On Wednesday (9-21-16) night, about 9:25 Patrolman Paul Stamper with the Plymouth Police Department stopped a motorcycle at Jefferson and Center Streets.
The driver, 33 year old Benjamin Vanvynckt of South Bend was found to be operating the motorcycle with expired plates and on a suspended driver’s license. VanVynckt did not have a motorcycle endorsement either. He was transported to the Marshall County Jail where he was lodged for Driving While Suspended with a prior charge and held on a $1,500 cash bond.
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.