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Arrests made with help from Sturgis K-9

Sturgis police officers in the past week have benefitted twice from the department’s K-9 officer, Tuckey. According to a department media release, Tuckey was brought to a traffic stop at 7 p.m. July 19 at St. Joseph and Clay streets. Officers were suspicious of two male suspects and Tuckey’s search alerted officers to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. …

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Kalamazoo police officers help mom, baby stranded in heat

Two Kalamazoo Public Safety officers have helped a motorist and her 2-month-old baby successfully get back on the road after being stranded in the heat. Carmen Higbee tells MLive that she was driving home from a local farmers market Saturday when she pulled into a gas station to fill up her near-empty tank. But the gas station was out of …

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Drug arrests near Marcellus

Two people were arrested last week after the Cass County Drug Enforcement Team found one-pot methamphetamine labs at a residence in Marcellus Township. Cass County deputies said a search warrant was executed Wednesday in the 10000 block of Wolfe Street, where deputies received a tip about the manufacture of methamphetamine on the premises. In addition to discovering five one-pot methamphetamine …

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Items stolen from rural home

A breaking-and-entering incident last week in Flowerfield Township is being investigated by Michigan State Police. According to a department media release, troopers were called Wednesday to the 53000 block of Bent Road, where forced entry was used to gain access to a residence between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The resident, who arrived on the scene around 3:30 p.m., notified …

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Elderly man seriously injured in lake incident

An 84-year-old Indiana man is in critical condition after he fell into a Cass County Lake last week. Sheriff’s officials said Paul Schafer, of Bremen, Ind., was in a floating lawn chair shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday on the west side of Diamond Lake. Dispatchers in Cassopolis were asked for assistance in the 61000 block of Lake Street after witnesses …

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Authorities: Inmate wrote letter before fatal escape attempt

Authorities say an inmate who killed two bailiffs during a July 11 escape attempt from a southwestern Michigan courthouse wrote a letter to his ex-wife explaining that he was “going on the run” or would “die trying.” Details of the letter by 44-year-old Larry Darnell Gordon, as well as video and audio from courthouse cameras were revealed Friday during a …

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