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Stolen items recovered

State Police investigators recovered a variety of stolen items last week in Branch County. According to a department media release, troopers were following up on the theft of a 2006 Jeep Commander taken Wednesday from the city of Bronson. The following day, troopers recovered the Jeep, along with a stolen Basstracker fiberglass boat and boat trailer, near Orland and Whipple …

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State police to change how troopers record race during stops

The Michigan State Police plan to change how troopers record the race of drivers during traffic stops following a complaint from the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan. MLive.com reports that the agency is making the change so officers’ electronic daily records no longer default to “unknown” for the driver’s race, attempting to get more accurate data. The ACLU had …

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Several items stolen in Sherman Township

Two buildings in Sherman Township were burglarized last week. Sheriff’s officials said someone broke into a main building and an outbuilding between Nov. 7 and Nov. 10 in the 64000 block of Shimmel Road. The suspects gained access through forced entry and stole a push mower, cleaning supplies and food.

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No injuries in single vehicle crash

Alcohol is suspected as a factor in a single-vehicle accident last week in Cass County. Sheriff’s department officials said a 22-year-old Marcellus man was driving southbound on South Snyder Street around 10 p.m. Friday in the village of Marcellus. The man failed to obey a stop sign at South Street and his vehicle crashed into a residence at the three-way …

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Suspended officer who displayed Confederate flag resigns

A Michigan police officer suspended after flying a Confederate flag from his pickup during a political rally has resigned. Traverse City Manager Marty Colburn said Michael Peters turned his resignation Monday evening. Colburn said Peters apologized to the community and “for the stain he put on the city” and on the city’s police department. Colburn said he believed Peter’s apology …

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Man arrested after chase

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department last week arrested a Three Rivers man on several charges after he attempted to flee from authorities. A deputy working Wednesday for the village of Centreville attempted to stop a vehicle with a stolen plate. The suspect refused to stop his vehicle and drove through a number of parking lots, according to …

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