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Cass County crash injures one

Cass County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a single-vehicle accident last week in Howard Township. According to Sheriff Richard Behnke, deputies were called at 1:30 a.m. Thursday to a location on Anderson Road, just south of Allen Road. Deputies found the driver unconscious but still breathing. Investigators said it appears the driver was traveling north on Anderson Road and lost …

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Police identify accident victims

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department officials have identified the two people involved in a fatal accident Sunday at the Branch-St. Joseph county line. Thirty-eight-year-old Shawn Shook of Sherwood was driving west on Wattles Road Sunday afternoon when he lost control of his vehicle near Stowell Road. The vehicle went off the roadway and struck 53-year-old Jody Clipfell of Sherwood Township …

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Dog injures 3 people

Three people – including two children – were treated for injuries they sustained after being attacked by a dog in Cass County over the weekend. Deputies were called at 5:41 p.m. Sunday to the 63000 block of Crooked Creek Road, where 44-year-old Jennifer Hansford of Cassopolis was injured after protecting a 7-year-old child and 2-year-old child from the dog. Hansford …

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Assault, drug charges in Mottville incident

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department was called Monday to an address in Mottville Township regarding an aggravated-assault incident. According to deputies, the situation unfolded around 6 a.m. in the 9000 block of Barker Road. Upon arrival, deputies arrested two subjects on charges related to narcotics as well as aggravated assault. Additional charges are being sought, according to a department …

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Two injured in motorcycle crash

Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies responded to a personal-injury motorcycle crash over the weekend in Jefferson Township. Deputies responded shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday to the intersection of Robinson Road, near Mt. Zion Road. An investigation showed that a motorcycle operated by Brian Klink, 45, of Cassopolis, was heading north on Robinson Road when he lost control. Klink …

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Two die in rural Colon crash

Following an incident in Branch County Sunday afternoon, a 38 year old male from Colon was traveling at a high rate of speed in the 33000 block of Wattles Road, when he lost control of his vehicle and ran off the road and struck a 53 year old female who was mowing her lawn. After striking the female, the vehicle …

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Traffic stop leads to arrest

Three Rivers police last week arrested a woman on felony drug charges following a traffic stop on South Hooker Avenue. According to a department media release, the woman’s vehicle was stopped for an equipment violation in the early morning hours Friday near Buck Street after it was observed driving through neighborhoods with no clear direction or purpose, authorities said. The …

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Vacant home damaged in fire

Investigators from Michigan State Police were at the scene of a house fire early Friday in White Pigeon Township. Authorities said the fire, at 20250 Fawn River Road, was reported by a passerby just before 2 a.m. No injuries were reported. Officials said the home had been vacant for several years, with no utilities connected. Under those circumstances, investigators termed …

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Man injured in crash

A Vandalia man suffered minor injuries after his vehicle struck a deer then went off the roadway in Cass County. Sheriff Richard Behnke said 21-year-old Devin Todd was driving east on Calvin Hill Road near Kensington Road shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday. Todd’s vehicle struck a deer then several trees after leaving the road. Todd, who was the only occupant …

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Man arrested on drug, alcohol charges

Three Rivers Police last week were involved in the apprehension of an Indiana man on drug- and alcohol-related charges. Officers fielded a call around 7:30 p.m. Thursday regarding a potentially intoxicated motorist driving south on U.S. 131 near Hoffman Road. A deputy with the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department spotted the vehicle in the Admiral gas station parking lot. Upon …

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