From the Gazette:
"Kalamazoo County Drain Commissioner William B. French was arraigned in Kalamazoo County District Court Thursday on a charge of larceny of less than $200.
French, 56, of Fort Custer Drive in Augusta, is accused of taking a railroad mile marker in Charleston Township from Norfolk Southern Railroad, Kalamazoo County Sheriff Mike Anderson said.
The theft allegedly occurred in September 2004, Anderson said. French was elected drain commissioner in November 2004."