Cops & Courts

CENTREVILLE — Outgoing St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough’s drunk driving trial will soon be moving to a different county. Visiting Judge Vincent Westra granted a motion in the case in St. Joseph County 3B District Court Thursday to have the trial moved to a different county. The motion...
Photo via Zoom - Outgoing St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough discusses his treatment progress during a hearing Tuesday on his bond violations related to a May drunk driving arrest. McDonough pled guilty to an Aug. 7 bond violation, with the other bond violation charges dropped in the case.
CENTREVILLE — Outgoing St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough pled guilty Tuesday in St. Joseph County 3B District Court to an Aug. 7 bond violation related to a drunk driving arrest in May. With his plea, other charges in relation to McDonough’s bond violation case will be dropped, including...
Photo provided by Michigan State Police - More than five pounds of meth, a handgun, and a “large amount” of money were recovered following a drug arrest in Sherman Township Tuesday.
SHERMAN TWP. — Three people were arrested in Sherman Township Tuesday night as part of an ongoing drug conspiracy case investigated by the Southwest Enforcement Twam (SWET). According to Michigan State Police, the investigation occurred over the last several weeks in cooperation with the Drug...
Photo via Zoom Teleconference - Michael Hills, right, attorney for St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough, left, speaks during McDonough’s arraignment hearing Thursday on charges of violating his bond conditions related to a drunk driving arrest in May.
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough was arraigned Thursday in St. Joseph County 3B District Court and pleaded not guilty to charges of violating his bond conditions related to a drunk driving arrest in May. The hearing, held virtually via Zoom teleconference before visiting...
THREE RIVERS — New information on the bench warrant arrest of St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough for violating bond conditions has come to light. According to police investigation records obtained by the Commercial-News via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request Tuesday, McDonough was...
UPDATED 2:37 P.M. MONDAY, SEPT. 14 CENTREVILLE — A bench warrant was issued Monday for the arrest of St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough. Officials at the St. Joseph County 3B District Court confirmed the bench warrant was issued by visiting judge Vincent Westra, the Kalamazoo County...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman ruled Tuesday in favor of Three Rivers City Clerk Melissa Bliss in a lawsuit pertaining to a ballot petition to allow recreational marijuana shops in Three Rivers. Stutesman’s ruling denied a motion for a writ of mandamus to compel...
CENTREVILLE — An initial hearing was held Tuesday in St. Joseph County Circuit Court on a lawsuit against Three Rivers City Clerk Melissa Bliss by a petitioning group looking to put a marijuana ordinance on the November ballot in the city. Jobs For Michigan Communities (JFMC), the group in question...
CENTREVILLE — The property owner of a Park Township house where more than 140 cats were seized by township officials and Animal Control appeared in St. Joseph County Circuit Court Tuesday, Aug. 18. Anthony Pitone, who is now living in Berrien County with relatives, appeared via Zoom for a hearing...
Photo Provided by Michigan State Police - Officers from the Southwest Enforcement Team, Michigan State Police, and other local departments were involved in a drug bust in the 200 block of Middle Street in Three Rivers Thursday.
THREE RIVERS — A man was arrested following the execution of a drug search warrant in Three Rivers by Michigan State Police Thursday evening. According to MSP, detectives from the Southwest Enforcement Team conducted undercover work over the last few weeks and then conducted a search warrant at a...

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