Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over this Labor Day Weekend

The Labor Day weekend is filled with a variety of different celebrations including the Marshall County Blueberry Festival and the Monterey Days Festival. These types of events may lead to alcohol consumption. If you drink, don’t drive.

Four law enforcement agencies in Marshall County are in the middle of the state’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign through the Labor Day holiday. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Bremen Police Department, Plymouth Police Department and Bourbon Police Department have increased sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and saturation patrols in an effort to take impaired drivers off the roads. Continue reading

Marshall County Prosecutor Files Drug, Prostitution Charges against Plymouth Man

Marshall County Prosecutor Nelson Chipman filed five charges against 68-year-old James A. Irwin, of Plymouth, who is suspected of drug dealing and solicitation of prostitution.

Irwin is facing felony charges of dealing in a schedule I, II, or III controlled substance, dealing a substance represented to be a controlled substance, and promoting prostitution. Two misdemeanor charges of patronizing a prostitute have also been filed. Additional charges are being considered by the prosecutor’s office.

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South Bend Man Arrested after Foot Pursuit

Joseph Cromey

A South Bend man is in custody in his alleged involvement in numerous theft incidents in Marshall County. Joseph Cromey, 46, also reportedly ran from police.

On Sunday morning, a Marshall County patrolman was searching for a vehicle driven by a suspect in numerous theft cases. The officer found the vehicle at a home near King Road and U.S. 6. The officer recognized Cromey who led the officer on a high speed pursuit north on King Road before crashing at Tyler Road, according to a press release.  Cromey reportedly led police on a foot pursuit. The officer was able to apprehend Cromey by using a taser.

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Charges Pending for Pursuit, Standoff Suspect

Donald Dickson, Jr.

Formal charges are pending against Donald Dickson, Jr. who allegedly led police on a vehicle pursuit and held a woman against her will.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Dickson led police on a chase after he did not stop when a Bremen police officer attempted to pull him over for speeding in the area of West Shore Drive at Lake of the Woods on Saturday evening. The officer noted in the document that the pursuit covered 17.1 miles and speeds reached in excess of 100 mph at times. Police say the driver did not stop at any posted stop signs, disregarded a hidden intersection and drove through three residential yards. Court documents indicate that people were enjoying a large family gathering when Dickson allegedly traveled through the event at a high rate of speed. No one was injured.

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Pursuit, Standoff Leads to Arrest

One person was arrested on Saturday night after leading several police agencies on a vehicle pursuit and a standoff in Marshall County.

An officer with the Bremen Police Department reportedly attempted a traffic stop in the area of West Shore Drive at Lake of the Woods. Police say the driver, Donald Dickson, Jr., refused to stop and led the officer on a pursuit on 4th Road. The 20-minute pursuit ended after Dickson lost control of his car and crashed into a cornfield at the intersection of Hickory Road and 9B Road, according to police.

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Police Investigating Possible Abduction

The Bremen Police Department is investigating the possible abduction of an 11-year-old girl.

The incident occurred Thursday afternoon around 3 p.m. in the 100 block of North Center Street in Bremen.

Police are looking for a man driving a green Jeep. He is slim, has dark hair and a beard and mustache. He was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt with a green stripe around the sleeve and brown boots.

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Investigation Continues into Report of Runaway Teen

The Bremen Police Department is working with another police agency in an investigation into a report of a runaway teen. No other information is available at this time.

Jeniffer Perez Felipe, 14, was reported as a runaway to the Bremen Police Department on Thursday. At the time of the report, police say she was last seen with a Hispanic man in a gray or dark colored SUV at about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

If you have any information to aid investigators in this case, contact the Bremen Police Department at (574) 546-3456.

Bremen Police Searching for Missing Girl

Jeniffer Perez Felipe

The Bremen Police Department is searching for a 14-year-old runaway.

Jeniffer Perez Felipe was last seen in Bremen on Wednesday, March 29 at approximately 8:30 p.m. She was wearing a dark blue Adidas hoodie with a red label and blue jeans. According to Bremen police, she is possibly traveling with a Hispanic man in a gray or dark colored SUV.

Felipe is 5’5” tall, 115 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

If you have any information on her location, contact the Bremen Police Department at (574) 546-3456.

Two Charged in Dealing Methamphetamine, Stolen Hand Guns Found

Two are in jail after methamphetamine and cocaine were reportedly found in a vehicle during a traffic stop.

According to Sgt. Trent Stouder of the Bremen Police Department, he pulled over a vehicle on Sunday, March 5 for a traffic violation where the drugs were found during a search of the vehicle. Police say three ounces of methamphetamine and three grams of cocaine were found, along with a handgun reported stolen in Angola.

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Bremen Woman Found

user33226-1467999585-media1_625c5e_240_240_PrsMe_A Bremen woman reported missing yesterday has been located. Maria Mikel, 50, was found shortly before 4:00 p.m. Saturday in St. Joseph County, according to the Bremen Police Department.