Police

Home invasion in Burr Oak Township

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched in the early morning hours Wednesday to a home invasion in progress in Burr Oak Township. Upon arrival, they found unknown suspects had gained entry into a residence in the 28000 block of White Street and stolen items from a wallet and a checkbook. The Sturgis Police Department’s K-9 unit …

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Child Protective Services receives grant

The St. Joseph County United Way recently awarded a grant to St. Joseph County Child Protective Services for children removed from their homes due to the manufacturing of meth inside their homes. Eighty, $25 gift cards to local retailers were provided to CPS to give foster-care families the funds they need to purchase pajamas, socks, underwear and basic necessities for …

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Breaking-and-entering incident

Michigan State Police investigators from the Coldwater post said guns and electronics were among the items taken from a residence in Fawn River Township earlier this week. The breaking-and-entering incident occurred around 4:15 Tuesday afternoon in the 68000 block of St. Joseph Road. The victim said he was at work when the break-in occurred. The residence was also ransacked and …

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Man arrested for threatening wife

A Three Rivers man was arrested at Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford Airport after he allegedly left a series of threatening texts and voicemail messages for his wife. Michigan State Police investigators said Doug Buell, who was in Las Vegas for an unspecified amount of time, left texts and voicemails that became increasingly more threatening in nature, MSP investigators said. …

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Dog for therapeutic purposes

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has given the green light to the use of a trained dog for therapeutic and calming purposes. Commissioners on Tuesday OK’d an agreement with Linda Baker, victims’ rights coordinator who works for the county prosecutor’s office. Baker said three other counties in the state have dogs used for victims or witnesses who need a …

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Alcohol factor in crash

A 19-year-old Constantine man was taken by ambulance to Three Rivers Health following a one-car accident over the weekend in Mendon Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Curtis Roberts was southbound on Nottawa Road when he lost control of his vehicle at Prairie Corners Road. The vehicle struck a power pole. Investigators said it appears speed and alcohol …

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Residence raided by Narcotics Unit

A residence in Colon Township was raided by the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit Friday morning, resulting in the arrests of five people. Sheriff’s department officials said the 7:30 a.m. raid at the Driftwood Drive residence was the second in nine months at that location. Two females and three males, ranging in age from 30 to 76, were taken …

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Man passes out while driving

A South Bend man, who is suspected of passing out while driving, is hospitalized following a one-car incident around 1 a.m. Saturday in Florence Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Francisco Perez, 24, was driving south on Constantine Road when he passed out behind the wheel and his vehicle collided with a tree near the intersection of Roys …

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Woman arrested for meth

The St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit arrested a White Pigeon woman this week at her residence. SCAN officials said the 38-year-old woman, whose identity was not released pending arraignment, was taken into custody Monday after officers executed a search warrant at her residence, 201 N. St. Joseph St. Police discovered methamphetamine and evidence of meth having been manufactured on …

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Man in fair condition

An Indiana man who was airlifted from the scene of a fatal car accident Wednesday morning is in fair condition at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Menno Schwartz, 23, of Geneva, Ind., was injured following the 6:40 a.m. accident Wednesday on Fawn River Road in White Pigeon Township. The nature of his injuries was not disclosed by hospital officials or in a …

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