Two men arrested for thefts

By: 
Paul Garrod - news4garrod@vineyardpress.biz

    HAMILTON TWP. - Two Coloma men face several charges after they were apprehended early last Sunday morning, May 3, in Hamilton Township, for allegedly stealing tools, lawn equipment and fishing gear  from sheds at residences located on Lake of the Woods, according to a press release from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office.
    Van Buren County Sheriff Daniel Abbott said that Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at approximately  4:15 a.m. to the 46000 block of West Drive on the southwest side of Lake of the Woods, near Decatur.
    The caller reported a suspicious vehicle possibly stuck in a yard of a vacant home, revving its engine.
    Sheriff’s deputies, along with a Decatur Police Department officer arrived within minutes of the call, and found the vehicle stuck in the driveway of the lake home. They also found two male subjects hiding in the Lake of the Woods channel, just behind the house. The men were ordered out of the water and detained while they were evaluated by Van Buren Emergency Medical Services personnel.
    Abbott said a further investigation found two nearby sheds had been broken into, with several hundred dollars worth of tools, lawn equipment and fishing equipment stolen. Abbott said the stolen items, which had been stashed near the scene by the suspects, were recovered by deputies.
    The two men were arrested and transported to the Van Buren County Jail, Paw Paw.

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