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Traffic stop leads to arrest

A traffic stop last week in Three Rivers netted the arrest of a man wanted on a warrant and for drug-related offenses. Three Rivers police stopped the vehicle Friday for an equipment violation near the intersection of Broadway and Third streets. Officers became suspicious of a passenger who was not cooperating. He was later found to be wanted on a …

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Man arrested after fleeing probation center

A resident of the Twin County Community Probation Center was apprehended after he apparently left the probation center’s program unlawfully. Three Rivers police said the 35-year-old man was tracked Saturday to a residence at the Meadow Lane Trailer Park after probation center officials alerted police the man was out of place. Officers were allowed through the front door of the …

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Search warrant leads to arrest

A 30-year-old Three Rivers man was taken into police custody last week following the execution of a search warrant in Flowerfield Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department carried out the warrant Wednesday at a residence in the 53000 block of Pulver Road. The county’s Special Response Team was in charge of the operation. No additional information about the incident …

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Snowmobile safety class planned

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department is hosting a one-day snowmobile safety class later this month. Sheriff Richard Behnke said the event takes place 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 28 at the Cass County 911 Center, 130 N. Broadway St., in Cassopolis. Michigan law requires anyone between the ages of 12 and 17 to possess a valid snowmobile safety certificate to …

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Teen dies when tree falls on vehicle

A Lansing teenager died Wednesday in Cass County after a tree fell on the vehicle in which he was a passenger. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 6:35 a.m. to M-40 near Harvey Street in Newberg Township. Investigators were told a pickup driven by 52-year-old Michael Rinehart of Lansing was northbound on M-40 when a tree fell on …

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Indiana man arrested after fleeing police

An Indiana man was arrested on charges that include fleeing and eluding following a two-state pursuit that concluded early Wednesday in Cass County. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were advised around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday that a suspect was being pursued stemming from an incident in Elkhart. The chase continued into Cass County, where deputies spotted the vehicle near Calvin Center …

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