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Home destroyed by fire

Firefighters from four departments battled a residential blaze Monday afternoon in Sherman Township. Crews were dispatched around 3 p.m. to the 66000 block of Klinger Lake Road. First responders saw flames emanating from the rear of the home. Flames quickly spread to the front of the home, according to authorities. The residence was a complete loss. An initial investigation suggests …

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Meth lab found in vehicle

A 37-year-old Sturgis man is being held in the St. Joseph County Jail after police found methamphetamine labs in his vehicle earlier this week in Sturgis Township. A sheriff’s deputy stopped the vehicle for an expired license plate around 10:30 a.m. Monday on U.S. 12 near Stubey Road. The deputy soon discovered a meth lab was in the back of …

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Traffic stop leads to multiple arrests

Three people were arrested for various offenses following a traffic stop last week in the city of Three Rivers. According to a department media release, the vehicle was pulled over Friday on West Michigan Avenue near Andrews Street for an equipment violation. The driver, a 30-year-old man from Jones, was found to have a vehicle with improper registration. A 44-year-old …

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Dog park fundraiser planned

The city of Sturgis is planning a fundraiser kickoff for its proposed dog park. The so-called “Sturgis Bark Park” is slated to be developed at the site of the former Depot Park, an area in excess of 22,000-square-feet. Kickoff is set to begin at noon Feb. 4 at the Doyle Community Center with four hours of events and activities scheduled. …

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Traffic stop leads to arrest

A traffic stop last week in Three Rivers netted the arrest of a man wanted on a warrant and for drug-related offenses. Three Rivers police stopped the vehicle Friday for an equipment violation near the intersection of Broadway and Third streets. Officers became suspicious of a passenger who was not cooperating. He was later found to be wanted on a …

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Man arrested after fleeing probation center

A resident of the Twin County Community Probation Center was apprehended after he apparently left the probation center’s program unlawfully. Three Rivers police said the 35-year-old man was tracked Saturday to a residence at the Meadow Lane Trailer Park after probation center officials alerted police the man was out of place. Officers were allowed through the front door of the …

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