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Police investigate mausoleum vandalism

A mausoleum was vandalized last week at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. Police said a substantial amount of spray-painted graffiti was found at 8 a.m. Friday on the Franks mausoleum. Sturgis city commissioner Rob Sisson said he was outraged over the incident. He said whoever is responsible for the vandalism will be found and held accountable to the fullest extent …

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Three Rivers receives substantial grant

Three Rivers officials have announced the city has received a substantial grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The $2 million gift was awarded through the agency’s Stormwater, Asset Management and Wastewater grant. Municipal officials said the money will help the city assess, map and clean its storm and sanitary sewer systems. The funds can also be used to …

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Items stolen from Sturgis home

Michigan State Police troopers responded last week to a breaking-and-entering incident at a residence in Sturgis Township. Troopers were called Oct. 9 to the 69000 block of Elaine Drive. The victim told police the incident likely occurred around 3 a.m. and entered through the back entrance of the residence. A small safe and a laptop computer were reported stolen.

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Cows shot and killed in Sherman Township

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an incident in Sherman Township where a number of cows were shot and killed. Sometime between Saturday and Monday, the suspect or suspects shot several cows in the 27000 block of Banker Street. Additional information was not available, as the incident remains under investigation.

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Boat stolen in Lockport

A pontoon boat was reported stolen last weekend from a Lockport Township location. State police said the incident occurred between noon Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday in the 17000 block of South River Road. The boat is a 1989 Ensign, 20 feet in length and includes a 25 horsepower Johnson motor.

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Missing woman in Cass County

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a missing-person report in the village of Vandalia. Ramona Huffman, 48, was last seen shortly after 9 o’clock Tuesday night, when she left her home to walk to a nearby gas station. Her family attempted for several hours to find her before calling police. Huffman is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs …

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