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Fallen limb causes crash

Heavy winds last weekend led to a one-vehicle crash that injured a White Pigeon woman. State police officials said the woman was traveling around 4:45 p.m. Saturday eastbound in the 10000 block of Barker Road when a limb fell across the road. The driver, whose name and age were not available, was unable to stop and her vehicle struck the …

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Dog killed after attacking police officer

A dog had to be shot to death Friday after it attacked a mail carrier and police officer in Sturgis. According to a Sturgis Police Department media release, officers were called around 4 p.m. to a residence in the 400 block of South Jefferson Street following a report of a dog attacking a mail carrier. Sturgis officers and the dog’s …

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White Pigeon crash sends woman to hospital

A 38-year-old New York woman suffered serious injuries in a crash earlier this week in White Pigeon Township. The incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. State police said the woman was driving east on U. S. 12 near Oakwood Drive when her vehicle veered off the road and struck a tree. She had to be extricated from the vehicle and …

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Cass man arrested for fleeing a fatal accident

A Cass County man faces up to 15 years in prison after he was taken into custody for fleeing the scene of a fatal accident. Edwardsburg Police Chief Tim Kozal said Brett Gilpin, 25, whose prior community of residence included Edwardsburg, was arrested Thursday by the Michigan State Police Fugitive Team. He was taken to the Cass County Jail on …

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Motorcyclist injured in crash

A motorcyclist was critically injured after a car pulled into its path last week in Cass County’s Pokagon Township. Sheriff Joe Underwood said the incident occurred at 2:10 p.m. Friday at the intersection of M-51 and Peavine Street. Investigators said 34-year-old Troy Duis was driving his motorcycle south on M-51 when a vehicle driven by Alexis Chorba, 16, of Dowagiac, …

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Man jailed after Walmart stabbing

A Kendallville man accused of stabbing a Walmart employee last week in Sturgis remains in the St. Joseph County Jail. Randy Alan Decker, 48, is charged with one count of attempted murder, one count of armed robbery and two counts of resisting/obstructing a police officer. His bond was set at $1 million. The incident occurred just before 1 p.m. Friday. …

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