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ARMED ROBBERY… A masked gunman was recorded last week on a security camera holding up the Pri Mart Citgo gas station in Watervliet.


Police and Fire Reports

By Annette Christie

Watervliet robbery: Crime of the Week

 The Crime of the Week comes from the files of the Michigan State Police.

On March 27, 2018, at approximately 11:47 p.m., the Michigan State Police responded to the Pri-Mart gas station located at 3831 M-140 Hwy, in Watervliet Township in reference to an armed robbery.

After the police arrived on the scene it was discovered that three subjects robbed the store clerk at gunpoint and stole an undetermined amount of cash. The three suspects then fled the gas station in an unknown direction.

Crime Stoppers wants the persons responsible for this armed robbery and will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to their arrest.

Crime Stoppers also pays cash rewards on other felony crimes and the capture of fugitives.

Michiana Crime Stoppers is a donor-funded program that serves 12 counties in Michiana. They can be contacted about this or any felony crime or fugitive. Tips can be submitted unanimously at www.michianacrimestoppers.com or through a link on their Facebook page. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-342-STOP.

Paw Paw River kayaker still missing

 Efforts by multiple emergency services agencies have turned up empty as they continue to search for a kayaker who went missing in the river on February 27.

Cory Wright, 35, of Niles was kayaking in the area with two other men when they hit a log and flipped over.  One of the men re-surfaced but Wright did not.