04-25-2019 Police Reports; PPL Sailing Foundation offers FREE Boater Safety Course

Police Reports

By Annette Christie Van Buren County Sheriff and Hartford Police bust armed robbers Van Buren County Sheriff Daniel Abbott reports that at approximately 6:30 a.m. on April 23, 2019, an armed robbery occurred at the Shell gas station on Jackson Avenue in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Ann Arbor Police Department sent out an area wide Be-On-The-Lookout for the suspect vehicle. The vehicle in question was a 2016 silver VW Passat with an Illinois registration. The vehicle was believed to be occupied by three individuals and one of them was seen in possession of a hand gun. The vehicle was located by Van Buren County Sheriff’s Deputies patrolling I-94 highway near mile marker 60 at approximately 8:43 a.m. A traffic stop was conducted on the suspect vehicle at the 52.6-mile marker. The three occupants were detained on scene. Located on the suspects and inside the vehicle was evidence of the armed robbery from Ann Arbor. The three occupants, a 27-year-old male and a 28-year-old male from Chicago, Illinois and a 25-year-old female from Ann Arbor, were turned over to Ann Arbor Police Department. Other assisting agencies were the Michigan State Police and Paw Paw Police Department.

PPL Sailing Foundation offers FREE Boater Safety Course

The Paw Paw Lake Community Sailing Foundation is excited to announce their 2019 summer lineup! This schedule includes a FREE boater safety course, adult and young sailing sessions and S.T.E.M. Camp for kids. The FREE boater safety course is in collaboration with the Berrien County Sheriff’s Marine Division. It is recommended by both the Michigan conservation officers and Michigan county sheriffs that all persons operating boats in Michigan to enroll in a boating safety course. The Sailing Foundation wishes to make it easier for students 10 and up to receive this training. Registered individuals will gather at the Paw Paw Lake Yacht Club on Saturday, June 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Learning the rules of the water is important, but what if you do not have a motor? Well, hoist your sails and have an adventure by registering for youth and adult sailing sessions. The Foundation offers two sessions for youth, July 8 – 12 and July 15 – 19. A team of U.S. Sailing Certified instructors will teach three levels of courses from beginner to advanced from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Adult lessons are in session on Tuesday evenings from July 9 – 30. These lessons are tailored to fit the needs of the sailor. Whether it is someone’s first time on a sailboat or anyone who would like to shake off old skills, this is the course. The S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Sailing Camp is in collaboration with the North Berrien Historical Museum. This camp offers a unique way of understanding sailboats with hands-on experiments and team work. This camp is available after sailing lessons from July 8 – 11, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. To register or learn more about the Paw Paw Lake Community Sailing Foundation’s 2019 summer schedule visit www.pplyc.org and click the “Sailing & Boating” tab. Scroll down and click the “Learn To Sail” button. Review the schedule and click “Register Now” on the bottom of the page. Add the lesson(s) to the shopping cart and check out! For any questions call Jeff, Foundation President, at (269) 506-0440. The Paw Paw Lake Community Sailing Foundation would like to remind all boaters to stay safe this summer.

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