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Car stolen in Park Township

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a report of a vehicle stolen last week in Park Township. According to a department media release, a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant was reported taken between 4 p.m. Wednesday and noon Thursday from the 20000 block of Moorepark Road. No additional information was availale.

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Patrol boat named for WMU undefeated football

A Kalamazoo County Marine Division boat has been renamed in honor of Western Michigan University’s historical football season this year. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that the naming of “Bronco 1” was part of a ceremony on Tuesday recognizing the accomplishments of the Broncos’ undefeated regular season. The Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to honor the team for demonstration leadership …

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Cash stolen from vehicle

Cash was stolen from a vehicle this week outside a residence in Sherman Township. State police said the incident occurred in the early morning hours Monday in the 67000 block of Thunderbird Drive. The victim said $100 was taken. The victim also stated a family member noticed illumination from a flashlight around 2 a.m. outside the residence.

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Wanted man flees from deputies

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a wanted subject. According to a department media release, Corey Roggow, 36, fled from deputies during an incident Monday in the area of Carpenterson and Kelly roads in Burr Oak Township. Deputies were called to the area in response to a report of several suspicious vehicles. Roggow …

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New prosecutor to be assigned in case against former teacher

The Michigan attorney general’s office is taking over prosecution of the state’s case against former Centreville Public Schools teacher Terry Miller. Miller, 47, of Centreville, faces charges of criminal sexual conduct. His trial had been scheduled to begin Feb. 15. At a hearing Monday before St. Joseph County Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman, St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough said …

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Utah fugitive taken into custody

A man wanted for attempted homicide was taken into custody by state police Tuesday in Branch County. A department media release said it acted around 10:30 a.m. on a citizen’s tip regarding Reyfus Graves. He was wanted by sheriff’s officials in Emery County, Utah. He was found at an undisclosed car dealership, where he was employed as an auto detailer. …

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Items stolen in Sherwood Township

Antler mounts, furniture and various tools were stolen Jan. 22 from a pole barn in the 800 block of Dunks Road in Branch County’s Sherwood Township. The incident was investigated last week by state police authorities. A department media release did not indicate the manner in which access was gained.

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Ex-Western Michigan player says home invasion not his idea

A former Western Michigan University football player facing armed robbery and home invasion charges has testified the crime was his co-defendant’s idea. Nineteen-year-old Ronald George of Pittsburgh testified Tuesday in Kalamazoo County District Court in a preliminary examination for 18-year-old Bryson White of Mason, Ohio. The two were due to play for the Broncos last fall, but were dismissed from …

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Two drug arrests in Three Rivers

Two people were arrested on drug-related offenses last week in Three Rivers. According to a Three Rivers Police Department media release, a vehicle containing three people was stopped Friday at the intersection of South Main and Mechanic streets. The vehicle was involved in an ongoing drug investigation in Three Rivers, according to authorities. K9 Django was summoned and confirmed the …

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Fire under investigation

State police are investigating what is being called a suspicious fire stemming from an incident last month in Fawn River Township. Coated copper wire was found to be burning at 7 a.m. Jan. 25 in a forested area on private property in the area of Freedom and Carls roads, according to a department media release.

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