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Preliminary hearing held for former Sturgis firefighter

Following a preliminary hearing Wednesday in St. Joseph County District Court, it was decided that the case of a former Sturgis firefighter charged with criminal sexual conduct will be heard in Circuit Court. Judge Jeff Middleton ruled that the case against Joshua Snyder move on to the next level on two counts of fourth-degree CSC. The charges stem from a ... Read More »

September theft in Leonidas Township

A number of items were reported stolen from a building in Leonidas Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s officials said a breaking-and-entering occurred in the 32000 block of Depot Street. The incident was reported Monday and it is believed the theft took place within the last two to three weeks of September. Antiques, copper wire and several sheets of particle board ... Read More »

Centreville Police Chief suspended with pay

The fate of Luke Delcourt as chief of the Centreville Police Department could be decided next week after he was suspended with pay Monday. Village President Jeff Johnson said the measure was taken following a closed-session meeting Monday night. Johnson said he is not at liberty to elaborate on the matter, as it is a personnel issue. Johnson said the ... Read More »

Colon man injured in single vehicle crash

A 34-year-old Colon man suffered minor injuries after he was involved in a single-vehicle accident this week in Leonidas Township. Sheriff’s officials said Floyd Harmon Jr. was driving east on Covey Road around 5 p.m. Monday, when his vehicle left the roadway, struck a group of trees and overturned near Correll Road. Harmon was cited for reckless driving. He was ... Read More »

4 by 4 stolen

Deputies from the St Joseph County Sheriff’s Office last week investigated the larceny of a motor vehicle in Florence Township. A 2000 Polaris Sportsman 4-by-4 was stolen between Sept. 22 and 24 from a residence in the 65000 block of Constantine Road. The suspects drove through a corn field off Centreville-Constantine Road and parked near the residence. The suspects either ... Read More »

Sturgis man injured in motorcycle accident

A 57-year-old Sturgis man suffered minor injuries after he was involved in a motorcycle accident Sunday in Sherman Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s officials said the man was driving east on Featherstone Road when a vehicle attempted to turn south onto North Centerville Road and did not see him. The turning vehicle was driven by a 51-year-old woman from Goshen. ... Read More »