Police

Investigation into school threats continues

Centreville Public Schools Superintendent Rob Kuhlman issued a second media release regarding the cancellation of classes a second consecutive day Friday. Kuhlman said district administrators along with the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department have been investigating a potential threat of violence at the high school. The investigation came after a message was submitted on the “OK 2 Say” anonymous tip …

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Woman arrested on drug charges

A 35-year-old Three Rivers woman was arrested last week on a drug-related offense. According to sheriff’s officials, members of the St. Joseph County Areas Narcotics unit were alerted May 8 to a woman distributing methamphetamine in the city of Three Rivers. SCAN investigators located the suspect’s vehicle on Banker Street in Florence Township. Troopers from Michigan State Police and deputies …

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Three arrested on drug charges

A trio of Three Rivers residents was arrested on drug-related charges earlier this week. St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit members executed a search warrant Monday at a residence in the 800 block of North Main Street in Three Rivers. SCAN unit members had received a number of tips regarding illicit narcotics activity at the residence, investigators said. Methamphetamine and …

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Search warrant finds grow operation

A substantial marijuana-grow operation in the city of Three Rivers was dismantled last month. Members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit, along with deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, executed a search warrant April 14 in the 1100 block of North Main Street. The investigation was a cooperative effort with the Ohio State Police and Delaware …

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Chemical pump stolen in Sturgis

A chemical pump was reported stolen Tuesday morning from a location in Sturgis Township. State police said the 10-year-old utility, which weighs about 60 pounds, was taken between April 28 and May 2 from the 69000 block of Stubey Road. The pump was visible from the roadway and was not secured. The suspect also left a new pump that had …

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Four arrested on multiple charges

Four people were arrested by Three Rivers Police last week in an operation that involved the Michigan Department of Corrections’ Absconding Recovery Unit. Three Rivers Chief Tom Bringman said a fugitive under surveillance was seen leaving a residence shortly before 6:30 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of 9th Avenue. The vehicle in which he was a passenger was stopped …

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Man dies after motorcycle crash

A 42-year-old Centreville man died over the weekend from injuries following a motorcycle accident. State police said Larry D. Smith died several hours after the motorcycle he was driving struck a deer at 10:20 p.m. Saturday on M-86 near M-66 in Colon Township. His passenger, 43-year-old Aubrey Smith, also of Centreville, was hospitalized with unspecified injuries. Neither person was wearing …

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No injuries in Sturgis fire

A single-family residence in Sturgis sustained water and smoke damage due to a fire over the weekend. The Sturgis Fire Department was called at 7:30 p.m. Sunday to the 500 block of Market Street, where crews found all residents outside and smoke coming from the eaves of a one-story residential home. Once inside, personnel found fire coming out of the …

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Police arrest man on drug charges

A Three Rivers man was arrested after he was spotted by officers who knew he was wanted on an outstanding warrant. According to a Three Rivers Police Department media release, an officer on the evening of April 28 noticed the suspect walking on South Main Street. They eventually took the man into custody after he was stopped on West Michigan …

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Driver charged in fatal crash

The driver of a car who killed a 46-year-old Sturgis man last week faces open murder and other charges. Police arrested Paul Middling, 36, of Three Rivers, after the car he was driving caused a crash at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of South Centerville Road and South Street in Sturgis. Middling is charged with open murder, driving under the …

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