A man suspected of presenting a counterfeit check to two businesses has been arrested.
The investigation began Wednesday, Aug. 27 where Plymouth police officers were notified of the incident. A man who identified himself as Jason Milton attempted to purchase a Polaris Ranger at Turn One Motorsports in the amount of $11,000 with a check. The suspect was to pick up the item the following day. Further examination found that the check and the man’s identity were counterfeit.
Other businesses that sell these off-road vehicles were notified of the incident.
The next day, North End Cycle Shop in Elkhart reported that the same man entered their store and attempted to buy a Polaris Ranger. An officer with the Elkhart Police Department took the check into evidence.
The suspect was later identified as Armen Jerome Sylvester and he was arrested and incarcerated in the Marshall County Jail.
Sylvester, 53, has preliminary charges of forgery, counterfeiting, attempted theft, and identity deception. His bond has been set at $10,000 cash.
The Plymouth police department is looking to get a much needed facelift.
Chief of Police David Bacon appeared before the Board of Works and Safety Monday night to explain some issues with the building. He said that there are some exterior problems as well as painting that needs done on the interior. New wallpaper is also needed as the current wallpaper is starting to look bad in some spots.
A seven-month-long investigation into reports of drug activity ended with yesterday’s arrests of a Plymouth couple. State police got a tip back in February from the Marshall County Probation Department that methamphetamine was possibly being manufactured and used at 901 W. Harrison St. in Plymouth. Continue reading
Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies and Plymouth Police Department officers are looking for two escapees from a secure detention center in southern Indiana.
According to Marshall County officials, Kody Whiteman and Adam Waggoner, both age 17, escaped the detention center in the early morning hours of Aug. 3 and reportedly stole a vehicle. Officers in Marshall County recovered the stolen vehicle in West Township on Aug. 5. On Aug. 6, deputies investigated two reports of theft where items were taken from two vehicles in the area where the stolen car was recovered.
A Texas man who was visiting residents at a home in the 100 block of Franklin Street in Plymouth was arrested on a preliminary charge of child molesting.
Plymouth Police Department officers were called to the home on Friday afternoon after receiving a report that an 11-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted. After further investigation, including the questioning of the suspect, 67-year-old Jonas Olvera, Olvera was arrested and booked into the Marshall County Jail on the charge of child molesting. Olvera was also wanted a warrant issued in 2009 in connection with another report of child molesting.
The body of a man was found in the Yellow River Thursday evening.
An autopsy to find the cause of death was conducted Friday. The preliminary cause of death is accidental drowning.
Kayakers notified the Plymouth Police Department on Thursday evening that they found a body in the Yellow River by Oakhill Avenue in Plymouth. The deceased man was recovered by the effort of officers from the Plymouth Police Department, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana Conservation officers, Plymouth Fire Department, and the Marshall County Coroner.
A pair of medical facilities in Marshall County were placed on lockdown this morning after reports of a threat to a staff member. According to our reporting partners at WNDU-TV, The Bowen Center and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center were secured as a precaution following an incident that occurred early this morning. That lockdown was lifted at 1:30 p.m.
An Argos man’s criminal case wrapped up in Marshall County Superior Court 1 after he was sentenced Thursday morning.
John Bobby, 49, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the State to a charge of possession of methamphetamine within a public housing complex. The terms of the agreement called for a ten year sentence in the Indiana Department of Corrections on the charge which Judge Robert O. Bowen accepted. Bobby was sentenced to that term with no part of the sentence suspended and he will be able to participate in purposeful incarceration while imprisoned.
A stolen credit card has landed a Plymouth man in the Marshall County Jail.
Plymouth police officers were notified by the victim that unauthorized transactions were occurring on the victim’s credit card on the night of March 25 and early on March 26. The four transactions were made at three different gas stations in Marshall County.
A 19-year-old was arrested on Saturday after he allegedly made a false bomb threat.
The Plymouth Police Department received a call from Plymouth Library personnel that a bomb threat had been called into the library. The library was evacuated and after further investigation police found the threat had been phoned in using a cell phone belonging to Brentlyn Jones.
Officers later located Jones and he reportedly admitted to making the call to the library and falsely claiming that there was a bomb in the library. He also allegedly admitted to stealing items from the library earlier in the day.
Plymouth Police Department officers investigated an industrial accident at Del Monte in Plymouth that happened just after noon ET Friday.
A report of a man trapped between a railroad car and the building was made to police. The man had lost consciousness at the time of the report.
An official at the Plymouth Police Department indicated that not much more information would immediately be released. An industrial accident report is being put together and WKVI News expects to have more information when it is released next week.
Three people were arrested early Tuesday morning after a search warrant was executed at 725 Loon Court in Plymouth.
An investigation into methamphetamine related activity by the Plymouth Police Department and the Indiana State Police led to the warrant where officers reportedly found two active meth labs in the home along with drug paraphernalia.
An early morning altercation at a Plymouth residence last Friday sent two men to jail. Officers responding to a home in the 15000 block of Carriage Way just after 2 a.m. reportedly found Drew Flora, 24, of Plymouth, and Sean Benner, 23, of Culver at the home. While questioning the men, the officers reportedly discovered that the altercation involved a firearm. Benner is free on bond and faces a charge of battery resulting in bodily injury. Flora’s bond was set at $50,000 on charges of intimidation with a deadly weapon, criminal confinement with a deadly weapon and pointing a firearm.
A Mishawaka man was arrested by Marshall County police Wednesday on a theft charge.
An employee at Rent-A-Center in Plymouth reported to the Plymouth Police Department that Jeremy Spencer and his wife allegedly sold rented furniture on Craigslist.
Plymouth Police Department detectives are investigating a burglary at the Symphony Family Restaurant.
Officers received word that on Friday, Nov. 15 at 12:26 a.m. that a burglary was taking place at the business at 1410 N. Michigan Street. The manager of the facility surprised the suspect when he entered the building. The suspect fled on foot from the restaurant and no vehicle was seen.
An accident at U.S. 30 and Union Road in Marshall County at 2:30 a.m. Friday claimed the life of 29-year-old Christopher Lowder of Knox.
A police investigation found that Lowder walked into the westbound lanes on U.S. 30 and into the path of an oncoming semi driven by an Ohio man. Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger stated that Lowder was killed instantly. Toxicology results are pending and should be released sometime next week.
Two Plymouth residents were arrested Sunday after a forgery investigation was launched.
On Friday, Sept. 20, officers at the Plymouth Police Department received a call regarding suspected counterfeit checks being used to make purchases at Murphy USA.
After three personal checks were examined, Plymouth police detectives determined that the checks were counterfeit.
A Plymouth man was arrested Thursday night after he reportedly headbutted an Indiana State Trooper.
A trooper with the Indiana State Police Bremen Post conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on 6A Road near Michigan Road for several traffic violations. The trooper noticed the odor of alcohol and the passenger, 33-year-old Travis Lee Simpson, told the trooper that he had been drinking.
Two Mishawaka residents were arrested by Plymouth officers on Wednesday afternoon in an alleged counterfeit operation.
Plymouth police received information that counterfeit checks were being manufactured and distributed at a motel in Plymouth. The suspects reportedly had been involved in counterfeiting checks in southern Michigan and in the northern Indiana area.
A Plymouth man has been arrested under one of Indiana’s newest laws in the fight against methamphetamine.
Jamie Howell, 42, was arrested on Thursday, July 25 after a traffic stop. A Plymouth Police Department officer pulled over a vehicle Howell was driving as the officer recognized him and knew his driver’s license was suspended. A search of the vehicle revealed that he was allegedly in the possession of methamphetamine, pseudoephedrine pills and marijuana.