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Man dies following crash

A Kalamazoo man involved in a three-vehicle crash last week in Mendon Township has died. A vehicle driven by Winton Bernier, 79, was in a collision on Prairie Corners Road at Nottawa Road. Authorities said Bernier was driving east on Prairie Corners and failed to stop at the Nottawa Road intersection. A southbound truck on Nottawa Road, which has the ...

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Arrested in connection with robbery

Three Sturgis men and an Indiana woman are in the Cass County jail, each facing charges in connection with a New Year’s Day armed robbery in Marcellus. Arrested were Bradley Dewayne Shears, 19; Michael Zach Strong, 20; and James Robert Jones II, 17, all from Sturgis; and Kayla Sue Cockburn, 20, of Middlebury. They were charged with conspiracy to commit ...

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Tractor stolen from Park Township

A 2015 John Deere tractor was stolen earlier this week from a business in Park Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Deputy responded Monday to the 16000 block of Heimbach Road after employees arrived to work and noticed the tractor missing. Deputies said the suspects at some point over the weekend drove up to the business and cut a wire ...

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Bodies of 2 students found; presumed drowned while fishing

Authorities have recovered the bodies of two friends who apparently drowned while fishing in a lake in southwestern Michigan. The bodies were found Thursday, a day after the pair disappeared while in a boat at Bankson Lake in Van Buren County, southwest of Kalamazoo. The sheriff’s office identified them as 20-year-old Calvin Chao, a student at Western Michigan University, and ...

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

A 22-year-old Indiana man was charged with drug-related offenses following a traffic stop this week in Park Township. According to a state police media release, the man was driving a car that was stopped around 11 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 131 near Heimbach Road. A search of the vehicle yielded approximately one pound of marijuana. Charges are being sought for ...

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One injured in Park Township crash

One motorist was injured in a two-vehicle accident earlier this week in Park Township. Sheriff’s officials said a 54-year-old Three Rivers man was in the median crossing dividing U.S. 131 at Moorepark Road and was attempting to cross the southbound lanes of traffic. The man pulled his vehicle into the path of a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old Sturgis woman. ...

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