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Three arrested on drug charges

Three people were arrested Wednesday on drug-related charges in the village of White Pigeon. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said a tip was provided regarding suspected methamphetamine activity at a residence in the 300 block of South Elkhart Street. After securing a search warrant, deputies entered the residence and apprehended three adults whose ages were not provided in a ... Read More »

Two people in injured in car crash

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning in Mendon Township. Sheriff’s officials said a westbound vehicle driven by a 45-year-old Colon woman crossed the centerline on Silver Street, south of Michigan Avenue, and struck an oncoming vehicle driven by a 22-year-old Mendon woman. One of the women was transported by ambulance to Borgess Hospital, the other was ... Read More »

Portage man injured in single vehicle crash

A Portage man was treated for minor injuries after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday in Park Township. Sheriff’s officials said Raymond Barclay, 32, was driving east on Moorepark Road around 2:20 p.m. when his vehicle crossed the centerline, went off the roadway, struck trees and overturned in a ditch near North Fisher Lake Road. Barclay was wearing ... Read More »

McCann trial delayed

A Kalamazoo attorney defending Raymond McCann Jr. said his client’s case will probably not go to trial for two more months. McCann was arrested on charges that he lied to police during investigation of the 2007 murder of Jodi Parrack in Constantine. James Mequio, who represents McCann, said a status conference last week raised more legal issues that must be addressed ... Read More »

Cassopolis woman arraigned on arson charges

A Cassopolis woman was arraigned last week on charges related to a fire she allegedly set at the Three Rivers Walmart earlier this summer. Fawn Mott, 30, was charged with third-degree arson in connection with the June 23 fire that forced the store to close for two days. She was arraigned in St. Joseph County District Court Friday. Bond was ... Read More »

Sturgis Police warning residents of phone scam

The Sturgis Police Department wishes to alert the public that residents have been receiving phone calls from individuals posing as a representative from the Internal Revenue Service. The phone calls are scams and an attempt to obtain personal information. The suspects use the threat of jail time if they do not cooperate and provide information relating to a Social Security ... Read More »