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9:17 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Ishpeming suspect taken into custody after standoff with law enforcement

ISHPEMING, MI--   An Ishpeming man is jailed, following a 15-hour standoff with police.  

WLUC-TV reports a woman who was injured during a domestic violence incident fled a home at 1855 Hewitt Street Monday around 11:15 a.m.  She told police a man was still inside the house, threatening to shoot people. 

A Michigan State Police Emergency Service team from downstate Dundee was called to assist in the matter. 

Police say they made contact with the man around 2:15 Tuesday morning and he surrendered peacefully after seeing a State Police armored vehicle. 

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Crime
9:10 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Multiple arrests by UPSET in Marquette County drug busts

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team has been busy over the past few weeks.  

On April 8 detectives arrested two Marquette County residents after meth components and the finished product were found at 216 Midway Drive in Negaunee Township.  Both suspects were lodged in the Marquette County Jail for possession of meth and conspiracy to manufacture meth.  Their names have not yet been released.

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Crime
11:31 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Delta County man accused of indecent exposure

ESCANABA, MI--   A Rapid River man is jailed, following his arrest for indecent exposure.  

The Delta County Sheriff’s Department says the man was taken into custody Friday afternoon in connection with an incident that had been reported earlier in the day. 

Officials believe the suspect is responsible for several prior incidents in Delta County. 

The man is being held in the Delta County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond. 

Deputies were assisted in the case by Escanaba Public Safety and the Michigan State Police. 

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Crime
10:49 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Law enforcement warning against 'IRS' scam

MARQUETTE, MI (AP)--   The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office is again reminding residents that the IRS does not call citizens to request payment of back taxes.  

A scam continues to circulate where a caller states they are an agent with the IRS and requests an amount of money be paid by money order. 

The victim may also receive a call from someone claiming to be from law enforcement and that a warrant is out for the victim’s arrest.  The so-called “spoofed” call will show up on caller ID as any number the scammer wants, like a police agency. 

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Crime
9:52 am
Fri April 11, 2014

ASNMU president arrested for stealing from student government

Amber Lopota

MARQUETTE, MI--   The former student president at Northern Michigan University has been charged with embezzlement.  

Campus police and Marquette County Prosecutors say Amber Lopota stole from the student government, known as ASNMU.  The charge is embezzlement by an agent of $1,000 or more but less than $20,000.  It’s punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Lopota waived a preliminary examination Thursday in district court.

University spokeswoman Cindy Paavola says Lopota was arrested in March and withdrew from the university last week.

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