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Marijuana arrests in Park Township

Members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit arrested three people Tuesday after executing search warrants at two separate locations. Around 5: 30 p. m., police raided a home in the 53000 block of North Fisher Lake Road in Park Township. Officers arrested one man and one woman at the home. Police seized 20 marijuana plants as well as …

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Sturgis apartment complex awarded improvement funds

State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced that a Sturgis apartment complex will receive funding to rehabilitate units to provide affordable housing for low-income families and individuals. Miller said the Michigan State Housing Development Authority recently awarded more than $14 million for 20 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects in 14 counties. The Gateway Village project will receive a tax credit …

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Man injured in accident

A Jones man was airlifted to a Kalamazoo hospital after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident last weekend in Newburg Township. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called at 2:07 a.m. Saturday to Born Street, near Patterson Hill Road. Deputies found 50-year-old Kenneth Duke trapped inside his vehicle after it had run off the road and struck …

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White Pigeon police chief retires

A 21-year veteran with the White Pigeon Police Department retired last week. Chief Lynn “Dutch” Baker, who held the department’s top position for 20 years, worked his final shift Friday. Baker said he especially enjoyed working with the younger officers who have come through his department. Another milestone under Baker was the creation of a drug fund that led to …

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Dowagiac man found guilty

A 25-year-old Dowagiac man faces up to life in prison after he was found guilty by a jury trial last week on charges related to a November 2014 incident in the city of Dowagiac. Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz said Arthur Turner Jr. was arrested after strangling and assaulting a woman Nov. 29. Furthermore, according to Fitz, Turner continued to …

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Narcotics arrests in White Pigeon

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit – along with deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department and officers from the White Pigeon Police Department – executed a search warrant for narcotics Wednesday last week in the 800 block of West Chicago Road in the village of White Pigeon. Methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana and several items of drug …

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