A White Pigeon, Mich. man was arrested Tuesday morning after a high-speed pursuit that began in LaGrange County Monday night.
According to LaGrange County police, an officer attempted to pull over a 1994 Toyota Carolla on 750 North, east of 1150 West at 9:20 p.m. Monday. The vehicle initially stopped but when the officer got out of his patrol car the vehicle fled the scene.
The vehicle led police on a high speed pursuit into St. Joseph County, Michigan and back into LaGrange County before the vehicle returned to Michigan and stopped in White Pigeon Church of Christ on Kalamazoo Road. Police identified the driver as Joseph J. Chandler, of 69698 S. River Road, White Pigeon, Mich. who surrendered to police at that time.
Chandler was arrested on charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, reckless driving and criminal recklessness and several traffic violations. Police said that Chandler also had an outstanding warrant from Coldwater, Mich. and told police he fled because his drivers licence was suspended.
LaGrange County police were assisted by Michigan State Police, White Pigeon Police and Shipshewana Police.
Shots fired report
• Richard Lough, of 11165 W. 750 North in Shipshewana was arrested on charges of criminal recklessness, intimidation and disorderly conduct Thursday at 11:57 p.m. following a shots fired report at 11150 W. 750 North to LaGrange County police. Police said that Lough was upset that his neighbors were setting off fireworks and upsetting his dogs. Lough allegedly fired a gun into the neighbor’s yard, police said.
• The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information about a property damage accident that occurred last week on C.R. 700 North, west of C.R. 100 West.
According to police, on July 1, a 1998 Honda Accord struck a tree limb in the roadway that had been knocked down by storms. The Honda was left in the travel portion of the road.