Plymouth Police Department Adds New Officers

The Plymouth Police Department’s ranks are growing, with the addition of three new academy-trained officers to the force. Jeremy Enyart previously worked for the Argos Police Department. Matt Emenhiser was an officer with the Marion P.D., and Ben McIntire received his training while he worked for the Bourbon Police Department. Plymouth Clerk-Treasurer Toni Hutchings administered their oaths of office Monday morning. All three were offered conditional employment in January by then-Chief Jim Cox, who noted the department received more than a dozen applications for the three openings. They have since completed the testing process and pension board approval. They will complete the department’s field training process by working with other officers before taking to the road on their own.

Marshall County Coroner, ISP Investigating Death of Inmate

police investigation 2Neither violence nor foul play are suspected in the Sunday morning death of an inmate at the Marshall County Correctional Facility in Plymouth. Authorities there say 44-year-old Kerry A. Pinder of Culver had been jailed since early Saturday morning following his arrest by Plymouth Police for operating while intoxicated. He was awaiting release at the time of his death just before 11 a.m. An autopsy is scheduled today. When an inmate in custody dies, the Indiana State Police and coroner are the lead investigators.


Plymouth Man Arrested after Scuffle with Police

Allen Biggers

Allen Biggers

A simple arrest warrant procedure turned into a complicated situation for officers from the Plymouth Police Department on Monday.

Plymouth Police Department Detective Sgt. Leo Mangus was in the process of serving an arrest warrant for Theft on 19-year-old Allen Biggers at his home in the 300 block of Kingston Road when Biggers became agitated and refused to comply with instructions given to him by the officers.

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Pedestrians Treated and for Minor Injuries After Being Hit by a Truck

Two women who work in the Marshall County building were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries sustained yesterday as they were struck by a truck while walking to work. The incident occurred just before 8 a.m. at the corner of Jefferson and Center Streets in downtown Plymouth. Police there say Timothy J. Patterson, 42, of Plymouth, was blinded by the sun as he was turning left from Center Street onto Jefferson Street and did not see the women crossing the street. Catherine A. Hamman of Plymouth was treated at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth for a concussion, Angela L. Wilson of Plymouth received stitches to her face for some minor cuts. Hamman told the police officer she and Wilson were talking as they crossed the street with the light and did not see Patterson’s truck before it hit them.

Police Turn Bomb Threat Suspect Over to Proseuctor, Probation

police investigation 2A police report concerning the case involving a 15-year-old Plymouth High School student who reportedly admitted to writing a bomb threat on the boys bathroom wall in the high school on Jan. 23 is now in the hands of the Marshall County Prosecuting Attorney and the Marshall County Probation Department.

 Plymouth Police Chief Dave Bacon said they have been investigating the incident since it happened and had narrowed the suspect pool down to a few students and then this student confessed to the act.

 The student had reportedly written that a bomb would go off in the high school library at noon on January 24. Several police agencies searched the school and didn’t find any evidence of a bomb.

 The student allegedly told police that he never meant any harm to students or faculty.

 The Marshall County Probation officer and Prosecutor David Holmes will make a decision on what the juvenile’s charges will be and a decision has not been made yet.

Plymouth High School Student Admits to Writing Bomb Threat

A Plymouth High School student has reportedly admitted to writing a bomb threat that shut down the school for a few hours on January 24.

A 15-year-old male student came forward Monday and admitted to Plymouth police that he wrote the bomb threat on the boys restroom wall. The student allegedly expressed to police that he had no intentions of harming other students or faculty.

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Plymouth Police Find Wanted Suspect, Meth Lab, Make Seven Arrests

A Plymouth Police Officer who hoped to serve one felony warrant at a Garro Street residence Wednesday night ended up taking seven people to jail and busting a meth lab.

Travis W. Gibson, 23, of Plymouth, was the subject of the warrant, which charges him with burglary, residential entry and dealing, delivering and manufacturing methamphetamine. A search of the residence turned up an illegal drug lab in the trunk of Gibson’s car, according to the Plymouth Police. Gibson now faces additional charges. Continue reading

Four Suspects Have Yet to Appear in Court on Meth Charges

Four people arrested on an alleged meth-related charges have yet to appear in Marshall Superior Court for their initial hearings.

Jordan Bunton, Kim Frazier, Adam Wagers, and Dianna Watson were arrested on Thursday, March 7 after officers from the Plymouth Police Department, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police executed a search warrant at 1008 Plum Street.

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Plymouth Couple Jailed Following Meth Lab Discovery

A Plymouth couple is jailed without bond after a police officer reportedly found a meth lab in their vehicle during a traffic stop. Roy A. Atkins, 35, and his wife Trudi A. Atkins, 32, were arrested by Plymouth Police Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of a store at Oak Drive and Jefferson Street. The officer who stopped their vehicle noted a strong chemical smell, according to the arrest report. A search turned up an active meth lab and numerous other meth-related items in the back.

Plymouth man indicted on murder and drug charges

A Plymouth man facing murder and drug charges is jailed in Marshall County on a $100,000 bond after a Marshall County Grand Jury returned a two-count indictment late Tuesday. The charges against Olan Q. Howard, 37, stem from the May 19 murder of Stephen O.Vires of Argos. Court documents indicate that crime occurred while dealing in heroin or morphine. Plymouth Police arrested Howard within a few hours of the formal charges being handed down. His initial hearing has yet to be scheduled.

Meth Lab Bust Leads to Several Arrests

 Several people were arrested Friday afternoon when Plymouth police officers were called to an apartment complex in response to a man who had allegedly violated a no-trespass order for the property. Tyler Byers was reportedly seen going into apartment number 24 at Country Place Apartments, and officers traveled to the apartment and stumbled upon an unexpected scene.

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Charges filed against Karma robbery suspect

 The 17-year-old Grovertown man police say robbed a Plymouth store at knifepoint will be charged as an adult. Corey Michael Sobieck is charged with armed robbery and intimidation. Both are class B felonies, and each carries a maximum of 20 years in prison. Police say Sobieck walked into the Karma Records store about 5:20 Monday evening, brandished a knife at the clerk, threatened to murder her and grabbed cash from the register. Plymouth Police apprehended him a short time later and recovered the knife in some nearby weeds. Sobieck is also on juvenile probation in Starke Circuit Court for conversion.

Grovertown Man Arrested in Armed Robbery Incident in Plymouth

 The suspect in an alleged armed robbery incident at Karma Records in Plymouth has been identified.

Cory Michael Sobieck, 17, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Armed Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, a Class B Felony after he allegedly brandished a knife and demanded money and threatened an employee at the business. He did get away with an undisclosed amount of cash and was taken into custody about 15 minutes later. Plymouth police did find a knife in his possession that was reportedly used in the armed robbery.

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Plymouth Police nab armed robbery suspect

A juvenile Plymouth Police believe robbed a local store at knifepoint before fleeing on foot is jailed in Marshall County. An employee at Karma Records in the Pine Creek Plaza at U.S. 30 called 911 at 5:23 a.m. to report a knife-wielding male entered the store, demanded money and fled on foot toward Beef O’Bradys. Officers fanned out over the area and arrested the suspect about 15 minutes later. They reportedly found the note believed to have been used in the robbery in his pocket. The weapon officers say was used in the robbery was located a short time later. The subject’s name and additional details will be released later this morning.

Argos Woman Arrested on Allegations of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor

Lisa Tincher

Lisa Tincher

Police have announced the arrest of a 29-year-old Argos woman on Tuesday for alleged sexual acts with a 15-year-old boy.

The Plymouth Police Department released a statement Thursday explaining that the department received information concerning the crime on Jan. 29, and after locating the male juvenile victim, he told police the details of the reported sexual activity with 29-year-old Lisa Tincher, who has since been arrested.

Tincher was placed under arrest on Feb. 5, and she reportedly admitted to committing sexual acts with the 15-year-old in October 2012. Tincher is also on probation for burglary and theft in LaPorte County, and now faces charges of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor as a Class B felony. Her bond has been set at $20,000 and she is currently booked into the Marshall County Jail.

Plymouth Man Arrested on Battery Charges after Alleged Stabbing

A Plymouth man was arrested Friday after an alleged stabbing incident.

Officers from the Plymouth Police Department were called to a residence in the 700 block of Broadway Street in Plymouth after receiving a call of a possible stabbing incident. Officers arrived at the scene and found the victim, Crystal Mata, who had stab wounds to her hand and back. She was taken to the hospital where she was treated and released.

Police continued to investigate the case and later arrested Crystal’s husband, 47-year-old Maximino Mata, on preliminary charges of Aggravated Battery as a Class B Felony and Battery with a Deadly Weapon as a Class C Felony. He is currently in the Marshall County Jail on a $20,000 cash bond.

Plymouth PD is Narrowing Down School Bomb Threat Suspects

A week since the bomb threat was originally discovered, Plymouth Police Department officers have announced that they have “narrowed down” the suspect pool after reviewing surveillance footage near the boy’s restroom where a bomb threat was penciled on the wall at the Plymouth High School.

The threat claimed that a bomb would go off in the high school library on Jan. 24 at 12:30 p.m., prompting the school to undergo a two-hour delay that morning to allow more than a dozen state troopers, two bomb dogs, and local police to search the school for an explosive. Fortunately, the threat turned out to be a hoax; no bomb was found.

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Plymouth Schools Now in Session

Plymouth Schools are now in session after being placed on a two-hour delay for an alleged bomb threat that was reported at Plymouth High School.

The alleged threat was found on the wall of the boy’s bathroom yesterday afternoon stating that a bomb would go off in the high school library today at 12:30.

The Superintendent’s office has confirmed that the Plymouth Police Department did not find any evidence of a bomb and a thorough search conducted by the Indiana State Police and their bomb sniffing dogs this morning found nothing.

Additional police officers are present to provide extra security at the school corporation.

Plymouth Woman Arrested on Drug Charges Following Investigation

The Plymouth Police Department arrested a Plymouth woman after police executed a search warrant at 822 W. Monroe St.

On Sunday morning, officers from the Plymouth Police Department, Indiana State Police and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department went to the residence after complaints were received over the Drug Task Force tip line along with another investigation.

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