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Tucker wanted for murder

Stanley Tucker is being sought by the Three Rivers Police Department and is appealing to the public for help in discovering his whereabouts. The 44-year-old Tucker, who is 5’11” and weighs about 180 pounds, is wanted for three counts of murder from incidents that took place Tuesday last week in Detroit. Officers said he shot and killed his wife and …

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Sheriff investigating break-in

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were notified Friday of a break-in that took place earlier in the week at a business in Centreville. A department news release stated someone entered a business in the 500 block of West Burr Oak Street through a side door. Investigators were told it didn’t appear anything was taken. There was no …

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More calls on cell phones

The St. Joseph County E-911 Central Dispatch in 2011 fielded nearly 84,000 telephone calls for police, fire and emergency medical services. During the department’s annual report last month to the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners, director Jon Uribe noted the Centreville-based agency for the first time in its history fielded more calls from people using cellular phones than landline …

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Fire in Constantine

The Constantine Fire Department was called Tuesday to the scene of a fire at the Whispering Pines mobile home park, in the 1200 block of South Washington Street. Chief Mike Haydon said a resident called 911 around 10 p.m. after noticing smoke coming from the dryer. Moments later, flames were seen. Constantine Police Officer Steve Dibble was credited for keeping …

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Sturgis Elks recognized

The Sturgis Elks has been recognized for its $900 donation to help the Sturgis Police Department set up a secured deposit box for prescription drugs and other medications. The box is set up in the lobby at the police station and is available for drop off of expired or the balance of unused medication. The box is also suitable for …

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“Walk a Mile” generates donations

Three Rivers Police Chief Tom Bringman said the May 19 “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser generated more than $13,000. The event was a benefit for the Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services of St. Joseph, Cass and Van Buren counties. Bringman said about 50 people participated in the one-mile walk at Three Rivers High School’s Armstrong Field. Pledges were …

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High speed police chase

Sturgis Police were involved in a high speed chase Tuesday night around 10:30, when an officer attempted to stop a vehicle near the intersection of South Lakeview and Congress Street for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle fled and led police on a high speed chase into Indiana. The driver eventually lost control of the car and crashed into …

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Man threatens to ignite fire

State Police troopers were dispatched to a rural Sturgis home late Monday afternoon for a 43-year-old suicidal man who had reportedly doused his home with lighter fluid. His 39-year-old wife reported the incident at the home, located in the 70000 block of Bauman Road, after the man sprayed lighter fluid on the floor and their 20-year-old son, then threatened to …

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Man arrested for intent to assault wife

A 31-year-old Three Rivers man was arrested for solicitation with intent to assault his pregnant wife, to cause a miscarriage or stillbirth. According to Three Rivers Police, a man in early May told officers the suspect wanted to hire him to assault his pregnant wife and cause her to have a miscarriage. Numerous meetings were recorded between the two, police …

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State police assisting Sturgis police

Investigators from the Michigan State Police at White Pigeon post are assisting Sturgis Police in a case involving the theft of catalytic converters from five vehicles parked overnight at two locations in the city and one in Sturgis Township. The incidents occurred between May 22 and 24 in the 1100 block of West Chicago Road, 1600 block of South Centerville …

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