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Items taken from several cars

State police are investigating several recent larcenies from motor vehicles in Florence and Sherman townships. Agency officials said they responded Tuesday afternoon to an area between the 21000 and 23000 blocks of Featherstone Road, where residents reported items taken from their vehicles. All victims reported that their vehicles were left unlocked overnight and that small amounts of loose change, and …

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Security training planned for county commissioners

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners plan to participate in a court-security training session, according to county administrator Pat Yoder. During last week’s commission meeting, Yoder said the idea was pitched by Sheriff Brad Balk, who planned to schedule the session for Dec. 15. The date, however, conflicts with the board’s regularly scheduled meeting. As a result, …

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Counterfeit money used to buy car

State police investigators are looking into a case of counterfeit money used to purchase a vehicle earlier this week in White Pigeon Township. According to a department media release, a man and woman drove Sunday from Chicago to the 6700 block of Klinger Lake Road, where they purchased a 2003 Saab Vector. The victim said the man used counterfeit $100 …

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Suspect pulls gun on 2 women

State police officials are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect who pulled a gun on two Sturgis women over the weekend. Police said the two women were driving west on U.S. 12 near St. Joseph Road in Fawn River Township shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday, returning home from a shopping trip in Coldwater. Troopers said the victims …

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Search warrant leads to drug arrests

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant Thursday in Three Rivers. According to a department media release, investigators had received information about a residence in which the production of methamphetamine was suspected. After an extensive investigation, officers obtained a search warrant for the residence in the 600 block of Walnut Street. Officers subsequently found …

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Damage, items stolen in break-in

State police investigators were called last week to a breaking-and-entering incident at a residence in Sherman Township. Troopers responded Dec. 1 to the 27000 block of Findley Road, where a homeowner reported a break-in occurred between Nov. 27 and 30. In addition to making reference to a number of items missing, the homeowner reported minor property damage.

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