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Woman cited for crash

July 23, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Two Centreville-area residents were involved in a one-vehicle accident over the weekend in Nottawa Township.

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said 24-year-old Sheery Hilyard was driving in an unknown direction on Truckenmiller Road at 11:26 p.m. Friday when she took her eyes off the roadway and wound up driving down an embankment and her vehicle struck a tree near the intersection of Corner Road.

Hilyard and a passenger, Michael P. Miller, 33, were taken to Three Rivers Health for treatment of minor injuries.

Hilyard was cited for failing to exercise due care.

Police investigating stabbing

July 21, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Three Rivers police were called to the 200 block of Second Avenue last week in response to a stabbing incident.

According to police, responding officers Wednesday discovered the victim and suspect had left the scene by the time they arrived.

The victim, a 27-year-old Three Rives man, was later found and interviewed at the Three Rivers Health emergency room.

As a result, police are looking for Nicholas Barnes, who is considered a person of interest.

Woman suffers injuries after crash

July 11, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

A 20-year-old Three Rivers woman suffered minor injuries following a one-vehicle crash Tuesday in Nottawa Township.

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff Department were dispatched at 11:35 p.m. to Findley Road, west of Ironwood Drive, where a vehicle driven by Chelsea Gabbard had rolled over and came to rest against a tree.

Gabbard told police she fell asleep at the wheel and hit a small group of trees, causing the vehicle to spin and roll.

Gabbard was transported to Three Rivers Health with minor injuries. She was cited for careless driving.

Alcohol was not a factor in this accident, police said.

Minor injuries after collision

July 8, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

A motorist suffered minor injuries after being involved in a collision with a freight train Monday.

According to law-enforcement and rescue personnel, the driver of an SUV was on Cotherman Lake Road in Park Township when he failed to stop for a passing Grand Elk Railroad train. The SUV struck the side of a rail car and rolled onto its side.

The driver, whose name and age were not disclosed Monday, was treated for minor injuries at Three Rivers Health.

Two charged with meth

June 5, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

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 methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $100,000, sheriff’s department officials said.

When the package was picked up by two men around 11:30 a.m., officers attempted to stop them from fleeing the scene.

Police subsequently blocked the street; the vehicle turned around in another attempt to escape, rammed into an undercover officer’s vehicle.

The driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to Three Rivers Health. The other occupant was arrested.

The two suspects are to be charged with possession with intent to deliver and felonious assault.

Four treated for injuries

May 30, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Four people were treated for minor injuries following a two-motorcycle crash earlier this week in Mottville Township.

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Pauletta Wagner, 50, of  Three Rivers, was driving west on U.S. 12 when she failed to stop in time from striking a motorcycle driven by her husband, Jeffrey Wagner, 58. He was stopped to turn left in the 11400 block of U.S. 12 when the incident occured.

The Wagners and their passengers, two boys ages 11 and 9, were taken to Three Rivers Health.

Pauletta Wagner was cited for speeding, according to authorities.

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