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1 killed, 10 wounded in South Bend violence

Violence has flared again in the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor. The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit says 27-year-old Brandon Williams of Niles, Michigan, died after a shooting at Kelly’s pub in South Bend. Another 10 people were wounded by gunshots in South Bend early Sunday. A statement says that five of the 10 …

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Man arrested after fleeing police

A Sturgis man was arrested after he attempted to flee from police last weekend in Sturgis. Officers said the incident started shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday, when they observed a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed in the 700 block of East Lafayette Street. A traffic stop on the motorcycle was attempted but the driver fled. Officers pursued …

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Police investigate firearm thefts

State police are investigating the theft of firearms from three different St. Joseph County locations over the last month. Troopers said shotguns, rifles and handguns were stolen between May 18 and Saturday from residences in the 50000 block of Hutchinson Road in Park Township, the 50000 block of James Drive in Lockport Township and the 13000 block of Millers Mill …

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Break-in at Constantine Little League building

Constantine police are investigating break-ins that occurred in buildings occupied by items owned by Constantine Little League. Evidence of the incidents was found Tuesday, in the 200 block of Meadow Lane. Authorities said the buildings were ransacked and various items were stolen, including sports equipment, office equipment, food and money. Police recovered evidence at the scene and investigators said several …

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Sheriff’s deputy dragged, suspect arrested

An arrest was made last week following an incident in which a Cass County sheriff’s deputy was dragged a short distance by a suspect trying to flee in a vehicle from authorities. Sheriff Richard Behnke said the situation unfolded shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday, when deputies responded to an in-progress theft of a travel trailer on Savage Road in Marcellus …

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Man dies in Mendon Township field

State police troopers are investigating the death of a 37-year-old man who died over the weekend in Mendon Township. Trooper Cody King said authorities were called to a field in the 26000 block of Simpson Road in response to a pickup that had crashed into a tree in a tree line in an open field. An adult in the bed …

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Body found in Sturgis – Man arrested

Authorities are investigating the death of Kelly-Jien Warner-Miller, whose body was found Thursday at a home in the 200 block of North Maple Street in Sturgis. Wade Allen, 35, has been arrested in connection with the case. Allen is charged with open murder, dismemberment of a corpse and failure to report a death, according to court documents. Around 11 p.m. …

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Man dies in farm related accident

A Cass County man died last week in a farming-related accident. Rocky Stoner, 19, of Marcellus, was killed Thursday at Sparks Cedarlee Farms in Penn Township. Cass County sheriff ’s officials said Stoner and another employee were moving a metal roof truss. Stoner was holding the steel truss as the other employee worked a forklift to move the truss into …

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Several arrests made in traffic stop

Four people were arrested last weekend following a report of disorderly conduct at a location in Sturgis. According to a department media release, Sturgis officers were called at 11:52 p.m. Sunday to the 500 block of East Hatch Street. Officers immediately observed a sport-utility vehicle leaving the scene and being driven in an erratic manner. Officers conducted a traffic stop …

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Sturgis man arrested on assault charges

A 27-year-old Sturgis man was charged with assault and battery following an incident last week. Sturgis police said officers responded shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to an area near the intersection of South Nottawa and Congress streets regarding an assault. Officers found that the suspect had been involved in an incident with a 65-year-old man. The victim sustained injuries that …

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