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Charges to be sought against a Sturgis couple

Sturgis police are expected to pursue charges against a Sturgis couple – already incarcerated in LaGrange County, Ind. – following the execution of a search warrant. According to a department media release, officers followed through on the warrant Wednesday in the 700 block of Market Street. A search of the residence revealed what authorities called a makeshift chop shop located …

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Police investigate stolen RV

A fifth-wheel travel trailer was stolen last week from a residence in Mottville Township, according to state police. Investigators were called Thursday morning to the 69000 block of U.S. 131, where a 2018 Riverstone Legacy trailer was stolen sometime between 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday. The travel trailer is tan and brown in color. Troopers said suspects also …

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Pedestrian killed by train in Marcellus

A 27-year-old Marcellus man died Thursday morning after he was struck by a freight train at a crossing in the village of Marcellus. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to the crossing at the east end of town. Deputies arrived to find Logan Lamons deceased. According to witnesses, Lamons was walking on the …

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Proos presents sapling to sheriff’s department

State Sen. John Proos recently presented a catalpa tree sapling to St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite. The sheriff’s department will be working with the county to determine the best location to plant the tree. Proos said catalpas are flowering trees that grow up to 60 feet high or more and provide plenty of shade. He said it was an …

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Man injured in single car crash

A Cassopolis man was injured in a one-vehicle accident last week in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff’s department officials were called at 7:55 a.m. Friday to Kelsey Lake Street, near Griffiths Road, in response to a car that had crashed into a tree. Investigators found that a sport-utility vehicle driven by 23-year-old John Sylvia was heading west on Kelsey Lake …

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Fabius Park FD looking to purchase boat

The Fabius Park Fire Department is seeking to purchase a quick-response boat it can keep at its station on Broadway Road in Three Rivers. Currently, when a report of a water incident is issued, the first boat to the scene is the dive-rescue craft from Centreville. With its own boat, however, the fire department could have a boat on the …

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