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Arrest for criminal sexual conduct

A 47-year-old Sturgis man was arrested earlier this week on warrants related to criminal sexual conduct. Sturgis Police said Mario Delgado, who lives in the 600 block of South Orange Street, was arrested at noon Monday at his residence, where police executed a five-count warrant. All five counts stem from incidents of criminal sexual conduct involving victims between 6 and …

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Sewage contained from overflow

About 400 gallons of sanitary sewage was contained following an overflow incident shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday in Three Rivers. Officials from the Department of Public Services said the overflow occurred at U.S. 131 and Broadway Road. A blockage of the sewer line was cleared about 30 minutes after the incident was detected. Sewage pumped from the site was taken …

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Investigation continuing

Police are continuing their investigation regarding a suspect involved in a home invasion early Thursday on South Jefferson Street in Sturgis. Sturgis Police said a resident at the home was confronted in his kitchen by a masked intruder and a struggle ensued. The family dog bit the intruder, causing him to flee, police said. Authorities said the intruder is about …

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Fire destroys house and barns

A late-night fire last week in Flowerfield Township destroyed a house, barns and other outbuildings. The blaze was reported at 9 p.m. Thursday in the 52000 block of Johnson Road. It appears the fire started in a barn and spread quickly to the residence and other buildings, investigators said. It took more than three hours to extinguish the fire. Two …

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Arrests for meth

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department uncovered a methamphetamine operation and a substantial quantity of meth following the execution of a search warrant last week in Fabius Township. The Friday incident took place following an investigation by the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit at a residence in the 58000 block of County Line Road. A department media release indicated …

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One-vehicle crash

A 21-year-old Three Rivers-area man and his 21-year-old passenger were treated for injuries following a one-vehicle crash earlier this week in Fabius Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s department officials said Kennith Criddle was driving east on Coon Hollow Road when his vehicle left the roadway near Ferguson Road and went down an embankment. The incident occurred shortly after 1 a.m. …

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Taking furlough days

Staff and administrators at the St. Joseph County Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services will take 23 collective furlough days to help improve the agency’s financial standing. During Tuesday’s monthly CMHSAS Board meeting, executive director Liz O’Dell said management will be taking seven unpaid days off, while staff members will take a total of six. O’Dell will take 10 …

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TR Food Pantry appealing for monetary donations

Representatives from the Three Rivers Food Pantry are issuing a public appeal for monetary donations now through the end of April. While there is always a need for help, the pantry is promoting an opportunity through which it will receive 10 percent credit in its account for all monetary donations made through April 30. The offer is available from the …

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Man airlifted to hospital

A 23-year-old Elkhart man was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo after he was injured in a one-vehicle crash Sunday in Constantine Township. Investigators from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Bradley Owen was driving on North River Road when he drove off the roadway near Maple Road and his truck ran into a tree. Owen had to …

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Buggy, car accident

A 90-year-old White Pigeon man was issued a citation last week after he drove into a moving, horse-drawn buggy in White Pigeon Township. State police investigators said the man was driving east on Fawn River Road when he ran into the back of the buggy near the intersection of Aldrich Lake Road at 9:45 a.m. Friday. The 35-year-old driver of …

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