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Theft investigated in Sturgis Township

One suspect is in custody and another remains at large after they were found stealing diesel fuel from a farm over the weekend in Sturgis Township. Deputies were on patrol during the early morning hours Sunday when they located the occupants of a red Dodge pickup stealing from fuel tanks at Black Gold Farms, located in the 69000 block of ...

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Hit-and-run crash investigation leads to other charges

Two people have been arrested in southwestern Michigan on unrelated charges after authorities located a man accused of fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run accident. Cass County Sheriff Joseph Underwood Jr. says officers executed a search warrant Friday afternoon in Newburg Township after connecting the homeowner to a truck driven in the hit-and-run accident. Officers found two stolen vehicles, marijuana ...

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Drug arrests in Cass County

Two Cass County residents are awaiting arraignment after being arrested last week in Porter Township. Members of the Cass County Drug Enforcement Team executed a search warrant Thursday evening in the 69000 block of Baldwin Prairie Road. The residents, a 55-year-old woman and 25-year-old man, both from Union, were taken into custody after police located methamphetamine and marijuana in their ...

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Crash in fog

Foggy conditions contributed to a single-vehicle accident last week in Colon Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Shree Goble, 22, of Colon, was driving on West Palmer Lake Road around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Due to heavy fog, Goble did not stop at the Burr Oak Road intersection. The vehicle went through the three-way intersection, up an embankment and ...

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Excavator boom damages US-12 overpass

M-51 near Niles in southwest lower Michigan had to be closed on Thursday morning after a crash involving a truck that was hauling an excavator machine. Michigan State Police say that the boom of the excavator was up too high to be able to clear the US-12 overpass on M-51, causing the boom to strike the bridge. It spilled diesel fuel ...

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Breaking-and-entering in Leonidas

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a breaking-and-entering incident in Leonidas Township. According to a department media release, force was used at some point in the past three weeks to gain entrance into the residence in the 32000 block M-60. The residence was unoccupied at the time of the incident. A department media release does not indicate if ...

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