News Release

Breaking and Entering of McCarty's Bar

Nature of Incident:   Breaking and Entering

Incident #:  4154-17 

Date & Time: 07/24/2017 at approximately 0200 hours 

Location: McCartys North 40 Bar   46065 M 40, Paw Paw, MI 49079 

Suspect:   2 unknown suspects


Sheriff Daniel E. Abbott reports that Van Buren County Deputies were dispatched to McCarthys North 40 bar for a Breaking and Entering complaint. Upon arrival deputies were advised that unknown subjects broke into the bar and stole an undisclosed amount of money. Deputies noticed that several areas of the bar had cameras and some of the wires had been cut. Deputies along with detectives were able to use some of the camera footage and could see that two subjects entered into the bar with bandanas over their faces and were wearing matching shirts. The subjects quickly disabled the alarm and caused a large amount of damage. Deputies are looking for information on the unique sweat shirts that they were wearing. These sweatshirts also have a tag on the back side of the shirt that appears to be unique. Anyone with information is asked to call the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at 657-3101. 

Investigating Deputies: Deputy Scott Schmitt

Supervisor Contact:

The on duty Sergeant or Lt. Jim Charon at or 269-657-2006

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.

Mobile phone users and online users can provide anonymous crime tips to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office by sending a text Tip Soft message by sending a text message to "CRIMES" (274637) with the keyword VBCTIP from a mobile phone.  To submit an online tip, go to and at the top of the homepage follow the directions to submit a tip.

Jim Charon