box and a boat anchor, had been taken, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department reported.

The caller said that it looked like other homes in the area had been broken into as well.

The burglary was reported Jan. 3 at 3:28 p.m.

Two injured as vehicle rolls onto side

LIGONIER — Two people suffered minor injuries after a Kendallville man lost control of his vehicle on an icy roadway and rolled the sport utility vehicle onto its side.

Matthew J. Ware, 32, of the 900 block of South Beacon Road, Kendallville, was traveling west on U.S. 6, past C.R. 525W, when he tried to pass another vehicle on the road. While passing, he lost control on the slick roadway and went off the north side of the road, where the vehicle rolled onto its side, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Ware and a 1-year-old child in the vehicle suffered minor injuries but declined medical treatment at the scene.

Damage of $2,500-$5,000 was caused to Ware’s 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer in the 6:57 p.m. accident Dec. 29.

Passenger injured, driver arrested after Wednesday crash

AVILLA — A Huntertown man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after crashing on C.R. 600E Jan. 4.

Thomas G. Rowley, 38, of the 16600 block of Lima Road was driving east on C.R. 400S and attempting to turn onto C.R. 600E when he lost control, left the roadway and rolled several times, with his pickup coming to rest on its wheels, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Police gave Rowley a portable alcohol breath test that registered 0.19 percent blood-alcohol content, more than twice the legal limit to be considered intoxicated, according to the Sheriff’s Department. A blood test at a hospital later showed an alcohol content of 0.26 percent, according to a department report.

A passenger in his truck, Andrew S. Fenker, 42, of the 4800 block of C.R. 600E, Churubusco, suffered multiple cuts to his head in the crash and was treated by medics before being taken by ambulance to Parkview Noble Hospital, the Sheriff’s Department reported.

Damage of $25,000-$50,000 was caused to the 2010 Ford F-150 pickup and the front yard of a residence.

The accident occurred at 9:51 p.m.

Driver injured in highway collision

AVILLA — A LaOtto man was injured Jan. 3 after colliding with another vehicle while turning at S.R. 8 and S.R. 3.

Nina N. Bennett, 40, of the 600 block of East Hazel Street, Albion, was traveling north on S.R. 3 and was preparing to make a left turn onto S.R. 8, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department reported. She turned in front of a southbound vehicle driven by Richard A. Wolf, 62, of the 300 block of South Main Street, LaOtto, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Wolf suffered a neck injury in the crash and was taken to a hospital by ambulance, the department reported.

Damage of $10,000-$25,000 was caused to Bennett’s 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer and Wolf’s 2004 Ford F-150 pickup in the 9:09 p.m. accident.

Police lose car in chase

CROMWELL — Police pursued a fleeing vehicle but lost it after a chase lasting about 15 minutes Saturday.

Police began following a vehicle in the area of Backwater Road and C.R. 1200W and chased it around the area of C.R. 200N, 900W, S.R. 5 and into Kosciusko County. The car went off-road into a field and into the Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area before police lost sight of the vehicle.

The chase started about 2:30 a.m. and lasted until about 2:49 a.m.

Game console stolen from home

ROME CITY — An XBOX game system was stolen from a home on Sunday.

A woman in the 100 block of Weston Street told police that someone stole her granddaughter’s XBOX from her residence. The system, a controller and three games were stolen. Five different children had been at the home since Friday who might have taken it.

She reported the theft at 6:50 p.m.

Car entered and pocketbook stolen

ALBION — A woman told police that her vehicle was entered sometime before Tuesday morning.

The resident in the 300 block of West Jefferson Street told police that someone went into her vehicle and took a black pocketbook. The contents of it were left on the seat.

The theft occurred before 5:08 a.m.

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