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Man injured in single vehicle crash

Speed and alcohol were likely factors in a single-vehicle accident last weekend in Branch County’s Batavia Township. State police were called around midnight Saturday to Ember Road, near Wheeler Road, in response to a car that had crashed into a tree. The car was being driven east on Ember Road by a 23-year-old Bronson man. Investigators said he lost control …

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Cash stolen from church

An unknown amount of cash was stolen from a church last week in Branch County’s Coldwater Township. State police were called at 5 a.m. Friday to the 200 block of Lockwood Road in response to a breaking-and-entering incident. The theft occurred between 6 p.m. Feb. 26 and 5 a.m. Feb. 27.

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Two still hospitalized after deadly carbon monoxide poisoning

Authorities say two people remain hospitalized following an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning that killed an 11-year-old girl at a southern Michigan building that was serving as a makeshift home. The Calhoun County sheriff’s department says the victims were found Thursday night in Springfield and a generator powering a kerosene heater caused carbon monoxide to accumulate inside the structure. The department …

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Man on probation arrested

A Three Rivers man on probation was arrested last week after stealing a car. Three Rivers police were called Tuesday morning to River Trail Apartments in response to a vehicle stolen as it was unattended and left running. It was recovered later in the evening on the shoulder of U.S. 131 in Allegan County. The 18-year-old suspect was found near …

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Several larcenies reported

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department handled three separate larceny incidents in the southwest quadrant of the county last week. Deputies were notified Thursday that a golf cart was stolen from a garage in the 11000 block of Riverside Drive in Mottville Township. Central dispatch fielded a call from a resident in the 69000 block of Kalamazoo Street in White …

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Wrong-way driver near Kalamazoo – Three dead

Three people were killed and two others critically hurt after a motorist driving the wrong way on US-131 slammed head-on into another vehicle. The crash occurred about 5 p.m. on US-131 at the Stadium Drive interchange on the west side of Kalamazoo, and involved a car and a pickup truck. Investigators were not immediately sure which vehicle was driving in …

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Apparent carbon monoxide poisoning leaves 1 dead, 2 critical

An 11-year-old girl has died and her mother and the woman’s boyfriend are in critical condition due to apparent carbon monoxide poisoning inside a southern Michigan building that was serving as a makeshift home. The Calhoun County sheriff’s department says the victims were found Thursday night in Springfield and that a generator powering a heater caused carbon monoxide to accumulate …

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High school basketball players charged in sex assault case

Five high school varsity basketball players in southwestern Michigan have been charged in connection with reported sexual assaults involving an underage female schoolmate. The boys — ages 18 and 17 — attend South Haven High School and are charged as adults. They were arraigned Tuesday on third-degree criminal sexual conduct and released on bond. A probable cause conference is scheduled …

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Police investigate fraud incident

State police are investigating a recent fraud incident at the Speedway gas station at the corner of U.S. 131 and U.S. 12 in Mottville Township. Troopers were informed an older man using the name Steven Hill had falsely returned more than $100 worth of items to the business. The suspect told the cashier he had already spoken to a manager …

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Vehicle stolen in Mendon

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of a vehicle earlier this week in Mendon Township. Deputies were called shortly after 8 a.m. Monday to the 26000 block of M-60 in regards to the theft of a black, 1995 Ford F-150 pickup. Its license plate identification is DLA4333.

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