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Vehicle larcenies in Cass under investigation

Cass County Sheriff’s officials are investigating a series of vehicle larcenies that occurred last week in the Diamond Lake area. Sheriff Joe Underwood said the incidents took place after sunset Wednesday and before sunrise Thursday. Deputies were initially called by a resident around 3:30 a.m. regarding a suspicious situation. The suspects entered unlocked vehicles, taking cash and valuables.

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Man arrested after breaking into residence

A 32-year-old Dowagiac man is in custody after breaking into a Howard Township residence earlier this week. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were alerted around 4 a.m. Sunday by a woman who advised that a male acquaintance of hers had climbed through her bathroom window and made his way to her bedroom. She awoke and saw the suspect ...

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Man with rifle arrested in Cass

A 53-year-old man from Union was arrested following an incident at a business in Cass County’s Porter Township Monday night. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said the man walked into George’s Café shortly after 10 p.m. and was in possession of a rifle. Underwood said the man threatened patrons at the bar. A group of patrons were able to disarm ...

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Adopt-A-Highway cleanup begins

Motorists along state routes are advised to use extra caution, as the second Adopt-A-Highway roadside cleanup event of the year begins Saturday and continues over an eight-day period. Thousands of Adopt-A-Highway volunteers will be back picking up litter along state roadways starting Saturday, as they’ve done each summer since 1990. Every year, Adopt-A-Highway volunteers collect about 70,000 bags of trash, ...

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One injured in Cass County crash

An Illinois man caused a two-vehicle accident after he ran a stop sign last week in Cass County’s Volinia Township. Sheriff Joe Underwood said Jose Balderas, 54, of Waukegan, Ill., was driving south on Decatur Road when he failed to stop at Marcellus Highway and struck a westbound vehicle driven by Bruce Johnson, 56, of Cassopolis. Johnson was treated at ...

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Two injured in Cass County crash

A Marcellus man, who police said was distracted by his cell phone while driving, was involved in an accident earlier this week that resulted in injuries to two people. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday to Volinia Township, where the incident occurred on Penn Road, just north of Dutch Settlement Road. Andrew ...

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