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Stugis firefighter dismissed

The Sturgis firefighter charged with four counts of criminal sexual conduct has been dismissed from the department. Sturgis fire officials said Joshua Jason Snyder, 36, was separated from the department Friday following an internal investigation of the allegations. Fire officials said Snyder violated a number of the department’s general orders regarding personnel conduct. Snyder, who was with the department four ... Read More »

Break-in at area golf course

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a break-in at an area golf course and issuing a warning to its customers. According to sheriff’s officials, thieves took cash and personal checks from Pine View Golf Course between 2 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday. Access to the clubhouse was gained through a back door that was compromised with a ... Read More »

Search warrant in Three Rivers

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant in the 100-block of Middle Street in Three Rivers on Tuesday. Police had received information regarding illegal narcotics trafficking at the home. Investigators will be seeking charges in the case which will be turned over to the prosecutor’s office for review. Read More »

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department clarifies charges

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department wish to clarify that alleged sexual encounters between Sturgis firefighter Joshua Snyder and a then-15-year-old girl did not take place at a Sturgis school. Snyder was formally charged Wednesday with one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of third- degree CSC and two counts of fourth- degree CSC for a ... Read More »

B & E in Nottawa Township

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 24000 block of M-86 Friday in Nottawa Township regarding a breaking-and-entering incident.  According to a department media release, cash was taken and items inside an unoccupied dwelling were damaged. Read More »

Police find bike

State police said a bicycle was found last week in Mottville Township. The girls bicycle was located in an area along U.S. 12 and Vistula Road. The bicycle can be claimed by making positive identification and alerting the state police post in Coldwater, at 517-278-2373. Read More »