Cops & Courts

CENTREVILLE — The now-former Centreville village treasurer left St. Joseph County Circuit Court Friday in handcuffs. Carol Kotschevar was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman to three months in jail and two years of probation on one count of embezzlement between $1,000 and $20,000 for...
PHOTO VIA SCHOOLCRAFT POLICE DEPARTMENT - Scott Boling, the current Chief of Police for the Schoolcraft Police Department, was named as the new Three Rivers Police Department chief Friday.
THREE RIVERS — The current police chief for the Village of Schoolcraft has been selected as the new Three Rivers police chief. On Friday, the City of Three Rivers announced that Scott Boling, the current Schoolcraft Police Department chief, will be the new chief of the Three Rivers Police...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers police are investigating what they consider to be a suspicious death that occurred Saturday morning. According to police, at 6:12 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, officers from TRPD and the Three Rivers Fire Department were called to the area of Liberty Street and Fourth Street...
MARCELLUS — Cass County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday arrested a suspect in two armed robberies that occurred in Marcellus Tuesday evening. According to police, the name of the suspect is being withheld until arraignment and court proceedings. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office,...
PARK TWP. — A 51-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 131 Monday afternoon. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, at 2:14 p.m., deputies responded to a single vehicle crash on southbound U.S. 131 between Heimbach Road and Moorepark Road in Park Township. The first...
CENTREVILLE — Centreville Village Treasurer Carol Kotschevar pleaded no contest Wednesday in St. Joseph County Circuit Court to a single charge of embezzlement following a plea agreement. The agreement, as described by Prosecutor David Marvin at Wednesday’s hearing, resolves both open cases against...
COLON — A Colon man is facing a homicide charge in the death of a woman earlier this month. Michael Lafler, 35, was arraigned in St. Joseph County District Court Friday and charged with homicide in an Oct. 15 incident that took the life of 33-year-old Chelsea Wallen. According to Colon police, on...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers will be on the lookout for a new police chief, and has hired a search firm to assist in the process. According to a press release issued Tuesday, the CAUTION Group, based in Southgate, Mich., announced it would be working with the city to conduct its search for the new...
THREE RIVERS — St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a hit and run incident that occurred near the Three Rivers Municipal Dr. Haines Airport Tuesday evening. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were dispatched to a hit and run property damage incident at 6:56 p.m....
Photo provided by the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office
KALAMAZOO — A Kalamazoo County sheriff’s deputy with ties to the Three Rivers area was killed in the line of duty over the weekend. According to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, Ryan J. Proxmire, a 1999 TRHS graduate, Three Rivers resident and road patrol deputy for the department, suffered a...

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