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Johnson New Police Officer

The Burr Oak Village Council this week hired a part-time police officer. The employment of Sturgis resident Steve Johnson, 44, became effective Wednesday. Pay for his anticipated 20 to 25 hours of work per week is still being negotiated by the village council. Johnson also works as a public safety officer in Benton Harbor and as a member of Tri-Township …

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New Drug Prevention Program

A press conference has been scheduled for 10 o’clock Monday morning by St. Joseph County Probate Court Judge Tom Shumaker regarding a new, proactive drug prevention and educational program centering on St. Joseph County’s teen population. The program is a collaboration between St. Joseph County police agencies, in partnership with the Prosecutor’s Office, Juvenile Court, Community Mental Health Substance Abuse …

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Theft Of Copper Wires

Work on a 23-mile transmission line between Branch County and a substation in Mendon Township has hit a snag with the theft of copper wires used in the project. The incident took place at a work site off North Snow Prairie Road in northwestern Branch County either Jan. 21 or 22. Sheriff’s Department officials in Branch County said copper wires …

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Missing girl has been found

On January 31st at approximately 6:00 pm, Keshierra “Kiki” Buckley was reported missing. She had been missing from her home since Monday morning, January 30th. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department reports that she was found on Wednesday in the Three Rivers area in good health.

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Strong arm robbery

County sheriff’s deputies investigated the robbery of a Pizza Hut delivery person late Tuesday night. The incident occurred in the area of Wilbur and Null Roads in Lockport Township. The suspect vehicle was stopped a short time later on North Main Street in Three Rivers. Four suspects were taken into custody.

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Crash Claims Life

A two-vehicle crash late Monday afternoon in Florence Township resulted in the death of a Three Rivers man. Peter McDonough, age 62, died in the crash.  He was driving north on Constantine Road when his Jeep collided with a southbound semi truck between Fairchild and Withers roads. The driver of the truck, 61-year-old Glenn Miller of Constantine, was not injured. The incident remains …

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Candidates Announce Political Plans

Two candidates for different offices in St. Joseph County have announced their political plans. Sheriff Brad Balk, 58, filed his nominating petition Monday. Meanwhile, Sturgis attorney Rob Pattison, 46, has announced he will run for the office of St. Joseph County District Court judge. Balk, whose first four-year term as sheriff expires at the end of the year, said he …

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Don’t Leave Keys In Vehicles

The Sturgis Department of Public Safety is cautioning residents to not leave keys in vehicles parked outside overnight, as the thefts of three vehicles were reported Friday. Between 4:30 and 8:30 a.m. Friday, vehicles left unlocked with keys in the ignition were stolen from outside residences in the 400 block of East South Street, the 400 block of Williams Street …

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Woman Arrested With List Of Offenses

A 26-year-old Constantine woman was charged with a list of offenses following an incident at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday last week in the town of LaGrange, Ind. An officer responding to a call of a disturbance at a residence in the 500 block of East Michigan Street was allegedly struck in the face while trying to arrest Rachael Gieber, a Constantine …

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Accident On US 12

A 28-year-old man from Indiana was charged with driving with a suspended license after his vehicle was struck by a car Monday in Sturgis Township. The man, whose name and hometown were not released, was driving east on U.S. 12 when a pickup driven by an 83-year-old Sturgis man pulled out in front of the man’s car at White School …

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