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Sheriff investigating B&E

April 14, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a breaking-and-entering incident in Sherman Township.

Department officials said the suspects forced entry into a residence in the 24000 Block of Mintdale Road between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. last Thursday.

Several items were stolen, including jewelry, a safe, and a 32-inch LCD television.

Meanwhile, officials with the state police said a Fabius Township residence was burglarized between 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The incident occurred in the 12000 block of M-60, where guns and jewelry were reported stolen.

Arson charges sought for boy

April 14, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

The Sturgis Police Department is seeking charges for arson against a 16-year-old boy.

The suspect confessed to setting fire to a house in the 100 block of East Congress Street on March 9.

Sgt. Amanda Coney said a joint investigation buy Sturgis police, fire and the state fire marshal during and following the incident contributed to pinpointing the suspect. Coney wished to thank the public for its number of tips passed along that led them to the teen.

Hydrant flushing starts Sunday

April 11, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Here’s a reminder from the Three Rivers Department of Public Services will begin its twice-a-year hydrant flushing Sunday night.

Amy Roth, DPS director, said the flushing will start at 11 p.m. Sunday. She said crews expect flushing to continue Sunday through Thursday nights through the end of May.

Each flushing will take place between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

The work will begin in the city’s 4th District, then proceed to the 1st, 2nd and conclude in the 3rd district.

Roth said the department is not able to determine the exact dates it will be in each district.

She advises that some rusty water may be experienced during the process and encourages residents to call the DPS office if rust in water continues over a prolonged period.

Three Rivers leaf pick-up

April 9, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Due to November’s earlier-than-expected snowfall, the Three Rivers Department of Public Services will be picking up leaves April 21 only in the city’s Second District.

DPS Director Amy Roth asked Second District residents have their leaves in the street by 7 a.m. on pick-up day. Crews will be completing one pass on every street.

In addition, due to the late November wind storm, department crews will be picking up brush in all districts, also beginning April 21.

As a reminder, Roth said it is a violation of city ordinance to place yard waste or debris in the street or the terrace area at times other than those designated for leaf and/or brush collection. The city’s compost area is at 1015 S. Lincoln Ave. and is open for yard waste drop off.

Road work on South Nottawa Street

April 9, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Brick reconstruction on South Nottawa Street between US-12 and Congress Street began Monday.

The impacted section of South Nottawa Street will be closed to traffic. Vehicles are being detoured to South Maple Street. Homes and businesses in the impacted area, including city parking lots, will be accessible through the majority of the project.

In addition to the South Maple detour, several accommodations are being made for traffic in the project area. Notably, Pleasant Street will be open for two-way traffic and parking will be allowed on the west side of the street in the 100 block of South Monroe Street. There will be no parking in the construction area of South Nottawa Street or on Pleasant Street during the project. A detour map is available on the city’s website, sturgismi.gov, and Facebook page.

The city received a $470,000 grant from the state for the project. Total project, which is expected to conclude in late July, costs around $770,000 in all.

Hydrant flushing to begin in TR

April 8, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

The Three Rivers Department of Public Services will begin its twice-a-year hydrant flushing this upcoming weekend.

Amy Roth, DPS director, said the flushing will start at 11 p.m. Sunday. She said crews expect flushing to continue Sunday through Thursday nights through the end of May.

Each flushing will take place between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

The work will begin in the city’s 4th District, then proceed to the 1st, 2nd and conclude in the 3rd district.

Due to a number of variables, Roth said the department is not able to determine the exact dates it will be in each district.

Roth advises that some rusty water may be experienced during the process.

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