Early Morning Fight Lands Man in Jail

.JPG Larry Baltes
Larry W. Baltes

Formal charges are pending against the man accused of hitting and biting another man at a Bremen residence early this morning. Officers from the Marshall County Police Department responded to 1426 Jute Road in Bremen at 12:43 a.m. for a report of a fight in progress. A man told them Larry W. Baltes, 40, had hit him in the face and bitten his upper thigh. The victim refused medical treatment, according to a news release. Baltes was arrested on preliminary charges of battery resulting in moderate injury, public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Knox Residents Injured in Head-On Collision


A Knox woman was flown to a South Bend hospital Thursday night after a head-on collision in Marshall County. It happened on 9th Road west of Sycamore Road just before 10 p.m. EDT. Police say a vehicle driven by Brittany Roxey, 26, of Knox was eastbound behind a car driven by Brittany Orr, 26, of Grovertown, pulled out to pass and hit a sport-utility vehicle driven by David Holdread, 51, of Knox, head-on. Continue reading

Three Injured in Argos Crash


Authorities in Marshall County are investigating a crash involving two cars and a tractor-trailer that saw two people airlifted to hospitals in South Bend. It happened around 9 p.m. last night on State Road 10 at U.S. 31, according to our reporting partners at WNDU-TV. A third person was transferred by ground to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth. The semi driver refused medical treatment.

Marshall County Police Investigating Vehicle Theft


Authorities in Marshall County are searching for a stolen vehicle. It was taken just after 5 p.m. last night from a home in the 500 block of Thorn Road. The red 1998 Chevrolet Suburban bears the registration  VPR565. It has some rusting on the back end and underneath the rear doors and a white fish symbol on the rear window. Additionally a hole in the floorboard is covered with a piece of wood. Anyone with information about the vehicle’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Marshall County Police Department at 574-936-3187.

Police Dog Finds Drugs During Early Morning Traffic Stop

Kasey Correll
Kasey Correll

JPG Cory Scheibelhut
Cory Scheibelhut

An early morning traffic stop on U.S. 31 at the intersection of U.S. 6 in Marshall County lands two men in jail after a police dog reportedly indicated the presence of drugs in the car. Marshall County Police found nearly 150 grams of marijuana and several items of contraband in the car, according to a department news release. The driver, Cory Schieblhut, 25, of Mishawaka, and passenger, Kasey Correll, 25, were both arrested. Schieblhut is charged with possession of marijuana with a prior charge and possession of hash. Correll faces charges of dealing in marijuana, possession of marijuana with a prior charge and possession of a controlled substance.

Marshall County Police Find Meth and More During Traffic Stop

Joshua Ramirez
Joshua Ramirez

Tori Drubert
Tori Drubert

Formal charges are pending against a man and a woman in Marshall County after police there reportedly found drugs in their car after an early morning traffic stop. A vehicle driven by Joshua Ramirez was pulled over around 12:30 a.m. on U.S. 31 north of U.S. 6 in Lapaz. Marshall County K-9 Arras alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle, according to a news release from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. Officers searched the vehicle and reportedly found 6 grams of white powder, several items used to make methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Officers also learned that the passenger, Tori A. Drubert, 18, had been consuming alcohol. Both Ramirez and Drubert were arrested on multiple charges, including dealing in and possession of methamphetamine and possession of precursors and drug paraphernalia.

Speed, Slick Roads Contributing Factors in Crash

Crash photoA Fulton woman refused treatment at the scene of a Wednesday crash on State Road 331 south of Illion Street where her pickup truck slid into an oncoming train car. Tracia Blackman, 42, was northbound on 331, saw that the crossing arms were down indicating a train was approaching and tried to stop. Her 1998 Ford F-150 slid on the snow-covered roadway, according to the crash report from the Marshall County Police. Blackman’s truck hit the down railroad crossing arm and struck the first engine of the train on the right side. The truck then went into a clockwise spin and came to rest on the south side of the railroad tracks facing northeast. The crash report indicates speed and slick roads were both contributing factors. The train engineer told the investigating officer he saw the truck go through the stop arm and hit the engine. That’s when he applied the emergency braking system and stopped the train.


Traffic Stop Leads to Synthetic Marijuana Arrest

Victor Carnegie Jr.
Victor Carnegie Jr.

The legal woes are mounting for a man arrested Friday after being pulled over by a Marshall County Police patrolman. The officer who stopped a car driven by Victor Carnegie, Jr. near Michigan and 5A roads knew Carnegie did not have a valid driver’s license, according to a news release. At the time of his arrest, Carnegie was reportedly found to be possession of synthetic and regular marijuana and was charged with felony possession. He was given a $3,000 cash bond for currently being out on parole.