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Constantine schools get new resource officer

Members of Constantine’s board of education have announced that Holly Cerny is the school’s new resource officer. Superintendent Steve Wilson said village police chief Mark Honeysett confirmed that Cerny would fill the position. Wilson said Cerny has worked with the DARE program, previously served as the school liaison and has taught a program called TEAM. Wilson said Cerny will be …

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Investigation continues in fatal motorcycle crash

Law-enforcement officials said they are still waiting for results of a toxicology report for further clues into a fatal accident earlier this month. St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite said the results will determine whether the driver of a car that caused the accident at U.S. 131 and Broadway Street had suffered a medical incident resulting in her vehicle colliding …

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ATV stolen in White Pigeon

A Polaris four-wheel ATV was stolen this week from a location in White Pigeon Township. State police said the incident occurred between 5 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday in the 69000 block of Kalamazoo Street. The four-wheeler is tan and brown in color, with camouflage tape covering the fuel tank. It also has a winch on the front, with …

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Four vehicle crash in Cass County

Four vehicles were involved in a crash caused by a wrong-way driver over the weekend in Cass County’s Milton Township. The incident was reported at 4:15 a.m. Saturday on M-60 near Reum Road. Investigators said a vehicle driving north in the southbound lane of M-60 struck a box truck driven by 23-year-old Emily Oostema. Oostema’s truck went off the roadway, …

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Child rescued from river in Mendon

A 7-year-old child was rescued from drowning in the St. Joseph River in Mendon earlier this week. State police said troopers were called to assist Mendon Police Department just before 5 p.m. Wednesday to Fremont Street in response to a child who had fallen into the river. The victim fell into the river but was subsequently pulled from the water …

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Two arrested on drug charges

Two Marcellus Township residents were arrested on drug-related offenses this week following the execution of a search warrant. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team was called Thursday to the 14000 block of Dutch Settlement Road in Marcellus Township. Upon searching the residence, detectives discovered a sizeable amount of methamphetamine, marijuana, methamphetamine paraphernalia and loaded firearms. A stolen vehicle was located, …

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Breaking-and-entering in Calhoun County

State police were called to a Calhoun County residence this week in response to a breaking-and-entering incident. According to a department media release, troopers responded at 10:36 a.m. Tuesday to an Athens Township residence. The 57-year-old homeowner said he was awakened to the sound of someone knocking on the door to his residence. He told investigators he was met by …

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Increased police presence on I-94

A stretch of more than 200 miles of Interstate 94, from the Indiana state line to Detroit, will be under increased patrol this summer. Michigan State Police said its troopers will beef up patrols as motorists use the route to get to Michigan’s vacation destinations. Troopers will be actively addressing the driving behaviors most associated with traffic crashes. These behaviors …

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Cass County Sheriff’s office makes donation

Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said his office recently made a donation to Cass County Cancer Services. In 2017, Sheriff Behnke initiated a fundraising campaign within his office that would benefit a local charity. The fundraising was based on casual Fridays for personnel not required to wear a uniform. Participating employees agreed to donate $10 per month. The opportunity was …

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SJC Central Dispatch millage request approved

A request for an additional one-quarter of a mill by St. Joseph County 911 Central Dispatch passed Tuesday. Unofficial totals reported by the St. Joseph County Clerk’s Office showed 1,364 votes in favor of the seven-year request and 1,323 opposed, with all 20 precincts reporting. The request will bump Central Dispatch’s millage rate to an even 1 mill. Agency director …

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