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Fraudulent credit card purchases

A Chicago man was arrested last week after he was found to be using a fraudulent credit card to make purchases at the Admiral gas station in Three Rivers. According to Three Rivers police, the 45-year-old man was arrested Wednesday following an investigation lasting several days. The case started after a citizen reported fraudulent charges on their credit card, including ... Read More »

Autopsy on victim of fire

An autopsy was performed Thursday on the victim of a house fire in Cass County’s Calvin Township. Sheriff Capt. Lyndon Parrish said results showed the victim found inside the residence in the 17000 block of Chain Lake Street died from injuries sustained in that fire. Foul play is not suspected in the death. The cause of the fire has been ruled ... Read More »

Two charged with meth

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed two search warrants Wednesday at a residence in the 29000 block of Edgewater Beach Road in White Pigeon Township, where two pounds of drugs were to be delivered by U.S. Mail. In conjunction with officials from the U.S. Postal Service, SCAN officers served a search warrant for a quantity of ... Read More »

Mail carrier injured

A mail carrier was injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in White Pigeon Township. State police officials said a vehicle driven by Niles resident Lori Jones, 55, was eastbound on Indian Prairie Road when it was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Harry Pletcher, 95, of White Pigeon. Jones was treated for minor injuries at Elkhart General ... Read More »

Sheriff investigating hit-and-run

Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said his office is investigating a hit-and-run accident that occurred Wednesday morning in Porter Township. The crash happened at 8:44 a.m. on M-40 at Shavehead Lake Street, according to a department media release. Deputies identified the driver and his passengers who had remained at the crash site as 30-year-old Robert Monfore, and Kristin Greer, 25, ... Read More »

Sturgis neighborhood evacuated

Sturgis Police made contact with a man in his late 30s Wednesday afternoon who had walked into the police department lobby, who was reportedly suffering from hallucinations and extreme paranoia. While speaking with the man, officers learned that he had purposefully caused a significant natural gas leak at his home before leaving. Police, along with the Sturgis Fire Department, responded ... Read More »