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Another house fire on Shimmel Rd.

A house in Sherman Township sustained heavy smoke damage as the result of a fire that occurred around 8 p.m. Wednesday. Personnel from the Centreville and Tri-Township fire departments were called to the 64000 block of Shimmel Road, where they found heavy smoke emitting from the roofline of the single-family residence. Firefighters entered the residence and found it was unoccupied. …

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Sheriff investigating larceny

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the larceny of scrap metal and several other items from outside a residence in the 200 block of east Market Street in Centreville. The incident occurred between July 1 and 9. Items were taken from next to a garage and included an air-conditioning unit, a basketball hoop frame and electrical wire. The …

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Body found in Kazoo River

Kalamazoo’s public safety department says its officers have helped recover the body of a woman that was found floating in the Kalamazoo River. The department says it got a report Thursday morning about a body in the water near Verberg Park. It says that the Kalamazoo County Marine Patrol and Comstock fire and rescue. The department says the woman’s identity …

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Logging accident in Kazoo County

Kalamazoo-area authorities say a 36-year-old man has been killed in a logging accident.  The Kalamazoo County sheriff’s reports that a co-worker discovered the body on Thursday morning in Climax Township. He’s identified as Brian Thomas of Woodland. The sheriff’s department says Thomas worked for Thomas Logging LLC and was cutting timber. The department says the death appears to be accidental and …

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Irrigation wire stolen

The St Joseph County Sheriff Department reports it is investigating larceny of irrigation wire from a field in the 52000 block of U.S. 131 in Park Township. The incident occurred sometime between June 30 and Wednesday morning. The victim told investigators two spools of irrigation wire were taken.

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Serious injuries in Sturgis fight

A 55-year-old Sturgis man was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital early Wednesday morning for injuries he received in a fight between he and another subject at the Maple Towers Apartment complex. The victim sustained serious yet not life threatening injuries. A 37-year- old resident of the complex was arrested and lodged on charges of aggravated assault. The victim was also …

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Vandalism incident in Sturgis

Five male subjects are being sought by Sturgis Police in connection with a vandalism incident that occurred in downtown Sturgis over the weekend. Police said five males, about 16 or 17 years old, were seen by witnesses in the downtown area around 2:30 a.m. Monday. Later in the day, it was discovered that gang-related graffiti was sprayed on a building …

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Burglary in Lockport Township

Investigators with the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were called Friday to Lockport Township in response to the burglary of a barn. Deputies said the incident occurred at a barn between June 27 and July 6 in the 20000 block of Hoshel Road. The suspects entered the building and took several items, including a custom-made, three-wheel bike made for the …

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More State Police Patrols

St. Joseph County is one of 26 counties in Michigan to receive funding for enhanced law-enforcement patrol specifically targeting drunken drivers. The additional enforcement has been in place since last weekend and will continue through Sunday. The Michigan Office of Highway Planning has provided the funding to cover the cost of additional state police patrols.

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Vehicle stolen in Lockport Township

A vehicle was stolen between midnight and 7 a.m. Friday from a residence in the 56000 block of Buffalo Drive in Lockport Township. The vehicle – its year, make and model were not included in a department news release – was found abandoned at an undisclosed location in Three Rivers.

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