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Five arrested for meth

Five people were arrested and a 1-year-old child turned over to protection services following an investigation into a methamphetamine operation Tuesday. Investigators with the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said a search warrant was executed in the 58000 block of U.S. 131 in Fabius Township. Meanwhile the second warrant was executed in the 18000 block of South River Road in …

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Temporary jobs approved

A number of temporary and seasonal jobs were approved Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. Hired to work the sheriff’s department marine patrol for the season were: William Smith as sergeant for $17.30 an hour, and David McGee, Jaymes MacDonald, Roger Schrock and Robert Littke at a rate of $15.30 an hour. Jonathan Mejeur was hired as …

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Sheriff investigating break-ins

Entry through a garage door led to the theft of jewelry and two handguns earlier this week in Fabius Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department was called to the 15700 block of Oakshore Drive in response to an incident that occurred between 6:30 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Monday. In a separate incident, deputies were called Monday to the 59900 …

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Two arrested for stealing

Two of three men suspected of stealing thousands of dollars of items over the past year from St. Joseph County properties were arrested following a months-long investigation. A joint investigation by personnel from the Michigan State Police and St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department culminated with the arrests of a 39-year-old Calhoun County man and a 33-year-old man from Kalamazoo County. …

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Police investigating break-in

A Fawn River Township residence was burglarized during a daytime break-in last week. State police investigators said access was gained through a back door Wednesday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jewelry, electronics and other items were stolen from the residence in the 69000 block of Carls Road.

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Four arrested for assault

Four people were arrested after they allegedly assaulted a man outside a Sturgis business over the weekend. Sturgis Police said a concerned citizen contacted police regarding a fight in progress around 10:20 p.m. Sunday in the McDonald’s parking lot. The four suspects fled as police arrived but were later apprehended behind Kmart. The victim, whose name and age was not …

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