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Drug arrests in Sturgis

Seven people were arrested this week on drug-related charges following the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Sturgis. Sheriff’s department officials said members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit arrived at a residence in the 500 block of North Clay Street around 6:30 p.m. Monday. Upon executing a search warrant, SCAN members found a large …

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Hit-and-run crash in Centreville

A fire hydrant in the village of Centreville was damaged by a vehicle driven by a hit-and-run driver this week. Sheriff’s officials said the incident occurred around 8 p.m. Sunday on East Market Street, near the intersection of Clinton Street. Investigators said it appears the vehicle was heading west on Market when it left the roadway and collided with the …

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Suspects sought by police

Two men are being sought by state police after, under false pretenses, entering the home of an elderly Sturgis woman, and stealing jewelry and money. The incident occurred between 3:15 and 4 p.m. Saturday in the 69000 block of South Nottawa Road. Investigators said a white male advised the resident he was there to inspect electrical wiring in the basement. …

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Fatal crash in Cass County

Authorities say a 30-year-old woman has died after crashing a car while being chased by a sheriff’s deputy in southwestern Michigan. State police say a Cass County sheriff’s deputy was on routine patrol Saturday night when Amanda Fay Bowers was spotted stopped in the roadway with her car’s lights off. Police say she drove around the deputy’s car and fled. …

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Man arrested on drug charges

A Three Rivers man was arrested last week on drug-related charges following a traffic stop in Three Rivers. Police said a vehicle was stopped early Friday at Broadway Street and U.S. 131 for an improper-lighting violation. K9 Django was brought to the scene and reacted to the presence of narcotics. Officer found evidence of drug use inside the vehicle. The …

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Semi-truck kills man on freeway in Kalamazoo County, doesn’t stop

Authorities say a semi-truck didn’t stop after fatally striking a man who was putting gasoline into a van along I-94 in southwestern Michigan. The Kalamazoo County sheriff’s department says the 49-year-old Battle Creek man was dragged about 100 yards about 2:40 a.m. Friday along the eastbound lanes. The truck also hit the side of the stopped van before failing to …

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Man injured in car crash

Alcohol appears to be a factor in a single-vehicle accident involving a Coldwater man Tuesday in Branch County. State police said John Bertich, 34, was driving south shortly after 8 p.m. on Batavia Road near the intersection of Central Road in Batavia Township. Police said Bertich failed to stop at the intersection and his vehicle crashed into a tree on …

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Police investigate theft in Burr Oak

Investigators with Michigan State Police were called in response to a breaking-and-entering incident earlier this week in Burr Oak Township. The episode occurred between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday at a residence in the 30000 block of Lafayette Road. The victim told authorities jewelry and other personal items were stolen. A department media release did not indicate how access …

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Items stolen in Fabius

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department deputies are investigating a breaking-and-entering situation in Fabius Township. Deputies were called shortly after 8 p.m. Monday to the 61000 block of Youngman Road. It was determined a number of electronic items were stolen from the premises. No additional information related to the incident was available.

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Three Rivers police last weekend arrested an Indiana man on a drug-related charge. According to a department media release, a vehicle was stopped Sunday near the intersection of South Constantine and Millard streets for a traffic violation. The officer who initiated the stop noticed suspicious behavior by one of the three occupants inside the vehicle. Upon further investigation, a 30-year-old …

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