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Four wheeler stolen in Mottville

State police are investigating the theft of a four-wheeler earlier this week from a location in Mottville Township. Troopers were called at 4 p.m. Sunday to the 69000 block of Blue School Road in response to the breaking-and-entering of a barn. Upon arrival, troopers were told the incident occurred between Feb. 18 and Sunday morning. The victim told authorities the …

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Two killed in Cass County crash

Two people, including a 4-year-old boy, died in a single-vehicle accident Sunday morning in Cass County’s Silver Creek Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly after 3 a.m. to School Street, near Tice Avenue, where a car driven by 21-year-old Jordan White of Dowagiac left the roadway and struck several trees. Investigators said it appears White was driving …

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Vehicle theft reported in Fabius

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft of a vehicle last week in Fabius Township. According to a department media release, deputies were called shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday to Mick’s Heating and Air, where a 1999 Ford F150 was reported stolen. The vehicle was gold in color, had red mirrors and a chrome tool box in back. …

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Man arrested after trying to steal car

A Sturgis man was arrested earlier this week after he attempted to steal a car from a residence in Fawn River Township. State police said the incident took place at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 29000 block of U.S. 12, where the 30-year-old suspect approached a homeowner and asked to borrow a screwdriver. Authorities said the man told the homeowner …

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Man arrested during traffic stop

A Constantine man was charged with violating terms of concealed-carry laws last weekend. Three Rivers Police stopped a pickup around 3 a.m. Sunday on Constantine Street at Wolf Street after the vehicle was observed being driven in an erratic manner. It was determined the 39-year-old driver was intoxicated and in possession of a loaded pistol. He was charged with operating …

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Two motorists stop, rescue Michigan trooper during attack

Michigan State Police are praising two motorists for stopping to help a trooper who was being attacked along a roadway. State Police Lt. Melinda Logan says the motorists rescued Trooper Garry Guild from two men who were attacking him Monday along U.S. 31 in southern Berrien County near the Indiana border. Logan says Guild was then able to gain control …

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Police impound vehicle after traffic stop

A vehicle was impounded by Three Rivers Police last week after a department K9 reacted positively to the presence of drugs. The vehicle was stopped following a traffic violation around 10 p.m. Friday at Michigan Avenue and U.S. 131 after it was seen driving through neighborhoods and avoiding police and major routes. Police said the 53-year-old driver acted in a …

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Stolen truck recovered in Fabius Township

A pickup stolen out of Indiana over the weekend was recovered Sunday in St. Joseph County. State police said the 2011 Ford F-250 King Ranch edition was reported stolen around 12:30 a.m. Sunday from the Bristol area. Later in the morning, troopers were alerted to the vehicle submerged in Corey Lake at the public access site in Fabius Township. The …

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

A 22-year-old Three Rivers man was arrested on a drug-related charge over the weekend. Three Rivers Police said the vehicle was stopped at 8 p.m. Saturday for an equipment violation at Constantine and Lafayette streets. Officers were suspicious of drug activity and the driver denied officers’ request to search the vehicle. Department K9 Django was called to the scene and …

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Motorhomes destroyed by fire

A storage garage and motorhomes were destroyed by fire late last week at a facility in Schoolcraft Township. According to Tracy McMillan, chief of the South Kalamazoo County Fire Authority, the department was called at 10 p.m. Thursday to the 15000 block of U.S. 131, where a fire was reported at Cloverleaf RV & Storage Acres. McMillan said heavy smoke …

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