Cops & Courts

CENTREVILLE — The man who caused the hit-and-run death of 62-year-old Laura Jacobs in the Three Rivers Meijer parking lot in June was sentenced to prison Friday in St. Joseph County Circuit Court. Thomas Stambaugh, 27, received 19 to 40 years in prison on the charge of driving on a suspended...
CENTREVILLE — There will be no more jury trials in St. Joseph County courts for the remainder of 2020. St. Joseph County Court Administrator Kathy Griffin announced in a press release Thursday the suspension of jury trials for the remainder of the calendar year due to the increase of COVID-19 cases...
CENTREVILLE — In St. Joseph County Circuit Court Wednesday, 34-year-old Randall Miller pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the 2019 death of Lori Norman in Three Rivers. Miller originally faced open murder charges, but pleaded guilty to second-degree murder as part of a plea deal. Any other...
CENTREVILLE — Courts in St. Joseph County have once again been closed to the public. On Thursday, the St. Joseph County Administrator’s Office announced that due to “an upward trajectory of COVID-19 cases,” the St. Joseph County Courts Building has returned to Phase 2 of the Michigan Supreme Court’...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers Fire Department firefighters review what remains of an RV fire that occurred Friday behind a home in the 16000 block of Lover’s Lane in Three Rivers. A 40-year-old man was arrested for arson in connection with the fire.
THREE RIVERS — A man was arrested Friday morning for arson after an RV burned down at a home in Three Rivers. According to reports from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department and Three Rivers Fire Department, both were called to a house on the 16000 block of Lover’s Lane in Three Rivers around...
CENTREVILLE — A man involved in a hit-and-run in the parking lot of Meijer in Three Rivers pleaded guilty in St. Joseph County Circuit Court Monday. Thomas Stambaugh, 27, pleaded guilty to driving on a suspended license causing death in the June hit-and-run death of 62-year-old Laura Jacobs of...
FABIUS TWP. — A Galesburg man was arrested in Fabius Township Tuesday following a pursuit. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, deputies attempted to stop a motorcycle on U.S. 131 near Wilbur Road in Lockport Township around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for a traffic violation. The man...
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...

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