Marshall County Sheriff Matt Hassel released the December Jail and Sheriff’s Department report. 

The top ten offenses for being booked into the Marshall County Jail last month were #10. Intimidation with 4 cases, #9 battery with 4 cases, #8 resisting law enforcement with 6 arrests, #7 possession of paraphernalia with 7 arrests, and #6 possession of methamphetamines with 7 cases.   The number 5th reason for being booked into the jail last month was driving while suspended with 9 arrests, possession of marijuana was 4th with 12 cases, operator never licenses was 3rd on the list with 15, and failure to appear was 2nd with 20 arrests.  The number one reason why people were booked into the county jail in December was operating while intoxicated with 25 arrests.

There was a total of 98 bookings last month and the Argos Police Department had 2 while Bourbon Police made 3 arrests and Bremen Police had 6 bookings.  Officers with the Culver Police Department made 2 arrests, the Indiana State Police had 6 arrests and Community Corrections had 1 arrest.  Officers from the Plymouth Police Department booked 28 individuals into the County Jail in December and Sheriff’s Deputies had 50 arrests.

The average daily population of the jail in December was 149 with 121 being males and 25 being females.   Six months ago, the average daily population in June 2023 was 158, and one year ago, in December 2022 the average population was 106.4.

The Sheriff’s Department did their county on January 19th when there were 152 inmates in the jail. One inmate was serving time for a misdemeanor charge, 47 were serving time for felony charges, 89 were pre-trial inmates, 7 were awaiting arraignment, and 2 were being held for another agency.

Deputies with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department investigated 103 accidents during December with 94 being property damage, 8 involving personal injury, and 1 being a fatality. County officers issued 287 warnings and or citations, conducted 1 security check, and wrote 85 case reports. There are a total of 1,370 active warrants to serve.

The 911 and Central Dispatch Center received a total of 3,621 calls in December.  1,191 of those calls were to 911 with 99.66% of those calls being answered in 10 seconds or less.  There were 1,180 service calls for the sheriff’s department in December.