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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Two people hospitalized after crash

Two people were hospitalized following a two-vehicle accident last week in Constantine Township. State police said Three Rivers resident Esther Bowman was driving west on Featherstone Road shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday, when she failed to stop at Lutz Road. Bowman’s vehicle struck a trailer loaded with RV trailer frames. The trailer was hitched to a northbound Ford truck driven ... Read More »

Parole and probation compliance checks performed

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit last week performed parole/probation-compliance checks on residences in conjunction with parole agents with the Michigan Department of Corrections. As part of Operation Night Hawk investigators from SCAN and agents from the DOC on Thursday checked six separate residences. Four individuals were arrested, with charges ranging from outstanding warrants, parole violations and ... Read More »