A 45-year-old Colon Township woman faces a number of drug-related charges after she was arrested this week by members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit.
Sheriff’s deputies said SCAN unit members executed a search warrant Wednesday at a residence in the 60000 block of South Farrand Road in response to suspected manufacture and/or use of methamphetamine.
The suspect faces charges of possession of meth and meth precursors, use of meth and maintaining a drug house.
A Sturgis man was charged with arson after he was involved in a dispute with his mother Monday night.
Sturgis police said they responded to the Fawn River Apartments in response to a man attempting to gain access into an apartment unit. The caller told police the man was looking for his mother.
According to police, the man and his mother were in a dispute earlier in the day and the mother left the residence out of fear for her safety. When the mother did not answer the door, the man allegedly set birdhouse decorations on fire outside her entryway.
He was arrested without incident a short time later.
Sturgis police were called at noon Tuesday to Oaklawn Park in response to a report of a man in possession of a firearm inside a parked vehicle.
The first team of officers to arrive to the city-owned park found that the 28-year-old man had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
St. Joseph County Sheriff Brad Balk offered a round of thanks to residents, road commission employees, E-911 Central Dispatch workers and county employees for their part in the pair of January snowstorms.
Addressing the county’s board of commissioners Tuesday, Balk said cooperation from residents who abided by the snow emergency request to stay off the roads allowed road commission workers to tackle snow drifts on primary and secondary roads in an efficient manner.
Snow emergencies, declared by the county board, were in effect Jan. 6-7, and 27-28.
Balk also acknowledged the road commission, whose members made sure emergency vehicles had a way to get to their destinations during the storms.
In addition, Balk said the E-911 Central Dispatch team fielded hundreds of phone calls during the snow emergencies and he said its employees did an outstanding job.
A 33-year-old Constantine man suffered injuries as the result of a firearm malfunction last week.
The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s office said the man was shooting target practice at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the 53000 block of Olney Road in Leonidas Township. A malfunction resulted in injury to his right hand and a wound to his chest.
He was treated at Borgess Hospital, where he underwent surgery to remove metal fragments from his chest area.
A drill, hammer and socket set, and other tools were stolen from a shed in Fabius Township over the weekend.
The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the incident occurred in the 12000 block of Dutch Settlement Road. The victim said the incident took place between 9 p.m. Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday.