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Man arrested after chase

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department last week arrested a Three Rivers man on several charges after he attempted to flee from authorities. A deputy working Wednesday for the village of Centreville attempted to stop a vehicle with a stolen plate. The suspect refused to stop his vehicle and drove through a number of parking lots, according to …

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Trailer stolen in Lockport

A trailer was stolen last week from a residence in Lockport Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the agency responded at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday to the 57000 block of Holtom Road. Investigators said it appears the suspects broke the lock off the trailer hitch, then left the scene heading southbound on Holtom Road. The trailer dislodged from the …

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Police identify 2 bicyclists hurt in hit-and-run crash

Authorities have identified two bicyclists injured when a pickup truck struck them as they rode with two other bicyclists in southwestern Michigan. The Kalamazoo County sheriff’s department says 50-year-old Mathew Sides of Plainwell and 44-year-old Andrea Fore of Kalamazoo suffered non-life-threatening injuries. They were struck Thursday night in Alamo Township. The pickup’s driver did not stop. Valerie Litznerski was among …

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Police rescue man from river after car plunges into waterway

Police officers have pulled a man from a Calhoun County river after his car plunged into the waterway. WOOD-TV reports that the car went into the Kalamazoo River in Battle Creek shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday. The driver was out of the car and floating down the river when officers arrived. He told officers that he couldn’t swim. The television station …

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Michigan man avoids jail in returnable cans, bottles scam

A Michigan man who authorities say was trying to return more than 10,000 cans and bottles for 10 cents apiece is avoiding jail time. The Livingston Daily Press & Argus of Howell reports Brian Edward Everidge of Columbiaville was ordered Thursday to pay $1,230 in fines and court costs following his earlier guilty plea to one count of beverage return …

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Several injured in crash

A group of Constantine residents was treated for injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident last week in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s officials said 78-year-old Ken Sawyer was driving south on U.S. 131 at 6:55 p.m. Friday when he failed to stop for a vehicle behind a car waiting to turn left into a driveway near King Road. Investigators said Sawyer’s vehicle …

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