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Kayaks stolen in Nottawa Township

St. Joseph County deputies are investigating the theft of two Kayaks from Lennon Road in Nottawa Township. One is a 10-foot Sundolphin, lime green in color. The second was a 10 1/2-foot Perception Sport, faded green in color. Both are sit-in models. The incident was reported June 26 and took place at a residence in the 60000 block of Lennon …

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Two teens hurt after golf cart collides with pickup truck

Two 14-year-olds have been injured after the golf cart they were in was struck by a pickup truck in southwestern Michigan. Cass County sheriff’s officials say that the collision occurred about 6:25 p.m. Saturday when a girl operating the golf cart failed to yield the right of way to the pickup in Porter Township. The teens in the cart were …

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Six teens charged in holdup, theft of designer sunglasses

Six west Michigan teens are jailed in connection with the theft of a pair of $2,000 designer sunglasses outside a Battle Creek gas station. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that a 22-year-old man told police he was in a parking lot when his Cartier sunglasses were taken at gunpoint. The man called 911 as he drove after the group when …

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Thieves target lawn equipment, farm implements in Michigan

Authorities say commercial lawn equipment, farm implements and construction equipment are being targeted by thieves in Michigan. State police Detective Sgt. Todd Petersen tells the Kalamazoo Gazette that dealerships, with large lots and sometime lax security, are frequent targets of theft in Three Rivers, Cass County, Coldwater and other areas along southern and southwestern Michigan. Petersen says such equipment is …

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Motorcyclist injured in crash

A motorcyclist from Mendon was injured after his bike was struck by a car at an intersection last week in Sherman Township. Sheriff’s officials said Mark Stephenson, 63, was riding on Shimmel Road around 10 p.m. Thursday, when a car driven by a 16-year-old boy from Troy failed to stop at the Featherstone Road intersection. Stephenson was transported to Borgess …

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Mendon couple injured in car crash

A Mendon couple was injured over the weekend after their vehicle was struck by a car in Kalamazoo County. The incident occurred at 2:50 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of South Eighth Street and West S Avenue in Texas Township. Investigators said a 61-year-old Texas Township woman was driving east on West S Avenue when she disregarded a stop sign …

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