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Man dies on Donnell Lake

An Illinois man died Sunday in a drowning incident on Donnell Lake in Cass County’s Penn Township. The victim was identified as 67-year-old Vincent Churak of Evergreen Park, Illinois. Central Dispatch received a call regarding a subject calling for help. Observers attempted to assist the victim, but he had already gone under the water when they arrived. Divers found the ... Read More »

Stabbing in Vandalia

Cass County Sheriff’s deputies handled a complaint regarding an assault with a deadly weapon with intent to commit murder early Sunday in the 60000 block of Main Street in Vandalia. The victim, 46-year-old Mark Perkins of Dowagiac, said he got into a verbal altercation which ended with the suspect pulling out a knife and stabbing him two times. Perkins was ... Read More »

Man dies two weeks after crash

A 71-year-old South Haven resident has died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident two weeks earlier on M-40, north of Dutch Settlement Road, in Cass County’s Marcellus Township. The victim was identified as Jerry Hartsfield. He died Thursday at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. Read More »

Stolen untility trailer

A utility trailer was stolen this week from a location in Mottville Township. State police said the incident occurred between 10:30 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday on Vistula Road. The 16-foot trailer is enclosed and has “H&M Construction” on its side. Tire impressions show the suspect vehicle headed north on Vistula Road, toward U.S. 12. Read More »

Man slashed in Sturgis

Police were dispatched to Quail Run apartments located on Cato Lane in Sturgis Thursday night, when callers reported two men were fighting, and one of the men was being attacked with a hatchet. Officers located a man who had fled the scene on foot. He suffered a large laceration to the hand and a gash to his upper back. The ... Read More »

Update – Fatal Cass County crash

Authorities say a 4-year-old girl who died following a two-vehicle crash in southwestern Michigan appears to have been properly restrained in a child safety seat at the time of the crash. The Cass County sheriff’s office on Thursday issued an update on the Monday afternoon crash in Mason Township that killed Adrianna Chanthavongsavath. The department had said Tuesday that the ... Read More »