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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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Police continue investigation

State police are continuing their investigation into the theft of jewelry from a residence last month in Lockport Township. A news release stated jewelry, a video camera and other items of notable value were taken from a residence in the 21000 block of Fairchild Road. The incident took place during the daytime April 30. Information detailing access to the residence …

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Animal cruelty in Burr Oak

Officials from the village of Burr Oak have been fielding an unusually large volume of complaints regarding cruelty to animals. Specifically, cats seem to be the targeted animals, village officials said. The issue came to light after resident Anita Michielsen told Burr Oak Police Chief Cynthia Miller about a mother cat she believes was shot and killed, leaving behind a …

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Ames turned himself in

A 27-year-old White Pigeon man, wanted after he escaped from sheriff’s deputies last week, turned himself in to authorities Tuesday. Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite said Nicholas Ames was wanted for fleeing and eluding following a police chase that originated in White Pigeon shortly after 11 p.m. May 23. Ames fled westbound on U.S. 12 and eluded authorities by jumping off a …

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Sheriff investigating theft

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the theft of a laptop computer and a wallet. The incident occurred between 9 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday at a residence in the 500 block of East Market Street. A department news release did not indicate the method of entry into the residence.

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Man killed in crash

A Bristol, Indiana man died in a one-car crash early Sunday morning. The victim was identified as 28-year-old Gregory Snyder. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, the crash occurred on M-60 at the overpass with US-12 in Milton Township. Snyder reportedly struck a guard rail, and was found lying in the roadway.

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Union pedestrian injured

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department investigated a vehicle-pedestrian mishap Saturday morning. Jimmy Emerick, age 80, of Three Rivers reportedly struck a pedestrian who was walking along the dirt shoulder on Sunset Boulevard in Porter Township. The pedestrian was identified as 23-year-old Nathaniel Gibson of Union. He was taken to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment.

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Event was successful

Saturday’s fundraiser for the Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services of St. Joseph, Cass and Van Buren counties was hailed a success by event organizers. Rose Parshall, director of operations for the Three Rivers-based agency, said more than 40 men – most wearing high-heeled or other women’s shoes – took part in the four-lap walk around the track at Three Rivers …

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