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Lockport Township accident sends woman to hospital

A Three Rivers woman lost control of her vehicle on a freshly-graveled road and drove off the roadway last week in Lockport Township. Shelly Lehman, 47, told authorities she was driving east on South River Road and a fresh layer of pea gravel on the road surface caused her vehicle to swerve. Her vehicle left the roadway, went into a ...

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Two remain jailed

Two Sturgis residents remain in the St. Joseph County jail after their arrest last week. Christin Lynn Garza, 32, is charged with two counts of extortion and was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear. Her bond was set at $50,000. Joseph Wayne Wallace, 45, is charged with two counts of extortion, felonious assault, robbery and retail fraud. His ...

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Local man allegedly threatened to shoot people

State police arrested a 28-year-old Constantine man early Sunday on charges that include a weapons-related offense. Troopers were called at 1:20 a.m. to the 11000 block of Millers Mill Road in response to an intoxicated subject threatening to shoot people. The incident started after the suspect had a dispute with his neighbor, authorities said. The suspect retrieved a loaded shotgun ...

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Three Rivers resident dies in pedestrian accident

A pedestrian was killed last week after she was struck by a semi truck in Park Township. State police said Alyona Springer, 20, of Three Rivers, died at the scene of the incident. Authorities responded at 12:30 a.m. Friday to a location along U.S. 131 near Heimbach Road. The semi was traveling northbound on U.S. 131.

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Man dies following crash

A Kalamazoo man involved in a three-vehicle crash last week in Mendon Township has died. A vehicle driven by Winton Bernier, 79, was in a collision on Prairie Corners Road at Nottawa Road. Authorities said Bernier was driving east on Prairie Corners and failed to stop at the Nottawa Road intersection. A southbound truck on Nottawa Road, which has the ...

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Arrested in connection with robbery

Three Sturgis men and an Indiana woman are in the Cass County jail, each facing charges in connection with a New Year’s Day armed robbery in Marcellus. Arrested were Bradley Dewayne Shears, 19; Michael Zach Strong, 20; and James Robert Jones II, 17, all from Sturgis; and Kayla Sue Cockburn, 20, of Middlebury. They were charged with conspiracy to commit ...

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