A woman from Jackson was charged with embezzlement on August 31 after allegedly stealing approximately $8,000 from the Northwest Athletic Boosters. Her charge was embezzlement of under $20,000 from a charity or non-profit organization. Because embezzlement is a felony crime, the 31-year-old woman faces fines of at least $15,000 and up to 10 years behind bars.
According to a Van Buren County sheriff's deputy, a 27-year-old man who was operating a motor vehicle appeared drunk and was subsequently charged with OWI. The man was not operating a car; however, he was driving a pontoon on a Michigan lake.Police say they initially stopped the pontoon to conduct a vessel safety check. According to police, there were nine passengers on the pontoon, including three children. It is not clear why the police have reason to believe the man was intoxicated
A 42-year-old Kalamazoo, Michigan, resident, who allegedly participated in dog fighting, faces several charges for felony crimes. According to court records, the man faces two counts for "animal fighting," and one count for "breeding or training animals for fighting." A conviction could carry up to four years in prison.