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January 9th, 2013
MARSHALL CO. â Soon, prisoners at the Marshall County Jail will be charged an extra 25 cents for each phone call they make.
The charge is to cover a voice verification technology thatâs being added to the phone system at the jail.
âItâs a software where the inmates get their own personalized PIN number and there is a sentence they would say to verify their identity (when placing a call),â said Sheriff Tom Chamberlin.
Chamberlin said that the technology is being added to reduce theft inside the jail.
MARSHALL CO. âÂ Since signing a resolution to do so in 2011, members of county government have been making sure county buildings are handicap-accessible.
âIn the last year or so, we have installed automatic doors at the Marshall County Building, and they will soon be installed at the museum and the courthouse, too,â said County Auditor Penny Lukenbill Thursday.
By Lydia Beers
PLYMOUTH âÂ This year, St. Michael Catholic School in Plymouth will again host âA Night in Italyâ fundraising dinner.
âAll proceeds (from the event) go to the schoolâs annual fund, which in the past has been used for items like the Olweus Bullying Program,â said Ryan Jessen, member of the school board.âThe annual fund provides a way to bridge the gap between the tuition and the actual costs of education the children enrolled at Saint Michael.â
PLYMOUTH - For the past few months Marshall County REMC workers and customers have noticed an increase in a very specific crime.
âIt stems back into early summer when we were changing out a lot of poles and equipment around the area,â said Dave Lewallen of Marshall County REMC. âOur lineman noticed that on a lot of poles the copper covered ground wire was missing off of the poles as far us as could be reached from the ground. In some cases we donât know how long they had been like that.â
When you think of a New Yearâs start, many people think of a resolution regarding health or weight loss.
Two busted for drug lab
PLYMOUTH â The Plymouth Police Department arrested two people Wednesday night after they attempted to purchase precursors to make methamphetamine at a local grocery store.
According to a report from PPD, Earlana Jones and Henry M. Ruiz were located in the parking lot of Martinâs Supermarket and found to be in possession of an illegal drug lab.
Ruiz also had two active warrants through Marshall County.
Both Jones and Ruiz were booked into Marshall County Jail on $1,500 bond.
Driver jailed after hitting McDonalds, tree
Man arrested for battery, confinement
PLYMOUTH â New Yearâs Eve morning, a female came to the Plymouth Police Department to report a case of domestic battery.
Officer Ryan Richey spoke with the subject Monday morning.
He began an investigation at the police department and then it continued on to the residence at 520 N. Michigan St.
During the investigation Matthew C. Bowen of the Michigan Street address was arrested for Domestic Battery and Criminal Confinement.
His bond was set at $5,005.
Several arrested New Yearâs Day
December 28th, 2012
Ross Divine, owner of Gun Town in Grovertown, said heâs been selling more guns since the day of the Newtown, Conn. tragedy.
âSales are up about 500 percent,â said Divine Thursday, less than three weeks after the Newtown shooting. âThe day of the shooting, that Friday, sales went up. Itâs connected with the publicity surrounding gun control, not so much the shooting at the school.â
Divine said that customers are purchasing guns in fear that they will be banned by the government.
Police arrested William Newman at a home in Argos Wednesday night.
Newman, 42, led police on a chase in Marshall County Dec. 11.
Newman eventually fled into a field near Tyner.
Police searched for him but were unable to track him down.
Marshall County Sheriff's Department officials contacted the Argos Police Department and informed them they believed Newman to be at a home on the 100 block of North Michigan Street in Argos.
Newman answered the door when police arrived. He then quickly slammed it and attempted to flee.
Police surrounded Newman and he quickly gave up.
Man brings drugs to meeting with probation officer
PLYMOUTH â A Nappanee man was jailed Dec. 21 after he allegedly brought synthetic marijuana and paraphernalia to a meeting with his probation officer.
The Marshall County Probation office called in a report at 2:50 p.m. that David Skaggs, 28, Nappanne had come to meet with his probation officer and he had paraphernalia.
They also found what they believed to be synthetic marijuana.
Skaggs was placed under arrest and transported to Marshall County Jail.
Natural causes ruled cause of death for trucker