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Sturgis man arrested after assault on officers

A 31-year-old Sturgis man was taken to the St. Joseph County Jail after he allegedly attacked some Sturgis Police officers Tuesday last week. Maxwell Vincent Sites faces charges of domestic assault and four counts of assaulting a police officer. He also is wanted on a failure to appear warrant. Police were called to 1301 Cato Lane about 11:30 p.m. regarding ...

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Repairs to US 131 in Park begin

A four-week job repairing concrete on U.S. 131 in Park Township continues today after getting started Friday. The Michigan Department of Transportation said the work covers a one-mile stretch of roadway from M-216 north to Michigan Avenue. Crews will also be repaving shoulders, reapplying pavement markings and performing joint sealing. Agency officials estimate the $547,000 project will wrap up on ...

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Man dies after jumping from moving car

A Cassopolis resident has died from injuries following an incident which occurred on Friday. Drake Brewer, age 21, died at Borgess Medical Center. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said Brewer was a passenger in a car which was driven by 20-year-old Abigail Smith from Niles. The car was traveling on M-51 in Pokagon Township, when the two occupants of the car ...

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Man accused of abandoning livestock to die pleads no contest

A central Michigan man accused of abandoning livestock to die has pleaded no contest in a plea deal with prosecutors. The charges against Russell Bennett were changed to attempted animal abandonment and improper burial. He’ll be sentenced in a Mount Pleasant courtroom on Sept. 18. Authorities said they found many dead animals last winter in Isabella County’s Rolland Township, including ...

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ATV stolen in Park Township

A four-wheel, all-terrain vehicle was reported stolen last week from a residence in Park Township. State police said the theft of the Kawasaki Mojave took place between 9 p.m. July 30 and 9 p.m. July 31 from a secured spot in the owner’s front yard on Thompson Lane near North Fisher Lake Road.

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Motorcycle accident leaves man injured

An Indiana man was injured on his motorcycle Tuesday following an accident on U.S. 131 at Dickinson Road in Constantine Township. Sheriff’s deputies said the 48-year-old Bristol man was driving north on U.S. 131 around 5:30 p.m. Meanwhile, a 20-year-old Sturgis man was stopped at westbound Dickinson Road and attempting to turn south onto the highway. The 20-year-old told authorities ...

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