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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

A Three Rivers resident was charged earlier this week with possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop in Fabius Township. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, a vehicle was stopped shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday on U.S. 131 near Millard Road after deputies noticed an equipment violation on the vehicle. As they were initiating the traffic stop, deputies …

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Man arrested following traffic stop

Sturgis police last week arrested a man whose blood-alcohol level was more than four times the legal limit. According to a department media release, officers stopped a vehicle shortly after 11:30 p.m. Friday in the area of West West and North Orange streets for having an expired plate. The 41-year-old driver tried to exit and potentially flee from the vehicle …

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Two arrested on drug charges

Two Indiana men whose car broke down along U.S. 12 in Sturgis Township were arrested Sunday morning on drug-related charges. Sheriff’s department officials said they stopped to check on the vehicle, near the intersection of White School Road, and found 18- and 17-year-old male occupants inside. Upon further investigation, deputies also found methamphetamine and a number of items used in …

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Several items on County Commission agenda

Three items of new business are included in what appears to be a short meeting this afternoon by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. The five-member panel will discuss the potential renewal of a community-corrections grant, the possible renewal of a cooperative-reimbursement program for Friend of the Court and an agreement for law-enforcement coverage for the village of Centreville. …

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Sturgis home damaged in fire

A house in Sturgis sustained substantial damage as the result of a fire over the weekend. Sturgis Fire Captain Cody Cripe said the department was dispatched around 4:30 a.m. Sunday to the 200 block of North Fourth Street. Upon arrival, firefighters noticed fire on the outside of the residence and an occupant attempting to extinguish it with a garden hose. …

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County Commissioners approve grant

An Emergency Management Grant Agreement was recently approved by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. The $25,700 in federal dollars was provided through the Michigan State Police and its Emergency Management Homeland Security Division, which had a total of $9 million to allocate nationwide. County administrator Pat Yoder said the funds dedicated to St. Joseph County were renewed from …

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