LaPaz Police CarOn Saturday, January 16th LaPaz police made three arrests.

At approximately 7:00 p.m. officers stopped a passenger car on Michigan Road at U.S. 6 for a registration violation.  The driver, Oscar Molina-Galindo of South Bend, was found to be unlicensed, and also had a warrant issued for his arrest through Marshall County.  He was incarcerated with a $250.00 bond and a hold for the warrant.
At approximately 10:20 pm, LaPaz police stopped a passenger car on U.S. 6 at U.S. 31 for an equipment violation.  The driver, Drake Balentine of North Liberty, was arrested for operating while intoxicated with a controlled substance, operating while intoxicated over .08, and possession of marijuana.  He was incarcerated on a bond of $1,500.00
Shortly before midnight, LaPaz police initiated a traffic stop on a passenger car for erratic driving.  The driver, Amanda Odonnell of Walkerton, was found to be operating a vehicle while intoxicated on a controlled substance.  She was incarcerated with a bond of $1,500.00.


Listeners and 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.