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Serious injuries in Colon Township crash

A Mendon man was seriously injured when his pickup crashed in a field on M-66 Wednesday evening in Colon Township. County sheriff’s deputies said 22-year-old Steven Wickey was driving the vehicle during farming operations when it overturned. Wickey was ejected, and sustained serious injuries. Investigating officers said speed and the lack of seat belt use were factors in the incident.

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Armed robbery in Mendon – Four arrested

Four Kalamazoo residents were arrested after their involvement in two armed robberies Sunday, including an incident at the Marathon station in Mendon. The suspects are: Davontey Sander, 18, and D’Andre Beowa, Peter Yates and Jaquayvion Garrett, all 17 years of age. They are suspects in connection with an armed robbery at Marathon on West Main Street in Mendon. The incident …

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Centreville man dies following crash on Toll Road

A Centreville man died last week following an accident on the Indiana Toll Road in LaPorte County. Investigators with Indiana State Police said Mahlon Tucker, 77, died after the semi he was driving was involved in a two-vehicle accident at 2 a.m. Friday. The incident occurred west of South Bend in LaPorte County and involved Tucker’s semi and a car. …

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Drive-by shooting in TR – Investigation continues

Three Rivers police officers are continuing their investigation into what appears to be a drive-by shooting earlier this week in the 800 block of 8th Street. A department media release indicated the incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday. Witnesses told authorities they noticed a speeding vehicle in the area with its headlights off. It appears someone inside the vehicle …

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Police arrest Constantine man on drug charges

A Constantine man was arrested this week on drug-related charges after Three Rivers officers found methamphetamine in his vehicle. According to a Three Rivers Police Department media release, an officer stopped Tuesday evening on Broadway Street, near Health Parkway, to assist a motorist whose vehicle had a flat tire. The officer became suspicious of the man during the course of …

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Drug arrests south of Three Rivers

Three people were arrested on drug-related offenses last weekend following a traffic stop in Lockport Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said deputies in the early morning hours Sunday attempted to stop a vehicle for an improper-plate violation. It was eventually stopped on Lutz Road, near Hoshel Road. Upon making contact with the occupants, deputies suspected narcotics played a …

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Larceny arrests in Sturgis

Two area residents were arrested early Sunday in Sturgis after an alert homeowner reported seeing suspicious activity near his car parked in his driveway. Sturgis officers were called at 3:30 a.m. to the 1300 block of Rolling Ridge. Upon making contact with the individuals, police located stolen property. A 20-year-old Sturgis man was arrested for larceny from a motor vehicle, …

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State police hires newest recruits

A Three Rivers native is one of Michigan State Police’s newly hired troopers. Alex Sussdorf will soon report to work after graduating last week from the 135th Trooper Recruit School. Sussdorf is assigned to the Niles post, which covers Berrien and Cass counties. The Marshall post, which serves St. Joseph, Branch and Calhoun counties, will obtain five of the newest …

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Officers fatally shoot man who threatened them in Kalamazoo

Officers in western Michigan have fatally shot a man who threatened them during an attempted arrest. Michigan State Police say 37-year-old Thomas Verile Jr. of Scotts was shot Thursday morning at a home outside Kalamazoo after he threatened officers, saying he had a weapon. Police said in a news release that preliminary information indicated several officers fired shots at Verile, …

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Elkhart officers on unpaid leave after handcuffed man beaten

Two Elkhart police officers who were caught on video repeatedly punching a handcuffed man have been placed on unpaid administrative leave. A federal grand jury last month indicted Cory Newland and Joshua Titus of the Elkhart Police Department on a charge of depriving Mario Ledesma of his rights through excessive force. Police video shows them punching Ledesma after he spat …

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