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Drug arrests in White Pigeon

Two people were arrested in White Pigeon on drug charges Tuesday evening. The incident happened in the 500 block of E. Chicago Road in the village limits. A 52-year-old White Pigeon man and a 38-year-old Sturgis woman were both arrested at the scene. The man faces charges of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house while …

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3 dead, 1 hurt in shootings at Elkhart apartments

Police say two men and a woman have been killed and a second woman has been wounded in shootings at a northern Indiana apartment complex. Elkhart police say one of the dead men is the suspected shooter. Elkhart County Homicide Unit Cmdr. Mark Daggy identified the dead victims as 66-year-old Gail Shields, her boyfriend, John Malk, along with the suspected …

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Indiana cemetery remains said to be those of Michigan woman

Human remains found earlier this year in a northern Indiana cemetery have been confirmed to be those of a Michigan woman who vanished last year. The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday that the Indiana State Police laboratory has verified the remains are those of 41-year-old Natily Nacole Franklin of Decatur, Michigan. The remains were discovered March 21 on …

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Constantine man dies in drowning incident

Indiana conservation officers have identified a man who’s believed to have drowned in Lake Michigan at Indiana Dunes State Park. They said Monday a park lifeguard noticed 32-year-old Brandon Howard of Constantine, was seen struggling Saturday evening near the edge of the designated swimming area. The man slipped under the surface of the water as the lifeguard approached. His body …

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Fatal crash – US-131 and North River Road

Michigan State Police troopers are investigating a multiple vehicle fatal car crash that occurred on US-131 and North River Road, in Constantine Township Sunday evening at approximately 10:25 pm. A 28-year-old male was driving his motorcycle south bound on US-131 when a 29-year-old male driver, who was stopped at North River Road turned into the path of the motorcycle causing …

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Mendon man dies in Friday morning crash

A Mendon man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Centreville-Constantine Road early Friday morning. The St. Joseph County sheriff’s department said the incident happened near Burgener Road in Florence Township. John Boyle, 36, of Mendon, was traveling southwest in Florence Township when the vehicle crossed the center line, left the roadway and struck two trees head-on. The vehicle flipped …

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Three Rivers man dies in weekend crash

A Three Rivers man was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident in Porter Township Saturday afternoon. The Cass County sheriff’s department said the incident happened near the intersection of U.S. 12 and Baldwin Prairie, just east of Union. Authorities said a 16-year-old driver was pulling out of a driveway onto U.S. 12, causing the crash. Tyler Hershberger, 25, …

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Police release name of driver in police chase

The name of the driver of a car that fled from Three Rivers officers last weekend has been released by authorities. Bond for Brandon Michael Goodfellow, 24, has been set at $50,000 following his arrest Saturday. Goodfellow and a 24-year-old female, both Sturgis residents, were wanted on a number of felony warrants. They were arrested following a brief pursuit that …

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Woman arrested on drug-related charges

A Dowagiac woman was arrested on drug-related charges following a traffic stop last week. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said Renietta Szulczyk, 31, was in a vehicle stopped Thursday at the corner of Main and Walnut streets in the city of Dowagiac. Deputies allegedly found methamphetamine and analogue medications in her purse, according to Behnke. In addition, Szulczyk was wanted …

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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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