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Woman arrested after wrecking stolen vehicle

An 18-year-old Burr Oak woman was taken to the county jail after she stole and wrecked a relative’s vehicle last week in Burr Oak Township. According to state police, the incident started when a report of a stolen car was filed July 14 from the 31000 block of Kelly Road. The owner of the 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo told authorities ...

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Man walks away after crash landing small plane on beach

Authorities say a 66-year-old man walked away with only minor injuries after crash landing a small plane on a Lake Michigan beach near Holland. WGHN-AM reports Steven Stam told officers he was flying Sunday evening along the lakeshore in western Michigan when the plane’s engine began having trouble. He brought the plane down in dune grass in Ottawa County’s Park ...

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Man’s body is identified

State police have identified the man whose body was found in a Park Township residence that was the scene of suspicious activity a week ago. Troopers said an autopsy revealed the man’s identity as Phillip Glenn Feek Jr., 49 years of age. Preliminary findings based on the autopsy led investigators to conclude Feek died in October. Feek, a family member ...

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Sentence handed down in armed robbery case

A 20- year- old Middlebury, Ind., woman received a prison sentence of 51 months to 20 years for her part in a Jan. 3 armed robbery at Sturgis Petroleum Marathon at the corner of Fawn River and South Centerville roads. St. Joseph County 45th Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman handed down the sentence to Kayla Sue Cockburn earlier this month. ...

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Bank robbery suspect arrested

Thanks to the alertness of a Three Rivers police officer, the suspect in a Kalamazoo bank robbery has been arrested. Sgt. Andrew Howes was on patrol Monday when he spotted a vehicle matching the description of one used in a July 10 robbery at Consumers Credit Union. Howes stopped the vehicle on Millard Street. The suspect, later identified as Simon ...

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Authorities identify worker killed in fall at grain elevator

Authorities have released the name of a worker who died in a fall at a grain elevator company in Kalamazoo County. The sheriff’s department says 31-year-old Marcos Fonseca of Marcellus died after the fall Tuesday morning at H&H Feed & Grain Inc. in Schoolcraft Township, just west of Vicksburg. The department says he fell about 15 feet when he left ...

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