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Items stolen from vehicle

An audio and video system was stolen Wednesday from a vehicle in Park Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the truck was parked on private property in the 54000 block of Wilbur Road. Details regarding access into the vehicle were not indicated in a department media release. Read More »

Man charged with DUI

A 58-year-old Three Rivers man was charged with operating while intoxicated following a traffic stop in Lockport Township. State police officials said a motorist called 911 to report seeing the man drinking beer while driving on U.S. 131 in the Three Rivers area. Troopers spotted the vehicle, a 2006 GMC Sierra, and pulled it over on Lovers Lane, near Enterprise ... Read More »

Identifing meth houses

St. Joseph County Register of Deeds Pattie Bender provided details this week related to the development of a program using a red-flag system to identify meth houses. During her annual report presented at Tuesday’s county commission meeting, Bender said she and a team of county officials met last year with Three Rivers attorney Pat O’Malley. The focus was to discuss ... Read More »

Two arrested after shots fired

Two people were arrested after state police responded to a report of shots being fired from a passing vehicle in Park Township. According to a department media release, a homeowner in the area of Mint and Brown roads alerted officials to the situation around 8:20 p.m. Saturday. Troopers located the car described to them by the witness and it was ... Read More »

Irrigation wire stolen

Irrigation wire was reported stolen last week from a location in Constantine Township. State police said the theft occurred between April 28 and last Friday from a pivot off Zerbe Road, east of U.S. 131. Read More »

Register of Deeds annual report

In addition to providing an annual report as register of deeds, county clerk Pattie Bender presented county commissioners a summary of her department’s operations in 2013. Bender, who will mark her 44-year anniversary as a courthouse employee later this month, said her department’s revenue report showed collections in circuit and juvenile courts were down in 2013 compared to 2012. She ... Read More »