Nine St. Joseph County Police officers quarantined after suspect displayed COVID-19 symptoms

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Google+ Nine St. Joseph County Police officers quarantined after suspect displayed COVID-19 symptoms Previous articleApplications being accepted for Elkhart County United Way & Community Foundation COVID-19 grantsNext articleWarnings, citations could be issued in Berrien County to non-essential businesses Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews By Jon Zimney – March 28, 2020 0 324 Facebook Twitter (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Police Department) Nine St. Joseph County Police officers were quarantined or sent home to self-isolate on Thursday, March 26, after coming in contact with a suspect who showed symptoms of COVID-19 shortly after being arrested. The suspect was then tested for COVID-19 at the county jail, those results are still pending.None of the nine County Police officers have any symptoms of the virus, nor have any been recommended for COVID-19 test. The quarantine was made by the department out of caution to the officers, their families, and our other officers.Three county officers involved in a physical, hands on arrest of the subject on Monday, March 23, were placed in quarantine. That decision was made by police administration after reviewing the facts of the arrest, the CDC guidance and discussing the incident with department medical staff. Some South Bend Police Officers were also involved in the arrest. SBPD supervisors have been notified of the arrest subject’s symptoms and pending test.Additionally, five County Police Detectives and one County Police task force officer were sent home, Thursday, to self-isolate out of extra caution. During a call back to the suspect’s home on Wednesday, the six entered the subject’s residence to execute a search warrant of the residence and the subject’s bedroom.The precaution of isolating these six is not required by CDC guidance, but was recommended department medical staff to prevent any potential mass exposure to our department. These six officers all continue to work on their cases from home in coordination with other detectives.The suspect’s family, who also resides in the home have been notified. The County Jail medical staff expect the subject’s COVID-19 test results to be completed by the outside lab on Sunday or Monday. Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

NCAA Roundup

first_imgReport: Grimble might drop USCFour-star defensive end Jalen Grimble (Las Vegas), cousin of USC tight end Xavier Grimble, is reportedly reconsidering his final college destination, despite committing to USC nearly nine months ago.The Miami Herald’s Manny Navarro tweeted Monday afternoon that Grimble’s high school coach said he is leaning toward signing with Miami (Fl.) and dropping his commitment to USC, despite family ties.The Hurricanes hired former Temple coach Al Golden in December, but their current class ranks just 47th nationally.Grimble appeared USC-bound this past fall, but presently lists him as a “soft verbal.”“The first thing I loved about USC was the academics,” Grimble told Scout following his commitment last May. “It really means something, and you are lucky to be put in a position to be accepted and go to the school from an academic standpoint.“The second thing I loved about the school is the tradition. The things they have accomplished [are] bar none better than any of the schools out there.”The first day players can sign letter of intents to enroll at their school of choice is Feb. 2.—Joey KaufmanMartin stands by commitmentAfter rumors of a possible decommittment from USC, offensive guard Marcus Martin (Crenshaw, Calif.) reaffirmed his decision to stick with the Trojans.“I’m still committed to USC,” Martin told  “Make that clear.”Since Martin committed last summer, he has not wavered in his decision to stick with the cardinal and gold.His commitment seems all the more likely, especially after his visit to USC last weekend.“I’m still committed to USC,” Martin told “They have an outstanding program and they look to be national champions in two years. They have a brand new facility coming and a great coaching staff. They’re experienced and seasoned with the same intensity as when coach [Pete] Carroll was there.”Though Martin has given USC his word, the three-star recruit is still expected to make an official visit to Colorado this coming weekend.Martin is ranked the 28th best player at his position, according to far, the Trojans have 25 commits for the 2011 class, which ranks 5th in the nation.—Trevor WongUSC women’s soccer adds assistant coach The Women of Troy welcome a new addition to their coaching staff, as P.J. Woolridge will be joining coach Ali Khosroshahin on the sidelines.He will replace Harold Warren, who has taken a coaching job at Alabama-Birmingham.Woolridge comes to USC after spending three seasons as an assistant at the University of San Diego, and eight seasons at Cal Poly.“I’ve been competing against P.J. and his teams on the field and off since 2000,” Khosroshahin said of Woolridge. “I have a great deal of respect for what he was able to accomplish as a part of the staff at Cal Poly and at USD. P.J. is one of the hardest working assistants in the country.”During his tenure as an assistant at Cal Poly, the Mustangs won four straight Big West championships and reached the NCAA Tournament five times.Woolridge also helped coach the Toreros to three NCAA Tournament appearances during his time there.—Trevor WongUCLA reshuffles football staff According to Tracy Pierson of’s BruinReportOnline, former Miami (Fl.) coach Randy Shannon has agreed to become UCLA’s new defensive coordinator, after Chuck Bullough was dismissed in December following the team’s 4-8 mark in 2010.A source close to one of the Bruins’ recruits told Pierson that a UCLA coach called the recruit last night and told him that the deal for Shannon is done.Other recruits have reportedly been told likewise.Shannon compiled a 28-22 record in four years as the Hurricanes’ coach, but was fired in December following a disappointing 2010 season.The Los Angeles Daily News UCLA beat writer John Gold, however, said he has heard conflicting reports from an assortment of players and parents.The report comes after UCLA coach Rick Neuehisel formally introduced Mike Johnson as the team’s new offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Sunday after Norm Chow was hired as the offensive coordinator at Utah.—Joey KaufmanGilbreath and Troy recognized for strong playJunior guard Briana Gilbreath of the USC women’s basketball team and senior opposite Murphy Troy of the USC men’s volleyball team were named USC Credit Union Student Athletes of the Week.Gilbreath: Led the Women of Troy in scoring during the team’s two-game road trip to the Bay Area. In Saturday’s loss to Stanford, Gilbreath scored 20 points and became the 22nd women’s player to reach 1,000 points for her career.Troy: Led the No. 1 Trojans to two wins over No. 7 UC Irvine and No. 15 UC San Diego on the road. Troy has played an integral role this season in leading the team to its best start (4-0) since 1995.—Trevor Wonglast_img read more