Thursday, November 20, 2008

ONE week in Berrien County Court

Berrien County Court Watch

Sentencings (HP, 11/16/08) Berrien county Trial court St. Joseph SenTenceS
**********, 21, ++++++++t, Benton Harbor, 270 days in jail and $860 for larceny from a person, stealing a purse from ******* on Oct. 23, 2006, at ++++++++++, Benton Town ship.
******* was sentenced to a concurrent, 180-day jail term and assessed $120 for larceny from a vehicle, stealing a stereo from a vehi cle owned by ******** on Sept. 17 at +++++++, Benton Town ship.
***********, 18, ++++++++, Coloma, 90 days in jail, 60 days tether, 2 1/2 years pro bation and $2,320 for larceny from a person, stealing a bicycle from ************ on Sept. 21 at ++++++++, Watervliet.
Fleeing or resisting police
**********, 26, +++++++++, Benton Harbor, 16 months to 15 years in prison for resisting and obstructing Benton Harbor Officer Wesley Smigielski on July 13 at +++++++++, Benton Harbor.
*********s, 42, ++++++++, Benton Harbor, 150 days in jail and $1,620 for resisting and obstructing Berrien County Sheriff’s Deputy Carol Vaughn on Sept. 19 at +++++++++ in St. Joseph.
other sentences
********, 41, ++++++++, Three Oaks, 47 days in jail (credit for 47 days already served), 45 days tether, 18 months probation, $2,621 restitution, and $1,920 fine and costs for receiving and concealing property valued at $1,000 to $20,000 (welding equip ment) on Sept. 23 at +++++++++, Lake Township.
*********, 36, ++++++++, Benton Harbor, 30 days in jail, 90 days tether, two years probation, $2,160 and 480 hours of community service for third-offense operating a vehicle while under the influence of liquor Sept. 25 in Benton Harbor.
niles criminal sexual conduct
*********, 66, ***********, Niles, 38 months to 10 years in prison for two counts of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration with a ++++++++++ in Niles.
***********, 49, ++++++++, Niles, 5 1/2-20 years in prison for assault with intent to murder state Trooper Duane Shears with a shotgun Oct. 3, 2007, at ++++++s’ residence.
Fleeing or resisting police
**********, 25, ++++++++, Niles, 56 days in jail (credit for 56 days already served) and $120 for fourth-degree fleeing and eluding Berrien County Sheriff’s Deputy Amber Sriver on April 19, 2007, on +++++++++, Niles Township.
**********, 22, +++++++++, Niles, 67 days in jail and $155 for resisting and obstructing Buchanan Officer Michael Troup, and assault and battery on ********** on May 4 at +++++++++, Buchanan.
Other sentences
********, 36, ++++++++++, Berrien Springs, 180 days in jail, 180 days tether, five years pro bation and $2,420 for attempted use of a computer in his home to solicit a girl for sex on March 20.
**********, 39, ++++++++, Niles, 18 months probation and $1,900 for attempted larceny in a building, stealing electronic equip ment April 14 at +++++++++.


Anonymous said...

I am enjoying these posts. Because they show the court system doing it's job. Putting criminals away.

I did however not see any "stopped for being black" or "charged with defying Whirlpool's royal edicts".


Anonymous said...

My taxes (yes, I'm one of few who do pay them) are actually put to good use it appears.

Along with the new Harbor Shores investment in BH, this area is really going to see a much-needed rebirth.