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Bicyclist doesn’t recall crash that killed 5 fellow riders

A bicyclist who survived being hit by a pickup truck that killed five of her fellow riders in southwestern Michigan says she has no recollection of the crash scene. Sheila Jeske tells WOOD-TV she visited the crash site in Kalamazoo County’s Cooper Township after being discharged from the hospital. She says: “All I can say it was a beautiful place …

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Indiana man charged in 1977 Michigan cold case to face trial

An Indiana man charged with murder in a 1977 southwestern Michigan killing that police initially classified as a suicide has been ordered to stand trial. Police in May arrested 57-year-old Raymond Robert Richmond in South Bend, Indiana. A judge on Wednesday in Michigan ordered him to stand trial in the death of 25-year-old Robert Stasiak. Richmond, who was 18 at …

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Three arrested after heroin overdose

Three area residents were arrested in connection with the heroin overdose of a Three Rivers man. According to a media release from the Three Rivers Police Department, a 28-year-old man was found unresponsive Friday evening at a residence in the 300 block of Heather Lane. Medical personnel were called after he had quit breathing. Upon further investigation, authorities found a …

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Two arrested on drug charges

Two people from White Pigeon were arrested Tuesday on drug-related charges following a compliance check on parolees and probationers. Sheriff’s officials said investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit worked in conjunction with agents from the Michigan Department of Corrections on a routine, unannounced compliance check. The checks were being conducted on St. Joseph County residents who were …

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Sheriff’s Department to hold final boater safety classes

Here’s a reminder that the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is offering two final boater safety classes this season. The remaining dates are Saturday and June 25 at the sheriff’s department. Each class runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and includes a break for lunch. Participants must be at least 12 years old by the date of the class they …

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Motorcycle crash injures Ohio man

An Ohio man was injured after he was involved in a motorcycle accident over the weekend in Florence Township. Sheriff’s officials said David Cathcart, of Chagrin Falls, was riding his motorcycle at 5:25 p.m. on Mintdale Road, when he misjudged a curve in the roadway west of Sevison Road and drove into a field. Cathcart was treated at the scene …

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