UNIT Executes Search Warrant

On Wednesday October 9, 2019, Officers with the Undercover Narcotics Investigation Team,
who were assisted by the Indiana State Police ERT Team, the Indiana State Police and
Marshall County Police, executed a search warrant in the 19000 block of 6th Road in
Plymouth. During the search, Officers located suspected methamphetamine and marijuana in
and around the residence. Officers also recovered stolen vehicles at the residence. Scott
Hahn, Brandon Hahn and Heidi Cooper were arrested and subsequently lodged at the Marshall
County Jail.
Scott Hahn – Unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon- Level 4 Felony,
Possession of Methamphetamine-enhancement Level 5 Felony, Maintaining a Common Nuisance
Level 6 felony, $10,000 cash bond.

Brandon Hahn- Possession of Methamphetamine-enhancement Level 5 Felony, Maintaining a
Common Nuisance Level 6 felony, Possession of Marijuana $5,000 cash bond.

Heidi Cooper- Possession of Methamphetamine Level 6 Felony, Maintaining a Common Nuisance
Level 6 felony, Possession of Marijuana $1500 cash bond.

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.

Hochstetler Arrested for P.I. and Disorderly Conduct

On September 30th, 2019 around 10:47pm Marshall County Police received a call of an
unknown male subject pounding on the door of a residence. When officers with Marshall
County Sheriffs Department and Bremen Police Department responded to the address they
located Tyler Hochstetler of Elkhart, IN. Tyler was found to be twice the legal limit and
was transported to the Marshall County Jail where he was booked and lodged for Disorderly
Conduct and Public Intoxication. Tyler was given a court date and a bond of $500.00
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.

Noe Arrested for OWI

On September 27th, 2019 around 11:54pm Marshall County dispatch received a call regarding
a possible impaired or unsafe driver all over the roadway on U.S. 30. The vehicle was
followed by the complainant onto U.S. 31 northbound from U.S. 30. Officer Ayala with the
Marshall County Sheriffs Department located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.
Officer Ayala then offered the driver who was identified as Brandon Noe of Bremen, IN,
the opportunity to do standardized field sobriety testing. The driver was then
transported to Plymouth hospital for a chemical test where he was found to be almost four
times the legal limit. Brandon was later transported to the Marshall County Jail where he
was booked and lodged for Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated .15% or higher and
OWI-Endangerment. Brandon was given bond of $1500.00 and a court date.
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.

Recent Press Releases

On September 21, 2019 at approximately 12:30 a.m., Marshall Co. Police Officer Bennett
conducted a traffic stop on a passenger car in the area of W. Walnut St. and Clinton St.
in Argos. The driver was identified as 29 year old Kayla N. Shultz of Rochester, IN. Kayla
was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was taken to Plymouth Hospital for a
certified test, which later showed to be almost twice the legal limit of alcohol. Kayla
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.

Malkowski Arrested for Arson


On Monday July 29th, 2019 at approximately 5:11 pm, Marshall County Sheriffs Department and the Indiana State Fire Marshals Office along with multiple area fire agencies
responded to a house fire in the 2800 block of Plymouth LaPorte Trail.
The property owner, James Malkowski, was located that evening in a wooded area near the
residence. When speaking with James, he admitted to being home at the time of the fire in
which a dog perished. During the investigation it was found that James had made
threatening comments through text messages indicating that he was going to burn his house
down just prior to the fire starting.
An arrest warrant was issued and James was located and taken into custody on Friday,
September 6th, 2019.
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.