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Embezzlement arrest in White Pigeon

A former board member and treasurer for the White Pigeon Parks and Recreation Department has been arrested on charges of embezzlement. Anissa Long, 46, was charged after she was arrested earlier this month. White Pigeon police said the current president of the parks and recreation department contacted police in April. In the course of investigation, authorities reviewed banking transactions and …

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Theft at car wash

More than $400 in cash was taken and more than $1,000 worth of damage caused as the result of a breaking-and-entering incident earlier this month in Mottville Township. State police said the crime occurred between 6 and 8:30 a.m. June 16 at Dirt Buster Car Wash. The business is located in the 14000 block of U.S. 12. The culprits used …

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Three injured in Cass County crash

Cass County sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident Tuesday in Wayne Township. According to a department media release, 29-year-old John Richey of Vandalia was driving west on M-62 when an eastbound vehicle driven by 19-year-old Donovan Schoff of Cassopolis crossed the center line. The vehicles collided near Twin Lakes Road. Richey, Schoff and a 14-year-old passenger in Schoff’s vehicle …

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Man arrested after police pursuit

A Burr Oak man was arrested after leading authorities on a pursuit last week. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were aware of two cars racing through Sturgis around 6 p.m. Friday. Central dispatch received a call around 7:30 p.m. concerning a suspicious vehicle in the vicinity of Burr Oak and Deer Park roads. The vehicle fit …

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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 …

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Traffic stop leads to arrests

Two people were arrested on drug-related offenses following a traffic stop last week in Burr Oak Township. Sheriff’s deputies pulled over a car around 11:30 p.m. Friday on Spaid Road, near Lafaytte Road. A passenger attempted to discard out the window a bag that ended up containing more than 57 grams of crystal methamphetamine. Deputies found inside the car meth …

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Three arrested following theft

Three people were arrested over the weekend after attempting to remove an appliance from an apartment unit in Constantine. State police were called around 4:30 p.m. Saturday after a witness noticed three people – including a former tenant who had recently been evicted from Peachtree Apartments – taking a refrigerator from the former tenant’s unit. The witness followed the suspect …

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Boy drowns at Elkhart water park, 2nd boy hospitalized

A 10-year-old boy has drowned at a water park owned by the city of Elkhart. A 9-year-old boy made it to shore and is hospitalized in fair condition. The Elkhart Truth reports the Osolo Township Fire Department and Osolo paramedics responded to Ideal Beach Water Park around 1 p.m. Friday for a report of a boy who had nearly drowned. …

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Boy dies in Cass County accident

A 6-year-old boy died in Cass County’s Volinia Township following an accident Wednesday afternoon. Deputies were called at 3:30 p.m. to the 19000 block of Dewy Lake Street. The boy, identified as Holden High, was riding in the bucket loader of a skid steer used to do landscaping around some trees. He fell out of the bucket and was run over …

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7 children among 12 injured in highway crash

Seven children and five adults have been injured in a multi-vehicle crash along a western Michigan highway. The Kalamazoo County sheriff’s office says a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old Kalamazoo man crossed the median on U.S. 131 in Kalamazoo Township about noon Wednesday and struck two other vehicles headed in the opposite direction. Ages of the injured children range from …

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