News Release

$1500 Damage to Police Property R&O and warrant arrest 3365-17

Nature of Incident: 

Malicious Destruction of police property (felony)

Resisting and Obstructing an officer (felony)

Warrant Arrest (Misdemeanor)

Incident #: 


Date & Time: 

6/15/17 at 10:00 A. M.


31000 block of Red Arrow Highway, Paw Paw Township


17 year old male from the Paw Paw area 

JENNIFER ANNE SLAIDINS 43 year old female from Paw Paw. Lodged in Kalamazoo County for an outstanding warrant out of there district.


            Sheriff Daniel Abbott reports that Van Buren County Deputies were sent to a house in the 31 thousand block of Red Arrow Highway for a blight issue. Deputies made contact with two people at the residence and were able to discover that they were (squatters) and should not have been living there. One was a 17 year old male and the other a 43 year old female. Deputies ran a name check on the 17 year old male. The male was found to have a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. Deputies placed the 17 year old male in the back of the Sheriff’s squad car so they could talk to the 43 year old female who also had a warrant. While trying to arrest the 43 year old female for a misdemeanor warrant the 17 year old male was able to kick out the back window of the squad car and free himself. He ran from the car and a Paw Paw officer gave chase. The 17 year old male was apprehended a short distance away and taken back into custody. The 17 year old was then lodged at the Van Buren County Jail for Malicious destruction of police property and resisting and obstructing an officer. The 43 year old female was turned over to another agency for her warrant.  

Investigating Deputies:

Deputy Daniel Perkins

Assisting Agencies:

Paw Paw Police Department 

Supervisor Contact: 

Lt. Jim Charon or the On Duty Shift Supervisor: 269-657-3101 

Anyone with information can contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at (269) 657-3101, Crime Stoppers 1-800-342-7867, Silent Observer (269) 343-2100 or your local Police Department. 

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Jim Charon