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Remnants of meth labs found on Branch County roadsides

Remnants of methamphetamine labs have been found in the past two weeks on roadsides in Branch County. The Daily Reporter of Coldwater reported Monday that two certified meth disposal officers have been called on to remove 15 meth labs. Sheriff John Pollack says people should be suspicious before picking up bottles that are found, and to leave them alone if …

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County commission to hear sheriff’s department report

The sheriff’s department’s annual report tops the agenda for today’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting. Other matters appearing before the commission include an equalization report, a request from animal control for a fundraiser and four remonumentation contracts. Commissioners meet at 5 o’clock in the third-floor commissioners’ room at the county courthouse.

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Police warn of counterfeit bills

Three Rivers Police Chief Tom Bringman wishes to inform local businesses about numerous, recent reports of counterfeit bills attempting to be used for payment. Bringman in a department media release said the issue has become prevalent over the past few weeks, during which retail employees have refused what appeared to be fake $100 and $20 bills. Still, Bringman reminded that …

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Drunk driver crashes into house in Lockport

A 74-year-old Lockport Township woman was hospitalized for shortness of breath after a vehicle driven by an alleged drunken driver crashed into her house last week. State police said troopers were dispatched around 1:30 p.m. Friday to the 18000 block of South River Road regarding a vehicle that had crashed into the side of a residence. Investigators determined a 36-year-old …

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Fatal crash on the north side of Three Rivers

A Kalamazoo woman died and one man was injured in a two-vehicle fatal accident Saturday in Lockport Township. State police said Patricia Buelow, 62, was a passenger in a car being driven by 64-year-old Keith Lewis of Three Rivers. Lewis was southbound on U.S. 131 at North Main Street at 2:20 p.m. when he turned left in front of a …

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Motorcycle driver killed in crash

An Elkhart man died over the weekend after the motorcycle he was driving was struck by a pickup in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood said 22-year-old Daimon Leader was driving on M-205 in Mason Township when a pickup turned off the highway, onto Cassopolis Road and into Leader’s motorcycle. The incident occurred at 12:26 a.m. Saturday. Underwood said the pickup …

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