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Search warrant and arrests in Constantine

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit conducted a controlled narcotics transaction Monday in Constantine, leading to the execution of a search warrant and the arrest of two people. According to the county sheriff’s department, a search warrant was executed at a residence in the 200 block of Meadow Lane. Investigators located multiple prescription drugs consistent with the ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Department investigating theft from vehicles

Five unlocked vehicles were ransacked and had items stolen from them during incidents that occurred last week in Leonidas and Colon Townships. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the incidents occurred between late Thursday night and in the early morning hours Friday on Blossom Road. The first incident took place outside a residence in the 54000 block of Blossom ... Read More »

Driver behavior, speed to blame for freeway pileup

A state Transportation spokesman says speed and “driver behavior” are to blame for a 193-vehicle pileup that killed one man and closed a stretch of Interstate 94 for two days.  Nick Schirripa tells the Kalamazoo Gazette for a story Tuesday that “people were driving too fast and following too closely on an icy freeway during a white-out” Friday near Galesburg ... Read More »

Fatal shooting in Kalamazoo County

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office is interviewing a person of interest after a woman was shot to death close to Western Michigan University. Deputies say they found the 21-year old woman shot last night at Copper Beech Townhomes in Oshtemo Township, and she died later at a hospital. A man reportedly called 911 to report the shooting about 6:00 Sunday night, ... Read More »

Lots of vehicles impounded

It’s going to take at least a few days to get all the wreckage sorted out from Friday’s 193-vehicle crash on Interstate 94 in Kalamazoo County. That means added frustration for the owners of the cars and trucks involved, who had to leave the vehicles on the highway. Several tow truck company employees tell the Kalamazoo Gazette that they’re urging people to ... Read More »

Investigation continues

State police say a 193-vehicle pileup that closed a stretch of Interstate 94 in Michigan for two days started in eastbound lanes and likely spread to westbound lanes because motorists became distracted by the crashes. Lt. Dale Hinz says investigators have no evidence that cars or trucks crossed the median in eastern Kalamazoo County. He says a trucker killed Friday ... Read More »