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Former Constantine police chief laid to rest

A former police chief in Constantine who previously worked for the Michigan State Police was laid to rest last week amid full police honors. Police representatives from Centreville, Colon, Constantine, Mendon, Portage and surrounding areas joined lawyers, judges and other public officials to pay homage to Det. Sgt. Jim Bedell at Trinity Missionary Church in Constantine. Rev. Dennis Smith, pastor …

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Sheriff’s deputy, wife fatally shot near Battle Creek

Authorities in southern Michigan are investigating the shooting deaths of a Calhoun County Sheriff’s deputy and his wife. The bodies were found in Emmett Township, southwest of Battle Creek, about 7:50 a.m. Sunday. Emmett Township Police Chief Mike Olson tells the Battle Creek Enquirer the bodies of a man and a woman were found in the back yard of a …

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Vehicles, garages broken in to in Park

Several garages and vehicles were entered and items stolen between evening hours Wednesday and early morning Thursday in Park Township. State police said numerous calls were fielded regarding the breaking-and-entering incidents. They occurred on the north end of Fishers Lake in the vicinity of Thompson Lane. Unlocked garages and vehicles were entered and a variety of valuables taken. State police …

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Mottville business broken in to

A business in Mottville Township was broken in to Wednesday morning. State police said the breaking-and-entering incident occurred between 1:30 and 6 a.m. at Fresh Solution Farms, on Blue School Road. An unknown amount of cash was taken from vending machines. The business is offering a cash reward for information leading to the conviction of the suspect.

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Police arrest man with loaded gun involved in fight

Three Rivers police this week arrested a man with a loaded gun after he was involved in a fight at a convenience store. Officers were called at 9:30 p.m. Monday to an area near East Michigan Avenue and Wood Street in response to a report of a fight involving a loaded gun. The suspect fled the scene on foot but …

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Traffic stop leads to arrest

A 28-year-old Three Rivers man was arrested for a number of offenses following a traffic violation early Monday near Mendon. Three Rivers police said the stop was initiated at Portage Avenue near Hoffman Street after a vehicle was observed traveling 60 mph in a 25 mph zone. The driver failed to stop and was apprehended after his vehicle was involved …

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