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County commission makes reappointments

St. Joseph County commissioners this week OK’d a number of reappointments, starting with Kristina Eaton, Ruth Perry and a sheriff’s department representative to the Animal Control Advisory Board. The positions are for three-year terms. Meanwhile, Sturgis-area residents Warren Atkins and Douglas Pagels, along with White Pigeon-area resident Mark Ripplinger, were reappointed to the county’s planning commission. Those posts, too, are …

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4-wheeler stolen in Flowerfield Township

A four-wheeler was stolen from a residence this week in Flowerfield Township. State troopers are investigating the incident, which involves a 2010 Honda 4 Trax four-wheeler. It was taken late Monday or early Tuesday from a residence in the 52000 block of Lewis Lake Road. The four-wheeler has a toolbox on its back with a dent from being struck by …

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Teens arrested after Glen Oaks break-in

Two teens were arrested after attempting to break into an ATM on the campus of Glen Oaks Community College. Sheriff Brad Balk said deputies were called Friday to the Centreville-area campus regarding a disorderly subject. Upon arrival, deputies discovered the college had been broken into and the suspects also attempted to break into an ATM. Two subjects, a 17-year-old Sturgis …

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Auto trailer stolen in Lockport

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft of an auto trailer. The incident occurred Friday in the 19000 block of M-60 in Lockport Township, according to authorities. The goose-neck trailer is made of steel, 50 feet in length with white wheels and a gas grill attached on the driver’s side of the trailer.

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Community Health Agency employees to get raise

Employees of the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency will be getting a raise in pay starting Jan. 1. Rebecca Burns, health officer for the agency, offered a balanced budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year. It shows the proposed raises in salary classification and compensation are within budget. By accepting the budget this week, the board also approved a compensation study …

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Suspect arrested on multiple charges following police pursuit

A pursuit involving law-enforcement personnel in multiple jurisdictions ended Sunday when a stolen vehicle ran out of gas in Cass County’s Calvin Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were notified around 6:40 a.m. Sunday that Indiana authorities were in pursuit of a vehicle stolen out of Elkhart and on its way into Michigan. The owner of the vehicle was tracking …

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SJC Substance Abuse Task Force will launch campaign

St. Joseph County Substance Abuse Task Force is preparing to launch its 2020 Meth Campaign. The annual campaign will focus on recovery, hope and community healing, and conclude with the annual “Voices of Hope and Recovery” program. Task force members will begin a public-awareness effort through a series of emails, Facebook posts, radio interviews and by display messages on St. …

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Minor injuries in crash

Sheriff’s deputies were called last week to a two-vehicle accident in Mendon Township. The incident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of M-60 and M-66. Upon arrival, deputies located Colon resident Oscar Starks, who was trapped inside his pickup. With the assistance of Colon Fire personnel, a sheriff’s deputy was able to free Starks from the vehicle. …

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White Pigeon Township – Several items stolen

State police troopers are investigating a breaking-and-entering situation that occurred last week in White Pigeon Township. Officials said the incident happened at Fantom Motorsports, on Dickenson Road. Several remote-controlled cars, remote controllers and other accessories were taken. Authorities said the suspects also stole a Canon digital camera and numerous checks from the business. The checks have Fantom Motorsports stamped on …

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B & E incidents in Mendon Township

Multiple trailers and motor homes were broken in to in a storage lot at Kline’s Resort in Mendon Township last week. State police said the break-ins and theft of items occurred Wednesday or Thursday. Authorities said televisions, DVD players and blankets were among the items reported stolen.

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