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McCann trial delayed

A Kalamazoo attorney defending Raymond McCann Jr. said his client’s case will probably not go to trial for two more months. McCann was arrested on charges that he lied to police during investigation of the 2007 murder of Jodi Parrack in Constantine. James Mequio, who represents McCann, said a status conference last week raised more legal issues that must be addressed ... Read More »

Cassopolis woman arraigned on arson charges

A Cassopolis woman was arraigned last week on charges related to a fire she allegedly set at the Three Rivers Walmart earlier this summer. Fawn Mott, 30, was charged with third-degree arson in connection with the June 23 fire that forced the store to close for two days. She was arraigned in St. Joseph County District Court Friday. Bond was ... Read More »

Sturgis Police warning residents of phone scam

The Sturgis Police Department wishes to alert the public that residents have been receiving phone calls from individuals posing as a representative from the Internal Revenue Service. The phone calls are scams and an attempt to obtain personal information. The suspects use the threat of jail time if they do not cooperate and provide information relating to a Social Security ... Read More »

Bond revoked for White Pigeon man

A St. Joseph County judge has revoked bond for Mark Holst, who was arrested last week on methamphetamine-related charges. Early Tuesday, St. Joseph County Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman revoked the bond on two charges leveled against Holst in June, citing issues of public safety. Holst, 50, of White Pigeon, had been out on bond from the June charges; he ... Read More »

Woman responsible for Walmart fire identified

Three Rivers police said they have positively identified the woman responsible for starting a fire at Walmart earlier in the summer June. Though the woman’s name was not disclosed, police said they know who she is and are in the process of finding her for questioning related to the June 23 fire that forced the Three Rivers store to close ... Read More »

Name of woman arrested on drug charges released

State police have released the name of an Indiana woman charged with drug-related offenses following a one-car accident earlier this week. Katie Ann Shepherd, 20, of Shipshewana, was a passenger in a car involved in an accident around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday on Featherstone Road, near Burgener Road. Troopers investigating the incident found her to be allegedly in possession of methamphetamine, ... Read More »