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Serious injury in crash

One person was injured in a single-vehicle crash early Monday in White Pigeon Township. Sheriff’s deputies said Roy Castro, whose age and community of residence were not included in a department media release, was driving west on U.S. 12 around 3:30 a.m., when he lost control of his vehicle near Hillandale Road. The vehicle went off the roadway and struck …

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Police chase in Battle Creek ends with fatal crash

Police say a driver fleeing an officer has died after losing control of her vehicle on a curve and crashing into a tree. Battle Creek police said the officer was trying to stop the woman for speeding and reckless driving when the crash occurred about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Her …

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Occupant trapped in vehicle

Sturgis Police and Fire responded last week to an incident involving a vehicle that had rolled down the embankment of an abandoned railroad bed. According to a department media release, rescue personnel responded at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to a remote location on the former Indiana Northeastern Railroad bed, just west of the former crossing at Big Hill Road in Fawn …

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Branch county crash

State police last week responded to a three-vehicle crash involving a wrong-way driver on an interstate in Branch County. According to a department media release, troopers were advised at 11:25 p.m. Friday that a Jeep entered the southbound lanes of Interstate 69 by driving north onto the exit ramp in Coldwater Township. The Jeep struck the rear trailer of a …

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Police investigate thefts

Troopers from Michigan State Police are investigating recent, unrelated thefts. The first incident involved multiple packages left at a home on Patterson Lane, a dead-end street in Three Rivers. The theft occurred between noon and 1 p.m. Sunday, police said. The packages were left on the ground in front of the home and no one was at home. The items stolen …

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Three Rivers man arrested on multiple charges

A Three Rivers man was arrested on multiple offenses following an incident originating at the Three Rivers Walmart. State police said troopers responded to the store after receiving a complaint of someone attempting to leave the business without paying for two 32-inch flat-screen televisions. The incident was reported at 4:15 p.m. Saturday. Store officials were able to provide the suspect …

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Woman injured in Cass County crash

A Marcellus woman was hospitalized for injuries she suffered as the result of a two-car accident last week in Cass County. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called around 1 p.m. Saturday to Marcellus Highway, near Finch Road, in response to the incident. Meredith Robinson, 23, told investigators she was driving west on Marcellus Highway when she lost control of …

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Police arrest intoxicated driver

Three Rivers police arrested an Indiana man last week after several witnesses reported an erratic driver on U.S. 131. According to a department media release, officers were alerted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to a driver whose vehicle had hit a guardrail and was being operated in a reckless manner. Officers stopped the car near Millard Street. The driver failed sobriety …

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Traffic stop leads to three arrests

A bag of methamphetamine, other narcotics and drug paraphernalia were discovered in a car stopped by Sturgis police last week. According to a department media release, officers stopped a vehicle with an expired registration at 6:40 p.m. Thursday at West West and North Jefferson streets. The driver was detained after his identity was unable to be established. Meanwhile, officers located …

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One injured in Cass County crash

Cass County deputies responded over the weekend to a two-vehicle crash in Mason Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday to U.S. 12, near Trout Road. Investigators said 24-year-old Kelsey Larsh of Three Rivers was westbound on U.S. 12 when an eastbound vehicle driven by 45-year-old Drew Baker of South Bend crossed the centerline …

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