Cass County Sheriff’s Office K9 locates suspect in Wayne Township

WAYNE TOWNSHIP — A Dowagiac man has been arrested thanks to the work of one of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office’s four-legged employees.

Sheriff Richard Behnke reported that deputies responded to an active alarm at a residence in the 52000 block of Lake Shore Drive in Wayne Township.

Deputies arrived at the location and observed that all the doors to the residence were locked. Deputies observed some movement inside the residence and made contact with the homeowner who was out of town. K9 Faust was requested to search the residence and located a 57-year-old Dowagiac man barricaded in a room in the basement. Deputies also located firearms and chainsaws that the subject was attempting to steal from the residence.

The man was transported to the Cass County Jail and lodged on charges including, breaking and entering, larceny, felon in possession of firearms, and resisting and obstructing deputies.

The subject’s name is being withheld pending arraignment.

Cass County

Two arrested following Ontwa Township drug bust

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 893,756 cases, 19,664 deaths

Cassopolis

Cassopolis receives NEP grants

Education

EPS to host student vaccination clinic

Cass County

PHOTO STORY: Cass District Library hosts Barnyard to Go event

Education

Books for Bikes program continues at Eagle Lake Elementary

Cassopolis

Former Cassopolis village trustee dies at age 85

Business

Lavender U-pick farm opens for season in Niles

Berrien County

United Federal Credit Union helps the Alex Mandarino Foundation raise $35,000 for childhood cancer research

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Middle School honor roll

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 893,582 cases, 19,662 deaths

Cass County

Niles woman injured in Mason Township crash

Berrien County

Gov. Whitmer announces plan to expand tuition-free college to 22,000 additional Michiganders

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Union High School honor roll

News

Niles Township residents raise concerns about theft, dangerous intersection

News

PHOTO STORY: Work on downtown Niles mural begins

Cass County

Cass County Courts restart jury trials, reopen building

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Middle School Esports team finishes successful inaugural season

Cass County

PHOTO STORY: Cass District Library branches host tie-dye workshops

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Police Log: June 16-20

News

Niles police searching for information in June 13 shooting

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 893,491 cases, 19,647 deaths

Cassopolis

Cassopolis residents host Juneteenth event at Clisbee Park

Berrien County

I&M provides update on power outages