Police

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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Body found in Sturgis – Man arrested

Authorities are investigating the death of Kelly-Jien Warner-Miller, whose body was found Thursday at a home in the 200 block of North Maple Street in Sturgis. Wade Allen, 35, has been arrested in connection with the case. Allen is charged with open murder, dismemberment of a corpse and failure to report a death, according to court documents. Around 11 p.m. …

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Man dies in farm related accident

A Cass County man died last week in a farming-related accident. Rocky Stoner, 19, of Marcellus, was killed Thursday at Sparks Cedarlee Farms in Penn Township. Cass County sheriff ’s officials said Stoner and another employee were moving a metal roof truss. Stoner was holding the steel truss as the other employee worked a forklift to move the truss into …

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Several arrests made in traffic stop

Four people were arrested last weekend following a report of disorderly conduct at a location in Sturgis. According to a department media release, Sturgis officers were called at 11:52 p.m. Sunday to the 500 block of East Hatch Street. Officers immediately observed a sport-utility vehicle leaving the scene and being driven in an erratic manner. Officers conducted a traffic stop …

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Sturgis man arrested on assault charges

A 27-year-old Sturgis man was charged with assault and battery following an incident last week. Sturgis police said officers responded shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to an area near the intersection of South Nottawa and Congress streets regarding an assault. Officers found that the suspect had been involved in an incident with a 65-year-old man. The victim sustained injuries that …

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Click It or Ticket campaign begins

Law-enforcement agencies locally and across the state will begin a program next week focusing on seatbelt use. Stepped up enforcement begins Monday and will involve local departments, county sheriff departments and state police. The “Click It or Ticket” campaign will conclude June 2. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning staged a media gathering Thursday to help promote the program. …

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Sherwood man arrested following domestic incident

A 54-year-old Sherwood man was arrested earlier this week on charges stemming from a domestic-assault incident. Michigan State Police troopers were called around 6 p.m. Monday to a residence in Sherwood in response to a report of domestic assault. The suspect fled the scene prior to troopers’ arrival. A search of a wooded area on Barnhart Road, near Webb Road …

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Two-county pursuit — Man arrested

Cass County sheriff’s officials arrested a man early Friday following a two-county pursuit. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies attempted to stop the suspect, who was driving a stolen vehicle. The vehicle eventually crashed on M-40, south of Hoffman Street in an area of Jones. The suspect fled on foot and was able to elude deputies and a K-9 officer. A …

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