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Man arrested after Sturgis break-in

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested a man in connection with a breaking-and-entering incident last week at a residence in Sturgis Township. Deputies were called Thursday to the 25000 block of U.S. 12 in response to a home invasion that had been just discovered. Upon further investigation, deputies made contact with a suspect at another residence in the same …

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Suspect in custody following Hoppin lockdown

Hoppin Elementary School was in lockdown mode twice Thursday following reports of a suspicious man possibly in possession of a gun. The first lockdown took place following a call from Central Dispatch, which reported the situation to Hoppin personnel at 10:45. The school went into lockdown for nearly a half hour until the Three Rivers Police Department confirmed the situation was …

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Woman arrested in home invasion

A Sturgis woman was arrested earlier this week during a home invasion in Sherman Township. Sheriff’s deputies were called at 11 p.m. Wednesday to the 23000 block of Airline Road in response to a woman trespassing in a residence. The 52-year-old suspect was taken into custody and charged with home invasion, assaulting an officer of the law and other offenses.

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Police investigate death of Coldwater man

State police are conducting an investigation into the death of a 38-year-old Coldwater man. Authorities were notified around 12:30 a.m. Sunday that a man in Branch County’s Ovid Township was unconscious following an assault involving a 40-year-old Coldwater man. CPR was administered by troopers but their efforts were not enough to revive the victim. Toxicology tests and an autopsy are …

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Two injured in motorcycle crash

Two Marcellus residents were injured after the motorcycle they were on was involved in an accident last week in Cass County’s Newberg Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were advised at 5 p.m. Saturday that a motorcycle went off the roadway on Dutch Settlement Road near Skyhawk Drive. The driver, 37-year-old Ryan Hampton, told authorities he was heading west and …

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Two died in Cass County crash

Two people died earlier this week in an automobile accident in Cass County’s Pokagon Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said a PT Cruiser driven by 34-year-old Mishawaka resident Lee Ann Romita Sanez was heading south on M-51 Sunday when it crossed the center line and struck a northbound Chevy Impala. It was being driven by Phillip Seitenstich, 32, of Dowagiac. David …

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Mental health program for teenager in Michigan school threat

A 15-year-old student who was arrested in March after threatening violence at his school and the discovery of guns, ammunition and pipe bomb materials at his southwestern Michigan home has been ordered to participate in a mental health treatment program. The boy learned his punishment Monday after earlier pleading guilty to explosives and firearms charges. Van Buren County prosecutors say …

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Police: Michigan man lied about being shot with arrow

(Paw Paw) — A Michigan man who told police that he was shot in the neck with an arrow while searching for deer antlers has been charged with filing a false report of a felony. State police say Michael Downey actually fell on the arrow while in woods in Van Buren County in March. Investigators say he made up the …

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Police continue search for shooting suspect

Three Rivers police continue their search for a suspect behind the shooting of a 31-year-old Sturgis man last week outside Paul’s Pantry in Three Rivers. Bobby Rouseau, 21, is wanted on charges of assault with intent to murder, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and felony firearm, according to authorities. Rouseau was most recently seen near Mintdale and Engle roads …

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Break-in investigated in Flowerfield

Sheriff’s department officials are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident that took place last week in Flowerfield Township. The incident occurred between May 28 and last Wednesday at a residence in the 14000 block of Burlew Road in Flowerfield Township. The victim told authorities the suspect forced entry to the residence and stole building materials, electronic tools and equipment. Witnesses said a …

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