Police arrest man after theft

A man from California was arrested over the weekend after authorities investigated the theft of a firearm.

Sturgis police said officers received a call around 8:15 a.m. Saturday regarding an incident in the area of East Chicago Road and Franks Avenue. The situation involved larceny of a firearm and a subsequent report of shots fired.

Officers located the suspect’s vehicle, which was being driven at a high rate of speed. Officers followed the vehicle into LaGrange County, where the suspect exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot.

With the aid of a state police K-9 unit from Michigan, the suspect was found less than an hour later.

The 37-year-old suspect had a number of warrants as well as criminal activity related to Saturday’s incident.

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