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Man robbed Sturgis gas station

The Admiral gas station in Sturgis was robbed Tuesday morning by a man who used pepper spray to disorient the sales clerk. Sturgis police said a black man with cornrows in his hair entered the West Chicago Road station at 8:15 a.m. and discharged the spray on the clerk. The suspect then took a large sum of money from the …

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County officials met with pharmacists

Two high-ranking St. Joseph County officials met with 11 local pharmacists Tuesday to discuss strategies on reducing the sale of products that include an ingredient essential in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Prosecutor John McDonough and Liz O’Dell, executive director of community mental health and substance abuse services of St. Joseph County, staged the meeting as a way of attempting to …

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Investigating theft of computers

Computers and televisions were stolen from a building on Klinger Lake Road in White Pigeon Township. Troopers from the White Pigeon State Police detachment responded to the 69000 block of Klinger Lake Road to investigate the theft of several computers and televisions. The victim indicated the incident likely occurred Oct. 31. A method of entry was not indicated in a …

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Sturgis police arrest man

Sturgis Police arrested a man over the weekend after he failed to stop for officers shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday at North Lakeview Avenue and Oakwood Drive. The driver of the 2010 Ford Explorer fled to an address in the 1000 block of Oakwood, where he exited the vehicle and approached the officer. The suspect had to be physically detained …

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Pedestrian dies in crash

A 35-year-old White Pigeon man was killed shortly after 3am Sunday in a car-pedestrian crash in the 69000 block of Kalamazoo Street in White Pigeon Township. County sheriff’s deputies identify the victim as Jeremy Overton. He was reportedly walking northbound in the roadway at the time of the crash. The driver, 23-year-old Eric Hill of White Pigeon, was arrested for …

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Commission considering the purchase of a dog

The purchase of a trained dog to be used for therapeutic and calming purposes is being considered by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. The potential action is based on 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 …

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Roberts turns himself in

The former president of the Three Rivers Little League has turned himself in to authorities after he was suspected of stealing funds from the league’s coffers. Clint Roberts, 37, a Lockport Township resident, was arraigned before District Court Judge Jeff Middleton last week on a charge of embezzlement less than $20,000. Parents of Little League players became suspicious of Roberts …

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Five arrested for meth related charges

Five people were charged with methamphetamine-related offenses following a police raid Monday at a residence in Sturgis. Sheriff Brad Balk said members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit acted on a tip regarding the production of meth at a residence in the 300 block of South Jefferson Street. A search warrant was executed and SCAN unit members found …

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Breaking-and-entering incident

The St Joseph County Sheriff Department is investigating a breaking-and-entering incident that took place earlier this week at a business in Nottawa Township. Sometime between 9 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday, someone broke into to El Ken Kamp store, at 56607 Angevine Road, by shattering a side window. An undisclosed amount of cigarettes, alcohol and cash were taken from …

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Log splitter stolen

A log splitter was reported stolen from a Lockport Township pole barn. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the TSC large-log splitter was stolen between Nov. 9 and 16 from a location in the 16000 block of Fairchild Road. The splitter is described as having a silver frame, a 12-horsepower engine and a 32-ton cylinder on an axle with …

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