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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 »

Man injured in motorcycle incident

A man on a motorcycle was injured Tuesday in Mendon Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the 56-year-old man was in the 53000 block of Nottawa Road at 3:20 a.m. when he was broadsided by a deer. The driver was able to stop the motorcycle without crashing, though he sustained injuries to his leg and foot. The driver ... Read More »

Substance Abuse Task Force conducts compliance checks

The Substance Abuse Task Force of St. Joseph County recently conducted alcohol- and tobacco-compliance checks at 41 randomly-chosen businesses that sell alcohol and tobacco products. Eighty-five percent of the businesses asked for identification and refused to sell to minors who were used in the operation, conducted in cooperation with the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department and police departments in Sturgis ... Read More »

St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners tended to personnel matters

In addition to a few personnel matters, St. Joseph County’s Board of Commissioners last week made an appointment to the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Board. Three Rivers resident Roger Rathburn was appointed to fill a vacancy on the CMH board. Also, the commission approved hiring Dixie Strawser as a temporary, part-time employee for MSU Extension; Kathy Kline ... Read More »

Four arrested following robbery at Fairgrounds

Four men from Ohio are suspected of committing an armed robbery Monday at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds. According to a media release from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, two vendors were robbed at gunpoint and tied up at 7:35 a.m. The victims were eventually able to free themselves, call for help and provide a description of the suspects. ... Read More »