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Two arrested in Sturgis on drug and weapons charges

Two Indiana residents were arrested on drug-related offenses as well as a weapons violation earlier this week in Sturgis. Sturgis police said a vehicle was stopped at 11:41 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Buckingham and Canterbury streets for a plate-registration violation. The driver, a 24-year-old man from Elkhart, advised officers he was in possession of a firearm, which was …

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Sturgis man arrested on drug charges

Three Rivers police arrested a Sturgis man early Wednesday on drug-related offenses. According to a department media release, a vehicle was stopped shortly before 1:30 a.m. on Broadway Street near South Douglas Avenue for an undisclosed moving violation. Police observed evidence that led them to conclude the occupants of the vehicle were seeking components to manufacture methamphetamine. The department’s K9 …

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Teenager arrested after theft from restaurant

A 17-year-old employee was arrested following a breaking-and-entering incident at Mancino’s Italian restaurant in White Pigeon. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the eatery Monday in response to forced entry through a rear door. Investigators found access was gained by drilling out the locking mechanism and prying the door open. Two flat-screen televisions, a laptop computer and the contents from the …

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Commissioners disband traffic safety commission

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners last week voted to disband the county’s Comprehensive Traffic Safety Commission. Instead, it will be re-established through the “Traffic Safety Programs, Guidelines and Services” through the county commission’s committee system. The Comprehensive Traffic Safety Commission was established in 1976 and will now dovetail into the county’s Law Enforcement Committee. As a result, the …

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Sturgis woman enters plea in embezzlement case

An embezzlement case involving a Sturgis woman and Sturgis Youth Soccer Organization advanced a step earlier this month. Tammy Cain recently entered a no-contest plea on charges of attempted larceny in a building in a proceeding that took place in St. Joseph County Circuit Court. As part of the plea agreement, Cain agreed to pay the organization $20,000 in restitution. …

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County agrees to MSU extension contract

St. Joseph County officials last week approved an agreement to continue extension services from Michigan State University. The matter had been debated during budget discussions but ultimately, commissioners agreed to a contract in excess of $123,000 For the money, St. Joseph County will receive an educator and program coordinator, both on a part-time basis. In addition, the allocation will cover …

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