SHAES wrecked police car

A South Haven police officer’s vehicle is shown on North Shore Drive on Tuesday, following a crash. The officer was in search of a South Haven man, who was driving in a stolen Jeep.

SOUTH HAVEN — A 41-year-old South Haven man was arrested after allegedly breaking into a fire station Tuesday, stealing a fire department Jeep, and driving throughout town with the emergency lights and siren deployed.

The incident unfolded at 4 p.m. Tuesday when South Haven police were informed that a Jeep – which is used to respond to brush fires – had been stolen from South Haven Area Emergency Services’ station on 66th Street in Casco Township.