A Gator-brand off-road vehicle and a leaf blower were reported stolen last week from a barn at Meyer Broadway Park.
State police investigators said the John Deere Gator and Stihl backpack-style leaf blower were taken during the incident, which was reported last Thursday.
In a separate but potentially related incident, a chainsaw was reported stolen last Thursday from a logging site in the 18000 block of Hoshel Road in Lockport Township.
State police investigators are looking into a situation in Florence Township, where a small-caliber rifle was fired at a residence.
According to a department media release, the homeowner reported two rounds were fired through a living room window, passed through a wall and into a laundry room. One of the two bullets struck a washing machine, the other was lodged in a wall.
The incident was reported at 2 p.m. Saturday by the owner of the residence, located in the 64000 block of Constantine Road.
A paddle boat was reported stolen from a Fishers Lake residence Monday afternoon.
State police said the manually powered boat was stolen between Thursday and Monday from a residence in the 14000 block of Lakeshore Drive.
The watercraft is made of fiberglass, has two seats and tubes for flotation.
A number of people gathered Friday at Washington Park in Constantine to remember Jodie Parrack on the six-year anniversary of her death.
With luminaries displayed around the park, several people in attendance released helium-filled balloons with notes attached, and sky lanterns were also let afloat.
The lifeless body of the 11-year-old Parrack was found on Nov. 8, 2007, at Constantine Township Cemetery. Investigators said she was biking home from a friend’s house but never made it home.
A three-person, cold-case team from the Michigan State Police has been devoted exclusively to the homicide investigation since January 2011.
A 25-year-old Marcellus man was treated at Three Rivers Health for injuries he sustained in a one-car accident over the weekend in Fabius Township.
The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Christopher Laughlin lost control of his vehicle Saturday in the vicinity of Hoffman and Day roads. His vehicle crossed the center line, went off the roadway and struck a tree.
Laughlin was charged with driving under the influence, deputies said.
A second suspect has been named in the murder of a University of Michigan medical student. According to a report by WMMT-TV in Grand Rapids, 21-year-old Shaquille Jones of North Charleston, S.C., is the second man named in the homicide death of Paul DeWolf. 20-year-old Joei Jordan of Sumter, S.C., was the first suspect whose name was made public on Sunday. A third suspect in the case is also in police custody. DeWolf was found dead in the basement of his fraternity house on July 24th. A co-worker made the discovery after DeWolf failed to show up for work. He died from a single gunshot wound. DeWolf was working in the general surgery rotation of the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. No one has been arraigned or formally charged in the case. (MRN)