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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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Two injured in Cass County crash

Speed was cited as a factor in a single-vehicle crash earlier this week in Cass County’s Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were dispatched at 5 a.m. Tuesday to Union Road in an area south of U.S. 12. According to a department media release, a Dodge pickup driven by 27-year-old Shelly Wright failed to negotiate a curve and left …

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Cass County crash injures one

Cass County Sheriff’s Department officials were called this week to a single-vehicle accident in Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 12:45 p.m. Monday to Silverhead Lake Road, near M-40. Investigators said 25-year-old Devin Neice, of Elkhart was eastbound on Shavehead Lake Road when he lost control of his vehicle. It went into a field and then …

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Woman arrested after fleeing police

A police pursuit occurred early Sunday in Dowagiac. Cass County Sheriff ’s Department deputies said the incident took place around 4:45 a.m., when a 27-year-old woman fled from police and crashed her vehicle. With the help of a police K-9, the woman was found in a wooded area near the crash location and was taken to Dowagiac Lee Memorial Hospital …

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Man injured in Cass County crash

A Bangor man was seriously injured after he was involved in a single-vehicle crash earlier this week in Cass County. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday to the intersection of M-40 and Bald Hill Street in Newberg Township. Upon arrival, deputies administered first aid to 24-year-old William Peterson. Peterson told deputies he was traveling …

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