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Man injured in single vehicle crash

Speed and alcohol were likely factors in a single-vehicle accident last weekend in Branch County’s Batavia Township. State police were called around midnight Saturday to Ember Road, near Wheeler Road, in response to a car that had crashed into a tree. The car was being driven east on Ember Road by a 23-year-old Bronson man. Investigators said he lost control …

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Cash stolen from church

An unknown amount of cash was stolen from a church last week in Branch County’s Coldwater Township. State police were called at 5 a.m. Friday to the 200 block of Lockwood Road in response to a breaking-and-entering incident. The theft occurred between 6 p.m. Feb. 26 and 5 a.m. Feb. 27.

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Two still hospitalized after deadly carbon monoxide poisoning

Authorities say two people remain hospitalized following an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning that killed an 11-year-old girl at a southern Michigan building that was serving as a makeshift home. The Calhoun County sheriff’s department says the victims were found Thursday night in Springfield and a generator powering a kerosene heater caused carbon monoxide to accumulate inside the structure. The department …

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Commission considers funding options for park improvements

An option to self-fund improvements at three county parks received favorable response by the county commission’s executive committee last week. As a result, a proposed $1.4 million plan incorporating Covered Bridge Farm and Plumb Lake parks, and Cade Lake Park and Campground, will not be financed through the sale of bonds as previously considered. The question arose after parks and …

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Man on probation arrested

A Three Rivers man on probation was arrested last week after stealing a car. Three Rivers police were called Tuesday morning to River Trail Apartments in response to a vehicle stolen as it was unattended and left running. It was recovered later in the evening on the shoulder of U.S. 131 in Allegan County. The 18-year-old suspect was found near …

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Several larcenies reported

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department handled three separate larceny incidents in the southwest quadrant of the county last week. Deputies were notified Thursday that a golf cart was stolen from a garage in the 11000 block of Riverside Drive in Mottville Township. Central dispatch fielded a call from a resident in the 69000 block of Kalamazoo Street in White …

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