PA Man John McElwee Jr ID’d As Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Vehicle Thursday In Hunlock

HUNLOCK TOWNSHIP, PA. (THECOUNT) — John McElwee Jr, of Plains, PA, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle Thursday night in Hunlock Twp.

McElwee, 35, was killed after being hit by a vehicle on state Route 11 in Hunlock Twp. on Thursday night, according to the Luzerne County Coroner’s Office.

McElwee was on-foot in the area of Route 11 when he was fatally struck by a 71-year-old Shickshinny resident around 7:30 P.M. Thursday.

McElwee was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

McElwee’s manner of death was ruled accidental, reports CitizensVoice.

No autopsy was planned.

The Shickshinny resident, who remained on-scene, was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

No one was cited at the scene and no charges had been filed.

Police said the investigation was ongoing.


Geo quick facts: Hunlock Township is a township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,443 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

IN Man Larez Brown ID’d As Victim Found Fatally Shot Wednesday In Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. (THECOUNT) — Larez Brown has been identified by the Marion County Coroner as the man shot and killed at a northeast side apartment complex Wednesday.

Brown, 27, was found fatally shot at the Pangea Vineyards Apartments on Ellis Drive in Indianapolis on Wednesday.

The shooting occurred in the 10100 block of Ellis Drive just before 7:30 p.m., according to officials.

Police have not released a motive or a suspect description.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Brown:


Geo quick facts: Indianapolis, often shortened to Indy, is the state capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. According to 2018 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the consolidated population of Indianapolis and Marion County was 876,862 – Wikipedia.

Woman Found Dead Following Saturday Crown Point House Fire

CROWN POINT, IN. (THECOUNT) — A dead woman was discovered inside a house following a fire that broke out in on Trenton St in Crown Point, Indiana, on Saturday, police say.

The fire started around noon in a home at 754 Trenton St., Crown Point police Chief Pete Land said.

When firefighters arrived on scene, the rear of the house was engulfed in flames. While searching the home after putting out the fire, investigators found the woman’s body in the living room, reports NWITimes.

The Lake County coroner was summoned and the cause of death is unknown at this time, officials said.


Geo quick facts: Crown Point is a city in and the county seat of Lake County, Indiana, United States. The population was 27,317 at the 2010 census. The city was incorporated in 1868. On October 31, 1834, Solon Robinson and his family became the first settlers to an area that later became Crown Point – Wikipedia.

IN Man Thomas Pinkston ID’d As Victim In Thursday Night Vehicle-VS-Semi Crash

MUNCIE, IN. (THECOUNT) — Thomas Bennie Pinkston, of Muncie, Indiana, has been identified as the victim in a two-vehicle crash near Selma in southeastern Delaware County Thursday night.

Pinkston, 51, was killed Thursday evening crash involving a big-rig on U.S. 35 in southeastern Delaware County.

According to reports, the fatal crash occurred in the 11700 block of South U.S. 35, near the unincorporated community of Mount Pleasant Thursday evening around 7:40 p.m.

Details of the crash are limited at this time, but reports say first responders arrived on scene to find a semi-tractor and a vehicle involved in a crash. A man was reportedly trapped in the wreckage.

Pinkston, the driver of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jeff Stanley, chief deputy for the sheriff’s department, said its crash team and a chaplain were sent to the scene, reports TheStarPress.

Delaware County Coroner Rick Howell said an autopsy would be conducted Friday at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.


Geo quick facts: Muncie is an incorporated city and the seat of Delaware County, Indiana. It is located in East Central Indiana, about 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis. The United States Census for 2010 reported the city’s population was 70,085 – Wikipedia.

IN Man Daniel Haupert ID’d As Victim In North Manchester Soybean Silo Accident

NORTH MANCHESTER, IN. (THECOUNT) — Daniel Haupert, of North Manchester, Indiana, has been identified as the victim in a fatal soybean silo accident on Monday.

Haupert, 66, was killed after apparently becoming trapped inside the grain bin in Wabash County on Monday.

According to reports, officers responded to call of a man trapped in a grain bin Monday afternoon at the 8000 block of North State Road 13, near Reahard Road, in North Manchester.

When first responders arrived, they had to cut several holes in the bin and remove the soybeans to get to the victim, reports WTHR.

Haupert was pronounced dead at the scene.


Geo quick facts: North Manchester is a town in Chester Township, Wabash County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 6,112 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

IN Mom Alyssa Hecker Arrested Felony Drug Charges After Found Passed Out In Portage Vehicle

PORTAGE, IN. (THECOUNT) — Alyssa Hecker of Portage, Indiana, has been identified as the mother arrested after found passed out in traffic with two young children in her vehicle, according to police.

Hecker, 22, faces felony drug and other charges after she was found slumped over the wheel of her Chrysler minivan at 2:50 a.m. Friday with the turn signal activated.

The incident occured Friday at the intersection of County Line Road & Boulder Avenue in Portage, IN, police said.

When medics knocked on the vehicle window, Hecker accelerated the vehicle forward about 10 feet before stopping again, police said. When she stepped out of her vehicle, police noticed two children inside – one nearly 2 years old and the other 11 weeks old, reports nwitimes.

One child was “very upset and crying throughout the encounter,” police said.

Police said they also noticed the smell of burned marijuana inside the vehicle.

Hecker told police she was tired and must have fallen asleep. She also said she is taking prescription Suboxone following a history of prescription and opioid abuse.

Police said they found marijuana and drugs without a prescription inside the vehicle.

The children were released to another family member and Hecker was taken for an evaluation at the hospital where she was unable to keep herself sitting upright, police said.

She was then taken to jail and faces felony counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a child present, possession of a controlled substance with a child present and two counts of neglect of a dependent by placing a dependent in a situation that endangers their life or health, police said. She also faces misdemeanor counts of intoxicated driving and possession of marijuana with a prior conviction.


Geo quick facts: Portage is a city in Portage Township, Porter County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 36,828 as of the 2010 census. It is the largest city in Porter County, and third largest in Northwest Indiana – Wikipedia.

NC Man Jeremy Day ID’d As Victim In Sunday Morning Pulaski County IN Vehicle Crash

PULASKI COUNTY, IN. (THECOUNT) — Jeremy David Day, of Charlotte, NC, has been identified as the victim killed in a vehicle crash near Winamac, Indiana on Sunday morning.

Day, 39, died following an early Sunday morning crash in Pulaski County, according to officials.

According to officials, the fatal crash occurred near Winamac on South Highway 35 in Pulaski County on Sunday morning.

Day, who is originally from Star City, was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

Family has been notified, reports WSBT.

No further information was provided by officials.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Winamac is a town in Monroe Township, Pulaski County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 2,490 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Pulaski County – Wikipedia.

Shooting Reported At Tippecanoe Mall Lafayette IN Friday Evening Suspect On The Loose

LAFAYETTE, IN. (THECOUNT) — Lafayette police are responding to a shooting inside the Tippecanoe Mall on Friday night.

Police have closed off all entrances to the mall as they investigate.

No one is being let in or out. There are still people confined inside.

Police say they are searching for a suspect, reports WLFI.

Officers are also still checking to see if anyone was hit.

The mall is located at, 2415 Sagamore Pkwy S in Lafayette, IN.

There is no word on anyone injured at this time.

This is an active situation.


Geo quick facts: Lafayette is a city in and the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, located 63 miles northwest of Indianapolis and 105 miles southeast of Chicago. West Lafayette, on the other side of the Wabash River, is home to Purdue University, which contributes significantly to both communities – Wikipedia.

IN Man John Resetar ID’d As Suspect Dead Following Lynn Police-Involved Standoff

LYNN, IN. (THECOUNT) — John Resetar, of Lynn, Indiana, has been identified as the suspect shot dead during an hours-long standoff in Lynn that followed a Friday night shooting, according to Sunday morning reports.

Resetar, 44, was the suspected gunman involved in an hours-long standoff that resulted in several officers receiving minor injuries in Lynn.

Resetar was suspected in a shooting in Lynn on Friday.

Police responded to Resetar’s residence, located at 817 W Church St, in Lynn, on reports of a domestic situation.

Police arrived and were interviewing Resetar’s wife, when shots rang out from within the home.

Three officers were injured by shrapnel during the gunfire. All suffered non life-threatening injuries.

Officers continued to be fired upon. Officers returned fire, according to WISH.

About five hours later, SWAT entered the home and found Resetar unconscious and suffering from a gunshot wound.

Resetar was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

It is unclear if police shot the suspect or if he took his own life.

According to records, Resetar worked as a driver at Bunzl. He was also a motorcycle drag racer.


Geo quick facts: Lynn is a town in Washington Township, Randolph County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 1,097 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

Debra Beasley Owner Danville IN ‘Beasley’s Orchard’ Dies At 66

DANVILLE, IN. (THECOUNT) — Debra Beasley, the owner of popular Beasley’s Orchard in Danville, Indiana, has died, the business said on Facebook Wednesday. She was 66.

The orchard is a known for pumpkin and apple picking, corn mazes and other holiday festivities in the community.

Debra and her late husband John were responsible for building the farm, the post said. The couple ran the business for 36 years until 2018 when their son took over, reports WTHR.

Debbie loved to run the barn market, and she was responsible for the farm’s popular fall festival weekends.

The orchard said business would continue, honoring Debra the best way they know how: “by continuing to be stewards of our land and serving our customers.”

“It is with incredible sadness that we have to share some very difficult news with our Beasley’s Orchard Community today. Our longtime owner, Debra Beasley, has passed away at the age of 66. Debra, or Debbie, as her friends knew her, along with her late husband, John, were responsible for building the amazing farm that we have today. We all have them to thank for the countless memories that have been made at our family farm. Debbie was especially passionate about running our barn market, and without her, our wonderful retail space would never exist. She was also instrumental in the creation and development of our fall festival weekends, which so many of you enjoy so much. Debbie and John ran the farm together for 36 years until passing the torch to their son in 2018. Thanks to the amazing foundation that has been built, we will honor Debbie in the best way that we know how: by continuing to be stewards of our land and serving our customers, whom Debbie loved so much. Thank you all for your love and support during this extremely difficult time.”

A cause of death was not provided.

Geo quick facts: Danville is a town in Center Township, Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 9,001 at the 2010 census, up from 6,418 at the 2000 census. In 2018 the estimated population was 9,922. The town is the county seat of Hendricks County – Wikipedia.