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Breaking and entering at Lockport business

Sheriff’s department deputies are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident at a Lockport Township business. According to a department media release, the offense occurred between Tuesday and Friday last week in the 16000 block of Lovers Lane. Access was gained through forced entry and once inside, the suspects rummaged through cabinets and desk drawers, according to authorities.

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Man injured when thrown from moped

A 42-year-old Constantine man was injured after being thrown from his moped over the weekend in Constantine Township. According to a sheriff’s department media release, the man was driving east on Stears Road around 9:30 p.m. Saturday when he attempted to turn around in the roadway and was unable to apply the brake. The moped overturned and the man was …

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Police investigate theft in Florence Township

Two vehicles, a pair of trailers and a snowmobile were stolen over the weekend from Florence Township. State police said the incidents occurred between 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday in the 65000 block of Engle Road. Two pickups, a 2006 Ford extended cab and a 2006 Ford single cab; a 1996 Classic enclosed trailer full of construction tools …

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Constantine firefighter receives award

Blake Piper was named the 2016 Constantine “Firefighter of the Year” during a ceremony in April at the Constantine Fire Department. Chief Mike Haydon presented Piper with a plaque. Haydon said Piper has done a great job, has a great perspective on what has to be done and he does it. Haydon added that he takes new employees under his …

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Two arrested on drug charges in Colon

A 55-year-old Kalamazoo man was arrested this week on drug-related offenses following a traffic stop in the village of Colon. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect’s vehicle was stopped around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday on Blackstone Avenue near State Street. Deputies found the man to be in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, and he was charged accordingly, …

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Police investigate hit and run

A hit-and-run incident over the weekend in Park Township is under investigation by state police. According to a state police media release, a vehicle was heading north on U.S. 131 before 7 a.m. Saturday when it left the roadway around M-216 and struck several small trees in a resident’s yard. Debris at the scene indicates the vehicle is a mid …

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