Traffic stop leads to recovery of stolen jewelry
By: Mike Stiles - Friday, February 21, 2020

MENDON TOWNSHIP – A traffic stop led to the recovery of several pieces of jewelry.

A St. Joseph County Sheriff deputy stopped a vehicle Wednesday for a non moving violation on M-60 near Haas Road in Mendon Township. During a search of the driver, the deputy discovered a concealed weapon.

While searching the vehicle, the officer found assorted jewelry, which the driver admitted were not hers. Among the pieces was a class ring from the early 1980's from a high school in the Battle Creek area.

The deputy was able to contact the ring's owner, who now lives in South Carolina. Arrangements have been made for her to retrieve her items, which were stolen several years ago from a home in Battle Creek.

Charges are being sought against the driver, a 28 year old Battle Creek woman. They include possession of a concealed weapon and possession of stolen property.


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