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Police arrest intoxicated driver

Three Rivers police arrested an Indiana man last week after several witnesses reported an erratic driver on U.S. 131. According to a department media release, officers were alerted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to a driver whose vehicle had hit a guardrail and was being operated in a reckless manner. Officers stopped the car near Millard Street. The driver failed sobriety …

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Traffic stop leads to three arrests

A bag of methamphetamine, other narcotics and drug paraphernalia were discovered in a car stopped by Sturgis police last week. According to a department media release, officers stopped a vehicle with an expired registration at 6:40 p.m. Thursday at West West and North Jefferson streets. The driver was detained after his identity was unable to be established. Meanwhile, officers located …

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One injured in Cass County crash

Cass County deputies responded over the weekend to a two-vehicle crash in Mason Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday to U.S. 12, near Trout Road. Investigators said 24-year-old Kelsey Larsh of Three Rivers was westbound on U.S. 12 when an eastbound vehicle driven by 45-year-old Drew Baker of South Bend crossed the centerline …

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Driver arrested on drug charges

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a suspect earlier this week on drug-related charges. A vehicle was stopped Monday near the intersection of Arthur L. Jones and Corey Lake roads in Fabius Township. The driver, whose gender, age and community of residence was not stated in a department media release, was found to be driving on a suspended license. Upon a consent search …

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Sheriff’s deputies made a traffic stop this week that led to a drug-related charge. According to a department media release, a traffic stop was conducted Tuesday near the intersection of Hoffman and Ruggles roads in Fabius Township. Upon a search of the vehicle, deputies found a plastic pen tube. The residue on its inside tested positive for methamphetamine. The suspect, …

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Marijuana found at crime scene

The St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit found evidence of a marijuana-growing operation at the scene of a Nov. 28 homicide. During the course of their investigation into the homicide in the 27000 block of Maystead Road in Sherman Township, SCAN members confiscated a large volume of marijuana that police say is far beyond medical-marijuana limits. Investigators also seized equipment used …

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Man injured golf cart crash

A Cass County man was injured after the golf cart he was driving was struck by a car earlier this week. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called around 8:30 a.m. Monday to the intersection of Grange and Five Points roads in Mason Township. Investigators said 69-year-old James Bercraft of Cassopolis was on Five Points Road waiting for traffic to …

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Suspect arrested on multiple charges after police pursuit

St. Joseph County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man over the weekend following what authorities called a police pursuit. The incident started shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday on Heimbach Road near Angevine Road in Mendon Township, where deputies attempted to stop a pickup with a registration violation. The driver failed to stop and continued driving for about 10 minutes before fleeing …

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Two on motorcycle dead after crash

Authorities say two people have died after a motorcycle they were riding collided with a car. The Kalamazoo County sheriff’s department says the crash happened Sunday in Comstock Township. The department on Monday identified the dead as 28-year-old David Arthur-John Haan and his passenger 27-year-old Stephanie Marie Hirding of Portage. The roadway near the crash scene was closed as deputies …

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Sturgis death ruled homicide

The death of a Sturgis man has been ruled homicide, according to St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough. Larry Eugene Frohriep, 69, of Sturgis, was found dead early Wednesday at his home at 27810 Maystead Road in Sherman Township. Frohriep’s body was found by a friend around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and the St. Joseph County Major Crimes Task Force was …

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