Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Shane Spatafore, who stabbed his friend in September, will have the opportunity to pursue a college degree after a Macomb Circuit Court Judge placed him on three year probation.
A St. Clair Shores teenager who pleaded guilty to a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm for the stabbing of his best friend was placed on three year probation Wednesday by Macomb Circuit Court Judge Mary Chrzanowski. A grateful Shane Spatafore shook his lawyer's hand and looked to the ceiling after he received the sentence, which allows him to complete his high school degree and pursue a college education. The charges stemmed from the Sept. 3 incident where Spatafore got into an argument and stabbed his 17-year-old friend four times with a steak knife. He then fled the scene, damaging patio furniture at a neighbor's house on 13 Mile Road, before he was located and arrested. Before sentencing, the victim addressed the …
A 43-year-old St. Clair Shores woman plead guilty Tuesday to domestic violence for stabbing her boyfriend in her house on Erben.
A 43-year-old St. Clair Shores woman who stabbed her boyfriend during an argument while the couple was painting the interior of her house on Erben plead guilty in 40th District Court Tuesday to domestic violence. Christine Holstine reportedly stabbed her boyfriend after the couple got in an argument March 3 while painting the living and dining rooms of her home in the 21000 block of Erben. According to reports, what allegedly started as "joking" turned violent after he rolled a paint roller across her head. She reportedly then splashed paint on him and the confrontation escalated between the couple to the point where Holstine stabbed Kirk Glosser with a kitchen knife. “I stabbed him in the arm,” Holstine replied when asked by the judge …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A 29-year St. Clair Shores man caught on surveillance camera after he allegedly burglarized a home on Frazho Road waived his preliminary exam Tuesday in 40th District Court.
A St. Clair Shores man allegedly caught on a surveillance camera searching through a Frazho Road home waived his preliminary exam Tuesday on home invasion charges in 40th District Court. James Marino, 29, waived his preliminary exam on a charge of home invasion, second degree, before 40th District Court Judge Joseph Oster. He will be arraigned in Macomb Circuit Court on March 18. Police said Marino took jewelry and money. He is being held in the Macomb County Jail on $30,000 bond.
Friday, March 1, 2013
City and court officials gathered Friday to break ground for the new 40th District Court.
St. Clair Shores elected officials, department heads, contractors and the 40th District Court judges gathered Friday to break ground for the new court building. Construction crews completed demolition this week of the 9,000-square-foot facility that was originally built as a public works building in the late 1930s, and was renovated into a court facility in the 1970s. As officials gathered for the ceremonial event, crews continued site preparation for the 15,500-square-foot building that would address a number of current deficiencies and make it ADA compliant, improve building safety and the flow of prisoners and personnel through the building. "I am excited for the citizens of St. Clair Shores and also for all the users of the court ,…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Crews completed demolition completed demolition this week on the former 40th District Court.
Crews completed the demolition of the 40th District Court building this week in preparation for the construction of a new facility in St. Clair Shores. The new court is being funded through $1.8 million currently in the court building fund, and the balance through the sale of municipal bonds. The city will spread the repayment of the bonds over 25 years.
Monday, February 25, 2013
A 29-year St. Clair Shores man caught on surveillance camera after he allegedly burglarized a home on Frazho Road has been arrested by police and was arraigned Monday in 40th District Court.
A St. Clair Shores man who police say was caught on surveillance camera searching through a Frazho Road home was arraigned Monday in 40th District Court. James Marino, 29, was arraigned on a charge of home invasion, second degree, before 40th District Court Judge Mark Fratarcangeli. St. Clair Shores police arrested Marino Saturday after receiving tips from Patch readers, and other media outlets, who viewed still images from the surveillance camera footage of the Feb. 19 robbery and were able to identify him. The video from the home in the 20000 block of Frazho showed a man going through drawers and rummaging through the house, Detective Dennis Kozikowski said. Police said Marino took jewelry and money. He is being held in the Macomb County…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Crews have started the demolition of the existing 40th District Court in preparation for the construction of a new
Demolition of the existing 40th District Court began Thursday in preparation for the construction of a new facility at the corner of 11 Mile and Jefferson. The new court is being funded through $1.8 million currently in the court building fund, and the balance through the sale of municipal bonds. The city will spread the repayment of the bonds over 25 years. Carolyn Povich, 40th District Court Administrator, anticipates construction of the new $3.5 million building to last about 10 months with the new 15,500-square foot facility opening in the fall of 2013. All court operations including arraignments, classes, ticket payments and hearings have moved to Our Lady of Hope School at 28837 Jefferson Ave. While officials project that court will …
Erin Stahl states the city should use existing funds for new court building, and not issue bonds.
Friday, February 15
Dear Editor, $1.8 million dollars has been raised over the years to renovate the 40th District Courthouse at Eleven Mile Road and Jefferson. Despite already having $1.8 million, they are taking out a $2 million bond so that they can build a larger brand new $3.5 million dollar building. No matter what City Hall tries to tell you, this $2 million will be another tax showing up on our property tax bill as "City debt" or some other clever name like "Justice bond debt". Do not be fooled citizens of St. Clair Shores, investors only invest in municipal or city bonds because our wallets are the collateral. If payments cannot be made, we the taxpayers are forced to make the payment. If the bond issue wasn't bad enough, the courthouse already …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
40th District Court personnel in St. Clair Shores are now working in temporary facilities in the Our Lady of Hope School, on Jefferson north of Martin, while a new facility is constructed.
Court is in session for the 40th District Court in a temporary location in St. Clair Shores. All court operations including arraignments, classes, ticket payments and hearings have moved to Our Lady of Hope School at 28837 Jefferson Ave. to allow for the construction of a new court building. Ticket payments and other services are located on the first floor of the former school, with court rooms located on the second floor. Security measures for the court personnel, visitors and prisoners has been added in addition to the construction of temporary holding cells. Carolyn Povich, 40th District Court Administrator, anticipates construction of the new $3.5 million building to last about 10 months with the new 15,500-square foot facility opening…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The 40th District Court in St. Clair Shores will close at the end of the today,, to allow for the relocation to temporary facilities in the Our Lady of Hope School while a new facility is constructed.