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Items stolen from Lockport residence

A residence in Lockport Township was broken into over the weekend. Sheriff’s deputies said the incident occurred overnight between Saturday and Sunday in the 19000 block of Hoshel Road. A rear window was broken out and numerous items were taken from the residence. An adjacent shed was also entered by force and items were taken from it, as well, investigators …

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Motorcyclist killed in crash

A 28-year-old Bronson man was killed Thursday when his motorcycle struck the rear of a pickup truck in Fawn River Township. Zachariah Himebaugh, was declared dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred just after 3:30 p.m. Michigan State Police said both vehicles were westbound in the 30000 block of U.S. 12, near Sweet Lake Road. The driver of …

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No-wake request for boaters

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is requesting boaters to abide by a no-wake request until at least midweek. The agency issued a media release and made the request in light of an abundance of rain during the past week, which has elevated lake levels in the region. No-wake boating practices will ensure docks, boats and shoreline objects remain in …

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Drug charges for two Colon residents

Two Colon Township residents are being charged with drug-related offenses following an incident last week in the 30000 block of Coohon Road in Colon Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to the residence regarding a tip about narcotics. Once inside, deputies located several marijuana plants, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and firearms. Charges are being reviewed …

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Deputies respond to two vehicle crash

A vehicle being driven possibly without its headlights illuminated is the potential cause of a collision last week in Fabius Township. Deputies from St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were called shortly before 1:30 a.m. Friday to the intersection of U.S. 131 and West Michigan Avenue in response to a two-vehicle accident. A Chrysler minivan driven by 22-year-old Joseph Branch of …

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High water cancels several Riverfest events

The weekend’s 29th Mendon Riverfest saw some popular events canceled due to the St. Joseph River’s high water and fast-moving current. Roger Cupp, chair of the Riverfest Committee, said Saturday’s canoe race, canoe swamp, and duck and toy-boat races were canceled for safety reasons. The high water and swift current were the result of a heavy day of rain Wednesday …

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