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Hoppin student brought knife to school

Three Rivers Police were called to Hoppin School Wednesday morning in response to a report of a student who brought a knife onto a school bus. According to Three Rivers Police, two students engaged in a verbal exchange and one of the students showed a knife and made threatening statements. No further action was taken by the suspect. The incident ... Read More »

Battery and plastic pipe stolen from Colon field

A battery from an irrigation pump was stolen in the past week from a field in Colon Township. In addition, 12 feet of three-quarter-inch plastic pipe was also stolen. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the suspects drove three-quarters of a mile off Steinke Road to an irrigation pump in which the battery was housed. A portion of an ... Read More »

Sturgis City Manager finalist for Portage City Manager job

Sturgis City Manager Mike Hughes is a finalist for the job of city manager in Portage. Hughes was chosen by Portage officials Tuesday as one of three finalists for the post after a pool of five candidates was interviewed last week. The 40-year-old Hughes, who has served as Sturgis city manager since 2005, will join Paul Brake, city manager in ... Read More »

St. Joseph County Fairgrounds robbery suspects arraigned

Four Ohio men charged with armed robbery and other offenses were arraigned in district court Tuesday. Bond for John Gregory, 35; Samuel Davis, 27; Robert Howe, 55; and Corderrius Cook, 27, has been set at $1 million each, by magistrate Mark Books. The four men allegedly held two vendors at gunpoint early Monday at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds, tied ... Read More »

Equipment stolen from Fabius farm

State police investigators were called Tuesday to a report of stolen property from a farm in Fabius Township. According to a department media release, employees from Corey Lake Orchards discovered two utility vehicles, a chainsaw and a generator had been stolen from the grounds. One of the owners of the orchard was conducting other business and noticed one of the ... Read More »

Sturgis man arrested on 2012 warrant

A 27-year-old man wanted by Sturgis Police for a 2012 armed robbery incident was taken into custody this week. Sturgis police said the man was found Sunday in Muskegon County, where he was being questioned for fishing without a license. A check on the man’s identification showed the Sturgis warrant related to the December 2012 armed robbery in the 200 ... Read More »