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Woman cited for crash

Two Centreville-area residents were involved in a one-vehicle accident over the weekend in Nottawa Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said 24-year-old Sheery Hilyard was driving in an unknown direction on Truckenmiller Road at 11:26 p.m. Friday when she took her eyes off the roadway and wound up driving down an embankment and her vehicle struck a tree near …

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Police investigating stabbing

Three Rivers police were called to the 200 block of Second Avenue last week in response to a stabbing incident. According to police, responding officers Wednesday discovered the victim and suspect had left the scene by the time they arrived. The victim, a 27-year-old Three Rives man, was later found and interviewed at the Three Rivers Health emergency room. As …

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Marijuana plants seized

Citizen tips regarding marijuana-related activity resulted in the confiscation of nearly 22 marijuana plants Wednesday in Lockport Township. A sheriff’s department media release stated members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant in the 20000 block of M-86 regarding the manufacture of marijuana. A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of 22 marijuana …

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Woman suffers injuries after crash

A 20-year-old Three Rivers woman suffered minor injuries following a one-vehicle crash Tuesday in Nottawa Township. Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff Department were dispatched at 11:35 p.m. to Findley Road, west of Ironwood Drive, where a vehicle driven by Chelsea Gabbard had rolled over and came to rest against a tree. Gabbard told police she fell asleep at …

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Arrests made for meth

A search warrant was executed this week at a residence in the village of Centreville for methamphetamine. According to a sheriff’s department media release, members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit were given a tip about a marijuana grow in the 300 block of West Main Street. Officers made contact Tuesday with residents at the address and executed …

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Michigan’s alcohol and drug abuse counseling

Coordinating how Michigan provides alcohol- and drug-abuse counseling throughout the state is now possible thanks to a bill introduced by State Rep. Matt Lori. Public Act 249 requires the Michigan Department of Community Health to establish and maintain credentialing standards for the statewide substance use disorder service systems. The bill is a direct result of recommendations made by the Mental …

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Minor injuries after collision

A motorist suffered minor injuries after being involved in a collision with a freight train Monday. According to law-enforcement and rescue personnel, the driver of an SUV was on Cotherman Lake Road in Park Township when he failed to stop for a passing Grand Elk Railroad train. The SUV struck the side of a rail car and rolled onto its …

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Man critical after crash

A 71-year-old South Haven man was in critical condition after he was involved in a motorcycle accident last week in Marcellus Township. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said Jerry Hartsfield was driving his motorcycle north on M-40, where he lost control and the two-wheeler flipped over and into a ditch. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. Thursday near Dutch Settlement …

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Two more arrests for meth

Two people were charged with drug-related offenses following the discovery of methamphetamine earlier this week at a residence in Sturgis. According to the Sturgis Police Department, officers were called to the 600 block of North Fourth Street in response to a tip regarding a fugitive from justice. Upon arrival, officers searched the residence and noticed a recently active methamphetamine lab …

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Sheriff investigating crash

Officers from St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating an injury accident that occurred last week on Colon Road, near Farrand Road, in Colon Township. Shirley Nash, 62, of Colon, was eastbound on Colon Road around 8:30 p.m. Monday, when her vehicle was struck on the passenger’s side by a pickup driven by 18-year-old Dexter West of Burr Oak. West …

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