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Police officer enters guilty plea

Sturgis police officer Bryan Stuck avoided trial after entering a guilty plea on a lesser charge earlier this week. The 29-year-old Stuck, a Bronson resident, was scheduled for trial on charges of drunken driving and having a blood-alcohol content more than twice the legal limit. Stuck, however, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle while ... Read More »

Unveiling of mental health pilot program Friday

A number of local and state dignitaries are expected to gather Friday morning in Centreville for the unveiling of a pilot program designed to better meet the needs of people requiring mental-health evaluations. The finishing touches are being put on a two-cell holding area at the St. Joseph County Jail, where a portion of a $350,000 state grant has helped ... Read More »

Three Rivers day care shut down

State police have closed a Three Rivers daycare following claims of alleged sexual assaults. Investigators said the home-based daycare is under scrutiny after a number of victims have come forward since the investigation started last week. Lt. Chuck Christensen said police were made aware of the situation after a parent disclosed that their child made reference to sexual contact that ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Department investigating larceny

Deputies from the St Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were called last week to investigate a complaint related to a larceny of a motor vehicle. Deputies responded at 4:30 a.m. Thursday to the 14000 block of M-60 in Fabius Township, where a 14-foot U-Haul box truck was stolen two hours earlier. The vehicle, which was taken with its key, was last ... Read More »

More police patrols at Kalamazoo College

Police say they have increased their presence at Kalamazoo College following five armed robberies on campus. Assistant Chief Don Webster of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says five students were robbed at gunpoint on Jan. 19 within the same block. He says the suspect stole money and cellphones. None of the victims were injured. A university spokesman says the ... Read More »

Police dog helps in arrest of burglary suspects

A police dog from the Three Rivers Police Department played a major role in the arrest of two burglary suspects last week. Three Rivers Police responded early Friday morning to an active burglary alarm at Triple Creek Convenience Store on South Main Street. Officers arrived and found a broken window. As the investigation continued, Three Rivers K-9 Hondo was brought ... Read More »