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Man on probation arrested

A Three Rivers man on probation was arrested last week after stealing a car. Three Rivers police were called Tuesday morning to River Trail Apartments in response to a vehicle stolen as it was unattended and left running. It was recovered later in the evening on the shoulder of U.S. 131 in Allegan County. The 18-year-old suspect was found near …

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Several larcenies reported

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department handled three separate larceny incidents in the southwest quadrant of the county last week. Deputies were notified Thursday that a golf cart was stolen from a garage in the 11000 block of Riverside Drive in Mottville Township. Central dispatch fielded a call from a resident in the 69000 block of Kalamazoo Street in White …

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Crowdfunding begins for Sturgis dog park

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the city of Sturgis have announced a crowdfunding campaign through the website Patronicity. The campaign will support the project to revitalize Old Depot Park and transform it into a dog park, called Sturgis Bark Park. If the campaign reaches the goal of $12,000 by April 4, the project will receive a matching grant funded …

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Woman charged with embezzlement sentenced

An embezzlement case involving a Sturgis woman and Sturgis Youth Soccer Organization came to a conclusion recently in St. Joseph County Circuit Court. Tammy Cain was sentenced to time served of one day, and placed on probation for 24 months. As part of a plea agreement, Cain agreed to pay the organization $15,000 in restitution by her Feb. 10 sentencing, …

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Police investigate fraud incident

State police are investigating a recent fraud incident at the Speedway gas station at the corner of U.S. 131 and U.S. 12 in Mottville Township. Troopers were informed an older man using the name Steven Hill had falsely returned more than $100 worth of items to the business. The suspect told the cashier he had already spoken to a manager …

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Constantine downtown development moves forward

Constantine Village Manager Mark Honeysett during last month’s village council meeting provided an update on a downtown development. Honeysett said Darius Jusaitis, who purchased six buildings on Water and South Washington streets in 2015, is moving forward with renovations on the properties. Jusaitis had received a MSHDA community-development block grant for more than $470,000. The project’s cost is estimated at …

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