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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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Man charged in Elkhart slaying says he met victim online

Court documents say a 22-year-old man charged with murder in the slaying of a former northern Indiana city councilman told detectives he met the victim responding to an online advertisement for casual encounters. Documents say Cody Garman of Elkhart told detectives the victim, 66-year-old former Goshen Councilman David Swartley, drove to Garman’s home early on May 25 and the two …

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Home invasion in Mendon Township

An 82-year-old Mendon Township man was the victim of a home invasion and armed robbery over the weekend. State police said the incident occurred at 7 p.m. Sunday in the 23000 block of Michigan Avenue, where two men asked the victim if they could use his telephone. The man declined and closed the door. The suspects managed to force their …

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Breaking and entering at Lockport business

Sheriff’s department deputies are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident at a Lockport Township business. According to a department media release, the offense occurred between Tuesday and Friday last week in the 16000 block of Lovers Lane. Access was gained through forced entry and once inside, the suspects rummaged through cabinets and desk drawers, according to authorities.

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Man injured when thrown from moped

A 42-year-old Constantine man was injured after being thrown from his moped over the weekend in Constantine Township. According to a sheriff’s department media release, the man was driving east on Stears Road around 9:30 p.m. Saturday when he attempted to turn around in the roadway and was unable to apply the brake. The moped overturned and the man was …

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Police investigate theft in Florence Township

Two vehicles, a pair of trailers and a snowmobile were stolen over the weekend from Florence Township. State police said the incidents occurred between 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday in the 65000 block of Engle Road. Two pickups, a 2006 Ford extended cab and a 2006 Ford single cab; a 1996 Classic enclosed trailer full of construction tools …

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Two arrested on drug charges in Colon

A 55-year-old Kalamazoo man was arrested this week on drug-related offenses following a traffic stop in the village of Colon. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect’s vehicle was stopped around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday on Blackstone Avenue near State Street. Deputies found the man to be in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, and he was charged accordingly, …

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Police investigate hit and run

A hit-and-run incident over the weekend in Park Township is under investigation by state police. According to a state police media release, a vehicle was heading north on U.S. 131 before 7 a.m. Saturday when it left the roadway around M-216 and struck several small trees in a resident’s yard. Debris at the scene indicates the vehicle is a mid …

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