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Two arrested on drug charges

Two Burr Oak-area residents were arrested Monday by state police on warrants for drug-related offenses. According to a department media release, John Morgan, 32, and Nickole Collins, 29, were being sought for possession of heroin and marijuana, and maintaining a drug house. Their last known address was a residence on Carpenterson Road. The location or circumstances of their arrest was …

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Sturgis chase leads to arrests

Sturgis police arrested two people following a foot chase over the weekend. Officers were called at 3:30 a.m. Saturday to the 1000 block of Cato Lane, where a 20-year-old man and 19-year-old woman were engaged in an argument. Upon arrival, police noticed the two ran from the scene. They were apprehended a short time later. The man was charged with …

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Shootings suspect said Uber app took him over

A police report says the man charged with killing six people and wounding two others in southwestern Michigan told investigators he was being controlled by an Uber app through his cellphone.  Authorities say he carried out the shootings in between driving for Uber. According to the report released Monday, Jason Dalton said “it feels like it is coming from the …

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Motorcyclist injured in crash

A motorcyclist was critically injured after a car pulled into its path last week in Cass County’s Pokagon Township. Sheriff Joe Underwood said the incident occurred at 2:10 p.m. Friday at the intersection of M-51 and Peavine Street. Investigators said 34-year-old Troy Duis was driving his motorcycle south on M-51 when a vehicle driven by Alexis Chorba, 16, of Dowagiac, …

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Constantine accepts FOP labor contract

Members of the Constantine Village Council last week accepted a three-year contract with the Michigan Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council. The contract, which becomes effective April 1, affects three full-time officers – Lt. Marc Donker, and officers Josh Wiard and Brian Fred – and three part-time officers, Holly Cerny, Jeff Schommer and Dalton Edwards. Village manager Mark Honeysett said …

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Theft in Sherman Township

State Police said a Stihl brand backpack-style leaf blower was taken Between Monday and Thursday from a residence in the 24000 block of Butternut Drive in Sherman Township.

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