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Feb 2010

Incident Number: 1301-10
Incident type: Scrap metal larceny theft arrests.
Date and time:  February 25, 2010 at 3:15 a.m.
          #1:  23 year old Mattawan man (name withheld pending arraignment).

       #2:  29 year old Paw Paw man (name withheld pending arraignment).
Vehicle: 1990 Chevy S-10 pickup.
Location:  Pro-fleet Refinishing, 23770 French Road, Mattawan MI
Stolen/recovered:  Various scrap metal items from this business.

Information:  Sheriff Dale R. Gribler reports that Mattawan police noted a pickup truck at around 3:15 a.m. pull into a business located in the 23000 block of French Road.  Mattawan Officers investigating this noted two male subjects backed up to metal scrap pile loading up their pickup truck with this material. 
     Sheriff deputies responded to the scene, as the incident had occurred outside the Village of Mattawan’s limits to also investigate.  Investigation by both departments discovered that these two subjects had attempted to utilize the late, dark hours to steal scrap metal from this business.  Officers were able to contact the business owner finding that he did not know these subjects on his property, nor give them permission to take the scrap metal. 
     Both subjects were arrested by officers and lodged in the Van Buren county jail for larceny from a yard.  The current rate for metal being turned in for scrap is at around $150 a ton.

Investigating Officers:   Deputy Mark Stickels and Deputy Greg Pentland.
Assisting Agencies:  Officer Scott Herbert, Mattawan Police Department.
Contact Information:  On duty sergeant or Lt William Lux at 269-657-3101, email

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Nov 2009

Incident#:  802981-09
Incident Type:  Manufacture Methamphetamine
November 12, 2009 at approximately 8:00 p.m.
Location:  24054 M-43 Hwy, Lot #42, Mattawan, MI 49071
     #1 - White Male, 24 years of age from Mattawan, MI – arrested / parole violation / maintaining meth lab / possession of meth
     #2 - White Male, 20 years of age from Mattawan, MI – arrested / possession of components used in the manufacture of methamphetamine / possession of meth
     #3 - White Male, 20 years of age from Mattawan, MI – arrested / possession of components used in the manufacture of methamphetamine / possession of marijuana
eized:  several different components used in the manufacturing process of methamphetamine  

Information:  Sheriff Dale. R. Gribler reports that Van Buren County Sheriff Detectives from the Narcotics Unit were called to the report of meth use at Lot 42. Consent to search the premises was obtained.
      A search of the home found three subjects and a meth lab. The tenant of the home, subject #1 above, was on parole out of Kalamazoo County. Kalamazoo Parole requested a detainer due to the meth lab located in his bedroom.
     The three subjects were interviewed regarding their involvement in the meth lab and lodged at the Van Buren County Jail pending authorization of charges by the Van Buren County Prosecutor in the morning.

Investigating Detectives:  Det. Masterson and Det. Douglas, Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office – Narcotics Unit
Supervisor Contact:
  D/Lt. Stump 269-657-7711 or email.

Oct 2009

Incident Number:   8191-09
Incident Type:   Accidental death investigation.
Date and Time:   October 21, 2009 at 9:10 p.m. 
Location Of Incident:  25000 block of M-43 highway.   
Deceased:   Derrick Williams, 40 year old Mattawan Man. 

Information:     Sheriff Dale R. Gribler reports that Van Buren county sheriff deputies, along with additional emergency services personnel, were called to the 25000 block of M-43 highway in reference to a subject having fallen off a ladder and was unresponsive. 
     Emergency personnel on scene noted the subject, identified as 40 year old Derrick Williams of Mattawan, was deceased from severe injuries sustained to his head.  The investigation noted that it appears that Williams was in the process of roof repairs to his home when, for reasons unknown, he fell off his ladder approximately 20 feet to the ground.  
     Williams was found by a neighbor who had been returning home from work this evening.

Investigating Officers:  Sergeant Walker, Deputy Stolsonburg, Dt/Lt Stump, Dt Rought.    
Supervisor Contact:  Please contact the on duty supervisor, Lt William Lux email or Dt/Lt Bryan Stump email at 269-657-3101.

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