Felony warrants served

Two Sturgis residents were served felony warrants Tuesday on charges of breaking and entering, and felony burglary.

The Sturgis Police Department said Timothy Pelfry, 32, and Kendra Rustad-Hojara, 21, were taken to the St. Joseph County Jail following their alleged involvement in a Dec. 26 incident at an apartment in the 700 block of Gateway Court.

A tip to police noted the two were allegedly removing items from an apartment unit destroyed by fire three days earlier. The same fire resulted in the death of Rustad-Hojara’s 11-month-old daughter.

A police investigation found the items allegedly taken were from a neighboring, uninhabitable unit, police said. The items were recovered by police.

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