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Hochstetler injured in crash

A 16-year-old from Shipshewana said he suffered a medical condition while driving and, as a result, crashed the vehicle he was driving into a tree Friday night in Sherman Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s department said Rylan Hochstetler was driving west on Banker Road when he blacked out momentarily and drove off the roadway around 10 p.m., he told …

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White Pigeon man dies in crash

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of a White Pigeon man killed in a one-car accident over the weekend.  Ted Krull, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene after his vehicle rolled over on Lutz Road, near the intersection of Roys Road, at 4:10 p.m. Sunday.  Krull, who was driving south on Lutz Road, was ejected …

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Fatal pedestrian accident in Constantine

Constantine Police Chief Jim Bedell said 52-year-old Michael Osborn was identified as the Constantine resident killed in a car/pedestrian accident Sunday night.  Bedell said the incident occurred at 6:10 p.m. on South Washington Street, where Osborn was attempting to cross the road in front of Dollar General but was struck by a northbound vehicle driven by an 18-year-old Three Rivers …

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Two meth labs discovered

Two methamphetamine laboratories were discovered at a residence in Park Township Wednesday. Members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit were drawn to a house in the 54000 block of Wilbur Road by a tip from a neighbor, who suspected the man and woman who reside at the house were involved in meth production. The man and woman were …

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Police investigating breaking-and-entering

Investigators with the Michigan State Police responded to an attempted breaking and entering into a shed and trailer at a residence in the 51000 block of Buckhorn Road in northern Park Township. The incident occurred in an area around Cotherman Lake Road, where a number of theft-from-motor-vehicle situations were reported early Wednesday. In a separate matter, MSP investigators are looking …

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Police investigating shattered windows

Numerous windows in a house in the 100 block of Pleasant Street in Sturgis were shattered around 10 a.m. Wednesday. Officers from the Sturgis Police Department are investigating the matter. The homeowner, meanwhile, is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible for causing the damage.

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Sheriff investigating thefts

Two unrelated theft incidents are being investigated by the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. According to a department media release, investigators were called to a report of the theft of two Bushnell trail cameras from the 51000 block of McClish Road in Mendon Township. The cameras were located in a wooded area east of McClish Road and were taken sometime …

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TR woman dies of injuries

A 60-year-old Three Rivers resident has died following a pedestrian mishap in Schoolcraft. Anne Daugherty died at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo early Monday afternoon from injuries sustained in the accident, after she was hit by a semi-rig while attempting to cross US-131 in the business district shortly after dark on Friday.

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Police have concluded investigation

The Constantine Police Department has concluded the school-related portion of its investigation regarding sexual conduct demonstrated by two 5-year-old boys at Eastside Elementary. According to a department media release, results of the week-long investigation were reported to Constantine Public Schools Superintendent Chuck Frisbie. He said the classroom instructor resumed teaching duties Monday and there is no criminal negligence on her …

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Breaking-and-entering incident

A breaking-and-entering incident in White Pigeon Township remains under investigation by the Michigan State Police. Between Dec. 4 and 7, someone broke into a residence in the 68000 block of Edgewater Beach Road. Prescription medications, a case of beer, cash, a pair of alligator shoes and a matching belt were taken. A neighbor told police a white van was parked …

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