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Boat stolen in Constantine

A fishing boat was reported stolen earlier this week from a Constantine Township location. State police said the theft was reported at 1:20 p.m. Sunday from the 14000 block of Timm Road. The vessel is described as a 1992 Bass Tracker aluminum bass boat with a 40-horsepower Mercury outboard motor. It is 16 feet in length. Investigators said the watercraft …

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Boy injured in ATV incident

A 6-year-old Colon Township boy was airlifted to the hospital after suffering an injury on an all-terrain vehicle. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Benjamin O’Connell was driving the vehicle up a dirt hill at 11 a.m. Sunday in the 60000 block of Farrand Road in Colon Township. The ATV turned on its side as it made its way …

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Miller supports plan to cut auto insurance rates

State Rep. Aaron Miller has joined a bipartisan coalition to dramatically cut auto-insurance costs for drivers in Michigan. Miller supports legislation that will lower the cost of auto insurance in Michigan by offering motorists more coverage options, reining in medical costs and fighting abuse. He said Michigan’s current auto no-fault system simply is not working. Michigan’s average full coverage auto …

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Three arrested after motorcycle theft

Three people were arrested in Cass County following the theft of a motorcycle last week in Cassopolis. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 3:30 p.m. Saturday regarding the theft of the motorcycle from the 26000 block of M-60. A short time later, a deputy on patrol in the Dowagiac area located the stolen motorcycle at the Marathon gas station …

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Constantine man wins in Powerball

A Constantine man is $100,000 richer after having good fortune on a Powerball lottery ticket. State lottery officials said Stephen Strickland won the prize after matching four of the five white balls and the Powerball number for a $50,000 reward. Strickland, however, paid an extra dollar for the Powerplay option, which doubled his winnings. The 34-year-old Strickland claimed his winnings …

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K-9 assists with catching suspect

Three Rivers Police K-9 officer Jake was instrumental in the weekend apprehension of a man wanted on warrants. Officers were called shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of Pleasant Street in response to a report of a man allegedly holding a woman against her will. According to a department media release, the 45-year-old man started removing items …

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