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Three Michiana residents arrested after high-speed pursuit in Kosciusko, Whitley Counties

By on April 20, 2021

first_img Pinterest By Jon Zimney – September 20, 2020 1 384 Pinterest Devante Devon Perkins, 37, Michigan City, INSerious Violent Felon in Possession of Firearm, Level 4 FelonyResisting Law Enforcement, Level 6 FelonyIdentity Theft, Level 6 FelonyDealing Marijuana, Level 6 FelonyReckless Driving, MisdPossession Paraphernalia, MisdOperator Never Licensed, MisdFelony warrants out of Allen, LaPorte , St.               Joseph Counties, and the US Marshal’s Office Google+ Three Michiana residents arrested after high-speed pursuit in Kosciusko, Whitley Counties Twitter (Photo supplied/Indiana State Police) Three people were arrested after a high-speed pursuit in Whitley and Kosiusko Counties.The pursuit happened around 7 a.m. on Sunday, Sep. 20, when a trooper tried to stop a 2019 Nissan Sentra passenger car traveling at over 90 mph westbound on U.S. 30, just west of Columbia City.  The driver, identified as Devonte Devon Perkins, 37, of Michigan City, failed to stop and tried to evade officers from multiple agencies for nearly 30 miles into Kosciusko County, at times with speeds well over 115 m.p.h., according to Indiana State Police.The pursuit entered into Kosciusko County on U.S. 30, and police deployed stop sticks at the intersection of County Road 650 East, near Pierceton.  One tire was successfully struck, but Perkin’s vehicle was not completely disabled, and he continued to flee.  The damaged tire eventually came off rim.  At one point along U.S. 30, passengers in Perkin’s vehicle were observed allegedly throwing items from the vehicle, which when recovered, turned out to be two handguns.As the pursuit entered into the city of Warsaw, officers from Warsaw Police, the Kosciusko Sheriff Department, along with more troopers from the ISP Bremen Post, became involved as well.  The Warsaw Police Department did a great job blocking intersections ahead of the pursuit to protect other vehicular traffic, and then continuing de-escalation attempts with multiple stop stick deployments.The de-escalation efforts proved successful, and the pursuit ended just west of Warsaw on CR200S at Zimmer Road at approximately 7:40 a.m.  All three occupants were taken into custody without further incident.All three occupants were placed under arrest on various felony and misdemeanor charges, transported back to Whitley County, and booked into custody at the Whitley County jail pending arraignment. Both Perkins and Morrow were found to have active arrest warrants.Arrested/Charges: Facebook Previous articleQuick work to put out structure fire in Cassopolis early Sunday morningNext articleINDOT plans closure of SR 331 south of Mishawaka Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.center_img Twitter Terrell Yusef Morrow Jr., 32, South Bend, INPossession Marjiuana, MisdPossession Paraphernalia, MisdArrest Warrant- (St. Joe County) Possession             Marijuana Facebook Jahnesha Annette Thompson, 37, South Bend, INPossession of Handgun W/O Permit, MisdPossession of Marijuana, MisdPossession Paraphernalia, Misd IndianaLocalNews Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

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Phil Lesh Announces Tribute To Grateful Dead 1994 At Terrapin Crossroads

By on March 2, 2021

first_imgLast year marked the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead. To celebrate the band’s legendary status, Phil Lesh started hosting a series of shows at his Terrapin Crossroads to honor each of the years that the Dead were in motion.On October 17, the series continues at the San Rafael venue with a tribute to Grateful Dead’s 1994 persona. The Grateful Dead bassist will be joined by guitarists Grahame Lesh and Stu Allen, keyboardist Scott Guberman, and drummers Ezra Lipp and Alex Koford. Tickets are currently available for the show here.The venue’s post below describes the magic that took place in 1994, the year that the band members were officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “It was a moment in time where the band was able to reflect on the wonderful journey they had been on since their inception in 1965, and thank the Deadheads who stood by them all those years,” the post explains. It was also the last year of touring before the band lost their leader Jerry Garcia. Read more below:last_img read more

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A cold endeavor: Matt Weber completes daring Frenchman Bay swim

By on September 20, 2020

first_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Biocenter_img Latest Posts Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 HANCOCK — Matt Weber crouches down as he clings to the rails of a narrow, rain-soaked bridge leading to the Hancock Point wharf on Frenchman Bay. It’s an early Thursday morning, and Weber’s sights are set on the only boat tied to the dock.The bridge is slanted at an angle that makes walking difficult without hunching over, but Weber traverses it easily. After making his way down to the end of the dock, he approaches the boat and takes his sweatshirt and breakaway pants off to reveal a wetsuit underneath. It’s time for a swim.“I can’t believe you’re doing this,” Steve Weber, Matt’s father, says as he looks around. There’s not a patch of blue to be found in the sky overlooking the bay, and the rain is still coming down.Even on nicer days, there aren’t many other swimmers who take to the waters in Frenchman Bay. Even in the peak of summer, the water temperature here rarely, if ever, rises above 60 degrees. On this day, that temperature is a bone-chilling 55.6.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textNone of that is enough to stop Matt. For almost six months now, the Hancock native has been planning this 3-mile swim around Frenchman Bay’s Bean Island to raise awareness for the Frenchman Bay Conservancy. He knew the cold weather would be a problem right from the start, and that prospect isn’t going to faze him now.“This place has truly meant a lot to me throughout my life,” he says. “There’s so much here that’s worth preserving, and I want to show that I’ll do whatever it takes to do that — even if it means swimming in this water.”Weber was a swimmer in high school in Upstate New York and also swam at the Division I level for the University of Buffalo. On vacation from his job as an economic developer in Afghanistan, he figured the summer months would be the only time of year such a swim would be remotely bearable.Those conditions are the reason no one has made the swim around Bean Island before. Even without taking the frigid temperature into consideration, a swim of 3 nautical miles isn’t an easy one. That’s especially true in Frenchman Bay, where changing tides and marine life — Matt later called himself fortunate to have avoided seals, porpoises and jellyfish — can hinder waterway travel.“To do it right, we’ve had to do some planning and hope to have the right amount of luck,” he says. “At the same time, I’m a strong swimmer, and my family is by my side. Plus, it’s for a good cause. Just because no one’s done it before doesn’t mean it’s not worthwhile.”To visualize what he plans to accomplish, Matt divides his swim into three parts: to the island, around the island and back from the island. Depending on the tide strength, he predicts the swim will take him anywhere between an hour and a half and two hours.At about 8:30 a.m., he gets in the water to warm up — or cool down, perhaps, given the water temperature. The wetsuit gives him a little bit of protection, but his visceral reaction to his body hitting the water for the first time is still telling as to how difficult this is going to be.He begins his swim at 8:46 with the 20-foot boat Steve rented from the harbor in Sorrento for safety reasons by his side. From the shoreline to the middle of the bay, there are lobster pots everywhere. To stay on course, he and the boat must navigate through each one of them.Looking out at Frenchman Bay from the stern of the beat, one can see why Matt wants to complete this swim. Even with gray skies, the images of Mount Desert Island, Sorrento Harbor and the bridge linking Hancock and Sullivan bring the bay’s trees, water and miles of shoreline into full view.Throughout his swim, Steve knows Matt is ahead of his pace. He reaches the halfway point at the 28-minute mark, well ahead of the two-hour time for which he’d been aiming before he began his journey.Matt Weber takes a drink of water after completing a 3-mile swim around Bean Island on July 27 in Hancock. Weber, an economic developer who now lives in Afghanistan, made the swim to raise awareness for the Frenchman Bay Conservancy. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLDespite the temperatures and the exhaustion that come with his nonstop swimming, Matt stops only twice for no more than 10 seconds. Both times, his girlfriend, Kathleen Keiser, offers him protein bars and water. Without hesitating, he declines.At 9:49, Matt reaches the dock to applause from his friends on the boat. At one hour, three minutes, his time is almost a full hour less than what he expected.After pulling back the cap on his wetsuit, he pulls himself onto the dock. After taking a moment to catch his breath, he looks around him at what seems like an endless body of water. It’s an emotional moment, one that reconciles nature’s awe-inspiring magnificence with the humankind’s strength and perseverance.“This bay is part of all of us,” he says. “I’ve realized I need to do more to appreciate it and encourage younger generations to explore and attempt new challenges.”One family member, he says, told him the swim couldn’t be done because of the current. As he shivers in the cold as Keiser hands him a blanket, Matt says that talk has finally been put to rest.“I think I proved a lot to myself and to everybody,” he says. “If one person can look at this and say, ‘Wow,’ I think it will all have been worth it.”last_img read more

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