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Man charged with assault

A 27-year-old man, whose name and community of residence was not disclosed, was charged with assault and battery Monday. The man was arrested by Three Rivers police after its officers responded to a situation on West Street. Time of the incident was not included in a department media release.

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Final Commission meeting

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners wished their constituents a Merry Christmas and offered thanks to county workers for a job well done in 2013. During the close of Tuesday’s meeting – the final commission meeting of the calendar and fiscal year – commission chairman John Dobberteen also thanked Pat Yoder for staying on as the county’s …

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Man charged with obstruction

A Three Rivers man was charged with obstruction last week after he failed to leave the premises from which he was evicted. Three Rivers police said the 34-year-old man had gone to the Eighth Street residence to collect personal property from the homeowner. After receiving his belongings, the man refused to leave the property, police said. The incident took place …

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Barns broken into

Barns in the 18000 block of Centreville-Constantine Road in Fabius Township were broken into between 6 p.m. Dec. 10 and 8 a.m. the following morning. A variety of tools were stolen, according to state police. Residents are reminded to always lock their homes, out-buildings and vehicles to becoming a victim of theft.

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Man shot in Portage

A Portage police officer shot a man armed with a knife Tuesday, who was a suspect in a stabbing, according to city officials. The suspect was taken to a local hospital, and his condition was not known. Deputy Chief Dan Mills says police responded to a report of a stabbing at 12:45 p.m., when they found a female stabbing victim, …

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Missing WMU student

The family of a missing Western Michigan University medical student is asking for the public’s help finding 30-year-old Teleka Patrick. Her Lexus was found December 5th on the side of I-94 in Portage, Indiana, several hours after she had last been seen in Kalamazoo in the parking lot of Borgess Medical Center. Patrick’s family spent the weekend putting up roughly …

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Snow removal emergency

A city-wide snow removal emergency remains in place in Sturgis, where the declaration was imposed Saturday afternoon due to snow accumulations of greater than four inches. By ordinance, during a declared snow removal emergency parking is prohibited on all city streets. This parking prohibition is in effect until the snow removal emergency is terminated by the city or a street …

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Minor injuries after crash

A 29-year-old Constantine woman received minor injuries in a one-car crash Thursday afternoon in Florence Township. Danila Reiff was treated for injuries after the car she was driving struck a utility pole along Centreville-Constantine Road in Florence Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputies said Reiff was driving southwest around 2:30 p.m. when she swerved to avoid colliding with another vehicle …

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Appointments for assistance

The St. Joseph County Community Action Agency is taking appointments for assistance with heat, electric and deliverable fuels. Community Action officials said no DHS decision notice is required and prospective recipients need only to present a past-due notice. For deliverable fuels, a fuel-storage tank must be at or below 25 percent. An appointment may be scheduled by phoning 877-422-2726.

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FOP presents checks

Members of the St. Joseph County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 106 presented $500 checks to the Sturgis American Legion Post 73 and Three Rivers American Legion Post 170 during a ceremony Thursday at the FOP lodge, east of Centreville. Treasurer Kathy Pangle presented the money to Al Phillips, of the Three Rivers legion, and Norm Brown, representing the Sturgis …

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