A residence on Corey Lake in Fabius Township was reported burglarized Wednesday.
State police investigators said the owner of the residence in the 11000 block of Coon Hollow Road was broken into during an unknown period, as the owner was out of town for several weeks, according to a state police media release.
The residence is near Lakeshore Drive.
A breaking and entering incident was reported Tuesday from a residence in the 10000 block of Walnut Drive in Fabius Township.
State police investigators said someone broke into a garage, shed and carport, and stole numerous items, including an antique bow saw, two chain saws, a two-wheeled wheelbarrow, various tools and a car battery.
The incident is believed to have occurred between Nov. 9 and 23.
Prosecutors have filed a murder charge against a man accused of beating another man with a baseball bat, then leaving him critically injured in a trash bin. Thirty-year-old Francico Veloz-Padilla died last week after being hospitalized November 5th, when he was found severely injured in a trash bin in Kalamazoo. MLive reports that Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting says 25-year-old Drew Thorngate was charged Wednesday with an open count of murder. He was arrested November 7th on an attempted murder charge. Detectives say Thorngate told them he met Veloz-Padilla on November 5th after Veloz-Padilla contacted him to request services for a massage, and they argued. The county jail had no information Wednesday night on whether Thorngate has a lawyer. (AP)
St. Joseph County’s 2014 fiscal-year budget was approved by the five-member St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday.
More than $16.7 million was set aside for county operations in 2014, an increase of more than $1.6 million from the amended 2013 fiscal year budget of $15.1 million.
Joni Smith, St. Joseph County’s director of finance, said in addition, the county has budgeted a transfer from the general-fund fund balance of $2 million to the county’s Building Improvement and Replacement fund.
The transfer, she said, is to set up a reserve to address the future facility needs in the county.
A review of the 2014 financial allocations show almost $2.3 million to the sheriff’s department, $2.2 million to the jail and turnkey, and $1 million to District Court. The allocations are increases from 2013 in all three cases.
The County’s appropriation to the road commission has increased from $70,000 to $191,000 for 2014. Smith said that is the only significant change in appropriations to outside agencies or organizations.
A riding lawnmower and several other items were reported stolen Tuesday from a container storage in Sturgis Township.
State police said the lock on a container located in the 68000 block of White School Road was cut sometime between Oct. 28 and Nov. 29. In addition to the XMARK brand mower, four tires and a vehicle engine were stolen from the site.
Investigators with the Three Rivers Police Department are looking for a man who exposed himself to a woman in the downtown area Sunday.
According to a department media release, the man was on Joshua Drive near the city’s East Parking Lot around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, when he asked a woman for directions.
As the woman approached the man, he pulled her toward the vehicle. The woman told police she noticed the man was exposing himself.
She managed to break away from the man and he was last seen driving east on East Michigan Avenue.
The man was described as being a light-skinned black man around 30 years of age.
He was driving a maroon, four-door vehicle. Its make, model and registration information were not known.