A car thief is behind bars following an incident at a Sturgis restaurant.
Sturgis Police received a call Monday at 10:30 PM of a stolen 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan from the Culver's parking lot. During the course of the investigation, officers learned the identity of the suspect and informed other surrounding counties.
A short time later, Sturgis Police were notified the suspect, a 19 year old man from Kalamazoo, had been apprehended in Branch County. He was arrested on charges of vehicle theft and no operator's licence, never applied.
He was transported to the St. Joseph County Jail where he is being held.