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State trooper involved in crash

A Michigan State Police trooper was involved in a crash Friday on Youngs Prairie Road near Constantine. While on routine patrol, the trooper attempted to turn around to pursue a vehicle that matched the description of a car involved in armed robberies in Cass County, Lt. James Colman said in a media release. The officer lost control of the vehicle ... Read More »

Search warrant results in three arrests

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant Monday at a residence in Sturgis Township. SCAN officers received information about a location in the 69000 block of Deer Road, where trafficking of marijuana and other controlled substances had been suspected. Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence and once inside, they found marijuana and ... Read More »

Car-Bus Collision Friday afternoon

No injuries were reported Friday afternoon in a car-bus collision in Three Rivers. The incident occurred around 3:15 p.m. on West Michigan Avenue, just east of U.S. 131, according to Three Rivers Police. The Three Rivers Community Schools bus was traveling west on Michigan Avenue when a car turned left from a business on the north side of the road. ... Read More »

Arrests made following armed robbery

Three Elkhart men were arrested Friday in connection with an armed robbery at a Cass County gas station two days earlier. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said a clerk at the Marathon station in Jones was robbed at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. Underwood said a cashier was able to get a description of the vehicle following the armed robbery incident. Around 10:30 ... Read More »

Counterfeit money found

Two counterfeit $20 bills were found in a customer’s deposit at First-Merit Bank, according to Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce. The bills have the same serial number and no hologram on the bottom right of the bill. Area officials are advising the public to be especially aware of bills $20 and larger, which have a tendency to surface during the ... Read More »

Traffic stop results in arrest

A 22-year-old man was arrested following a traffic-related incident Sunday. Sturgis police pulled over the driver of a Mustang near on Fawn River Road near South Centerville Road for an equipment violation. The driver of the Mustang attempted to switch into the passenger seat, and during the process, engaged the vehicle into reverse, according to police. The Mustang backed into ... Read More »