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Two dead following crash

Two Indiana women died following a two-vehicle crash last week in Branch County, just east of Leonidas Township. State police said a car driven by 19-year-old Alexis Schroeder of Valparaiso, was heading south on M-66 at 5:45 p.m. Friday when it failed to stop at the intersection of M-60, just south of the village of Athens. Her car was struck by a westbound …

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Motorcycle and tools stolen in Leonidas

A motorcycle and various tools were stolen from a Leonidas Township residence within the past three weeks. State police said the 1984 Harley Davidson motorcycle and other items were taken between Sept. 16 and the 23rd. The location of the theft was not included in a department media release.

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Constantine man arrested on drug charges

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said a 52-year-old Constantine man will be charged with drug-related offenses after sheriff’s officials discovered a full-scale marijuana-growing operation. Deputies were called late Sunday night to the 62000 block of Shaffer Road to speak to a subject about a felonious-assault incident. Deputies found a large growth of marijuana plants inside and outside the residence. …

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Two arrested after suspicious credit card activity

Two Detroit residents were arrested last week after allegedly trying to use unauthorized credit cards to purchase cigarettes in Three Rivers. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, authorities were called Wednesday to the Shell gas station on North Main Street in response to a report of suspicious activity involving a credit card. Upon arrival, officers questioned what turned …

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Several items stolen from vehicle

A variety of items were stolen from a car during a larceny-from-a-motor-vehicle incident last week in Lockport Township. Troopers were called Sept. 25 to the 58000 block of Ash Road, where the window of a Ford Explorer was broken. The incident occurred between 1 and 7:30 a.m. Investigators said two cross bows, tools and an in-car portable TV with DVD …

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Cass County K-9 helps apprehend suspect

A suspect in an alleged domestic-violence incident in Cass County this week was apprehended thanks to the effort of a K-9 unit. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies responded at 7:41 a.m. Monday to a residence in the 66000 block of Elbow Lake Street in Porter Township. When deputies arrived at the scene, they were advised that the suspect, a 31-year-old …

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Sturgis man charged with murder

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough announced Monday a charge of open murder is being filed against a Sturgis man who allegedly stabbed to death another Sturgis man over the weekend. Jonathan Fleming, 37, allegedly stabbed 39-year-old Christopher Calhoun Sunday morning at Fleming’s Jacob Street residence. Sturgis police were called to 208 Jacob St. just before 9 a.m. Sunday in …

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Mendon man stabbed in assault

A 25-year-old Mendon man was the victim of a felonious assault this week in Burr Oak Township. Sheriff’s investigators said the man received a ride from an unknown suspect at 1:45 a.m. Monday in the 29000 block of Kelly Road. While inside the vehicle, the Mendon man was stabbed by the driver, who was described as being bearded and in …

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Police investigate breaking-and-entering

State police are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident that took place earlier this month in Fawn River Township. According to a department media release, a residence in the 69000 block of Carls Road was broken into between 6 and 10 p.m. Sept. 17. A semi-automatic rifle was stolen during the break-in. Details about how access was gained into the residence were …

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Children subject of Amber Alert found dead, mother arrested

Two Indiana children who were the subject of an Amber Alert have been found dead and their mother has been arrested on murder charges. Elkhart, Indiana, police say they believe the two children found dead on Monday afternoon were seven-year-old Liliana Hernandez and six-year-old Rene Pasztor. They had been the subject of an Amber Alert earlier in the day warning …

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