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Arrest made following home raid

The Cass County drug enforcement team searched a home last week in the 54000 block of Indian Lake Road and discovered marijuana. Sheriff’s deputies said the June 8 raid yielded processed marijuana and marijuana growing outside in the garden. Officers also found several deer antlers, animal pelts and an untagged turkey in the freezer. The Department of Natural Resources was …

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Two injured in motorcycle crash

Two people were injured after the motorcycle on which they were riding was struck by a car over the weekend in Cass County’s Wayne Township. According to a department media release, 42-year-old Michael Friske and his passenger, Cherrell Merwin, 32, also from Dowagiac, were heading west on Dutch Settlement Road on a motorcycle around 10 p.m. Saturday. An eastbound car …

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Man dies in Cass County crash

A 22-year-old Cassopolis man died last week in a two-vehicle accident in Cass County’s Mason Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called just after 2 p.m. Friday to U.S. 12 and Tharp Lake Road. Investigators found that a truck heading north on Tharp Lake Road failed to stop at the intersection and struck a westbound vehicle driven by David …

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Injuries in Cass County crash

An Elkhart woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident last week in Cass County. Sheriff’s officials said the incident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Friday on Calvin Center Road, near Starbrick Road, in Mason Township. Investigators said 25-year-old Trevor Bennett of Elkhart was driving south on Calvin Center Road when his vehicle was struck by a westbound vehicle driven by …

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Hit-and-run in Cass County

Cass County sheriff’s officials are looking for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident earlier this week. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called around noon Wednesday to a location on U.S. 12 west of M-217 in Porter Township. Deputies found that a motorcycle driven by 19-year-old Colin Schieber of Elkhart had crashed into the rear of another vehicle. Schieber …

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Fisherman rescued from Cass County lake

A fisherman from Benton Harbor was rescued Wednesday from Dewey Lake in Cass County’s Silver Creek Township. The county’s 911 central dispatch received a call shortly after 10:30 a.m. regarding a capsized boat. Deputies found that a lone fisherman was hanging onto the side of his boat and calling for help. A Silver Creek Township police officer arrived on the …

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