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Woman injured trying to miss deer

A Mendon woman was injured Tuesday after she swerved off the roadway to avoid a herd of deer in Nottawa Township. Nancy Lee Gage, 68, was driving south on Nottawa Road shortly before 7 a.m., when the incident occurred near Wasepi Road. Gage’s vehicle went into a ditch, causing damage to her 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. She was transported to Sturgis ... Read More »

Names have been released

Names of the Sturgis men arrested Friday on methamphetamine-related charges have been released. Jason Bishop, 39, and Calvin Merriam, 28, were charged following a traffic stop around 10 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Balk and Featherstone roads for defective exhaust. Troopers noticed meth-making ingredients, which they verified after being given consent to search the vehicle. Upon further investigation, troopers ... Read More »

Sheriff investigating property-damage

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a property-damage complaint filed last week in Burr Oak Township. According to a department media release, a vehicle at a business was driven by the suspects a short distance and was then intentionally damaged. The suspects are described as two white males in their mid-teens. Read More »

State police investigating destruction of property

State police were called to a Lockport Township business Saturday afternoon in response to a report of malicious destruction of property. The agency said a full-size pickup truck rammed a parked car three or four times in the parking lot at Sam’s Place, in the 60000 block of Lutz Road. The offending vehicle was last seen heading north on Lutz ... Read More »

Two charged with drug-related offenses

Two Sturgis men were charged with drug-related offenses after the vehicle they were in was stopped by state police last week in Sherman Township. According to a department media release, the vehicle was stopped around 10 p.m. Friday on Balk Road, not far from Featherstone Road, for defective exhaust. Troopers noticed meth-making ingredients, which they verified after being given consent ... Read More »

Man injured in crash

A rural Constantine man was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo early Saturday after a one-car crash in the village of Constantine. Police said Darrell Wood, age 26, was the lone passenger in a vehicle that was eastbound on Riverside Drive when he failed to negotiate a curve at Sixth Street around 1:30 a.m. His vehicle clipped a tree ... Read More »