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Fire destroys Sturgis garage

A hand-held tool is thought to be the source of a fire that destroyed a garage last week in Sturgis. The Sturgis Fire Department was dispatched around 1:30 a.m. Friday to the 200 block of First Street. It was reported by Sturgis Police Officer Frank Noel, who was patrolling the neighborhood and discovered the blaze in a detached garage. Upon …

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Travel trailers stolen in White Pigeon

Two travel trailers were stolen last week from a property in White Pigeon Township. State police were called at 7:30 a.m. Friday to the 69000 block of Sevison Road, where the victim told authorities the thefts occurred between 2 p.m. July 4 and 7:30 a.m. Friday. The trailers are described as a 2018 Coachmen Freedom Express by Forest River and …

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Police investigate Mottville theft

State police are investigating the theft of a trailer and riding mower from a residence in Mottville Township. According to a department media release, the theft occurred between 5 p.m. July 7 and 3 p.m. July 8 from a location on M-103, just north of the state line. The trailer is single-axle with a white, fiberglass body. It measures 6-by-12 …

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Constantine adopts statement on civility

Members of the Constantine Village Council earlier this month adopted a statement on civility. The statement was originally approved by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. The statement was drafted by Bob Wertkins, a professor at Western Michigan University, and was amended by public policy committees from both the Sturgis and Three Rivers chambers of commerce to make it …

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Man arrested after foot chase

A Three Rivers man was arrested this week after he led officers on a foot chase outside a Three Rivers business. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputies said they attempted to arrest 26-year-old Chase Rohm Monday after initial contact with authorities took place inside the Three Rivers McDonald’s. Authorities said Rohm fled on foot and ran into a nearby trailer park. …

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Sturgis man dies in Indiana crash

A crash early Monday on the Indiana Toll Road claimed the life of a Sturgis man. Indiana State Police said 41-year-old Brian Fox was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred shortly after 7 a.m. at mile marker 109.6, about 2 1/2 miles east of the Middlebury exit. Police said Fox was driving west when his vehicle …

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