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Fishing license check leads to arrest on drug charges

A routine check for a fishing license led to the arrest last week of a Vicksburg man charged with drug-related offenses. State police said Bruce Lovell, 52, Vicksburg, was fishing the St. Joseph River around 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Sturgis Dam in Lockport Township, when he was asked by a conservation officer for proof of a fishing license. Lovell …

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Man arrested after crash and foot chase

A 24-year-old man from Three Rivers was arrested over the weekend following a two-vehicle accident in Mottville Township. State police said they were dispatched at 12:40 a.m. Saturday to Vistula Road near U.S. 12, where a 57-year-old White Pigeon man suffered minor injuries. The other driver fled the scene and abandoned his car. He was found walking along the road …

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Preliminary exam scheduled for Furlong

Felony charges against a 65-year-old man charged with criminal restraint of a White Pigeon girl was set for preliminary examination last week in St. Joseph County District Court. A judge will hear preliminary testimony Oct. 6 to determine if there is enough evidence to bind the case to circuit court for trial for Daniel Furlong on allegations that he attempted …

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Constantine water/sewer ordinance reviewed

Members of the Constantine Village Council last week reviewed an ordinance amendment to not allow anyone other than the property owner to open a water/sewer account. The amendment includes a provision to allow tenants in rental property who already have an account to keep it, as long as they remain customers in good standing. The ordinance also clarifies whether unpaid …

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Stugis proposes softball complex

Sturgis city commissioners have approved a resolution asking St. Joseph County for $1.6 million toward the construction of a proposed softball-recreation complex. The action last week by Sturgis officials comes on the heels of the county commission earlier this month approving $2.1 million to supporters of a new recreation complex in the Three Rivers area. The Sturgis proposal includes an …

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Inmate apprehended after walking away from work detail

Cass County Sheriff Joe M. Underwood said an inmate who walked away from a work detail Saturday evening at the Cass County Jail, has been apprehended in the city of Three Rivers. Jason Matthew Graham, 20, was taken into custody without incident in the vicinity of Third Street and Broadway Sunday evening. Underwood said Graham is considered a low-risk inmate …

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