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Several drug arrests following investigation

The St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit concluded a year-long investigation this week that resulted in the arrest of six people at locations in the Constantine area and White Pigeon. Sheriff’s officials said a follow-up on tips related to suspected drug activity resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in the 14000 block of Riverside Drive …

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Man injured in crash

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning in Mendon Township. Deputies were called shortly after 3:30 a.m. to Silver Street, just south of Michigan Avenue, where a vehicle went off the road and struck a tree. The driver, Roy Spencer Jr., whose age and community of residence were not listed in a department media …

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Centreville names new fire chief

A veteran firefighter was named Centreville’s new fire chief Monday. Chris Loker, a 20-year firefighter, will take over the department following the retirement of 13-year chief Ed Rangler last month. Loker began working at Centreville Fire Department in 2008, serving three years as lieutenant and three with Centreville Rescue. Previously, he spent 10 years on the Marcellus Fire Department, serving as lieutenant …

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Motorcyclist injured in crash

A White Pigeon man was injured after the motorcycle he was driving was struck from behind earlier this week in Cass County’s Mason Township. Sheriff Richard Benhke said deputies were called at 6:25 a.m. Monday to M-217 near Wayne Street. Investigation said a motorcycle driven by 32-year-old Cody Walters was rear-ended by a pickup driven by Stone Taylor, 21, of …

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No injuries in Cass County boat crash

A motor boat crashed into a boat in which two Illinois men were fishing over the weekend in Cass County’s Diamond Lake. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 3:30 p.m. Sunday to the Cassopolis lake. They said 17-year-old Nicholas Peluchiwski of Chicago was driving a boat that was pulling a wake boarder. Deputies said he failed to observe …

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Assault charges for 2 Sturgis residents

Two Sturgis residents were arrested after they were involved in a physical confrontation last week in Sturgis. Officers were called at 5:50 p.m. Friday to North Lakeview Avenue and East Lafayette Street in response to a domestic situation. Officers reported witnessing a 28-year-old man and 25-year-old woman involved in a fight while the woman was holding their 18-month-old son. The …

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