Police

Suspect arrested in breaking-and-entering

Three Rivers Police K-9 officer Jake was deployed last weekend in response to a breaking-and-entering in progress. Authorities said officers were called to a residence in the 800 block of South Main Street, where arriving officers heard a suspect in the second-story level. As Jake gave warning barks, the suspect turned himself in without incident. Police arrested a 28-year-old parole …

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Police raid home, make arrest

A 40-year-old Nottawa man was arrested late Friday night after his home was raided by police. Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 23000 block of River Run Road in Nottawa Township. SCAN unit members had gathered information about distribution and use of methamphetamine at the home, according to authorities. …

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One injured in watercraft collision

Two Illinois men were involved in a collision on a Cass County lake over the weekend. Authorities said the Cass County Sheriff’s Department marine division was called at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in response to a personal watercraft striking another personal watercraft on Shavehead Lake in Porter Township. A personal watercraft driven by 25-year-old Kyle Hughes of Mokena went out of …

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Man, 71, dies after falling from boat at marina

Authorities say a 71-year-old man has died after falling from a sailboat while working on the vessel at a marina in southwestern Michigan. The Allegan County sheriff’s department says John Edward DeBoer of Kalamazoo was found in Kalamazoo Lake less than 15 minutes after falling Thursday. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where the sheriff’s department says he …

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Sturgis man arrested on drug charges

A 31-year-old Sturgis man was arrested on drug-related offenses following an investigation by the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit. According to a sheriff’s department media release, SCAN narcotics investigators executed a search warrant Thursday at a residence in the 66000 block of Myers Landing Road in Sherman Township. Investigators found marijuana, methamphetamine and items used to manufacture meth.

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Hit-and-run in Cass County

Cass County sheriff’s officials are looking for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident earlier this week. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called around noon Wednesday to a location on U.S. 12 west of M-217 in Porter Township. Deputies found that a motorcycle driven by 19-year-old Colin Schieber of Elkhart had crashed into the rear of another vehicle. Schieber …

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Fisherman rescued from Cass County lake

A fisherman from Benton Harbor was rescued Wednesday from Dewey Lake in Cass County’s Silver Creek Township. The county’s 911 central dispatch received a call shortly after 10:30 a.m. regarding a capsized boat. Deputies found that a lone fisherman was hanging onto the side of his boat and calling for help. A Silver Creek Township police officer arrived on the …

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Two injured in Cass County crash

Speed was cited as a factor in a single-vehicle crash earlier this week in Cass County’s Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were dispatched at 5 a.m. Tuesday to Union Road in an area south of U.S. 12. According to a department media release, a Dodge pickup driven by 27-year-old Shelly Wright failed to negotiate a curve and left …

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Man charged in Elkhart slaying says he met victim online

Court documents say a 22-year-old man charged with murder in the slaying of a former northern Indiana city councilman told detectives he met the victim responding to an online advertisement for casual encounters. Documents say Cody Garman of Elkhart told detectives the victim, 66-year-old former Goshen Councilman David Swartley, drove to Garman’s home early on May 25 and the two …

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Home invasion in Mendon Township

An 82-year-old Mendon Township man was the victim of a home invasion and armed robbery over the weekend. State police said the incident occurred at 7 p.m. Sunday in the 23000 block of Michigan Avenue, where two men asked the victim if they could use his telephone. The man declined and closed the door. The suspects managed to force their …

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