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Posted on: February 24, 2024

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 24002363 Missing Person

Nature of Incident:  Missing Person

Incident #:  24002363

Date & Time:  02/24/2024 at 2130 Hours

Location:  South Haven Township, Van Buren County

Missing Subject:  ...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: February 23, 2024

Sheriff Notes February 23 2024

  • Uniform Response went to a residence in Geneva Township for a Larceny from a Motor Vehicle. It was found a couple of vehicles were unlocked and an unknown suspect went through them looking for stuff to steal. Just a friendly reminder to lock all your vehi...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: February 16, 2024

Sheriff Notes February 16 2024

  • Uniform Response took a Felonious Assault in Bangor Township. The victim was assaulted by a baseball bat. The victim did not wish to pursue charges on the suspect. Deputies did obtain the needed information for the call even though everyone was not cooper...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Sheriff Notes February 9 2024

  • Uniform Response took a Break-in in Bangor Township from a residence that is a secondary residence for the victims. Numerous items were taken including deer mounts and two quads. The Green Honda Rubicon had an aftermarket rear basket, and the Green Artic ...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release -24001501 Fugitive arrest

Nature of Incident:  Fugitive arrest (parole absconder), Fleeing and Eluding, Possession of Meth

Incident #:  24001501

Date & Time:  February 6th, 2024

Location:  23000 Block of Lee ...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Sheriff Notes February 2 2024

  • Animal Control handled a call in Bloomingdale Township involving a serious dog attack. The victim sustained serious injuries and will have a long road to recovery. The dog in question was owned by a friend in which they were taking care of it for them. Th...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 24001235 Located missing/endangered 14-year-old teen

Nature of Incident:  Located missing/endangered 14-year-old teen from Mount Vernon, Washington

Incident #:  24001235

Date & Time:  January 31st, 2024

Recovery Location:  20000 block ...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 24001285 Fatal Traffic Crash

Nature of Incident:   Fatal Traffic Crash

Incident #:  24001285

Date & Time:  02/01/2024 @1900hrs

Location:  62nd avenue near 30th street in Antwerp Township

Investigating Deputies:&a...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 24-001216 Flee and Elude

Nature of Incident:  Flee and Elude, Parole Violation, Parole Absconder 

Incident #:  24-001216 

Date & Time:  01/31/2024 at 12:17 P.M.

Location:  County Road 665 a...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - Press Conference 1/2/2204

Nature of Incident:   Press Conference

Date & Time:  February 2 2024 12:15pm

Location:  205 S Kalamazoo Street, Paw Paw MI 49079

Narrative:  

We will be holding a joint press conferen...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: January 26, 2024

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 24000933 Breaking and Entering

Nature of Incident:  Breaking and Entering, Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property

Incident #:  24000933

Date & Time:  1/25/2024 1000am

Location:  36000 Block of County Road 215

Inv...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: January 26, 2024

Sheriff Notes January 26 2024

  • Our office has seen a high amount of Domestic Violence calls over the past few weeks. It’s common for this to happen when bad weather hits and people are confined for long periods of time with each other.
  • We had a Deputy doing traffic on I94hwy f...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: December 3, 2023

Sheriff Notes Employment Opportunity - Marine Patrol Deputy

Van Buren County Employment Opportunity

Marine Patrol Deputy

Paw Paw, MI - Seasonal

Marine Deputy, part-time temporary positions from approximately Memorial Day through Labor Day. Rate of pay is $20.00 per hour.Must be at least 21 years of age.Applicant must...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: January 24, 2024

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 24-000880 Narcotics Unit

Nature of Incident:  

Possession of methamphetamine 

Parole Violation

Warrant Arrests

Possession of psychedelic mushrooms

Incident #:   24-000880

Date & Time:  24-000880

Location: &n...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Sheriff Notes January 19 2024

  • Uniform Response took a stolen snowmobile compliant just south of Lawton Village on Sunday morning. The incident happened Saturday over night. Someone stole a 600 Grand Touring Ski Doo black in color. Currently, we have not developed any suspects. Anyone ...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Sheriff Notes January 12 2024

  • For the month of December, our Uniform Response handled 1,337 calls for service which includes 465 traffic stops.  For the year, they ended at 14,053 calls for service with 5,705 traffic stops(which are figured in for the total calls for service)...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - Internet Fraud Scams involving Crypto Currency

Nature of Incident:  Internet Fraud Scams involving Crypto Currency

Location:  Van Buren Count

Investigating Deputies: Van Buren County Sheriff Deputies

Narrative:  

Sheriff Daniel E Abbott reports that Dep...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: December 8, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23000331-4 Breaking & Entering, Marijuana Facilities

Nature of Incident:  Breaking & Entering, Marijuana Facilities

Incident #:  23000331 & 23000334

Date & Time:  01/08/2024 at approximately 0319 Hours & 0339 Hours

Victims: &nbs...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: December 5, 2023

Sheriff Notes January 5 2024

  • Uniform Response had a civilian bring a found handgun to the office. The subject was in a McDonalds in another county and found it in the bathroom. The registered owner was contacted about this incident and for the investigation.
  • Uniform Response took a su...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: December 3, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 24000087 Stolen utility trailer and construction equipment

Nature of Incident:  Stolen utility trailer and construction equipment

Incident #:  24000087

Date & Time:  Overnight hours of January 2nd–January 3rd, 2024

Location:  CR 38...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: January 2, 2024

Sheriff Notes January 2 2024

  • Uniform Response took a vehicle vs. cow crash in the 66000 block of 48thavenue, Hartford Township. To date, the owner of the cow has not been located. Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to call our office at 657-3101.
  • Uniform Response an...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: December 28, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23013169 Double Fatal Structure Fire

Nature of Incident:  Double Fatal Structure Fire

Incident #:  23013169

Date & Time:  12/28/2023 0428hrs

Location:  44000 Block of 24th Ave in Bloomingdale Twp, Van Buren County

Invest...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: November 23, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - Animal Abuse / neglect

Nature of Incident:  Animal Abuse / neglect

Date & Time:  12/23/23

Location:  Waverly Twp

Narrative:  

Sheriff Daniel E Abbott reports that Deputies have been investigating r...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: December 23, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23013000 Homicide / Attempt Homicide

Nature of Incident:  Homicide / Attempt Homicide / Operating while intoxicated causing death / possession of methamphetamine

Incident #:  23013000

Date & Time:  12/23/2023 @ 0245hrs

Location: ...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: December 12, 2023

Sheriff Notes December 12 2023

  • Uniform Response took a counterfeit $100 bill from the Dollar General in Lawrence. A similar bill was passed in South Haven. Through video, several Law Enforcement Agencies are trying to ID the suspect. The suspect also stole items from the store during t...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: December 19, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23012625 Counterfeit money/retail fraud

Nature of Incident:  Counterfeit money/retail fraud

Incident #:  23012625

Date & Time:  Friday, December 15th, 2023

Location:  Dollar General, Lawrence Village, Van Buren County

Suspe...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: December 19, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23012570 Larceny from motor vehicles and illegal credit card

Nature of Incident:  Larceny from motor vehicles and illegal credit card use

Incident #:  Larceny from motor vehicles and illegal credit card use

Date & Time:  Overnight hours: December 14th, 2023

Loc...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: December 17, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23012712 Shooting investigation

Nature of Incident:  Shooting investigation

Incident #:  23012712

Date & Time:  12/16/23 at approximately 2230 hours

Location:  Paw Paw Township

Suspect:  No suspect...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: December 15, 2023

Sheriff Notes December 15 2023

  • Uniform Response took a call about a subject going through mailboxes in the early morning hours in the Gobles area. Nothing further on it currently.
  • Uniform Response took two different calls on the Bloomindale Township/Columbia Township line reference some...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: December 8, 2023

Sheriff Notes December 8 2023

  • We will be doing our yearly Christmas Families on the 9th this year. Our Christmas Families are being blessed different this year. Every year, we get families in need, shop for them, then deliver everything to them. This year, we are having all the famili...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: December 8, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23012320 Fatal UTV crash

Nature of Incident:  Fatal UTV crash

Incident #:  23012320

Date & Time:  12/07/2023 @ 2300hrs

Location:  64000 block of 84th ave in Keeler twp

Suspects not Arrested&nbs...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: December 3, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23-012132 Flee and Elude

Nature of Incident:  Flee and Elude

Incident #:  23-012132

Date & Time:  12/03/2023 at 0249hrs

Location:  I 94 Hwy from the 63 mile marker to the 73/74 mile marker. The pursuit encom...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: December 1, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23-011986 VBC Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit

Nature of Incident:  Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit

Incident #:  23-011986

Date & Time:  11/30/2023 at 1215 hrs.

Location:  400 Block of South Paw Paw Street in Lawrence, ...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: December 1, 2023

Sheriff Notes December 1 2023

  • Our Narcotics Unit have been working a case involving the trafficking of meth. Detectives were able to do surveillance for two days on a delivery location in the Village of Lawrence. When the 21-year-old male out of Kalamazoo showed up with a 33-year-old ...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: December 1, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23-011989 VBC Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit

Nature of Incident:  VBC Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit

Incident #:  23-011989

Date & Time:  11/30/2023 at 1215 hrs

Location:  17000 Block of Blue Star Highway in South Haven, MI&am...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Sheriff Notes November 28 2023

  • With the first snow of the year, we were busy with multiple crashes. Law Enforcement goes through this every year, and this year was not different. Just a reminder in bad weather, give yourself extra time for travel, check your tire tread, have your emerg...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23-011915 Reckless Discharge of Firearm

Nature of Incident:  Reckless Discharge of Firearm

Incident #:  23-011915

Date & Time:  11/28/2023 at approximately 0145 Hours

Location:  Gravel Lake Drive, Porter Township, Van Bure...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: November 22, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23-011709 Vehicle Pursuit, K-9 Track, OWI/OUID

Nature of Incident:  Vehicle Pursuit, K-9 Track, OWI/OUID

Incident #:  23-011709

Date & Time:  11/22/23 @ 1530hrs

Location:  Geneva Township, Van Buren County

Assisting Agencies:&...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23-011437 Private Property Injury Accident

Nature of Incident:  Private Property Injury Accident

Incident #:  23-011437

Date & Time:  11/17/2023 1118hrs

Location:  47000 Block CR 665, Waverly Township

Vehicle: 2003 Po...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23-011392 Structure Fire

Nature of Incident:  Structure Fire

Incident #:  23-011392

Date & Time:  11/16/2023 1525hrs

Location:  81000 Block 42nd St, Decatur Township

Investigating Deputies:  ...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23-011319 Car v Motorcycle Minor Injury Accident

Nature of Incident:  Car v Motorcycle Minor Injury Accident 

Incident #:  23-011319

Date & Time:  11/15/2023 1513hrs

Location:  Vankal St and CR 375, Almena Township

Vehicle ...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23-011309 2 Car Minor Injury Accident

Nature of Incident:  2 Car Minor Injury Accident 

Incident #:  23-011309

Date & Time:  11/15/2023 1149

Location:  County Road 657 intersection with 60th Ave

Vehicle 1/ Driver...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23-011299 Unoccupied House Fire

Nature of Incident:  Unoccupied House Fire

Incident #:  23-011299

Date & Time:  11/15/2023 0542hrs

Location:  62000 Block 36th Ave, Bangor Township

Investigating Deputies: &a...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23-011296 Accidental Shooting

Nature of Incident:   Accidental Shooting

Incident #:  23-011296

Date & Time:  11/15/2023 at 01:20

Location:  72000 Block 39th Street, Decatur

Victim Information:  V...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23-011207 2-Car Serious Injury Crash

Nature of Incident:  2 Car Serious Injury Crash 

Incident #:  23-011207

Date & Time:  11/13/2023 10:57am

Location:  M43/M40 Waverly Township 

 Vehicle 1/ Dr...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: November 13, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23-011168 Malicious Destruction of Property

Nature of Incident:  Malicious Destruction of Property

Incident #:  23-011168

Date & Time:  The incident was reported on 11/12/2023 at 1412hrs.  Unknown when the incident took place.

Location...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: November 10, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23-011069 2 Car Injury Accident

Nature of Incident:  2 Car Injury Accident 

Incident #:  23-011069

Date & Time:  11/10/2023 0635

Location:  M43/M40 Waverly Township

Vehicle 1/ Driver 1

2008 Jeep Grand Cherok...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23-011016 Vehicle Pursuit/ Suspect Arrested

Nature of Incident:  Vehicle Pursuit/ Suspect Arrested

Incident #:  23-011016

Date & Time:  11/8/2023 0100hrs

Location:  Started M43 Highway ended 36th Ave, Waverly Township

Investiga...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: November 8, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23-011001 Single Car Injury Accident

Nature of Incident:  Single Car Injury Accident

Incident #:  23-011001

Date & Time:  11/8/2023 1543hrs

Location:  60th Ave near County Road 681 Lawrence Township

Vehicle Involved:&...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: November 3, 2023

Sheriff Notes November 3 2023

  • Uniform Response handled a multi vehicle crash on I94 highway. A vehicle hit a deer then stopped in the roadway. A second vehicle saw what took place and was stopping with the flashers on when a third vehicle rear ended them. What started with a car vs. d...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: November 2, 2023

Van Buren County Sheriff News Release - 23-010711 I-94 Traffic Crash

Nature of Incident:  Traffic Accident 

Incident #:  23-010711

Date & Time:  11/2/2023 2:09am

Location:  East Bound I-94 near the 56 mile marker

Investigating and Ass...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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