A habitual traffic violator who is accused of fleeing from police Friday night in Marshall County faces numerous charges. A Marshall County Police patrolman tried to stop a pickup truck on Queen Road north of State Road 110 just before 10 p.m., according to a news release. The truck driver, later identified as Wayne Nichols, led the officer on a short pursuit. Continue reading
A Friday night traffic stop in Marshall County for an equipment violation ended with a trip to jail after officers learned the driver was wanted in another county. A Marshall County Police Patrolman pulled a vehicle driven by Preston Smith over on Lincoln Highway near Tulip Road at 7:19 p.m. Smith was driving without having received a license, according to a police department news release. He was also wanted on a St. Joseph County warrant for sexual misconduct.
A pair of men whose vehicle got stuck in the mud ended up in jail Monday night after a Marshall County Police patrolman stopped to lend them a hand. The officer found the vehicle at the intersection of U.S. 6 and Sycamore Road, according to a news release. The driver, Jack William Clemons, 27, was arrested for driving while suspended. His passenger, Gilberto Canul, faces a false informing charge. The arrest report indicates he gave the officer a fake name.
The Starke County Sheriff’s Department has released more information about a high-speed pursuit that started near Grovertown and ended in Marshall County. A sheriff’s deputy tried to stop a vehicle on U.S. 30 west of 1200 East, but the driver kept going. He finally stopped at 1100 East but put his car into reverse when the officer got out of his patrol vehicle. The suspect backed into the police car, causing the vehicle to strike the deputy. Continue reading
A credit card fraud investigation leads to three arrests in Marshall County. Authorities there got a complaint Saturday night from a Lapaz resident who told police a relative stole the card and made several fraudulent purchases. Continue reading
A Peru man wanted on a Cass County warrant faces drug possession charges in Marshall County after a Thursday afternoon traffic stop. Continue reading
An early morning traffic stop in LaPaz ended with three arrests on drug charges. Continue reading
A man authorities in Marshall County say threatened to kill his family and any police officer that attempted to stop him is jailed on a $10,000 cash bond. Continue reading
A tractor-trailer driver was airlifted to South Bend following a Friday evening crash on U.S. 30 east of Queen Road in Marshall County. Continue reading
An Indianapolis woman was flown to a South Bend hospital for treatment after she was hit by a car on a highway in Marshall County Saturday night. Continue reading
A Niles, Mich. man who led Marshall County Police on a high-speed chase through downtown Lapaz early this morning is in jail. A patrolman spotted a car southbound on U.S. 31 at speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour at 2:17 a.m. The officer tried to stop the 2008 Audi, according to a news release, but the driver continued down 31 at speeds greater than 100 miles per hour. Continue reading
A Knox woman faces a felony drunk driving charge in Marshall County following a Tuesday night traffic stop on 13th Road west of U.S. 31. Continue reading
An Argos woman authorities in Marshall County say dumped a terrier mix dog in front of a house on 19th Road last week faces an animal cruelty charge. Police say Kim Paul brought the female dog to the Marshall County Humane Society on Wednesday, July 16 and said she no longer wanted the animal. Employees there told her the shelter was full. Continue reading
An Argos man faces drunk driving and drug possession charges after an early morning traffic stop in Lapaz. A Marshall County Police Officer pulled a vehicle driven by Victor Rundberg, 51, over at on Michigan Street near Vandalia Street around 1:20 a.m. A police department news release indicates he failed a certified test and was in possession of a substance believed to be cocaine. Rundberg was booked into the Marshall County Jail on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, operating a vehicle while intoxicated controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.
A woman police say came to the Marshall County Jail early Sunday morning to post bond for a prisoner wound up back there as an inmate a short time later. According to a news release from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, several people came to the jail at 4:15 a.m. As they were leaving about 20 minutes later, a jail staffer noticed one or more of them was possibly drunk. Continue reading
A Lapaz man faces a felony drug offense after an officer from the Marshall County Police Department pulled his car over for an equipment violation. James A. McMichael Jr. was stopped just after midnight on Friday, June 20 at the intersection of U.S. 31 and U.S. 6, according to a news release. The officer who pulled him over noted a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A juvenile passenger in the vehicle was allegedly in possession of marijuana. Police say McMichael failed several field sobriety tests and a certified chemical test at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth. He’s charged with operating while intoxicated and operating while intoxicated controlled substance.
A valuable member of the Marshall County law enforcement community now has a bulletproof vest. K9 Arras was one of 350 police dogs selected by nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9’s Inc. They provide working dogs with appropriate safety equipment to protect them while they are working on the streets. Each vest bears a tag in memory of K9 Rocco of the Pittsburgh Police Department. He sacrificed his life in the line of duty in January. Continue reading
A Plymouth man faces felony drug charges following a traffic stop early Saturday morning. An officer from the Marshall County Police Department stopped a car driven by David Rhoades, 25, at the on Oakhill near the intersection of Nutmeg Road around 2 a.m. County Police K9 Arras indicated the presence of drugs in the vehicle, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department. Officers searched the vehicle and reportedly found a substance believed to be heroin, needles and other paraphernalia. Rhoades refused a certified drug test and was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a syringe, operating a vehicle while intoxicated controlled substance and operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person.
Officers from the Marshall County Police Department and Indiana State Police arrested seven adults after reportedly breaking up an underage drinking party early Sunday morning. They got a tip about the party taking place at a residence in the 13-thousand block of 2A Road in Plymouth, according to a department news release and arrived just before 2 a.m. Officers found seven underage adults and three juveniles drinking at the residence, according to the police report, which also notes there was evidence of marijuana use inside the residence. The seven underage adults were all arrested on a misdemeanor charge of illegal consumption of alcohol. They are: Zachary Hostetler, 18 of Plymouth; Rex Budzielek, 18, of Lakeville; Howard Borton, 18, of Lakeville; Tyler Thompson, 19, of Lakeville; Jordan Hoober, 18, of Plymouth; Gage Chapman, 19, of Mishawaka; and Devin Johnson, 19, of Plymouth. Authorities called the parents of the three juveniles involved and asked them to pick up their children. Police reports were forwarded to the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office and Marshall County Probation Department for further juvenile proceedings.
An Indianapolis woman wound up in the Marshall County Jail after a traffic stop late Tuesday night. A Marshall County Police officer pulled Christina Wengerter, 31, over on U.S. 31 and 3A road just after 11:30 p.m. for several moving violations. County Police K-9 Arras was walked around the vehicle during the stop and indicated the presence of narcotics. A search turned up about 200 grams of what is believed to be marijuana, according to the police report. The substance was also reportedly packaged in a way used to deal marijuana. Wengerter is charged with possession of marijuana greater than 30 grams and dealing marijuana.