Archive - May 2012 - Latest News
MARSHALL CO. â€” Terry Kovacs, Jr., Jenny Keeton, and Christa Padilla were arrested Monday at approximately 6:30 p.m. at a residence on Cook Lake Trail.
The Undercover Narcotics Investigation Team of Marshall County executed a search warrant at the address after a four month investigation. They were assisted by the Marshall County Police, Bremen Police, Indiana State Police, and Plymouth Police. During the search multiple items associated with manufacturing methamphetamine were located and three suspects arrested.
CULVER â€“ A Culver man was taken to the Fulton County jail after a Monday morning drug bust of nearly $1.4 million in marijuana.
55-year-old Kevin Back was charged with dealing, possessing, and growing marijuana, and maintaining a common nuisance, after what Fulton County police describe as a three-month investigation.
Back was allegedly growing 1,139 marijuana plants at a home on North State Road 17 in Culver. Officers, bearing a search warrant, found the plants as well as indoor growing equipment at the residence during an 8:15 a.m. raid.
PLYMOUTH â€” 25 students at Menominee Elementary School have been eating a little more over the weekends since November, thanks to a national non-profit program called â€śBlessings in a Backpack.â€ť
Chris Garner and Ellen Stillson, two local moms, decided to begin the Blessings program at Menominee this year, with principal Michael Dunnâ€™s approval. Each Friday, Garner and Stillson fill 25 backpacks with two breakfast items, two juice pouches, two lunches, and two snacks, and deliver the backpacks to the kids.
PLYMOUTH â€” Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin told county commissioners Monday that he is looking into reinstating a K-9 unit for the Sheriffâ€™s Department.
â€śWeâ€™ve had an absence of a dog since 2010 when our former dog retired,â€ť said Chamberlin.
He added that job duties for the officer paired with a dog had been posted at the Sheriffâ€™s Department, and he had three candidates as of Friday.
â€śWe are not hiring anybody, I want to make that clear,â€ť said Chamberlin. â€śThis is going to be a lateral move within the department.â€ť
BREMEN â€” Three juveniles are being held pending Delinquency Petitions following a report last week that a car had been stolen.
At about 5:25 a.m. Thursday, May 17, the Bremen Police Department received a report that a car had just been stolen in the area of Mill and Marshall streets. When Bremen P.D.â€™sÂ Sgt. Brad Kile arrived at 5:29 a.m. he located and stopped theÂ stolen vehicle and detained the occupant. A second call of a stolen vehicle came in the department at 5:34 a.m. That vehicle had been stolen and had wreaked into a fence in the area of Mill and Whitlock streets.
PLYMOUTH â€” Since February, a small group of six women has been meeting regularly to share their ideas on sustainable living. They call themselves the â€śFarm Chicksâ€ť although not every member lives on a farm. Group leader Phyllis Horvath pointed out that â€śBeing a farm girl isnâ€™t about where you live, but how you live.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Seth Enders, of Plymouth, was tazed by Plymouth police Friday as officers attempted to arrest him for shoplifting.
Plymouth police officer Bridget Hite responded to a complaint of a male shoplifter at Walmart who had left the store running. She located Enders, who was running across the parking lot of Sherwood Tire. Hite shouted for Enders to stop, but he kept running.
PLYMOUTH â€” Next month will mark the third year for a successful downtown event â€” the Pâ€™Town Cruzâ€™n car show, planned for June 9. This yearâ€™s show will be larger than ever with the Auto Park co-sponsoring the event and chances to win TVs for both car owners and spectators.
Organizer Charlie Campiti said that City Center will again be the headquarters for the one-day event.
â€śJim Vinall has graciously offered us the use of his building for the third year in a row,â€ť said Campiti Monday afternoon.
He explained that the car show is open to everyone interested in cars.
The 8th annual Culver Kiwanis and Marco Bassmasters two-person team bass fishing tournament will be held Saturday, June 16 on Lake Maxinkuckee. Sponsored by Collins and Co. realtors and Culver Marina, the entry fee is $80 per team, with a 90 percent payout and $500 big bass guarantee. Additional door prizes will be announced at the tournament.
Check in at the Culver Marina and live well check begins at 5 a.m., and launch will be from Culver Marina. Marina launch is by winch from eye hooks at front and rear of boats.
Many are aware of the impact Lake Maxinkuckee had on the life and music of legendary musician and composer Cole Porter. That legacy will be showcased in gala fashion, live onstage and in a dynamic, musical manner when the Cole Porter Radio Hour headlines what promises to be an enchanted evening Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m., at the Legion Memorial Building on Culver Academies' campus, sponsored by the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver.