This weeks updates and crime trials.
Clay- pigeon thrower among items missing
A 55-year-old Schererville, Ind., man called police at 3:29 p.m. May 27 to report multiple buildings had been broken into in the 10000 block of Bowens Mill Road in Yankee Springs Township. The man went to the residence, a vacation home owned by multiple parties, to mow the lawn. He discovered four different doors to the house and outbuildings were broken. A clay-pigeon thrower and push mower were missing. The incident is believed to have occurred between May 10 and May 24.
Police called for wood theft
A 60-year-old woman told police she had received information a 40-year-old man was cutting a fallen tree on her property and taking the wood in the 9000 block of Enzian Road in Orangeville Township at 2:16 p.m. March 11. The man told the responding officer that he had permission from the Barry County Road Commission and the Prairieville Police Department to cut the tree. It had fallen five months earlier and was rolling into the roadway. The officer explained to the man that permission to cut the tree was not the same as permission to give the wood away. The man became angry and left. The officer contacted a Prairieville officer who said the man once assisted him in removing a fallen tree in the road, but he had not given the man blanket permission to cut trees across the township.
Man arrested for pushing wife and son
Police arrested a 27-year-old Wayland man for domestic assault at 8:40 p.m. May 25 in the 8200 block of 108th Street in Caledonia Township. The man's 33-year-old fiancee said he had been drinking and pushed her and her 13-year-old son onto a sofa inside their trailer. The man admitted to doing so and submitted to a Breathalyzer test with a 0.154 result.
Items stolen from house while occupant in jail
A 52-year-old man called police at 3:14 p.m. May 14 to report he had recently been released from jail and discovered multiple items were missing from his house on Dusty Lane in Hastings Township. The man said a man and woman, both 39, had been living at his residence and moved out during the eight months he was in jail. He had served them an eviction notice before going to jail, but they continued to live at the residence. The man claimed the couple took his surround sound system, chainsaw, vacuum cleaner, towels, silverware, chairs, motorcycle parts and a couch and racked up an energy bill of almost $3,000.
Beer and gloves stolen from Dollar General
Two officers were dispatched to the Dollar General store in Nashville at 8:52 a.m. May 18 for stolen gloves and beer. The store manager showed the officer surveillance footage of three unknown people who entered the store at 8:36 a.m. and took a pair of latex work gloves and an eight-pack of beer before immediately exiting the store. The suspects, who reportedly looked to be between 16 and 20 years old, drove off in an older Chevrolet Venture van with a loud exhaust. The officers were contacted by an employee of the Shell Station across the street, who said the three individuals went into the gas station five separate times and were acting suspiciously. The employee took down their license plate, but it did not match with any registered plates. The incident remains under investigation.
Student breaks open refrigerator, steals drinks
A 12-year-old student broke open a refrigerator at Delton Kellogg Middle School April 24 and stole approximately 15 drinks. The student told his teacher he needed to use the bathroom, left class then told the custodian in the cafeteria the soap dispenser in the bathroom was broken. While the custodian was gone, the student pried open the refrigerator and stole a number of drinks. The student brought the drinks back to class and started handing them out to the other students. When the teacher asked where he obtained the drinks, the student said he had bought them over the past few days. However, he was unable to explain how they were all still cold. It is unknown if the student was also responsible for breaking the soap dispenser. Damage to the refrigerator is estimated to be $50.
Off-road vehicle crash injures two
An officer was dispatched to a crash involving an off-road vehicle at the corner of Herbert and Kellogg School roads at 1:33 p.m. May 19. An 18-year-old Kalamazoo woman was pinned under a Polaris Ranger Crew and had a severe laceration on her arm. The woman said she got into the vehicle with a 20-year-old Battle Creek driver not knowing he was intoxicated at the time. The woman was thrown from the vehicle as it rounded a corner too fast, and it rolled on top of her. While interviewing witnesses, the officer discovered another 18-year-old Kalamazoo woman had hit her head and fractured three vertebrae in the crash. The officer was unable to contact the driver, who had left the scene, or his father. The incident remains under investigation. Both individuals were treated by emergency medical personnel.