Two Arrested on Drug Charges in Plymouth

A pair of Winamac residents were arrested Tuesday afternoon when narcotics were allegedly found in their speeding vehicle.

A Plymouth Police Department officer pulled over a car driven by 41-year-old Christopher Fields at the intersection of Cook Street and Oak Drive in Plymouth. Marshall County K9 Arras was called  to the scene where the dog reportedly indicated the presence of narcotics. Methamphetamine and synthetic marijuana were found in the car, according to a news release.

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Obtainable Option for Further Education

puThe People’s University of Marshall County is a learning center that teams up with local businesses to offer specialized classes for interested individuals of all ages. Currently, People’s U is seeking potential students and instructors as well as new ideas for desired courses. Continue reading

Grovertown Man Faces Theft, Drug Charges in Marshall County

A Grovertown man faces theft and drug charges in Marshall County following a weekend undercover investigation. A patrolman from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department was investigating the theft of truck rims and tires which the victim had located for sale on Craigslist. Continue reading

Charges Filed in Runaway Case

 Formal charges were filed Thursday in Marshall Superior Court 1 against a man suspected of participating in sexual misconduct with a minor and helping a minor run away from home.

Marshall County Prosecutor Nelson Chipman filed felony charges against Rigoberto Calix Reyes, 21, that include sexual misconduct with a minor and forgery, as well as a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. Bail is set at $100,000 cash.

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Missing Plymouth Teen Found in Another State

Alyssa Tapia

Alyssa Tapia

A Plymouth teen who ran away has been found in Texas along with the man who reportedly took her with him.

Alyssa Tapia was reported missing on March 6 and was believed to be with Rigoberto Calix-Reyes. It is alleged that Reyes falsified his identity to get into Plymouth High School two years ago, according to a WSBT-TV report.

The report also states that Alyssa Tapia is pregnant. Arrangements are being made to have the pair transported back to Indiana.

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Kankakee Valley Broadcasting Celebrates MAX 98.3 FM Launch

Billboard 2Join the staff of Kankakee Valley Broadcasting for today’s ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the launch of WYMR-FM, MAX 98.3. The 6,000 watt radio station is licensed in Culver and Plymouth and is a sister station to K99.3 WKVI FM and Kountry KVI 1520 AM, both of which are licensed in Knox. The stations share an air staff and news department and play a similar mix of hit music from the 1970s through present day. Continue reading

Plymouth High School Students Participate in National Day of Service

These Key Club members helped clean the fire trucks at the Plymouth Fire Department

These Key Club members helped clean the fire trucks at the Plymouth Fire Department. Photo via Facebook with permission granted.

Plymouth High School Key Club members participated in a National Day of Service on Monday to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Several students were at the Plymouth Fire Department washing fire trucks while others were lifting and carrying boxes down flights of stairs to help organize things at the Marshall County Museum. The animals at the Marshall County Humane Society got some exercise Monday morning when the students took them out for walks and played with them. The students also cleaned the cages and gave the animals food and fresh water.

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Linderman Arrested on Warrant after 2011 Incident

Glenn Linderman

Glenn Linderman

Plymouth City police officers have arrested a suspect after investigating additional information received from a case in 2011.

The additional information was received on Nov. 4, 2014 regarding a house fire at 707 Pearl Street in Plymouth on March 3, 2011. According to a previous report, an explosion occurred at the residence where a victim was severely burned and another injured. A meth lab was discovered at the residence.

Detectives followed up on the additional information received and requested the reports be reviewed by the Marshall County Prosecutor.

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Dogs at the Library Program Scheduled in Plymouth

dogs at the libraryThe Plymouth Public Library is sponsoring a special program for children on Tuesday, Jan. 13.

The “Dogs at the Library” program is planned where children can read books to dogs. The members of the Marshall County 4-H Dog Club will have their dogs at the library for this event. The gentle, trained dogs will sit and listen to any story that a child would like to read aloud.

Parents can take pictures during the event and children of all ages are welcome to attend.

The “Dogs at the Library” event begins at 6:30 p.m. ET in the children’s room at the Plymouth Public Library. It will last about an hour. This program is available again on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. ET. For more information, call (574) 936-2324.

GIS Data Contract Approved for Plymouth Trail Project

The Marshall County Commissioners have approved a measure to help the City of Plymouth move forward with the Greenway Trail.

City Attorney Sean Surrisi told the commissioners last week that the city is attempting to complete phase two of the grant-funded project. Officials with SEH Engineering need GIS data in order to continue with the design work.

“In order for them to prepare the plans, they would like to have some GIS data for that area,” explained Surrisi. “We’ve made a similar request before and we were able to put together a contract where we signed off and said we were guaranteeing that the contractors were just going to use the information for this project and not for any other commercial purposes.”

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Officers Identified in Police-Involved Shooting Incident in Plymouth

Trooper William B. Ennis

Trooper William B. Ennis

Matthew Emenhiser

Matthew Emenhiser

Officials from the Indiana State Police, Bremen Post and Plymouth Police Department have released the names of the officers involved in a shooting in Plymouth. Trooper William B. Ennis and Plymouth officer Matthew Emenhiser were involved in firing shots at Lane Dodson of Plymouth Monday evening.

Trooper Ennis conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Dodson. Dodson pulled his van into the Kmart parking lot and Trooper Ennis waited for a Plymouth officer, Emnenhiser, to assist at the scene. The pair walked up to the driver’s side window to question Dodson about an alleged domestic issue that occurred earlier in the day. When Dodson was asked to step out of the vehicle, Dodson reportedly raised his gun at police and the officers fired their guns.

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ISP Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Plymouth Kmart Parking Lot

A Plymouth Police Officer and state trooper from the Bremen post pulled this white van over in the parking lot of the Plymouth KMart Monday night. The driver was wanted for questioning in a domestic battery incident.

A Plymouth Police Officer and state trooper from the Bremen post pulled this white van over in the parking lot of the Plymouth KMart Monday night. The driver was wanted for questioning in a domestic battery incident.

An officer-involved shooting last night in the parking lot of a Plymouth store resulted in serious injury to a suspect in a domestic battery case. The man, whose name has not been released, allegedly raised a gun at a state trooper and a Plymouth Police Officer when asked to get out of his vehicle in the KMart parking lot. The officers opened fire and struck him multiple times. Continue reading

Plymouth High School Hosts John Oliver Speech Invitational Tournament

plymouth schools logoSpeech teams from across northern Indiana will compete in the John Oliver Invitational Tournament at Plymouth High School today. More than 500 students from 26 schools will take part in various individual and group competitions. Members of the public are welcome to attend as well. Continue reading

Sprint Reimbursement Enables Marshall County EMA Equipment Purchase

Sprint has reimbursed the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency for the interference issue with the county’s telecommunications system. EMA Director Clyde Avery says the $39,000 the FCC ordered Sprint to pay will compensate the county for the reconfiguration of the radios. Continue reading