Police Beat 10-11-12

Drug pipe found after traffic stop in Tippecanoe

TIPPECANOE — On Oct. 6, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department officer Les McFarland conducted a traffic stop on a 1998 Plymouth Van for a traffic offense at the intersection of West and Center streets in Tippecanoe. The driver was identified as Dustin T. Ford, 21. During the traffic stop, it was discovered that Ford was allegedly violating his learner’s permit. It was also discovered that Ford had two active arrest warrants, through Marshall County for illegal consumption of alcohol along with possession of marijuana.
Ford was arrested, transported to and booked into the Marshall County Jail concerning the two active arrest warrants. During the booking procedure, a suspected methamphetamine drug pipe was located on Ford. The item was secured. Officer McFarland is completing a case report to forward to the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office concerning the investigation and possible criminal charges being filed for possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia along with possession of methamphetamine.

Drug charges net $100K bond

PLYMOUTH — On Oct. 4 around 1:30 p.m., Officers Bryant, Giordano and an officer with the Marshall County Drug Task Force responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Ritter Street in Plymouth to arrest Arthur Lawrence on an outstanding warrant for dealing/delivering/manufacturing methamphetamine. Officers located Lawrence at the residence where more narcotics were then found. A search warrant was then executed, where several “one pot” meth labs were located, along with a multitude of meth paraphernalia and meth. The Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team was then called to the scene and took possession of all hazardous materials.
Lawrence was transported to the Marshall County Jail where he is currently being held on a $100,000 bond from the warrant. New charges will be filed with the Marshall County Prosecutors Office.

Dollar General break-in nets one arrest

PLYMOUTH — On Oct. 2 at 4:11 a.m. Officer Ryan Richey of the Plymouth Police Department discovered broken glass in the front door of the Dollar General, 328 N. Kingston Road. Further investigation revealed from video surveillance that a male subject had thrown a fire extinguisher through the window and this male then entered and left after an audible alarm was activated.
During investigation by Det. Leo Mangus it was determined that this fire extinguisher had been stolen from the Pointe Apartments located at 309 N. Kingston Road. Video surveillance at the Pointe showed that this same male stole the extinguisher at 3:09 a.m. on Oct. 2. It was determined that this suspect was named Allen E. Biggers.
Biggers, 18, Monterey, was located and questioned on Oct. 4. He was then booked into the Marshall County Jail regarding Burglary, Theft and Criminal Mischief with bond set at $10,000 cash.