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Search warrant leads to drug arrests

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant Thursday at a residence in the 800 block of 4th Street in Three Rivers. SCAN officers received information about alleged trafficking of synthetic marijuana. After further investigation, officers obtained a search warrant. Once inside, officers found synthetic marijuana, marijuana and another controlled substance. Four adults were arrested ...

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Sheriff’s Department seeking grant renewal

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department will pursue renewal of a grant that has allowed it to professionalize traffic-crash reconstruction. With unanimous support of the county board of commissioners Monday, the Crash Accident Reconstruction Team grant request will be pursued. If approved the $4,300 in grant money would allow the sheriff’s office to purchase a software enhancement and continue its ...

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Search warrant results in arrests in Marcellus

The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team made two arrests earlier this week in Marcellus. According to a sheriff’s department media release, the team executed a search warrant in the 200 block of East Dibble Street. Once entry was made, detectives located a marijuana-grow operation on the lower level of the residence. In a room on the upper level, detectives located ...

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Sturgis police officer involved in one car crash

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department is conducting an investigation into a one-car crash involving an off-duty Sturgis police officer. Investigators are awaiting toxicology reports before seeking charges against the officer. Sturgis Deputy Police Chief Dave Ives said he is aware of the investigation and that after a criminal investigation is concluded, Sturgis will conduct an internal investigation. The crash occurred ...

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Children’s Trauma Assessment Group holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

A ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place at 4 o’clock this afternoon for the Children’s Trauma Assessment Group of St. Joseph County. Located next to the county’s United Way headquarters in Centreville, the CTAG provides a 24-hour, comfortable environment where children can talk to law-enforcement officials in conducting sensitive cases. The only area location available for such an assessment is at Western ...

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Two arrested for possession of stolen property

A father and son were arrested at a Florence Township residence last week on a charge of felony possession of stolen property. State police said the incident dates to September, when a four-wheel ATV was stolen from a residence in the 17000 block of Banker Street in Florence Township. On Oct. 20, the victim and a friend posed as prospective ...

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