Firefighters Battle House Fire in Plymouth

Firefighters from several area fire departments battled a house fire in Plymouth Monday night.

According to the Plymouth Fire Department’s Facebook page, crews arrived at the scene around 6:43 p.m. and there they found a home on Pearl Street fully engulfed in flames. Crews were there for about eight hours battling the blaze. Strong winds hindered efforts as the fire spread quickly throughout the home.

The Plymouth Fire Department was assisted at the scene by the Bremen, Argos, and La Paz Fire Departments and Plymouth EMS.

Plymouth Man Dies in Marshall County Accident

The driver of a moped died after colliding with a pick-up in a Thursday afternoon accident in Marshall County.

Marshall County police say Danial Osborn, of Plymouth, was traveling north on State Road 17 on his moped and negotiating the curve at Sycamore Road at 2:51 p.m. when Dale Leiter, of Plymouth, was attempting to turn onto Sycamore Road in a Ford Ranger in front of Osborn and the pair collided.

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Jail Fight Injures Officer

Zachary Cowger

Charges are expected to be filed against inmates who were reportedly in a fight in the Marshall County Jail Wednesday night.

Officers from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the Plymouth Police Department and Plymouth EMS were called to the jail as a fight broke in a cell block. Police say before assistance arrived jail officers on duty successfully locked down all of the inmates in the cell block where it had occurred.

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Two Injured in Plymouth Accident

Two drivers were injured in a semi and passenger car accident at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Oak Road late Wednesday night.

When emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they found a passenger car driven by Jade N. Sorba, 23, of Monterey, on the north side embankment on U.S. 30. Police say a semi driven by Foster Providence, 68, of Brooklyn, New York, was in an empty field east of Arby’s.

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Man Rushed to Hospital after Burglary

Officers from the Plymouth Police Department are investigating a burglary incident at the Maax business at 1001 N. Oak Drive in Plymouth.

Police say a man entered the building in the overnight hours on Monday and was found by a worker at the bottom of the stairs inside the building with a change machine on top of him. Emergency responders and Plymouth firefighters responded to the scene and lifted the change machine off the man. The man was flown to a South Bend hospital by Med Flight.

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Accident Injures Motorcyclist in Marshall County

A Plymouth man sustained serious injuries in an accident on State Road 17 and Pioneer Drive in Marshall County.

On Monday morning shortly after 10 a.m., Marshall County police say Mary Large of Plymouth was turning north in her Ford truck onto Pioneer Drive and failed to yield to the right of way. She reportedly turned into Clint Maddox of Plymouth who was riding his motorcycle westbound on State Road 17. The impact ejected Maddox from his motorcycle. Police say he sustained significant injuries. He was airlifted from the scene.

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One Injured in Marshall County Accident

A Michigan man was injured in a two vehicle accident at the intersection of State Road 17 and 12th Road in Marshall County on Monday afternoon.

According to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Addyson Allyn of Plymouth crossed into the lane of travel of Gary Reynolds of Edwardsburg, Michigan. Allyn’s Ford Explorer hit Reynolds’ white box truck head on in the collision.

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Indiana State Police Investigate Overdose Call in Plymouth

An investigation is underway following a drug overdose at the Red Rock Inn in Plymouth on Thursday.

According to a report from the Indiana State Police Bremen Post, two ISP troopers responded to a 911 call at the motel and found an unresponsive man on the floor. When officers checked the man he did not have a pulse and was not breathing. The woman who called for help told officers the man had used heroin. Two doses of Narcan were administered and after two minutes of CPR the man began to breathe. Plymouth EMS staff arrived at the scene to resume medical care. The man was transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and later released.

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Plymouth Officials Report Increasing Success in Collecting EMS Bills

The Plymouth Board of Works voted this week to declare some EMS bills from 2012 delinquent and uncollectible, but one member wondered if there’s more the city can do to collect outstanding bills in the future. Jeff Houin noted that some people need a bit more motivation than collection letters and phone calls, before they’ll pay their bills. Continue reading