09/14/11 Sheriff Tom Chamberlin recently released the August activity report for this department. Officers from around the county made 190 arrests last month with Argos officers arresting 5 males and I female. Bourbon police arrested 4 males and 1 female while Bremen police officers arrested 15 males and 4 females. The Culver Police Department arrested 1 male in August and Indiana State Police Troopers arrested 11 males and 4 females. Officers with the Sheriff’s Department arrested 50 males and 10 females while Plymouth Police arrested 49 males and 24females last month.
The Top 10 Offenses for the August arrests were 1) Failure to Appear, 2) Operating While Intoxicated, 3) Theft, 4) Possession of Marijuana, 5) Public Intox., 6) Driving While Suspended, 7) Probation Violations, Operator Never Licensed, 9) the Purchase of Precursors, and 10) Civil issues.
County police officers investigated 47 traffic accidents in August. 31 of the accidents were property damage, 14 involved personal injuries and there were 2 with fatalities. Sheriff’s department employees received 872 civil papers, filed 183 case reports and issues 13 citations.
The Marshall County 9-1-1 Dispatch Center answered 1256 calls in August. Police responded to 829 calls; Argos 35, Bourbon 43, Bremen 33, Culver 38, Marshall County 363, and Plymouth Police 273. Fire department responded to 103 calls; Argos Fire 9, Bourbon Fire 7, Bremen Fire 4, Culver Fire 2, LaPaz Fire 28, Plymouth Fire 29, Polk Fire 15 and Tippecanoe Fire 3. EMS responded to 264 calls around the county; Argos EMS 19, Bourbon EMS 18, Bremen EMS 26, Culver EMS 29, LaPaz EMS 25, Plymouth EMS 140 and Walkerton EMS 7. The Marshall County Dispatch Center also answered 1178 calls for service on the non-emergency lines; 1004 for police, 80 for EMS and 44 for fire. County Officers also self-initiated 745 calls including traffic stops, assisting motorists, removing debris from the roadway and other similar stops.