Police

Driver faces multiple charges following traffic stop

A Sturgis man was arrested on drug-related charges following a traffic stop earlier this week in Sturgis. According to officers, the suspect’s vehicle was pulled over shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday on South Nottawa Street at Bogen Road following a traffic violation. According to a department media release, the officer in charge of the stop became suspicious of drug activity …

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Two car crash in Burr Oak

Sheriff’s deputies were called last week to a two-vehicle accident in Burr Oak Township. The incident occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of M-66 and Findley Road. Investigators said a vehicle driven by Sturgis-area resident Shirley Schrock was heading north on M-66 and turned left onto Findley Road, into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by …

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CTA bus crash injures two

Two people were injured Monday morning after a St. Joseph County Transportation Authority bus collided with a semi tractor-trailer in Constantine Township. State police said the bus driven by a 33-year-old Fulton woman was eastbound on Riverside Drive at 7:30 a.m. when it failed to stop at the intersection of U.S. 131. The bus struck the trailer of a northbound …

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Investigation continues into school violence threat

Three Rivers Police officers are continuing their investigation into a threat of violence at Three Rivers High School last week. A high school student was taken into custody Friday afternoon after threats were reported Thursday to OK2SAY. The suspect was identified and removed from the school by authorities. A search was conducted Friday afternoon, at the student’s home in the …

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Woman injured in Fabius crash

A Constantine woman suffered minor injuries after she was involved in a two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Fabius Township. State police said 54-year-old Cynthia Custard was driving south on U.S. 131 shortly after 1:30 p.m. Saturday when her vehicle was struck by a car heading east on M-60. It was driven by Demetrius Banks, 32, of Sturgis. Investigators said …

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Threat – School canceled at Three Rivers

Classes were canceled today at Three Rivers Community Schools following a threat. According to interim superintendent Rob Kuhlman, Three Rivers High School received three different tips via Ok2Say regarding potential threats toward the school late yesterday afternoon.  OK2SAY allows anyone to confidentially report criminal activities or potential harm directed at Michigan students, school employees, or schools. The three tips appear to be unrelated. …

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Woman injured in crash

An Edwardsburg woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash in Cass County’s Jefferson Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called around 7:30 Wednesday morning to the 60000 block of M-62. Investigators learned that 19-year-old Courtney Houser was driving north on M-62 before losing control of her vehicle on an ice-covered portion of the roadway. The vehicle went off the …

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Goshen man gets 130 years for killing 2 Michigan brothers

A judge has sentenced a northern Indiana man to the maximum 130 years in prison for the fatal shootings of two Michigan brothers. Twenty-eight-year-old James Ross Jr. of Goshen was sentenced on two counts of murder Thursday after a jury convicted him last month. Ross was charged with killing 29-year-old Antonio McClain and 25-year-old Anthony McClain of Saginaw, Michigan, in …

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Investigation continues in Cass County crash

The Cass County sheriff’s department is continuing to investigate a traffic accident that occurred over the weekend. Authorities said Jared Green, 34, of Dowagiac, was a passenger in a vehicle that went off the road and struck a tree Saturday evening. Green was not wearing a seatbelt; a second passenger in the vehicle was uninjured. Investigators said the driver of …

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Police seek warrants after marijuana operation found

Warrants are being sought for a number of suspects following the discovery of a large-scale marijuana operation last week in Cass County’s Ontwa Township. Members of the Cass County Drug Enforcement Team served a search warrant on an address in the 71000 block of Stateline Road on the suspicion that the illegal sale and use of marijuana was taking place. …

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