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.

Marijuana plants seized

July 11, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Citizen tips regarding marijuana-related activity resulted in the confiscation of nearly 22 marijuana plants Wednesday in Lockport Township.

A sheriff’s department media release stated members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant in the 20000 block of M-86 regarding the manufacture of marijuana.

A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of 22 marijuana plants, processed marijuana, as well as several firearms.

Present as officers arrived on scene were three females ages 46, 43 and 25 years, and two males ages 28 and 20 years. A 2-year-old juvenile was also at the location.

SCAN was assisted by animal control, child protective services, and the county health department.

Following the investigation, the residence was condemned by the county Health Department because it was deemed unsafe for human habitation.

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.

Arrests made for meth

July 10, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

A search warrant was executed this week at a residence in the village of Centreville for methamphetamine.

According to a sheriff’s department media release, members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit were given a tip about a marijuana grow in the 300 block of West Main Street.

Officers made contact Tuesday with residents at the address and executed a search warrant for marijuana. Once inside the residence, investigators located a methamphetamine lab along with methamphetamine, and items used to consume and manufacture methamphetamine.

A Centreville resident and a Galeburg resident were arrested at the scene. Charges include operating and maintaining a methamphetamine lab, possession of methamphetamine, and maintaining a drug house.

Michigan’s alcohol and drug abuse counseling

July 9, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Coordinating how Michigan provides alcohol- and drug-abuse counseling throughout the state is now possible thanks to a bill introduced by State Rep. Matt Lori.

Public Act 249 requires the Michigan Department of Community Health to establish and maintain credentialing standards for the statewide substance use disorder service systems.

The bill is a direct result of recommendations made by the Mental Health and Wellness Commission, to which Lori was appointed in December 2012. Lori is chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Health.

The commission found that coordination of care is vital to wellness, recovery and management of chronic illness, but a lack of statewide standards made that synchronization difficult to attain, Lori said.

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