Cops & Courts

CONSTANTINE TWP. — A 26-year-old from Mishawaka, Ind.  was hospitalized for injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday on U.S. 131. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, the incident occurred Tuesday around 12:33 p.m. in the area of U.S. 131 and Garber Road...
MENDON — A man who was involved in a car crash in downtown Three Rivers last week was arrested following a standoff in Mendon Saturday evening. According to St. Joseph County Sheriff Mark Lillywhite, deputies were originally called to a house in the 200 block of Lane Avenue in Mendon around 7 p.m....
THREE RIVERS — One person is reportedly in critical condition following what police suspect to be a house explosion in Three Rivers Sunday night. According to the Three Rivers Police Department, officers were called to the 1500 block of Eighth Street for a report of a house fire, but upon arrival...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the aftermath of a crash that occurred early Saturday morning in downtown Three Rivers, where a car ran into a downtown building.
THREE RIVERS — A downtown building was damaged and a driver was airlifted after a car crash in downtown Three Rivers early Saturday morning. According to the Three Rivers Police Department, officers were dispatched at 3:01 a.m. to a report of a vehicle that crashed into a building downtown. Upon...
THREE RIVERS — A man who escaped a standoff situation Saturday night in Three Rivers by breaking through apartment walls was located and arrested Tuesday morning by St. Joseph County sheriff’s deputies. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to the area of...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers police responded to a standoff at Riverside Apartments and Townhomes Saturday night, and are actively searching for a suspect in the standoff who reportedly escaped.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers police are searching for a suspect who escaped a standoff situation that lasted for several hours Saturday night and Sunday morning. According to the Three Rivers Police Department, police were called to an apartment at Riverside Apartments and Townhomes in the 1200...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is White Pigeon’s Union Hall Block Building, the former home of the Tasty Nut Shop, in July. St. Joseph County 3B District Court Judge Jeff Middleton ordered the Village of White Pigeon Wednesday to pursue demolition of the pre-Civil War era building because of structural deficiencies.
WHITE PIGEON — After several months of uncertainty, there may soon be clarity over the fate of a pre-Civil War-era building in White Pigeon. On Wednesday, St. Joseph County 3B District Court Judge Jeffrey Middleton directed the Village of White Pigeon to pursue, if they wish to under the...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County Prosecutor David Marvin (right, standing) questions Colon Police Department Sgt. Joel Herr (left) during a preliminary examination hearing Thursday for Michael Lafler, who is accused of murdering Chelsea Wallen in Colon back in October of 2021.
CENTREVILLE — A man accused of murdering 33-year-old Chelsea Wallen in Colon will be going back to St. Joseph County Circuit Court in the near future. During a three-hour preliminary examination hearing Thursday for Michael Shane Lafler, St. Joseph County 3B District Court Judge Jeffrey Middleton...
CENTREVILLE — Two children who were missing from Centreville on Thursday were found Friday morning in Kalamazoo. According to Michigan State Police, 6-year-old Alexandra Jay Prewitt and 11-year-old Jerrica Hope Tucker were reported missing from the yard of their foster parents at approximately 12:...
Photo provided by Michigan State Police - A two-vehicle crash on U.S. 131 killed a driver and passenger of a pickup truck Thursday. The northbound pickup reportedly crossed the center line and struck a semi-truck going southbound on the highway.
CONSTANTINE TWP. — Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 131 near Youngs Prairie Road in Constantine Township Thursday. According to Michigan State Police, a 2019 GMC Sierra pickup truck was traveling northbound on the highway when it crossed the center line and struck a semi-truck...

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