Police

Occupant trapped in vehicle

Sturgis Police and Fire responded last week to an incident involving a vehicle that had rolled down the embankment of an abandoned railroad bed. According to a department media release, rescue personnel responded at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to a remote location on the former Indiana Northeastern Railroad bed, just west of the former crossing at Big Hill Road in Fawn …

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Branch county crash

State police last week responded to a three-vehicle crash involving a wrong-way driver on an interstate in Branch County. According to a department media release, troopers were advised at 11:25 p.m. Friday that a Jeep entered the southbound lanes of Interstate 69 by driving north onto the exit ramp in Coldwater Township. The Jeep struck the rear trailer of a …

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Police investigate thefts

Troopers from Michigan State Police are investigating recent, unrelated thefts. The first incident involved multiple packages left at a home on Patterson Lane, a dead-end street in Three Rivers. The theft occurred between noon and 1 p.m. Sunday, police said. The packages were left on the ground in front of the home and no one was at home. The items stolen …

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Three Rivers man arrested on multiple charges

A Three Rivers man was arrested on multiple offenses following an incident originating at the Three Rivers Walmart. State police said troopers responded to the store after receiving a complaint of someone attempting to leave the business without paying for two 32-inch flat-screen televisions. The incident was reported at 4:15 p.m. Saturday. Store officials were able to provide the suspect …

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Woman injured in Cass County crash

A Marcellus woman was hospitalized for injuries she suffered as the result of a two-car accident last week in Cass County. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called around 1 p.m. Saturday to Marcellus Highway, near Finch Road, in response to the incident. Meredith Robinson, 23, told investigators she was driving west on Marcellus Highway when she lost control of …

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Police arrest intoxicated driver

Three Rivers police arrested an Indiana man last week after several witnesses reported an erratic driver on U.S. 131. According to a department media release, officers were alerted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to a driver whose vehicle had hit a guardrail and was being operated in a reckless manner. Officers stopped the car near Millard Street. The driver failed sobriety …

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Traffic stop leads to three arrests

A bag of methamphetamine, other narcotics and drug paraphernalia were discovered in a car stopped by Sturgis police last week. According to a department media release, officers stopped a vehicle with an expired registration at 6:40 p.m. Thursday at West West and North Jefferson streets. The driver was detained after his identity was unable to be established. Meanwhile, officers located …

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One injured in Cass County crash

Cass County deputies responded over the weekend to a two-vehicle crash in Mason Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday to U.S. 12, near Trout Road. Investigators said 24-year-old Kelsey Larsh of Three Rivers was westbound on U.S. 12 when an eastbound vehicle driven by 45-year-old Drew Baker of South Bend crossed the centerline …

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Driver arrested on drug charges

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a suspect earlier this week on drug-related charges. A vehicle was stopped Monday near the intersection of Arthur L. Jones and Corey Lake roads in Fabius Township. The driver, whose gender, age and community of residence was not stated in a department media release, was found to be driving on a suspended license. Upon a consent search …

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Sheriff’s deputies made a traffic stop this week that led to a drug-related charge. According to a department media release, a traffic stop was conducted Tuesday near the intersection of Hoffman and Ruggles roads in Fabius Township. Upon a search of the vehicle, deputies found a plastic pen tube. The residue on its inside tested positive for methamphetamine. The suspect, …

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