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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

A Three Rivers resident was charged earlier this week with possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop in Fabius Township. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, a vehicle was stopped shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday on U.S. 131 near Millard Road after deputies noticed an equipment violation on the vehicle. As they were initiating the traffic stop, deputies …

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Man arrested following traffic stop

Sturgis police last week arrested a man whose blood-alcohol level was more than four times the legal limit. According to a department media release, officers stopped a vehicle shortly after 11:30 p.m. Friday in the area of West West and North Orange streets for having an expired plate. The 41-year-old driver tried to exit and potentially flee from the vehicle …

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Two arrested on drug charges

Two Indiana men whose car broke down along U.S. 12 in Sturgis Township were arrested Sunday morning on drug-related charges. Sheriff’s department officials said they stopped to check on the vehicle, near the intersection of White School Road, and found 18- and 17-year-old male occupants inside. Upon further investigation, deputies also found methamphetamine and a number of items used in …

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Teen kills himself after accidentally killing another teen

Police say a distraught teenager killed himself after fatally shooting another teen while playing with a gun. The two shootings occurred Monday night in an alley in Kalamazoo. A witness explained to police what happened. Police didn’t publicly disclose which victim was accidentally shot, but said there was no argument or altercation. The 17-year-old victims were identified as Marsavious Frazier …

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Mother, daughter shoplifting team arrested after mall thefts

A southwestern Michigan mother and her teenage daughter are jailed after police say they tried to steal $2,300 worth of merchandise from a mall. The adult was arrested Friday night in the parking lot of the Lakeview Square Mall in Battle Creek. Her 15-year-old daughter was arrested across the street after running from a mall security guard. The pair is …

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Water search suspended on Lake Michigan for teen’s body

A water search has been suspended for a teen presumed drowned after he was dragged out into Lake Michigan by strong currents and high waves. Ottawa County sheriff’s Sgt. Cal Keuning said deputies would continue to search the shoreline for the body of 17-year-old Christopher Mimis. Mimis and three other boys were swimming Wednesday evening at Holland State Park in …

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