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Miscommunication leads to emergency response team activation

Miscommunication, coupled with a language barrier and post-Vietnam War issues, resulted in tense moments Thursday at a Mottville residence. Michigan State Police were called to a home on Thomas Street to check on the well-being of a woman. Troopers had been led to believe the woman was being held at the home against her will. She had communicated to a …

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Man charged in 2 Michigan slayings arrested in Colorado

A Los Angeles man arrested in Colorado after an Amber Alert was issued out of Michigan for his two young daughters was charged Friday in the slayings of their mother and the woman’s father. Authorities are seeking to extradite Alex Perez, 24, back to Michigan where he is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, the Berrien County prosecutor’s office …

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Girl stabs boy in neck with pencil on school bus

Authorities say a 13-year-old girl stabbed a boy in the neck with a pencil while they were on a school bus in Calhoun County. Battle Creek police responded Thursday afternoon to the stabbing, which took place after crude comments were being made toward the girl on the Battle Creek Public Schools bus. Police say the 12-year-old boy was treated for …

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Arrest made in animal cruelty case

A Park Township resident was arrested Tuesday on a charge of animal cruelty. Sheriff’s officials said animal control supervisors Greg Musser and Josh Shook were called to the 19000 block of M-60 in response to a report of a puppy being left outside. Musser and Shook discovered the six-month-old animal had frozen to death. Deputies said a veterinarian later confirmed …

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Woman seriously injured in Mottville crash

An Elkhart County woman suffered serious injuries this week after her vehicle crashed into a plow truck in Mottville Township. State police said Jessica Stouder, 21, of Middlebury, was driving on M-103 around 8:20 p.m. Monday when she lost control of her vehicle just north of the Indiana state line and it crashed into an oncoming Michigan Department of Transportation …

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Minor injuries in single vehicle crash

A Marcellus woman suffered minor injuries after she was involved in a one-vehicle crash this week. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies responded to Miller Rod, north of Dutch Settlement Road, around 11:30 a.m. Monday. Deputies reported that Tamara Heino, 31, was driving south on Miller Road when she ran off the roadway on the right side and into a row of …

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