Police

Man injured in Cass County crash

A Bangor man was seriously injured after he was involved in a single-vehicle crash earlier this week in Cass County. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday to the intersection of M-40 and Bald Hill Street in Newberg Township. Upon arrival, deputies administered first aid to 24-year-old William Peterson. Peterson told deputies he was traveling …

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House recognizes state police anniversary

State Rep. Aaron Miller this week sponsored a House resolution to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Michigan State Police. Miller said the exemplary men and women of the MSP have served the people of Michigan with dedication, proficiency and integrity. Miller, who chairs the House Budget Subcommittee on Michigan State Police, said it is an honor to acknowledge the …

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Police investigate Colon break ins

State police are investigating a string of breaking-and-entering incidents that occurred in Colon Township over the past week. A department media release indicated the incidents took place in the 59000 block of Yeatter Road. Authorities believe the incidents occurred between April 9 and 16. Evidence shows a prying tool was used to access residences through doors and windows. Stolen items …

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Traffic stop leads to arrest

Three Rivers Police over the weekend arrested a man on multiple felony charges following a traffic stop for equipment violations. According to a department media release, officers observed a small sport-utility vehicle traveling north on Main Street, where it was pulled over near Sixth Avenue. Police said the 38-year-old driver, whose community of residence was not stated in the release, …

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Man on mower struck by car

A Cass County man was injured after the lawnmower he was riding was struck by a car. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies responded at 5:41 p.m. Saturday to the 19000 block of South Metcalf Court. Forty-four-year-old Joseph Barnett was crossing a driveway on his mower when 61-year-old Darlene Pratt of Elkhart was driving to the road in the same driveway. …

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Teen injured in moped incident

A Three Rivers teen was injured after falling off his moped last weekend in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff’s deputies said they responded at 6:30 p.m. Saturday to a report of a personal-injury accident on Dutch Settlement Road near Goff Lake Road. Seventeen-year-old Edwin Stevens was injured after he lost control of his eastbound moped while crossing a set of …

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Cass County crash injures one

Cass County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a single-vehicle accident last week in Howard Township. According to Sheriff Richard Behnke, deputies were called at 1:30 a.m. Thursday to a location on Anderson Road, just south of Allen Road. Deputies found the driver unconscious but still breathing. Investigators said it appears the driver was traveling north on Anderson Road and lost …

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Police identify accident victims

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department officials have identified the two people involved in a fatal accident Sunday at the Branch-St. Joseph county line. Thirty-eight-year-old Shawn Shook of Sherwood was driving west on Wattles Road Sunday afternoon when he lost control of his vehicle near Stowell Road. The vehicle went off the roadway and struck 53-year-old Jody Clipfell of Sherwood Township …

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Dog injures 3 people

Three people – including two children – were treated for injuries they sustained after being attacked by a dog in Cass County over the weekend. Deputies were called at 5:41 p.m. Sunday to the 63000 block of Crooked Creek Road, where 44-year-old Jennifer Hansford of Cassopolis was injured after protecting a 7-year-old child and 2-year-old child from the dog. Hansford …

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Assault, drug charges in Mottville incident

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department was called Monday to an address in Mottville Township regarding an aggravated-assault incident. According to deputies, the situation unfolded around 6 a.m. in the 9000 block of Barker Road. Upon arrival, deputies arrested two subjects on charges related to narcotics as well as aggravated assault. Additional charges are being sought, according to a department …

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