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Three arrested after breaking and entering

Two juveniles and an adult are in custody after the Cass County Sheriff’s Department was called to a report of a breaking and entering, and vandalism last week. Sheriff Joe Underwood said the three gained access into Ross Beatty High School between 12:30 and 2 a.m. July 12. Once inside the Cassopolis-based school, the three allegedly damaged technology equipment, fiber-optic …

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Case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Cass County

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency was notified last week by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services of a case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. The case was reported Thursday and occurred in a child residing in Cass County. Agency officials said the incident is the first confirmed contracted case of the disease in Michigan since 2009. Rocky Mountain Spotted …

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Suspect in Cass County bank robbery arrested

A citizen tip and diligence by investigating law-enforcement officers led to the arrest of a South Bend man in a bank robbery last week in Cass County. Sheriff’s officials said a lone gunman entered Chemical Bank at 12:30 p.m. Friday in the 69000 block of M-62 in Edwardsburg. Quick response and a subsequent investigation by Ontwa Township, Edwardsburg Police, the …

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Minor injuries in Cass County crash

Cass County officials responded last weekend to Marcellus Township regarding a single-vehicle accident involving a Marcellus man. Sheriff’s officials said a vehicle driven by Jacob White, 22, was heading west on M-216 when he lost control near Knight Road. His vehicle went off the roadway and struck an embankment. The incident occurred at 4:20 a.m. Saturday. White suffered minor injuries …

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Arrest made in cold case

A cold-case investigation led by Cass County officials resulted in the arrest of an Indiana man related to a case dating to 1977. Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz said Raymond Richmond, a 56-year-old South Bend resident, was arrested Thursday in connection with the November 1977 homicide of Robert Stasiak. The 25-year-old Stasiak was found shot at his parents’ Edwardsburg-area house …

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White Pigeon man injured in roll-over crash

A 30-year-old White Pigeon man was injured in a single-vehicle accident last week in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called at 7:45 p.m. Thursday to the intersection of U.S. 12 and Sunset Boulevard for a roll-over accident. Deputies said Thomas Defreese, was heading west on U.S. 12, when his vehicle drove off the right side of the …

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