Chippewa County Sheriff's Office

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--    Police have identified a Sugar Island man who was stabbed by a 12-year-old boy for assaulting the boy’s mother. 

Edgardo Acevedo-Silva, 33, is charged with domestic violence, assault with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm in a building, and felony firearms. He’s accused of firing multiple rounds into the floor of a residence on Labor Day. Fearing for his mother’s life, a boy stabbed Silva four times. He and his mother ran from the house and Silva chased them with the gun.

SUGAR ISLAND, MI--   Chippewa County Sheriff’s deputies have a man in custody, following an incident of domestic violence that included the discharge of a firearm and a stabbing.

It happened Monday at midnight at a residence on Lake George Road on Sugar Island. Police say during a domestic assault the suspect fired multiple rounds into the floor. A 12-year-old boy, fearing for his mother’s life, stabbed the suspect in the back four times.

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   Two Kincheloe men have been arrested for raping a Dafter woman.

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office says last Friday afternoon the victim was home alone with a young child when two men entered the house.  The men chased her into a bedroom and took turns assaulting her while the other man held the door shut. 

Officials believe the suspects knew the victim and also knew she was basically alone at the time.

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   A De Tour woman has been arrested in connection with a fatal Chippewa County traffic accident in December.  

The County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash on east M-48 near East Townline Road on December 2.  A pickup had rolled over onto its top, trapping Benjamin Hilts, 35, of De Tour inside.  Fire personnel had to cut Hilts out of the truck.  He ultimately died of his injuries. 

RABAR TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Detour man has been killed in a single-vehicle accident in Chippewa County. 

The county Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened Saturday on M-48 near Townline Road in Rabar Township.  Deputies arrived on the scene around 11 p.m. and found a pickup truck in the ditch. 

The driver—identified as 35-year-old Benjamin Hilts of Detour—was apparently southbound on M-48 when the truck left the road, went into the ditch, and hit a large rock and several trees before coming to rest on its side.  Hilts was pronounced dead at the scene. 

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MI--   A Michigan State Police trooper was injured and a suspect shot, following a domestic disturbance in Chippewa County.

DRUMMOND ISLAND, MI--   A downstate man has died in an ORV accident in the Eastern U.P. 

Chippewa County Sheriff’s deputies responded Friday around 12:10 a.m. to Lincoln Road just north of Johnswood Road on Drummond Island.  They found that a four-wheeler had left the roadway and struck a large tree.  The driver was thrown from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries. 

The victim is identified as Tyler Francis Butler, 24, from Sand Lake.

Deputies believe alcohol and speed were factors in the accident, which remains under investigation.  

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed kidnapping over the weekend on 15 Mile Road. 

Saturday around 1:30 p.m. a man reportedly confronted a husband and wife with a handgun while the two were in their back yard.  The suspect forced them into their house, then directed the wife into his vehicle and drove away. 

Deputies located the vehicle a short time later driving southbound on Mackinac Trail near Rudyard.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

The hostage was not injured. 

BAY MILLS, MI--   Officials are reporting another snowmobile fatality in the U.P.  

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office say it happened Tuesday around 4:53 p.m. on Plantation Road near Bay Mills.  A group of eastbound snowmobiles was traveling single file on the right-hand side of the road, but one sled was in the oncoming lane as the group crested a hill.  They encountered a westbound pickup truck coming up the other side of the hill.

Soo official leaves office over child porn charges

Mar 19, 2015

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI (AP)--   The city commissioner of Sault Ste. Marie has resigned amid a child pornography investigation. 

Jeffery Stefanski announced his resignation at a meeting Monday night. WPBN-TV reports the commission now has 30 days to decide if a special election will be held to fill the position, or if a replacement will be appointed to fill the vacancy until a scheduled election.

The Chippewa County Sheriff's Department launched an investigation in December after deputies received a tip from a boy who said he had seen Stefanski looking at pornography.

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