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May 23rd, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Private contractors hired by the owner of the Plymouth Motel located on W. Jefferson Street began demolishing the building Wednesday. They say the entire process will take about 10 working days.
Plymouth Motel is one of the establishments named by Mayor Mark Senter earlier this year in his "Operation Bright Spot" plan to clean up the city. Senter called the abandoned motel "a blight to our west side" in a press release in February, also mentioning that the location is an attraction for vandalism and squatters.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Cecilio A. Calderon, of Plymouth, was arrested Tuesday just before noon under charges of child neglect and battery. Sergeant Mark Owen of the Plymouth Police Department, along with the Division of Family Services, investigated the incident.
ARGOS â€” Argos police officer Jeremy Enyart arrested two individuals Tuesday at the Argos BP gas station around 9:15 p.m. Both had outstanding arrest warrants.
Michael J. Meeks had a warrant from Marshall County and Amanda L. Gall had a warrant from Fulton County. After further investigation at the scene, Enyart located several items used to manufacture methamphetamine inside the subject's vehicle. Both Meeks and Gall are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, dealing and delivering methamphetamine, and possession of precursors.
MARSHALL CO. â€” The Marshall County D.U.I. Task Force has announced its intention to step up patrols for the Memorial Day weekend. Officers from multiple agencies throughout Marshall County will be out in full force all weekend looking for impaired drivers. Officers would like to remind the citizens to please drink responsibly and be safe this holiday weekend. Citizens are encouraged to report possible impaired drivers to the Marshall County Police Department at 574-936-3187.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Marshall County has a lot of land available to companies, but not many suitable buildings. This is a problem, according to Marshall County Economic Development directer Jennifer Laurent.
â€śSeventy-five to 80 percent of inquires we get are about existing buildings,â€ť said Laurent to Marshall County commissioners Monday in their regularly scheduled meeting.
PLYMOUTH â€” Anya Hettich, an eighth grader at Lincoln Jr. High School, recently conducted a community service project at the school that she hopes will continue for the next several years. After attending a sports leadership camp last summer, Hettich was on the hunt to find a volunteer project. She settled on the Marshall County Neighborhood Center as a recipient after speaking with MCNC director Sara Hill about the Centerâ€™s need for clothes â€” especially of the trendy, teen variety.
PLYMOUTH â€” Officers with the Marshall County Undercover Narcotics Investigation Team with the assistance of the Marshall County Police, Indiana State Police, and State Excise Police executed a search warrant at the Marathon gas station located near the intersection of U.S. 30 and Queen Road May 9.
During the search, multiple packages of synthetic marijuana were located and seized. The establishment was issued a citation from the Indiana State Excise Police. No arrests were made, but a formal criminal case is being forwarded to the Marshall County Prosecutor's Office.
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.