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Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

Two Indiana residents were arrested on drug-related charges last week following a traffic stop in Constantine Township. State police said troopers stopped a vehicle at 2:35 p.m. Saturday on North River Road after it was seen speeding near Winding River Road. Troopers detected an odor of marijuana from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded what investigators called …

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Man arrested after fleeing deputies

An Elkhart man was arrested Wednesday after he attempted to flee from Cass County Sheriff’s Department officials. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies conducted a traffic stop on the driver of a vehicle clocked traveling 96 miles per hour on Decatur Road near Kelsey Lake Street in Penn Township shortly before 6 p.m. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot during the …

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Man injured in moped accident

A Union City man was injured after the moped he was driving went off the road after the driver attempted to avoid striking a deer in Colon Township. State police said 26-year-old Shawn Davenport was driving east on M-86 shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday when he swerved the moped off the road and into a ditch near Farrand Road. Davenport, …

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Schoolcraft man caught after eluding police

A 31-year-old Schoolcraft man was arrested and faces multiple charges after he was stopped for a speeding violation Sunday in Colon Township. According to a department media release, a trooper on patrol in the area of Colon Road and Orla Engle Road in Colon Township clocked the man traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour. After losing sight of …

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White Pigeon man arrested for attempted kidnapping

State police arrested a White Pigeon man Tuesday morning after he allegedly attempted to kidnap his wife. Troopers were called at 10:45 a.m. to Indian Prairie Road and U.S. 131 in White Pigeon Township, where a witness saw the suspect chase the victim down the road and force her back into a vehicle. The witness followed the vehicle until it …

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Man arrested on multiple charges

A 24-year-old Battle Creek man wanted on felony warrants was arrested by Three Rivers Police last week. Officers were called in the early-morning hours Saturday after a complaint about a loud gathering outside Riverside Townhouses. Officers responded and noticed a number of people enter a particular apartment. While officers discussed the situation with the primary occupant, police recognized a man …

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Resolution approved to help law enforcement

Michigan’s House Appropriations Committee this week approved a resolution, enabling county sheriff’s deputies to continue patrolling roads in cities and villages that have lost municipal police officers because of economic challenges. Introduced by state Rep. Aaron Miller, the resolution ensures cities and villages will have sufficient law enforcement presence in light of economic challenges that forced the municipalities to cut …

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Man charged following heroin overdose

Felony drug charges are pending against a 58-year-old man after he was revived from a heroin overdose last weekend in Three Rivers. According to a Three Rivers Police Department media release, officers were called Sunday night to the 200 block of South Andrews Street. They found a man unconscious and lying on the kitchen floor. Officers noted he was unresponsive …

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Two injured in crash

A 19-year-old Three Rivers man was involved in a single-vehicle accident late last week in Constantine Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called at 4 a.m. Friday to North River Road, near Nerman Road, regarding a rollover accident. Deputies said Dacoda Jacobs was ejected from the vehicle he was driving. A passenger, 19-year-old Nicholas Baldwin of Three Rivers, …

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Charges to be sought against a Sturgis couple

Sturgis police are expected to pursue charges against a Sturgis couple – already incarcerated in LaGrange County, Ind. – following the execution of a search warrant. According to a department media release, officers followed through on the warrant Wednesday in the 700 block of Market Street. A search of the residence revealed what authorities called a makeshift chop shop located …

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