gradient
goingon
TODAY IS Monday October 20th


Sturgis Firefighter Arraigned On Multiple CSC Charges
Wednesday Aug 27, 2014 6:01pm
Centreville, MI

By: Mike Stiles

(STURGIS) – A Sturgis firefighter has been arraigned on multiple charges of criminal sexual conduct.

St. Joseph County District Court officials say 36 year old Joshua Jason Snider was arraigned by the Magistrate Tuesday afternoon and is facing charges of one count each of second degree and third degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of fourth degree criminal sexual conduct.

Snider has been with the Sturgis Fire Department for a little over four years.

It's alleged the incidents happened while Snider was instructing classes at Sturgis High School and was in a position of authority.

Sturgis Director of Public Safety Geoff Smith says he became aware earlier this month that Snider allegedly violated Departmental General Orders. He was placed on unpaid administrative leave while an internal investigation was conducted.

Smith says nothing like this has ever happened before to the department during his time. Smith says by doing this investigation, and asking an outside agency to help, it will remove any thoughts of improprieties.

Smith says he hopes the Fire Department's reputation is not damaged due to the alleged behavior of one person.

Snider's bond was set at $40,000. A pre-trial conference is set for September 2 and a possible preliminary hearing for September 4.

Joshua Snyder (photo courtesy of the St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department)
(10-19-2014) • Six injured in SR 3 crash near Kendallville
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 1200 block of N. Lima Road • Kendallville, IN
(10-18-2014) • Missing Child Found
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(10-18-2014) • Lift Machine Catches Fire
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(10-18-2014) • Crash injures two; Police to seek charges
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: US 20 at CR 600W • LaGrange, IN
(10-18-2014) • SCCF And Trine Partnering On FW Phil Performance
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: T. Furth Center For The Performing Arts • Angola, IN
(10-18-2014) • Two LaGrange Women Injured As Car Crashes Into Culvert And Flips
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: U.S. 20 West Of 600 West • LaGrange, IN
(10-18-2014) • Branch County Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Bust
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Hodunk Road • Coldwater, MI
(10-18-2014) • LaGrange woman cited after striking bicyclist
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: MILLERSBURG
(10-18-2014) • Kendallville man sentenced in child porn case
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: FORT WAYNE
(10-18-2014) • Bridge Work May Cause Traffic Delays In DeKalb County
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: I-69 • Auburn, IN
(10-17-2014) • Feek Facing Multiple Charges
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Mendon, MI
(10-17-2014) • SPS Holding Meeting On Two Programs
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(10-17-2014) • Fall Harvest Festival Set For Saturday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(10-17-2014) • Household Hazardous Waste Collection On Saturday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Centreville, MI
(10-17-2014) • Ovid Township Accident Injures Burr Oak Man
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(10-17-2014) • Cassopolis Company Getting CDBG
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Lansing, MI.
(10-17-2014) • Drug Fugitive Arrested
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: White Pigeon Township - St. Joseph Co. MI
(10-17-2014) • Update On TR Police Officer Investigation
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Three Rivers, MI
(10-17-2014) • Walking Tour Of Historic Angola Buildings On Saturday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Downtown Angola • Angola, IN
(10-17-2014) • Branch County Deputies Find Meth And Firearms In Home
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Chad Lane
(10-17-2014) • CASA Honors Volunteers During Annual Dinner
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Kendallville Events Center • Kendallville, IN
(10-16-2014) • Gonzalez Enters Guilty Plea To Voluntary Manslaughter
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Noble County Courthouse • Albion, IN
(10-16-2014) • Lagrange couple bought winning lotto ticket
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(10-16-2014) • Sturgis Man Injured In Crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(10-16-2014) • Cameron Schedules More Free Mammograms
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Cameron Hospital • Angola, IN
(10-16-2014) • Computer And Cash Taken In Burglary
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(10-16-2014) • Three Rivers Police Officers Being Investigated
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Three Rivers, MI
(10-15-2014) • Sturgis Tool & Die Going Strong
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(10-15-2014) • Leonidas Township Break In
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Leonidas Township - St. Joseph Co. MI
(10-15-2014) • LaGrange law firm contributes to the Promise
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(10-15-2014) • Comedy Play To Help St. Anthony's Building Fund
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(10-15-2014) • Meeting Scheduled On Proposed Toll Road Interchange
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(10-15-2014) • Angola Native On Regional Champion WMU Precision Flight Team
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Kalamazoo
(10-15-2014) • BC Woman Charged After Chase Ends In Steuben County
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Steuben County Courthouse • Angola, IN
(10-15-2014) • LCSD Looking For Residents To Get On Deer Kill List
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(10-15-2014) • Blast Destroys Pickup Truck In Auburn
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 400 Block Of West Ensley Avenue • Auburn, IN





Contact WBET
STURGIS269/651-WBET
COLDWATER517/278-WBET
wbet@wbetfm.com

pfc

businesses