Arrest made in Lake Templene theft cases

A three-week investigation into thefts from motor vehicles in the area of Lake Templene concluded with an arrest.

Sheriff Mark Lillywhite said deputies started fielding reports from the Lake Templene area Aug. 24. Most centered on thefts from vehicles and garages in Nottawa Township.

A suspect was ultimately arrested in Kalamazoo County.

Agencies participating in the investigation were Sturgis Police Department, Branch County Sheriff’s Office, Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police, Cass County Sheriff’s Office, and the St. Joseph County Sheriff Dive Rescue Team.

The investigation is still on going and will be submitted to the St. Joseph County Prosecutors office, Lillywhite said.

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