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ATV stolen from Park business

State police investigators are looking into the theft of a John Deere all-terrain vehicle from a Park Township business. According to a department media release, the theft occurred between 6 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Monday from the 16000 block of Heimbach Road. The 2011 Gator is green and black, with yellow seats. The suspect gained access by opening a …

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Boat stolen in Constantine

A fishing boat was reported stolen earlier this week from a Constantine Township location. State police said the theft was reported at 1:20 p.m. Sunday from the 14000 block of Timm Road. The vessel is described as a 1992 Bass Tracker aluminum bass boat with a 40-horsepower Mercury outboard motor. It is 16 feet in length. Investigators said the watercraft …

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Boy injured in ATV incident

A 6-year-old Colon Township boy was airlifted to the hospital after suffering an injury on an all-terrain vehicle. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Benjamin O’Connell was driving the vehicle up a dirt hill at 11 a.m. Sunday in the 60000 block of Farrand Road in Colon Township. The ATV turned on its side as it made its way …

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Three arrested after motorcycle theft

Three people were arrested in Cass County following the theft of a motorcycle last week in Cassopolis. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 3:30 p.m. Saturday regarding the theft of the motorcycle from the 26000 block of M-60. A short time later, a deputy on patrol in the Dowagiac area located the stolen motorcycle at the Marathon gas station …

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K-9 assists with catching suspect

Three Rivers Police K-9 officer Jake was instrumental in the weekend apprehension of a man wanted on warrants. Officers were called shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of Pleasant Street in response to a report of a man allegedly holding a woman against her will. According to a department media release, the 45-year-old man started removing items …

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

Two Indiana residents were arrested on drug-related charges last week following a traffic stop in Constantine Township. State police said troopers stopped a vehicle at 2:35 p.m. Saturday on North River Road after it was seen speeding near Winding River Road. Troopers detected an odor of marijuana from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded what investigators called …

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Upton moves toward Senate run as GOP primary field grows

A two-man field of Republicans jockeying to challenge Sen. Debbie Stabenow in 2018 could soon double in size. Rep. Fred Upton, who has held southwestern Michigan’s congressional seat for 30 years, took more steps toward a Senate run at the GOP’s biennial leadership conference this weekend on Mackinac Island. While he has yet to make a final decision, numerous Republicans …

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Man arrested after fleeing deputies

An Elkhart man was arrested Wednesday after he attempted to flee from Cass County Sheriff’s Department officials. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies conducted a traffic stop on the driver of a vehicle clocked traveling 96 miles per hour on Decatur Road near Kelsey Lake Street in Penn Township shortly before 6 p.m. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot during the …

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Man injured in moped accident

A Union City man was injured after the moped he was driving went off the road after the driver attempted to avoid striking a deer in Colon Township. State police said 26-year-old Shawn Davenport was driving east on M-86 shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday when he swerved the moped off the road and into a ditch near Farrand Road. Davenport, …

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Schoolcraft man caught after eluding police

A 31-year-old Schoolcraft man was arrested and faces multiple charges after he was stopped for a speeding violation Sunday in Colon Township. According to a department media release, a trooper on patrol in the area of Colon Road and Orla Engle Road in Colon Township clocked the man traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour. After losing sight of …

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