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Arrest for criminal sexual conduct

A 47-year-old Sturgis man was arrested earlier this week on warrants related to criminal sexual conduct. Sturgis Police said Mario Delgado, who lives in the 600 block of South Orange Street, was arrested at noon Monday at his residence, where police executed a five-count warrant. All five counts stem from incidents of criminal sexual conduct involving victims between 6 and ...

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Investigation continuing

Police are continuing their investigation regarding a suspect involved in a home invasion early Thursday on South Jefferson Street in Sturgis. Sturgis Police said a resident at the home was confronted in his kitchen by a masked intruder and a struggle ensued. The family dog bit the intruder, causing him to flee, police said. Authorities said the intruder is about ...

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Fire destroys house and barns

A late-night fire last week in Flowerfield Township destroyed a house, barns and other outbuildings. The blaze was reported at 9 p.m. Thursday in the 52000 block of Johnson Road. It appears the fire started in a barn and spread quickly to the residence and other buildings, investigators said. It took more than three hours to extinguish the fire. Two ...

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Arrests for meth

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department uncovered a methamphetamine operation and a substantial quantity of meth following the execution of a search warrant last week in Fabius Township. The Friday incident took place following an investigation by the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit at a residence in the 58000 block of County Line Road. A department media release indicated ...

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Various tools stolen

Various tools were stolen during a breaking-and-entering incident that occurred early last Wednesday in Sturgis Township. According to a media release from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, a plasma cutter, cutting torches with tanks, numerous hand tools, and chop saws and grinders were taken. A suspect vehicle is a 2003 or 2004 Chevy work truck, white in color.

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One-vehicle crash

A 21-year-old Three Rivers-area man and his 21-year-old passenger were treated for injuries following a one-vehicle crash earlier this week in Fabius Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s department officials said Kennith Criddle was driving east on Coon Hollow Road when his vehicle left the roadway near Ferguson Road and went down an embankment. The incident occurred shortly after 1 a.m. ...

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