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Crash sends two to hospital

A personal-injury crash last week in Cass County sent two men to the hospital. Sheriff Joe Underwood said a car driven by 53-year-old Michael Dudkiewicz, was heading north shortly before 11:30 p.m. Friday on Baldwin Prairie Road in Porter Township, when he swerved to miss a deer, police said. Dudkiewicz, of Vandalia, lost control of the vehicle near Chapel Hill ... Read More »

More than a dozen arrests

Enhanced patrol for criminal and motor-vehicle violations netted more than a dozen arrests last week in Constantine Township. Law-enforcement personnel from six different agencies focused their attention on U.S. 131 Wednesday and Thursday. During the two-day patrol, officers made 89 contacts, making 13 arrests and issuing 19 citations. Arrests were made for various charges, including drug possession, firearm violations, misdemeanor ... Read More »

Trooper on administrative leave

A veteran trooper with the Michigan State Police is on paid administrative leave, as an investigation into his conduct during an April traffic stop is under review. St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough said he is hopeful that the 19-year member of the state police force, will be removed from duty following the April 15 stop. In a letter to ... Read More »

Woman arrested by state police

A Kalamazoo woman was arrested Tuesday after she attempted to ram her vehicle into a patrol car. According to state police, the woman was observed traveling south at a high rate of speed on Washington Street near Second Street. Troopers attempted to stop the woman, but she continued driving some distance before bringing her vehicle to a halt. Troopers said ... Read More »

Fire being investigated

A fire that damaged a home in Mottville is being called suspicious by local authorities. Firefighters were dispatch to 69049 Thomas St. around 3 p.m. Tuesday, and quickly brought the blaze under control. Neighbors said the ranch style home had been condemned and that squatters had been living there until last week. They also said the floors were coming apart ... Read More »

Missing person found

A person considered by authorities to be suicidal was found after a rigorous search in Cass County Wednesday morning and afternoon. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said his office was advised around 7:30 in the morning of a missing suicidal subject in the 65000 block of North Peninsula Drive in Porter Township. Deputies were made aware that the subject had taken a ... Read More »