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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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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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