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Lockdown at Constantine schools

Constantine schools were under a lockdown for about three hours Monday in response to a student’s threat to discharge weapons at the high school. Constantine Police Chief Mark Honeysett said the department received notice about the potential incident at 11:20 a.m. The threat was made via the social media app Snapchat The school was placed in immediate lockdown and officers …

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Investigation continues into homicide

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is continuing its investigation into last year’s homicide of a Sturgis-area man. Sheriff’s officials said the incident involves Larry Frohriep, 69, who was killed Nov. 29 at his residence on Maystead Road. Investigators are looking for fresh leads and asking the public for any information. The sheriff’s department’s phone number is 467-9045.

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Fatal crash – US-131 at M-60

An Indiana woman died in a two-vehicle accident over the weekend on the southwest side of Three Rivers. State police said Linda Howard, 69, of Granger, was driving east on M-60 at 11:15 a.m. Sunday when she failed to strop at the intersection of US-131. Her SUV was struck by a southbound semi. The truck driver told officials there was …

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Police investigate theft from ATM

Troopers from Michigan State Police are investigating the breaking and entering of the Sturgis Bank and Trust ATM in Mendon. The incident occurred at 1 a.m. Jan. 15. Investigators said the suspect gained entry into the ATM by using some type of prying instrument. The suspect then left the area in a tan-colored minivan. The suspect is described as a …

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Coldwater man arrested on criminal sexual conduct charges

A Coldwater man was arrested this week on charges related to criminal sexual conduct and manufacturing child sexually abusive material. State police investigators at 1 p.m. Wednesday executed a search warrant at a Harrison Street residence in Coldwater to investigate allegations of a criminal sexual conduct that had been alleged online via the phone application, KIK. Troopers found that a …

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Several escape vehicle in ditch

A Sturgis-area woman and her passengers escaped from the vehicle she was driving after it ended up in a water-filled ditch this week in Burr Oak Township. Sheriff’s officials said 34-year-old Michele Wall was driving east on Hackman Road at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday. Wall’s vehicle entered standing water in the roadway and she lost control of the vehicle. It went …

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Several break-ins in Mendon

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating attempted breaking-and-entering incidents in Mendon Township. Deputies were called Monday to the 22000 block of Kline’s Resort Road, where access into six trailers in winter storage had been attempted. Authorities were called to the scene in response to the owner of a trailer that had been accessed without permission.

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Multiple injuries in Cass County crash

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash earlier this week in Cass County’s Newberg Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 12:40 p.m. Monday to the intersection of M-60 and M-40. Investigators said a car driven by 96-year-old Woody James of Three Rivers was eastbound on M-60 when it failed to stop at the M-40 intersection. His …

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Man injured in Cass County accident

A Decatur man was injured in a one-vehicle accident over the weekend in Cass County’s Pokagon Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 7:30 a.m. Sunday to M-51, near Pokagon Street. Investigators said 44-year-old Chad Strehlke was driving north on M-51 and attempted to pass another vehicle. Strehlke, however, lost control of his vehicle and it exited …

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Fugitive arrest in Three Rivers

Three Rivers police officers last week apprehended a fugitive wanted from the Detroit area. According to a department media release, the Romulus Police Department contacted Three Rivers authorities regarding a 23-year-old man wanted on a number of felonies from Wayne County. Romulus officials indicated they had reason to believe the suspect was in Three Rivers. A search warrant was executed …

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