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Commissioners approve travel expenses

Three members of the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were granted permission to travel out of state for training. The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to allow TJ Baker, Mark Lillywhite and Kitty Buchner to attend for five days a conference in New Orleans. The trio will be gone in early November to participate in a conference ...

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Man arrested after displaying gun in dispute

Three Rivers police over the weekend arrested a man who displayed a firearm during a dispute. Officers were called at 8 p.m. Saturday to 120 Enterprise Drive in response to a verbal altercation. According to a department media release, the man displayed in a threatening manner a handgun to people involved in the incident. He was taken into custody after ...

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Police: Skateboarder damages police car while taking selfies

Police are trying to identify a skateboarder who damaged a parked police cruiser while taking selfies on the unoccupied vehicle. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says he approached the car about 3:40 a.m. Sunday in downtown and took photos in front of the vehicle, kneeling on the hood and lying on the windshield. Police say he then climbed onto ...

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Officials: 1 dead after carbon monoxide poisoning on boat

Officials say one person is dead and several others sickened by carbon monoxide aboard a boat in Lake Michigan. The Berrien County sheriff’s department says rescuers responded Sunday off of Jean Klock Park in the southwestern Michigan city of Benton Harbor for an unknown medical emergency on the boat. The department says three from the boat were taken to hospitals, ...

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Two shooting suspects arraigned

Two men allegedly involved in a series of shooting incidents last week in Sturgis have been arraigned. Nicholas Carpenter, 32, and Joshua Shultz, 17, were arraigned Thursday, each on five counts of assault with intent to commit murder and six weapons-related charges. Two juveniles were also arrested, however their names and details about their cases are not being released. Bond ...

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Four arrested on drug charges

Five people were arrested after members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant at a Three Rivers residence last week. Investigators received a tip about suspected drug-related activity at 412 E. Broadway St. Once inside, officers Thursday afternoon located cocaine, methamphetamine and other controlled substances. Four men, ages 23, 28, 39 and 47 years, and ...

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