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Jurors begin deliberation in murder trial

The murder trial of suspect Westly George concluded after closing arguments Wednesday. Jurors started the deliberation process at 1:30 p.m. to determine the fate of George, who is on trial for the August 2015 fatal shooting of Eugune Jackson in Three Rivers. The final prosecution witness was Three Rivers Police Det./Sgt. Michael Mohney, who served as lead investigator in the …

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Stolen car found in flames

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the apparent arson of a stolen vehicle. The incident occurred around 4 p.m. Tuesday in Constantine Township. Deputies said a passerby noticed smoke coming from the state game area on Williams Road, just south of Harder Road. The motorist, who was on Harder Road at the time, followed the smoke to Williams Road, where …

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Centreville policing returns to Sheriff’s Department

The duty of police protection in the village of Centreville will return to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to accept a contract making the responsibility official. The service will begin Oct. 1. A team of two deputies will be assigned for police coverage at a cost of more …

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Equipment stolen in Park Township

Troopers from the Michigan State Police are investigating the larceny of farm equipment from a location in Park Township. The incident took place at Greenmark Equipment on Heimbach Road between noon Saturday and 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. Details about what was taken were not included in a department media release.

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Woman arrested following chase

A 42-year-old Sturgis woman was arrested over the weekend on a variety of charges and a pair of outstanding warrants. Sturgis police said the woman and an accomplice were on bicycles and stopped around 10:20 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Ulm and Sturgis streets for not having lighting on their bicycles. The woman fled from police as officers were …

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Sturgis man arrested on drug charges

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Sturgis man last week on a drug-related offense in Burr Oak Township. Deputies made a traffic stop at 9 p.m. Friday on Middle Colon Road, near Burrwood Drive, after the 30-year-old suspect’s vehicle was found to have an equipment violation. A search of the vehicle found an undisclosed quantity of methamphetamine hidden …

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