Officer Schiefer with the Plymouth Police Department arrested a Plymouth teen on Saturday, July 22nd for Operating Without a License. 

At about 10 p.m. the officer conducted a traffic stop in River Park Square.  During the officer’s investigation, the driver was identified as John Pacheco-Mendoza, 18, of French Street in Plymouth.

Mendoza was also found to be operating a vehicle without a driver’s license. He was taken into custody and transported to the Marshall County Jail for Operator Never Licensed.  His cash bond was posted about 90 minutes later and he was released with a court date. 

Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is a mere 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.