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Shooting suspect is being sought

Sheriff’s Deputies in Kalamazoo County are trying to get a fourth suspect in a triple shooting last spring to turn himself in.  An arrest warrant on attempted murder and armed robbery charges has been issued for Tyshaun Robinson in the April 11th shooting at the Concord Place Apartments in Oshtemo Township.  Detectives say they have talked to Robinson on the …

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Boy found safe

Branch County authorities late Thursday afternoon located a 10-year-old Coldwater-area boy who had been reported missing since earlier in the day. Limited details were available about the discovery of Chance Miller, who authorities described as having diminished capacity. Officials did note, however, that he is safe. He was reported missing after leaving his bus stop at 7:30 a.m. near Miller …

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Palmer promoted to detective sergeant

A 20-year veteran with the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department was promoted to detective sergeant, a position that will put him at the head of a beefed-up, drug-investigation unit. Burr Oak resident Lonnie Palmer was promoted from the position of detective, according to Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite. Palmer’s focus will shift to the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit, which was …

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Three arrested for meth

The St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit arrested three people on methamphetamine-related charges Tuesday night in Three Rivers. Acting on a tip, investigators raided a house in the 400 block of North Main Street and arrested two men and one woman for possession of methamphetamine. Two of the three face additional charges of operating a meth lab and maintaining a …

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Man charged in connection with murders

A man has been charged with killing a southwestern Michigan couple, nearly three years after the victims were found in their home.  Keith Lintz of Niles is charged with first-degree murder and a gun crime. Authorities say Carolyn and John Tarwacki were beaten, stabbed and shot in February 2010. They lived in the Niles area.  A statement Thursday by the …

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Two arraigned in District Court

Two Sturgis men who were apprehended after they robbed a convenience store last weekend have been arraigned in St. Joseph County District Court. Robyn Homan, 33, and Ian Baker, 26, were charged with one count of unarmed robbery. In addition, Homan was charged with two counts of resisting and obstructing an officer. Bond has been set at $20,000 following their …

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Enhanced drug-enforcement unit

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners followed through on their financial commitment toward an enhanced drug-enforcement unit that will focus on people behind methamphetamine production and sales. During Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners agreed to their part of the three-way funding mechanism that includes partnerships with the cities of Sturgis and Three Rivers. Previously, the commission accepted the funding …

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Sturgis police arrest suspect

Sturgis Police over the weekend arrested a suspect for driving into a pair of parked cars and running from officers. Neither the gender, age, nor community of residence of the person arrested was stated in a department media release. According to police, an incident in the 400 block of Sturgis Street was reported around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, when two cars …

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Boy returned to custody of mother

A 14-year-old Sturgis boy was turned over to the custody of his mother after he was stopped by police for driving her vehicle through the city over the weekend. Officers noticed a van without its headlights on and driving at a high rate of speed through downtown Sturgis around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. A westbound pursuit followed and concluded near Stubey …

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Soccer Goal posts stolen

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department was called earlier this month to Shimmel Road in response to soccer goal posts stolen from the Pathfinder Center. The metal posts, which featured orange, mesh netting, were stolen between Sept. 19 and Oct. 3.

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