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Drug charges expected after search

Charges are expected to be filed after Three Rivers Police noticed drug activity Sunday in the 100 block of North Andrews Street. According to a department media release, officers were notified of the illegal activity and noticed the aroma of marijuana as they arrived at the residence. A search warrant was secured and officers found marijuana and evidence of drug …

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Local man dies in crash

A Three Rivers man was killed in a 2-car crash early last evening at the intersection of US-131 and M-216. The victim was identified as 26-year-old David Banks, Jr. He was a passenger in the back seat of a car driven by Zare Holmes, age 23, of Three Rivers. She was northbound at the traffic light in the left lane, …

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TR Police investigating nude photos

Three Rivers police said an investigation is ongoing into a situation involving nude photos of a juvenile being distributed to Three Rivers Middle School students. According to a department media release, the department was contacted Jan. 27 by middle school officials regarding photos a male student allegedly sent of himself to multiple female students. Possible charges of possession and distribution …

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Narcotics arrest in Sturgis

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit last week executed a search warrant for a subject wanted on several felony warrants in the 200 block of North Prospect Street in the city of Sturgis. A man in his 20s was taken into custody after he was arrested Friday. Numerous narcotics-related charges will also be requested due to a …

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Exotic animals removed from home

Caretakers from Binder Park Zoo and Black Pine Animal Sanctuary worked several hours Friday to remove exotic animals from a Mottville Township residence. Meanwhile, Jessica Achberger, 40, and Troy Leiby, 40, were arrested Thursday on animal cruelty charges, and keeping exotic animals without a license. They were released from jail Friday after posting 10 percent of a $5,000 cash/surety bond. …

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Marcellus woman in serious condition following crash

A Marcellus woman was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital after she was involved in a two-vehicle accident last week in Park Township. State police said Sheri Bethard, 53, was westbound on Heimbach Road attempting to cross the northbound lane of U.S. 131 shortly after 3:30 p.m. Friday, when her vehicle was struck by a car driven by Nancy Visel, 62, …

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