Plymouth Man Arrested after Speeding from Police

Kyle Wickens

A Plymouth man was arrested early Saturday morning after speeding on U.S. 30 in Marshall County.

Marshall County police say 29-year-old Kyle Wickens was traveling at 97 mph near Gumwood Road when an officer initiated a traffic stop. The officer was trying to catch up to Wickens’ vehicle but Wickens reportedly increased his speed. According to the report, the officer traveled in excess of 125 mph close to King Road.

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Marshall County Sheriff to Provide Training to Places of Worship

Marshall County Sheriff Matt Hassel will be offering a course that will help officials at places of worship create security plans to keep parishioners safe.

The Indiana Sheriff’s Association has developed training materials for the sheriff to teach church personnel strategies to prevent incidents and how to react to a critical incident during worship services.

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Marshall County Sheriff Announces Scholarship Opportunity

The Indiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship Fund will be providing about $20,000 worth of assistance to Hoosier students looking to pursue a degree in criminal justice studies.

According to Marshall County Sheriff Matt Hassel, approximately forty $500 scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students throughout the state.

The scholarship is open to current college students or high school seniors who plan to major in a law enforcement field at an Indiana college or university as a full-time student. Continue reading

South Bend Man Arrested in Alleged Bremen Battery Incident

Justin Shonkwiler

A South Bend man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly battered two people at a residence in the 8,000 block of 5th Road in Bremen.

Marshall County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrived at the scene and reportedly found that 39-year-old Justin M. Shonkwiler battered two people at the residence. Police say the homeowner shot a round from a handgun in order to scare Shonkwiler. The gun was allegedly aimed away from the suspect and others. Shonkwiler was not at the residence during the investigation.

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Marshall County Police Seeking Information on Burglaries

Detectives with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department are asking for information regarding two separate burglary incidents on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Police say an unknown person or persons forced entry into an outbuilding in the 4,000 block of Beech Road. The suspect took numerous tools, electronics and a large, portable heater, according to the report.

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Police Looking for Hit-and-Run Driver

Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a hit-and-run driver in a Wednesday evening crash.

According to police, 21-year-old Hope Fish, of Plymouth, was traveling south on State Road 17 around 6:30 p.m. and slowed to turn onto 12th Road near Lake LaTonka. A car following Fish failed to yield and ran into Fish’s vehicle on the rear driver’s side. Police say the vehicle then fled the scene.

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Local Fire Departments Team Up to Battle House Fire Near Tippecanoe Thursday Morning

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch Center confirmed that a fire broke out at a home in the 4000 block of 7B Road early Thursday morning. Tippecanoe Fire Firefighters were dispatched to the scene around 8:25 a.m.

The Argos, Bourbon and Mentone Fire Departments assisted with the incident. Mentone PD stated that their fire department responded to the call at 8:30 a.m. and cleared the scene a few hours later around 11 a.m. Continue reading

One Injured in Accident

A South Bend man was injured in a one vehicle accident Tuesday morning on Fir Road north of U.S. 30 near Bourbon.

Marshall County police say Shawn D. Geraghty was traveling south on Fir Road at 2:45 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle on an icy road surface. His silver 2014 Mazda went off the east side of the road and struck a Marshall County REMC pole.

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Two Arrested on Dealing Cocaine Charges

Luis Ulloa-Torres
Angel Ruiz-Flores

Two men were arrested Sunday after police reportedly found cocaine following a traffic stop.

Shortly after midnight Sunday, a Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a 2008 black Dodge Charger in the Walmart parking lot in Plymouth. The driver, 29-year-old Angel Fernando Ruiz-Flores, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was reportedly found to have never possessed a driver’s license.

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Five Arrested on Drug, Nuisance Charges in Plymouth

Marshall County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested five people after executing an arrest warrant Wednesday night.

According to police, an officer arrived at an apartment in the 500 block of W. Jefferson Street and found the suspect inside along with four other people. Officers reportedly found heroin inside the apartment along with methamphetamine and syringes. All five people were taken into custody.

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Marshall County Sheriff Matt Hassel Provides Winter Driving Tips

As winter weather approaches driving conditions will become more hazardous with an increase of snow and ice on the roadways during the coming months.

Marshall County Sheriff Matt Hassel and members of the Sheriff’s Department have a few tips for motorists to ensure everyone has a safe and happy holiday season.

They advise drivers to clean snow and ice from all vehicle windows before driving. Also make sure there is enough fuel in your gas tank to reach your destination. Keep blankets and warm clothing in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Continue reading

Tharpe Arrested on Public Intoxication Charge

A Plymouth man was arrested Monday night after police say he attempted to enter several cars on Michigan Street.

According to a report from the Plymouth Police Department, officers were called to the area of Michigan Street and Goshen Road after complaints were received about a man causing a traffic hazard. The man was reportedly attempting to enter several vehicles. Police say an off-duty Marshall County Sheriff’ Department officer arrived at the scene and told Plymouth officers that the man approached his car as well.

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Marshall County Sheriff’s Department Investigates Burglary on Muckshaw Road

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating a burglary that took place in the 1500 block of Muckshaw Road.

The incident was reported shortly after 5 a.m. this morning. Individuals alerted police that an unknown person(s) gained entry into their home and stole items from inside the residence.

An investigation is being conducted and anyone with information pertaining to this case is encouraged to contact the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department at 574-936-3187.