Traffic Stop Leads to Cocaine Arrest

On Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 8:55 PM, Marshall County Officer Wozniak initiated a
traffic stop on a gray 2019 Jeep in the area of US 31 a few miles south of US 6. During
the investigation, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from inside
the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle resulted in the findings of
marijuana, marijuana paraphernalia, cocaine and ecstasy pills. The driver of the
vehicle, Sharlene Silvas of California, was taken to the jail for possession of cocaine
or narcotic drug and possession of marijuana.

Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable
cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only
probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. They are presumed innocent
throughout the proceedings and are entitled to be represented by counsel and entitled to
a trial by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable
doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.

Smith Arrested for OWI

On October 20, 2019 at approximately 3:00 a.m., Marshall Co. Police were responding to a
report of vehicle traveling all over the roadway in the area of State Road 17 and 12th
Road. Officer Bennett located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop with the
vehicle in the area of State Road 17 and 10B Road. The driver was identified as 21 year
old Blake Smith of Plymouth, IN. Blake was found to be under the influence of alcohol and
was taken to Plymouth Hospital for a certified test, which later showed Blake to be
almost three times the legal limit of alcohol. Blake was lodged into the county jail for
Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person and Operating a Vehicle With
An ACE of .15 Or More.
Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable
cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only
probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. They are presumed innocent
throughout the proceedings and are entitled to be represented by counsel and entitled to
a trial by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable
doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.

Traffic Stop Yields Another Methamphetamine Arrest

On Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 9:52 PM, Marshall County Officer Wozniak initiated a
traffic stop on a maroon 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck in the area of Michigan Road and 4A
Road in Plymouth. During the investigation, the officer located 12.2 grams of
methamphetamine and a methamphetamine pipe inside the vehicle. The driver, David R. Palm
of Knox was taken to the Marshall County Jail for a Level 4 felony possession of
methamphetamine.
Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable
cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only
probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. They are presumed innocent
throughout the proceedings and are entitled to be represented by counsel and entitled to
a trial by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable
doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.

Torrans Arrested for Methamphetamine

On October 11, 2019 at 3:52 AM officers from the Marshall County Police Department
performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment violation and erratic driving.
During the traffic stop Marshall K9 Irok was deployed around the vehicle and gave a
positive alert. A probable cause search of the vehicle yielded a small amount of
suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, a substance classified as a legend drug, and drug
paraphernalia. Cory Torrans was also found to be wanted out of Michigan on
a felony warrant, and had a suspended license. He was transported to the Marshall County
Jail where he was lodged for the following crimes.

Possession of Methamphetamine, a level 6 felony
Possession of a legend drug, a level 6 felony
Possession of Paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor
False Informing, a class B misdemeanor
Possession of Marijuana, a class B misdemeanor.

Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable
cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only
probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. They are presumed innocent
throughout the proceedings and are entitled to be represented by counsel and entitled to
a trial by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable
doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.

Ziolkowski Arrested for OWI

On October 5, 2019 at approximately 12:10 a.m., Marshall Co. Police responded to a report
of a white box truck traveling all over the roadway in the northbound lanes of US 31 in
the area of 9A Road. Officer Bennett located the vehicle on US 31 near Veteran`s Parkway
and conducted a traffic stop. The driver was identified as 30 year old Jon A. Ziolkowski
of South Bend, IN. Drugs including marijuana, and an unknown substance, along with drug
paraphernalia were located in the vehicle. Jon was found to be under the influence of
drugs and was taken to Plymouth Hospital for a certified test. Following the certified
chemical test, Jon was lodged into the county jail for Operating a Vehicle While
Intoxicated Endangering a Person, Possession of Marijuana, and Operating a Vehicle
Without Ever Receiving a License.
Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable
cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only
probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. They are presumed innocent
throughout the proceedings and are entitled to be represented by counsel and entitled to
a trial by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable
doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.

Press Releases 09/26/2019


On Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 3:16 AM, Marshall County Officer Wozniak initiated a
traffic stop on a gray 2003 Volkswagen passenger vehicle on US 30 near Hawthorn Road.
During the investigation, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from
inside the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle resulted in the findings of
marijuana, marijuana hash, and a schedule 2 controlled substance. The driver, Eli S.
Merced III of Saint Charles, Illinois, was taken to the jail for possession of marijuana,
possession of paraphernalia, and possession of a schedule I-IV controlled substance.
Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable
cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only
probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. They are presumed innocent
throughout the proceedings and are entitled to be represented by counsel and entitled to
a trial by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable
doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.

Love Arrested for Domestic Battery


On Sunday September 22, 2019 at approximately 10:05 A.M. the Marshall County Sheriff`s
Department received a report of a physical domestic disturbance in the 8000-blk of Dart
St. in Bremen. The incident was reportedly between a male and female with the male
leaving the residence. The male was located and identified as Jacquese A. Love of South
Bend. After investigating the incident, Marshall County Sheriff`s Deputies arrested
Jacquese and he was lodged in the Marshall County Jail for Domestic Battery – Physical
Presence of a Child less than 16 Y.O.A. and Driving While Suspended – Prior.
Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable
cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only
probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. They are presumed innocent
throughout the proceedings and are entitled to be represented by counsel and entitled to
a trial by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable
doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.