Rochester Woman Sentenced on Possession of Methamphetamine Charge

On Wednesday, January 17th 44-year-old Geraldine Whitfield, of Rochester, appeared in Marshall Superior Court No. 1 where she was sentenced by agreement to 9 years imprisonment for Possession of Methamphetamine as a Level 3 Felony.

According to information released by the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office, 7 of those years call for incarceration at the Indiana Department of Corrections followed by 2 years of reporting probation. Continue reading

Marshall County Humane Society is Making Sure Local Pets are Safe this Winter Season

Marshall County has recently been dealing with extremely windy and snowy weather conditions. Around this time of year, pet owners are reminded to bring pets indoors or provide adequate outside shelter in order to keep animals safe this winter season.

Marshall County Humane Society Executive Director Nancy Cox said she and members of her team spend every morning, responding to calls of animals left outdoors without adequate food, water or shelter.

She stated, “People just need to use their common sense. If you’re cold, they’re cold. Like right now, I would feel that being out in this weather without proper shelter is cruelty and neglect.” Continue reading

La Paz Man Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Battery, Dealing Methamphetamine

Mark Butler

A La Paz man was arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 21 following a report of domestic battery.

Deputies from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office say they were notified of the alleged incident around 5 p.m. Deputies and troopers from the Indiana State Police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Vandalia Avenue in La Paz after receiving the call.

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Motorist and Motorcycle Rider Injured in U.S. 31 Crash

A Rochester woman and an Argos man were injured in a three-vehicle Friday morning crash on U.S. 31 at Michigan Road. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office was notified around 11:45 a.m., according to a news release. A PT Cruiser driven by Sierra Winters, 26, of Argos, was northbound in the right lane of U.S. 31 near 12B Road and crossed over the left passing lane in front of a motorcycle driven by Brody Townsend, 21, of Rochester. Townsend’s Harley-Davidson struck the back of Winters’ car. The crash report indicates he was thrown from the bike and came to rest just north of the intersection. Continue reading

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office to Build Long Awaited Training Facility

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office will be constructing a training facility.

Deputy Ryan Hollopeter explained to the county commissioners on Monday that the officers are required to keep up firearms training, but no longer have a location to do so because of complaints of noise from neighbors.

The Marshall County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #130 has offered the use of their location at Hawthorne Road and State Road 10 for a firearms range and the construction of a 30’ x 60’ pole building on a concrete pad for classroom training. Deputy Hollopeter said there is enough property available for rifle and handgun distance training. He said other law enforcement agencies could also use the facility for similar training. It could be opened up to the public for officer-conducted firearms training.

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