Three people, including a Three Rivers resident, were arrested on drug-related charges following a traffic stop last week in Park Township.
According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, a pickup truck driven by a 34-year-old man from Three Rivers was stopped around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Klines Resort Road and Silver Street.
A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered methamphetamine and items associated with meth production.
The driver was charged with driving with a suspended license, providing a false name to officers, a sex-offender violation, possession of methamphetamine and multiple warrants.
A 27 year-old-male passenger from Plainwell was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and an outstanding warrant.
In addition, a 25-year-old female from Galesburg was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.
Names of the three were not included in a department media release.
An unidentified man was seriously injured Monday evening in an apparent meth lab explosion in Sturgis. Police were called to the 200 block of North Centreville Road where they found a 53-year-old man with second and third degree burns. He was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital for treatment.
A man faces trial on involuntary manslaughter and child abuse charges in a February apartment fire in Kalamazoo that killed three young children who were left home alone. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports jury selection for 19-year-old Fred Glespie is expected to begin Tuesday and last several days. The Benton Harbor man is charged in the Feb. 18 fire at Interfaith Homes that killed Jonetta Woods’s 3-year-old twins and the children’s 1-year-old sister. Authorities say the children were left to be cared for by another young child. Court documents say Glespie’s attorney seeks to show that Woods, and not his client, had a history of leaving the children alone. Glespie is Woods’ ex-boyfriend. A family court jury earlier found Woods and Glespie were neglectful on the day of the fire. (AP)
A boil-water advisory that has been in place since Friday evening for Lockport Township remains in effect until further notice.
The alert was issued by Michiana Operations Inc. after its detection system noted a drop in the township’s water system. Michiana water supervisor Jennifer Ransbottom said the system flaw created conditions that could have caused bacterial contamination in the water supply.
Ransbottom said a pump failure occurred due to an electrical malfunction, resulting in the loss of pressure. The township’s water system is being flushed and bacteria samples are being taken until water quality conforms to state standards.
A notice will be issued when the boil-water order is lifted. Ransbottom said she expects that order to come at some point Tuesday.
A utility trailer was reported stolen within the past week from a Mottville Township residence.
State police investigators said the 6-by-10-foot trailer was stolen between Nov. 21 and Tuesday from the 10000 block of Cecilia Avenue, state police said.
The trailer is black, with a wood deck and aluminum fenders.
A Three Rivers man has died nearly a week after he was involved in a two-vehicle accident in Lockport Township.
The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Dwayne Detwiler, 76, died Wednesday from injuries he suffered in the head-on collision at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 21 on M-60, near Mahnke Road.
Detwiler was driving west on M-60 when his vehicle collided with an eastbound car driven by Larry Westcomb, 21, of White Pigeon. Detwiler died at Borgess Medical Center.
Alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash. The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office, however, is reviewing the case with potential charges to be filed against Westcomb, according to sheriff’s deputies.