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Trailer stolen in Lockport Township

A car trailer was stolen within the past week from a property in Lockport Township. State police said the incident was reported around 3:20 p.m. Sunday, when troopers responded to the 59000 block of Lambert Road. The victim told authorities the double-axle, flatbed trailer was stolen between Wednesday and Sunday from a vacant property. The suspect cut a chain lock …

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Body found in St. Joseph River

A body recovered last week from the St. Joseph River could be a Three Rivers man who was reported missing earlier this month, according to sheriff’s department officials. Members of the St. Joseph County Dive/Rescue team recovered the body in Three Rivers Friday. Investigators are awaiting autopsy results for confirmation it is the body of Justin Berg, 45, who had …

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Sheriff’s Department selling mailbox signs

The St. Joseph County Sheriff ’s Department explorer post is selling 9-1-1 mailbox signs. The signs are green with reflective numbers on both sides, with dimensions of 6-inches by 17.5-inches. Signs are available in a vertical and horizontal layout. They are $15.50, with all proceeds going to Explorer Scout Post for uniforms and educational training. Signs can be ordered through …

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Burr Oak begins outsourcing police

Burr Oak’s plan to outsource its police protection was completed Tuesday, when members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with the village. Less than a week after village officials staged a special meeting to dissolve its department and accept the sheriff’s department proposal, the issue was put in motion with the county commission’s endorsement. The …

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No data breach after laptop stolen

Southern Michigan Bank and Trust officials said it has not detected a data breach following an incident during which a laptop containing client information was stolen. Bank chairman John Castle said the laptop was stolen from an employee’s vehicle April 10. It is password protected and an internal investigation has found the computer has not been accessed. Its contents include …

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Sheriff investigates Burr Oak theft

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department investigators are continuing to look into the theft of numerous items from a shed and its vicinity last month in Burr Oak Township. According to a department media release, items taken include hand and power tools, a plasma cutting torch, a battery charger, a router and router table, and an undisclosed quantity of plywood. The …

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