Two new officers were sworn into active duty with the Plymouth Police Department this week.
Plymouth Police officers arrested two people in separate incidents who were wanted for dealing drugs.
On Monday, Jan. 8, officers stopped 29-year-old Wayne Austin Hardesty, of Grovertown, who was reportedly speeding and found that he had an active warrant for two counts of dealing in a schedule III drug. He was booked in the Marshall County Jail on those charges with a cash bond of $10,005.
Officers from the Plymouth Police Department recently completed an Operation Pull Over (OPO) event that netted arrests and citations for various offenses.
With cold weather continuing, local communities are taking steps to make sure residents have a warm place to stay. In Plymouth, the Webster Center at 110 Webster Avenue is serving as a warming center until Saturday. For access, call the Plymouth Police Department at 574-936-2126 or the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department at 574-936-3187.
Plymouth Police Chief David Bacon came before the Board of Public Works and Safety last Wednesday where announced that two new officers, Nicholas Kindig and David Finn will be starting soon. He told members the new officers will be officially sworn in the morning of Monday, January 8th.
Additionally, the police chief was seeking approval to apply for a State Department of Health grant. Continue reading
A Plymouth man was taken into custody Wednesday night after reportedly driving under the influence and causing an accident.
According to Plymouth police, Dustin Bradfield, 28, lost control of his vehicle and drove into the side of another vehicle at the entrance of Centennial Park. Police reportedly found that Bradfield was intoxicated at the time of the accident and tested three times the legal limit.
Plymouth Police Department officers arrested two people on Tuesday after separate shoplifting incidents were reported.
Police say 22-year-old Jay E. Johnson, Jr., of Walkerton, took items from Walmart and ran from the store. The officer reportedly saw him trying to hide behind vehicles in the parking lot, but he was eventually detained. Officers reportedly found Johnson, Jr. to be in possession of methamphetamine. He was booked into the Marshall County Jail on preliminary charges of theft and possession methamphetamine. He has a cash bond of $3,005.
Narcotics were found during a K-9 search at Bremen High School earlier today. Bremen Police Department Officers teamed up with officers from the Indiana State Police and Plymouth Police department to conduct a K-9 sweep of the school’s campus.
According to representatives of the Bremen Police Department, during the course of the search, K-9s indicated on a vehicle in the high school parking lot where illegal narcotics were discovered. Continue reading
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.
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.
A Plymouth woman was taken into custody on Friday afternoon after allegedly providing with police with false information.
During an unrelated investigation, a Plymouth police officer spoke to the woman at the Economy Inn and she allegedly gave the officer false information. When the officer went to verify information, she reportedly attempted to run from the officer on foot. She was detained and she continued to resist the officer, according to the report.
Three Plymouth residents are accused of theft and forgery at a local business. The owner of Plymouth Pallet Company reported the theft and forgery of several business checks between October 20 and November 9.
An alleged battery on a police officer led to the arrest of a Plymouth man Monday afternoon. Justin Kale Montez, 27, reportedly refused to leave the BP gas station at 423 North Michigan Street.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, along with officers from the Plymouth Police Department, Bremen Police Department and Bourbon Police Department are out in force this holiday weekend to spot violations to Indiana’s seat belt and impaired driving laws.
Random patrols are expected along with saturation patrols and checkpoints. This overtime enforcement is supported with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) funds administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI). Continue reading
The driver involved in a Sunday morning accident fled the scene on foot and left the passenger in the car.
According to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, a 2005 Acura was traveling westbound on Plymouth-Goshen Trail just east of Randolph Street shortly after 6 a.m. when it left the north side of the road for an unknown reason. The report states that a vehicle struck a utility pole and caused power lines to fall on the ground. The vehicle continued a short distance into a field where it came to a stop.
Shortly after midnight Monday morning, The Plymouth Police Department and Plymouth EMS were called to The Mayflower Tavern at 1111 W Jefferson Street for a physical fight that occurred.
The reported narrative of Plymouth Police Officer Ryan Richey explained dispatch was advised that one male was bleeding from the head. Continue reading
A report of shoplifting allegedly led to the discovery of methamphetamine in Plymouth Friday night. Plymouth Police were called to the Walmart parking lot shortly after 7:30, after store employees accused two men of shoplifting.
A vehicle pursuit in Plymouth Thursday night reportedly ended with the arrest of a South Bend man on meth-related charges. Around 10:43 p.m., Plymouth Police say they tried to pull over a red passenger for an equipment violation. But instead of stopping, the driver allegedly sped away, leading police on a pursuit toward the south side of Plymouth.
The chances of being involved in an automobile accident increase greatly around the Thanksgiving holiday season since more drivers are utilizing the roadways. Driving under the influence or failing to wear your seat belt can make matters even worse.
Although the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and Purdue University Center for Road Safety estimate that 93 percent of Hoosiers buckle up, last year more than half of Indiana’s fatal crashes involved drivers and passengers not wearing seat belts. Impaired-driving also did quite a bit of damage in 2016, resulting in nearly 2,100 injuries and more than 210 fatalities.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the Plymouth and Bourbon Police Departments will join forces with more than 230 law-enforcement agencies across the state to spot violations to the Indiana seat belt and impaired driving laws. Through the weekend after Thanksgiving, expect to see an increase in saturation patrols and checkpoints and more random patrols. Continue reading
Three people were arrested Friday night after police were called to investigate suspicious activity at Walmart.
Plymouth police officers responded to call of two people nodding off inside of a running vehicle in the parking lot. According to police, 27-year-old Shannyn Fritz, of Kewanna, and 27-year-old Shane Webb, of Rochester, said their friend Jerri Harris was inside shopping. After further investigation, Fritz and Webb were allegedly found to be in possession of a syringe, heroin and methamphetamine. Continue reading