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Police investigate Constantine break-in

Michigan State Police troopers were dispatched over the weekend to a house in Constantine Township regarding a breaking-and-entering incident. The residence is in the 64000 block of Shaffer Road, where a variety of items including power tools were taken. Troopers said the incident occurred between Wednesday and Sunday. They responded to the location at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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No cost TV recycling available

St. Joseph County residents have an opportunity to recycle televisions and computer monitors at no cost. The offer, however, is available only through September. Pat Kulikowski, secretary of the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Committee, said Advanced Technology Recycling of Grand Rapids secured a contract that allows for recycling of the items free of charge. She said the limited-time, drop-off …

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

An undisclosed amount of cocaine and more than $700 in cash was seized during a traffic stop last week in Cass County. An officer from the Ontwa Township Edwardsburg Police Department pulled over a motorist shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday for a speeding violation. Chief Tim Kozal said a 20-year-old resident of South Bend was arrested for no license and possession of cocaine. …

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First case of West Nile in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the first human case of West Nile Virus reported in the state for 2016. The person is an older adult and resides in Livingston County. The Branch-Hillsdale St. Joseph Community Health Agency is encouraging residents to take simple precautions that can help prevent mosquito bites. Precautions include practicing the three R’s: Remove standing …

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State investigates adult foster care

Operations at a Three Rivers-based adult foster-care residence are in limbo as a result of a state investigation. According to the Kalamazoo Gazette, the license of operator Shoheli Talukder could be revoked by the Michigan Department Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and the Bureau of Community and Health Systems. The agencies last week issued an order of summary suspension and notice …

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Two injured in Fabius crash

Two Illinois residents were injured in a two-vehicle accident earlier this week in Fabius Township. State police said troopers were called shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday to the intersection of Hoffman and Lucas roads. Investigators said a 21-year-old woman from Brookfield was driving north on Lucas Road when she disobeyed a stop sign. Her vehicle struck a car heading east …

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