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Man arrested after fleeing police

A 24-year-old Constantine man was arrested after he led police on a pursuit last weekend. State police attempted to stop a car at 6:40 p.m. Saturday on Featherstone Road, near Constantine Road. The driver of the suspect vehicle, however, fled at a high rate of speed. The driver eventually pulled into a private driveway and fled on foot. The trooper …

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Constantine hires new member

Jason Therrien has been hired as the newest member of the Constantine Police Department. Therrien, who was hired Feb. 11, joins the force as a lieutenant. Village Manager Mark Honeysett said Therrien was recommended by officers who work for the Constantine Police Department and the Three Rivers Police Department. Honeysett said Therrien was described as extremely knowledgeable and possessing a …

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Two arrested after high speed chase

Two Indiana men are in the Elkhart County Jail awaiting extradition to Michigan after leading Michigan State Police on a high-speed chase last weekend. The pair, a 21-year-old from Topeka and a 20-year-old from Goshen, was arrested by Indiana authorities after crashing a stolen car. About 7 p.m. Sunday, a state police trooper attempted to stop the northbound vehicle on …

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Colon crash causes minor injuries

A 38-year-old Calhoun County man was treated for minor injuries after he was involved in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend in Colon Township. Sheriff’s officials said Lawrence Riggio III, of Athens, was driving east on M-86 when he swerved his vehicle to avoid striking an animal in the path of his travel near Farrand Road. The vehicle proceeded about …

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4 wheeler stolen in Fabius Township

A Yamaha four-wheeler was stolen last week from a residence in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s investigators said the incident occurred between 10 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday behind a residence in the 14000 block of Drummond Road. Deputies said the suspects had removed a black, 2002 Yamaha 347-CC quad from the property. The vehicle was being restored and not operable in …

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Pedestrian injured in White Pigeon crash

A White Pigeon man was injured Tuesday morning in a car/pedestrian accident. County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the intersection of US-131 and US-12 shortly before 6am. The pedestrian was identified as 51-year-old Lonnie Bingaman. The car, driven by Matthew Thomas, 27, of White Pigeon, was westbound on US-12. The incident remains under investigation.

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One injured in Mendon crash

Alcohol is considered a factor in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend in Mendon Township. State police said 23-year-old Tylre Gaiser of Vicksburg was driving north on Silver Street at 1:50 a.m. Saturday when he failed to stop at Michigan Avenue. His vehicle crashed into a retaining wall and boulder at the north end of the three-way intersection, according to …

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Three Rivers man charged with sex crimes

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough has charged an 18-year-old Three Rivers man with 21 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. According to an affidavit from the prosecutor’s office, Alec Piper allegedly had an ongoing sexual relationship with a female child in his homes in Lockport and Fabius townships. The victim told St. Joseph County Sheriff deputies that initially Piper …

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Two arrested after traffic stop

A Three Rivers man was one of two people arrested last weekend on drug-related charges following a traffic stop in Constantine Township. State police stopped a vehicle at 11:20 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 131 at Drummond Road after it was observed traveling 73 miles per hour. An authorized search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of several bags of …

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Authorities identify 2 fishermen dead after boat capsizes

Authorities have identified two fishermen who died after the boat they were riding in capsized in a lake in southwestern Michigan. Michigan State Police say a 45-year-old man Douglas Charles McIntyre of Decatur and 64-year-old Robert E. Novick of Evergreen Park, Illinois, were found in Keeler Lake on Saturday evening and were pronounced dead at separate hospitals. Rescue crews were …

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