The Macomb Daily reports the Macomb Township Board of Trustees agreed to bring back committee that will study having the court move from Shelby to Macomb.
41 A District Court
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
The 63-year-old man was arraigned Monday in 41A District Court in Shelby Township for his alleged involvement in the Macomb Township crime.
A charge against a Chesterfield Township man was reduced Monday from second-degree to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to police. Antonino Giannola, 63, was initially charged with the felony offense over the weekend, but the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office changed the charge to a misdemeanor after further reviewing the case. In this instance, second-degree CSC would have been merited if authorities considered Giannola to be in a position of authority over the 15-year-old girl who reported the attack, the Macomb County Sheriff's Office said. “The relationship between the two was not such that they determined him to be in a position of authority over the girl," Sheriff's Lt. John Michalke said of the decision made by the …
Macomb County Sheriff's Office reports the incident took place Friday at a business in the 21 Mile area.
A 63-year-old Chesterfield Township man is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage employee Friday inside his Macomb Township business, police said Monday. The man, who is scheduled for a formal arraignment Monday in 41A District Court in Shelby Township, faces a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. The charge stems from an incident Friday at the man's business off 21 Mile in which a 15-year-old worker reported that he assaulted her while the two were alone. The suspect was lodged in Macomb County Jail in lieu of a $20,000 cash/surety interim bond over the weekend, the Sheriff's Office states. Check back with Patch for updates.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Shelby Township approved an interlocal agreement this week that negotiates how an estimated $8 million in unfunded legacy costs would be divided should the 41A District Court relocate to Macomb Township.
Shelby Township officials may have given their blessing this week for the 41A District Court's relocation to Macomb, but court personnel shouldn't start packing up their offices just yet. While the board's 6-1 vote Tuesday to approve an interlocal agreement between Shelby Township and Macomb Township provides a step forward in the relocation process, it is far from a deed to the new property. Macomb Township’s board of trustees must still approve the agreement and ultimately, court administrators will decide where the court sets up shop. “We have had our input through attorneys to shape the interlocal agreement and (Shelby) has passed an agreement that we will probably be able to live with,” said Macomb Clerk Mike Koehs. With copies of the…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Macomb has partnered with the state to expand its video arraignment system to allow its courts to arraign in-custody defendants who are being held at local lockups, county jails, or statewide prison facilities outside the county.
An individual's proximity to the court in which he or she is scheduled to face charges will no longer matter thanks to an expansion of Macomb County's video arraignment system. New technology implemented by the county last month will allow local courts, such as the 41A District Court, as well as Shelby Township and Utica police departments to video arraign individuals being held outside the county's borders. As this technology uses the county’s two-way interactive video system to connect with judicial proceedings conducted at remote locations, the need to transport prisoners to court can, in many cases, be eliminated. While Macomb County has been using this type of system for in-county cases for the past several years, the new technology …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Shelby Township board is scheduled to vote March 5 on an agreement with Macomb Township that proposes a division of long-term costs should the 41A District Court relocate.
March 5 may be a turning point in the future of the 41A District Court as the Shelby Township board of trustees votes to approve or reject an agreement to divide long-term costs with Macomb Township should the court relocate. The interlocal agreement was reportedly reached in January after more than three years of back-and-forth talks between Shelby Township, the current host of the court, and Macomb Township, which has expressed interest in building a new court provided certain personnel matters could be resolved. One of the chief barriers to relocation talks has been the division of long-term costs associated with the court, specifically retiree health care and pensions. As the court's host community is financially responsible for legacy…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
A new agreement between Shelby and Macomb townships proposes splitting long-term costs should the 41A District Court relocate.
One of the chief barriers to relocation talks concerning the 41A District Court was reportedly overcome this week, meaning the court may move out of Shelby Township yet. Representatives of Shelby and Macomb townships told The Macomb Daily that an agreement has been reached for the division of long-term costs associated with the court, specifically retiree health care and pensions. These legacy costs have proved a major sticking point in relocation talks between the two communities, as Shelby Township’s liability for the costs has been estimated at $8 milllion. As the court's host community is financially responsible for legacy costs, Macomb Township has been hesitant to welcome the institution with its multimillion-dollar burden. While …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Negotiations between Shelby and Macomb townships have resumed, but the issue of retiree health care costs continues to be a sticking point.
A May 2 resolution by the Shelby Township board of trustees may have renewed relocation discussions for the 41A District Court, but Macomb Township Clerk Michael Koehs said residents should not expect any action by Macomb's board in “the foreseeable future.” “It’s not scheduled in the foreseeable future on our township board agenda, not at this stage,” he said. “It’s something the board is considering. We’ll get a copy of what the attorneys (of Shelby and Macomb) send, read it, analyze it and then respond appropriately.” This move to renew negotiations comes almost a year after Macomb Township decided to dissolve its court relocation committees following concerns that Shelby Township was not providing written acknowledgement that it would …
Monday, August 22, 2011
Shelby restaurateur Giuseppe D'Anna and brother Girolamo D'Anna are accused of brutally beating the owner of a competing restaurant.
A Shelby Township restaurateur and his brother waived their preliminary exams Monday in 41A District Court on charges they brutally beat and threatened a competitor. Giuseppe and Girolamo D'Anna are scheduled to appear at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens. Their attorneys declined to comment on whether they would take a plea deal. Arriving Monday afternoon in the district court, the brothers were ushered in by their lawyers, Vincenzo Manzella for Girolamo D'Anna and high-profile defense lawyer James Thomas, representing Giuseppe D'Anna. Thomas' client is the owner of the popular Tirami Su Ristorante. He and his brother have been charged with attempted murder, extortion and witness intimidation for an April …