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Two arrested on drug charges

Investigators from Michigan State Police were called last week to an incident initially reported to the St. Joseph County Child Protective Services. Troopers said the incident unfolded around 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Spartan Motel in Three Rivers, where a report was taken regarding meth activity in a room also occupied by two children. A CPS worker and state police …

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Sheriff’s Department selling 9-1-1 signs

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department’s Explorer Post 478 is selling 9-1-1 mailbox signs. The signs are 6 inches by 17 1/2 inches, with a green background and reflective three-inch numbers on both sides. Numbers may be placed vertically or horizontally. Signs cost $15.50 each, and proceeds are used by the post for uniforms and educational training. Signs can be …

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Authorities respond to home invasion in progress

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were called to a Sturgis Township residence early Tuesday in response to a home invasion in progress. The incident took place at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday in the 29000 block of U.S. 12. The caller reported that two males fled from the house, eastbound into a wooded area. They were apprehended without incident, …

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Stolen items recovered

State Police investigators recovered a variety of stolen items last week in Branch County. According to a department media release, troopers were following up on the theft of a 2006 Jeep Commander taken Wednesday from the city of Bronson. The following day, troopers recovered the Jeep, along with a stolen Basstracker fiberglass boat and boat trailer, near Orland and Whipple …

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State police to change how troopers record race during stops

The Michigan State Police plan to change how troopers record the race of drivers during traffic stops following a complaint from the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan. MLive.com reports that the agency is making the change so officers’ electronic daily records no longer default to “unknown” for the driver’s race, attempting to get more accurate data. The ACLU had …

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Several items stolen in Sherman Township

Two buildings in Sherman Township were burglarized last week. Sheriff’s officials said someone broke into a main building and an outbuilding between Nov. 7 and Nov. 10 in the 64000 block of Shimmel Road. The suspects gained access through forced entry and stole a push mower, cleaning supplies and food.

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