Plymouth Man Dies in Accident

A three-vehicle accident at a busy intersection in Plymouth claimed the life of a Plymouth man.

According to information from the Plymouth Police Department, Samuel Bondranko, 54, of Vale, Virginia, was traveling east on U.S. 30 approaching Oak Drive when he turned his focus to a semi turning onto U.S. 30. The traffic signal had changed and Bondranko reportedly told police that he did not see that it had turned red in his lane of traffic. Police say Bondranko entered the intersection and collided with a car driven by Richard Kunkle, of Plymouth who was traveling south on Oak Dr. Bondranko also struck a vehicle driven by Timothy Evans, of Valparaiso, who was attempting to onto U.S. 30 from Oak Dr.

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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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53 Grams of Crystal Meth Reportedly Found at Plymouth Home, Following Search Warrant

Four people were arrested Monday, after police reportedly found 53 grams of crystal methamphetamine at a Plymouth home. Shortly after 7:00 p.m., officers with the Marshall County Drug Task Force, Indiana State Police, Plymouth Police Department, and Marshall County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at a home in the 7700 block of Rose Road.

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Five Vehicles Caught up in Crash in Downtown Plymouth

Five vehicles were involved in a chain reaction car accident at the intersection of North Michigan Street and Jefferson Street in Plymouth on Monday afternoon.

Plymouth police say Carolyn Woolley of Plymouth was traveling west on Jefferson Street when she entered the intersection of Michigan Street and collided with a vehicle driven by Beth Baker of Knox as she was stopped in the eastbound lane. Woolley and Baker met in a head-on crash which caused a chain reaction with damage sustained to two other cars. Woolley tried to back up and hit a fifth vehicle.

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Bicyclist Injured in Accident

Emergency responders were called to a bicycle vs. vehicle accident on Thursday morning at the intersection of Garro Street and Michigan Street.

Haifa Latif of Plymouth reportedly told a Plymouth police officer that she was on her bicycle traveling north in the northbound lane on Michigan Street at the intersection with Garro Street when she did not see the traffic signal and ran into a vehicle driven by Erandy Quintana of Plymouth. Quintana reportedly told police that she was traveling west on Garro Street and entered the intersection as she had a green light when Latif ran into her vehicle.

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Portage Man Arrested for Auto Theft

A Portage man is in the custody of Marshall County authorities after allegedly stealing a car from a Plymouth resident.

According to the Plymouth City Police Department, Yiannis Sakelaris, 24, was at a home in the 1200 block of Lake Ave. the night of Aug. 11 when a car was stolen from the residence. Police say the car was recovered in Chicago on Aug. 15 and Sakelaris was in possession of the vehicle. He was hospitalized due to a drug overdose.

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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

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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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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Plymouth Police Looking for Armed Robbery Suspect

Plymouth Police detectives are searching for a suspect in a reported armed robbery incident at Verizon Wireless Monday night.

The victim told police that the man entered the store at 1605 N. Michigan Street in Plymouth wearing a mask, orange vest, black pants, and shirt. The suspect, a black male, branished a weapon and reportedly took several phones from the store. The man left the business in an unknown direction.

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Seven Arrested on Drug Charges

Seven people were arrested on Wednesday night after officers executed a search warrant at a home in the 100 block of Green Street in Plymouth.

As a result of a search of the home, Marshall County Drug Task Force officers along with officers from the Plymouth Police Department and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department filed charges of dealing marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance, and visiting a common nuisance.

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Three Local Police Agencies Join Campaign to Arrest Drunk Drivers

Three local law enforcement agencies will be working to keep impaired drivers off the streets in the upcoming Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Plymouth Police Department and Bourbon Police Department will increase sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and saturation patrols beginning in mid-August through the Labor Day holiday.

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Warsaw Theft Investigation Leads to Discovery of Meth in Plymouth

Two Plymouth residents were arrested Sunday, in connection with a theft from a Warsaw store, the hit and run of a security guard, and the discovery of methamphetamine. At around 7:00 p.m., Plymouth Police say they were told to be on the lookout for a white 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. The car was allegedly used in a theft from the Warsaw Kohl’s store and a hit and run of an asset protection associate.

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Charges Pending in Intimidation Case

A Plymouth man is in the Marshall County Jail after an alleged intimidation incident.

An officer from the Plymouth Police Department was called to a residence in the 200 block of East Lake Avenue after receiving a call about intimidation with a weapon. The officer spoke to the victim and later found the suspect, Jorden McCoige, a short distance away from the scene.

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