Home » County Information » Cass County (page 4)

Cass County

One injured in single car crash

A 19-year-old Edwardsburg man was injured in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend in Cass County’s Milton Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday to Runkle Street, near Beebe Road. Trevor Rutledge was behind the wheel of the car when he lost control at a curve in the road. The vehicle left the roadway …

Read More »

Arrests on drug charges in Dowagiac

Three people were arrested on drug-related offenses last week in the city of Dowagiac. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team was alerted to an impending drug sale July 13 in the 600 block of North Front Street. Two male occupants in the vehicle were detained and a third female was arrested shortly after exiting a nearby store. The 32-year-old woman, …

Read More »

Deputies respond to situation with suicidal man

Cass County sheriff’s deputies were called last week in response to a situation involving a suicidal subject. Sheriff Richard Behnke said the agency was alerted around 10:30 a.m. Thursday to the 69000 block of Hazel Road in the community of Union. Deputies were told a 28-year-old man from Union was involved in an argument with his spouse and subsequently took a …

Read More »

Cass County man arrested

A 44-year-old Cass County man was arrested last week on charges related to drugs and child pornography. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies conducted a search warrant Wednesday in the 13000 block of U.S. 12 in the community of Union. Deputies had received a tip that drugs and child pornography were possibly inside the residence. A search warrant was executed, and …

Read More »

Two injured in Cass County crash

Two people, including a Three Rivers resident, had to be extricated from a vehicle Saturday after it went off the road and down an embankment in Cass County’s Porter Township. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department said the occupants, 28-year-old Krystal Taylor of Three Rivers and Rebecca Mallo, 27, of Cassopolis, were involved in the incident that occurred between 4 and …

Read More »

Boy injured in tubing accident

A 10-year-old Indiana boy was injured following a tubing accident over the holiday weekend on a lake in Cass County’s Marcellus Township. Deputies were called to Red Run Street at Fish Lake regarding the welfare of a boy from Granger, Ind. The boy was riding on a tube when he fell off after it struck a wave. The victim fell …

Read More »

Sheriff releases name of boy who died in accident

Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said the name of the 6-year-old boy who died last week after being partially run over by a skid loader was Holden High of Dowagiac. High died Wednesday afternoon in Volinia Township, where he was helping with a landscape project. Investigators said High and two teenagers were riding in the bucket of the skid loader …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »