Bessemer Township

BESSEMER, MI--   Police have released the name of a Gogebic County man allegedly involved in a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning.

The Sheriff’s Office was called around 1:55 a.m. to the Keystone Bar in Ramsay on a report that shots were fired. Cory Leuzzo, 29, of Ramsay was arrested Sunday afternoon. He’s accused of firing multiple rounds from his vehicle with an assault rifle after a disagreement with a female acquaintance. No injuries were reported.

BESSEMER, MI--   Police have released the name of a Gogebic County man allegedly involved in a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning.

The Sheriff’s Office was called around 1:55 a.m. to the Keystone Bar in Ramsay on a report that shots were fired. Cory Leuzzo, 29, of Ramsay was arrested Sunday afternoon. He’s accused of firing multiple rounds from his vehicle with an assault rifle after a disagreement with a female acquaintance. No injuries were reported.

BESSEMER TOWNSHIP, MI--   The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic crash in Bessemer Township over the weekend.

Deputies say Donald Houghton, 63, of Lake Villa, Illinois was driving on Chaney Lake Road when his vehicle left the roadway and struck several trees.

The accident was found by a passing motorist early Saturday morning, but officials believe it happened sometime Friday night.

Michigan State Police, the Wakefield Fire Department, and the Bessemer Township Fire Department assisted at the scene. 

GOGEBIC COUNTY, MI--   Gogebic County’s Emergency Manager and County officials have declared a local emergency due to severe thunderstorms Monday night. 

The declaration was made around 6 a.m. Tuesday after flash flooding and downed trees hit Bessemer Township, the City of Wakefield, and Ironwood Township. 

The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan State Police, fire departments, and the Gogebic County Road Commission are responding and will continue to assist in the incident.

BESSEMER TOWNSHIP--   The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a crash involving a snowmobile and a car Friday night. 

The accident happened around 7:20 p.m. on US-2 near Powderhorn Road.  The snowmobile was northbound when the operator failed to yield to a car that was eastbound on the highway.  The operator was ejected from the snowmobile and suffered serious injuries.  They were taken to Aspirus Grandview Hospital, then airlifted to Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin. 

The driver of the car wasn’t injured. 

BESSEMER TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Gogebic County man is jailed after he led state police on a high-speed chase on his ATV. 

Sunday around 12:30 a.m. troopers in Bessemer Township saw a four wheeler do a U-turn on US-2 near the Ramsay Crossing.  The ATV fled westbound on Trail 2 and crashed into the southeast corner of the Bessemer Small Engine building. 

The driver then fled on foot north across US-2, pursued by troopers from the Wakefield Post and deputies from the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department.  They eventually caught the suspect as he ran through neighborhood yards. 

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BESSEMER TOWNSHIP, MI - A single engine airplane has made an emergency landing on US-2 in Bessemer Township.

The Gogebic County Sheriff's Department says the Piper Cherokee landed safely at around 4:45am today near Blackjack Road.

The pilot, Aaron Routsala of Ironwood, was flying from Gogebic County Airport to Iron River when the trouble started.

He attempted to get back to the Gogebic County Airport but was forced to make the emergency landing.

Routsala was not injured in the incident.

The plane was towed back to the Gogebic County Airport.