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Cass County offers Amnesty Day

The Cass County Friend of the Court office will hold an “Amnesty Day” next week. Court officials said the bench-warrant amnesty day will be Thursday, Aug. 25, providing an opportunity to resolve a warrant without arrest. It will take place 1 to 6 p.m. at the Cass District Library. Anyone who has a warrant for their arrest because of child …

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

An undisclosed amount of cocaine and more than $700 in cash was seized during a traffic stop last week in Cass County. An officer from the Ontwa Township Edwardsburg Police Department pulled over a motorist shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday for a speeding violation. Chief Tim Kozal said a 20-year-old resident of South Bend was arrested for no license and possession of cocaine. …

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Industrial accident victim named

A Cass County police agency released the identity of a man who was killed in an industrial accident last week. Ontwa Township Edwardsburg Police Department Chief Timothy Kozal said 32-year-old David Kantz died as a result of injuries he suffered from a machine press at a business in the 69000 block of Kraus Road in Edwardsburg. Kantz, an employee for …

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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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