Police

Break-in investigated in Flowerfield

Sheriff’s department officials are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident that took place last week in Flowerfield Township. The incident occurred between May 28 and last Wednesday at a residence in the 14000 block of Burlew Road in Flowerfield Township. The victim told authorities the suspect forced entry to the residence and stole building materials, electronic tools and equipment. Witnesses said a …

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Police release name of shooting victim

A few details have come to light regarding a weekend shooting incident in Three Rivers. The victim was identified as a 31-year-old Sturgis man who was treated at Three Rivers Health and later released. He was injured following an incident outside Paul’s Pantry around 7 p.m. Sunday. State police said a group of four people were ordered to leave the …

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Suspect sought in Three Rivers shooting

A man was shot outside a Three Rivers party store over the weekend, according to Michigan State Police. Troopers said the incident took place Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of Paul’s Liquor Store, in the 200 block of East Michigan Avenue. According to authorities, four men inside the business were involved in an argument and ordered by a clerk …

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Camper propane tank explodes

Two people were injured over the weekend after a propane tank inside their camper exploded at a Cass County campground. The situation unfolded Sunday afternoon at Melville Seven Lakes Campground in Marcellus. Authorities said an investigation into why the tank exploded is ongoing, but it occurred when the victims started a gas stove. Two people inside the unit were burned …

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Local crash – Three fatalities

Three people died over the weekend following a single-vehicle crash south of Centreville. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said deputies were called shortly before 2:30 a.m. Saturday to Fairchild Road near the intersection of Klinger Lake Road. Investigators said a car driven by 23-year-old Damian Long of Coldwater was heading east on Fairchild Road when it failed to negotiate a curve just before Klinger Lake …

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Two arrests following foot chase

Two people were taken into custody following a reckless-driving incident last week in and around Three Rivers. According to Three Rivers police, the department was notified around 4:30 p.m. Thursday of a reckless driver on U.S. 131 in Three Rivers. Officers pursued the vehicle until it struck another car near Marcellus Road. The driver and passenger of the suspect car …

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Sheriff’s department updates wake order on lakes

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department has removed postings at the county’s public accesses, where boaters had been requested to reduce their wake. Water levels remain high on many county lakes, however, and operators of boats and personal watercraft should be aware that if they are operating in a manner that causes property damage, they may still be subject to …

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Constantine schools get new resource officer

Members of Constantine’s board of education have announced that Holly Cerny is the school’s new resource officer. Superintendent Steve Wilson said village police chief Mark Honeysett confirmed that Cerny would fill the position. Wilson said Cerny has worked with the DARE program, previously served as the school liaison and has taught a program called TEAM. Wilson said Cerny will be …

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Investigation continues in fatal motorcycle crash

Law-enforcement officials said they are still waiting for results of a toxicology report for further clues into a fatal accident earlier this month. St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite said the results will determine whether the driver of a car that caused the accident at U.S. 131 and Broadway Street had suffered a medical incident resulting in her vehicle colliding …

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ATV stolen in White Pigeon

A Polaris four-wheel ATV was stolen this week from a location in White Pigeon Township. State police said the incident occurred between 5 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday in the 69000 block of Kalamazoo Street. The four-wheeler is tan and brown in color, with camouflage tape covering the fuel tank. It also has a winch on the front, with …

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