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Police investigate Colon break ins

State police are investigating a string of breaking-and-entering incidents that occurred in Colon Township over the past week. A department media release indicated the incidents took place in the 59000 block of Yeatter Road. Authorities believe the incidents occurred between April 9 and 16. Evidence shows a prying tool was used to access residences through doors and windows. Stolen items …

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Glen Oaks honors scholarship recipients

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees last week honored the college’s 2017 Presidential Scholarship recipients. They are Carly Kyle of Burr Oak, Robert Frederick of Centreville, Daniel Alva of Colon, Brooke VanZoest of Mendon, Nathan Moore of Sturgis, Jonathan Knautz of White Pigeon, Emmalee Overmyer of Elkhart Christian, and Leora Schwartz of Hoosier Academy Virtual. In unrelated action trustees …

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Traffic stop leads to arrest

Three Rivers Police over the weekend arrested a man on multiple felony charges following a traffic stop for equipment violations. According to a department media release, officers observed a small sport-utility vehicle traveling north on Main Street, where it was pulled over near Sixth Avenue. Police said the 38-year-old driver, whose community of residence was not stated in the release, …

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Man on mower struck by car

A Cass County man was injured after the lawnmower he was riding was struck by a car. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies responded at 5:41 p.m. Saturday to the 19000 block of South Metcalf Court. Forty-four-year-old Joseph Barnett was crossing a driveway on his mower when 61-year-old Darlene Pratt of Elkhart was driving to the road in the same driveway. …

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Short agenda for county commission

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners appear to have a quick meeting before them this evening. Just one item of new business – the annual equalization report presented by Tony Meyaard and Josh Simmons – appears on the agenda. The meeting takes place at 6 p.m. in the third-floor commissioners’ room at the county courthouse.

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Teen injured in moped incident

A Three Rivers teen was injured after falling off his moped last weekend in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff’s deputies said they responded at 6:30 p.m. Saturday to a report of a personal-injury accident on Dutch Settlement Road near Goff Lake Road. Seventeen-year-old Edwin Stevens was injured after he lost control of his eastbound moped while crossing a set of …

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