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Sheriff investigates Burr Oak theft

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department investigators are continuing to look into the theft of numerous items from a shed and its vicinity last month in Burr Oak Township. According to a department media release, items taken include hand and power tools, a plasma cutting torch, a battery charger, a router and router table, and an undisclosed quantity of plywood. The …

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Hit and run in Lockport

St. Joseph County sheriff’s officials responded to a hit-and-run, property-damage incident over the weekend in Lockport Township. According to a department media release, a 2006 Chevy Impala was parked at the Sturgis Dam, as its owner was fishing in the St. Joseph River. The car’s owner told police he noticed the rear bumper of his vehicle had been torn off. …

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Items stolen from vehicles

At least three vehicles were illegally entered and various items removed over the weekend in Fawn River Township. State police were called Saturday to Rickey and Eisenhower roads, where the victims said their unlocked vehicles were entered and a variety of items were taken. During their investigation, troopers found various tools and other items in the vicinity. Troopers said they …

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Brother of man killed by police sentenced for role in chase

The brother of a man who was fatally shot by police in southwestern Michigan has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in fleeing officers before the shooting. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports Aaron Pelletier learned his punishment Monday. A Kalamazoo County jury earlier convicted him of third-degree fleeing and eluding and felony firearm possession. He was acquitted …

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Driver facing charges after 1 dead in western Michigan crash

Charges are being filed after one person was killed and two others injured after the vehicle they were in was struck by a suspected drunken driver in western Michigan. The Allegan County sheriff’s office says the vehicle rolled over in a dense tree line early Saturday morning in Wayland Township, south of Grand Rapids, and 36-year-old Jemimah Palsce of Albuquerque, …

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Three Rivers police search for missing man

Three Rivers Police Det. Mike Mohney said the department is looking for a person who is believed to be voluntarily missing. According to a department media release, the agency is seeking the location of Justin Berg, a 45-year-old white man who was last seen around 5 p.m. a week ago. Berg’s cell phone was found Thursday under a St. Joseph …

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