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8:24 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Meth found in Harvey motel

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   Two people are jailed, following a meth bust in Chocolay Township.  

Tuesday around 1 p.m. detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team responded to the Marquette Motor Lodge to help Chocolay Township Police with a suspected meth lab.  Police and parole officers from the Michigan Department of Corrections had found meth components in several different motel rooms. 

UPSET removed numerous components, as well as finished meth product. 

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Crime
8:11 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Hackers hitting Marquette businesses

MARQUETTE, MI--   Keep an eye on your credit card and bank accounts. 

That’s the advice from the Marquette Police Department, which says it’s investigating reports of hackers downloading credit card information from local businesses.  Suspects are breaking into card readers to obtain names and numbers, then using the data to commit fraud. 

Point of sales breaches have reportedly happened at Walgreens and the Blue Link Party Store in Marquette.  Information from the credit cards of more than 200 Blue Link customers was apparently stolen last week.

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Crime
4:24 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Fake money circulating in Marquette

Credit fingerlakesdailynews.com

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette Police Department is investigating reports that counterfeit money is being used in and around the area. 

Officers say people are reporting mostly fake $20 bills, but some phony $5 bills are making an appearance, as well.

Police are urging businesses and citizens to inspect their money closely during cash transactions.  

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Crime
6:47 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Volp death now considered a homicide

Erik M. Smith

MARINETTE, WI--   Authorities believe they may have solved the 2008 death of an Iron Mountain man. 

Eric Volp, 28, went missing in October of 2008.  His body was found in a Marinette County stream the following July.  Officials determined drowning was not the cause of death. 

Erik M. Smith, 33, was seen leaving an Iron Mountain bar with Volp just before Volp went missing.  A Marinette County criminal complaint charges Smith with first-degree reckless homicide, homicide by negligent operation of a motor vehicle, hiding a corpse, and hit and run, resulting in death.

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Crime
9:27 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Names of Newberry drug suspects released

Joy Derusha

NEWBERRY, MI--   Officials have identified the suspects arrested in three Newberry drug busts this week. 

UPSET EAST detectives took Kenneth Collins, 41, Sara Nelson, 26, and Joy Derusha, 37, into custody Wednesday.  Each is charged with maintaining a drug house and delivering controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a school: Collins morphine and heroin, Nelson Ritalin, and Derusha a counterfeit substance believed to be morphine.    

All remain lodged in the Luce County Jail on $50,000 bonds. 

A preliminary hearing for the three is set for February 5. 

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