Cops & Courts

COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Wade Allen, who is accused of the murder and dismemberment of Kelly-Jien Warner-Miller in May 2019, is led into court for an evidence suppression hearing in St. Joseph County 45th Circuit Court Wednesday. Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman ruled during the hearing that Sturgis police used improper procedure in regards to a search of Allen's residence.
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County 45th Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman ruled Wednesday that Sturgis police did not use proper procedure with a search in a murder and dismemberment case. The ruling was made in the trial of Wade Allen, 36, a Sturgis man charged in May of 2019 with open murder and...
THREE RIVERS — Two men from Three Rivers were arrested Sunday morning on multiple charges, including receiving a stolen vehicle and possession of meth-related equipment. According to the Three Rivers Police Department, in the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 9, officers located a stolen vehicle...
DOWAGIAC – The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Bradley Street in the City of Dowagiac on Friday, March 1, which led to multiple arrests. At approximately 7 p.m. Friday detectives entered a home and encountered four adults. As a result of the search,...
BERRIEN COUNTY — On Wednesday, Aug. 23, around 1:52 a.m., Michigan State Police troopers attempted to stop a vehicle for a speeding violation. The vehicle pulled over and as troopers approached the vehicle on foot, the vehicle fled the traffic stop. Troopers pursued the vehicle as it exited I94...
LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP — On Friday, Aug. 18, the St. Joseph County Sherriff’s Department was called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash on the 19000 block of M-86. According to police, a vehicle was traveling eastbound on M-86 when the driver veered off the road, hitting one tree before crashing...
MILTON TOWNSHIP — A 78-year-old South Bend woman was struck and killed on Friday, Aug. 11, while attempting to cross the roadway on US-12 near Bell Rd. in Milton Township, according to the Michigan State Police Niles Post. At approximately 9:40 a.m., several 911 calls were received by Cass County...
THREE RIVERS — During the week of July 26, officers from the Three Rivers Police Department were made aware of possible drug activity in the downtown area of Three Rivers. This information was substantiated days later and officers began to identify subjects involved in the illegal activities....
CENTREVILLE — A pretrial conference will be scheduled in the case of former Sturgis Public Schools teacher Keith Andrew Lang, 38, after District Court Judge Jeffrey Middleton said he couldn’t accept a plea agreement between Lang and the St. Joseph County prosecutor’s office, which was subsequently...
WHITE PIGEON — The Michigan State Police Marshall Post, White Pigeon Detachment is investigating an incident of a daytime breaking and entering to a residence in the 10,000 block of Riverside Drive in White Pigeon. The incident occurred on Tuesday, July 25 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. while the...
CENTREVILLE — Zachary Patten, 32, was arraigned on Monday, July 24 in St. Joseph County District Court on multiple felony charges. District Court Judge Robert Pattison charged Patten with one count of open murder, one count of felony homicide, one count of felony firearms and one count of first...

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