Crime

Crime
8:07 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Officers receiving chatroom predator complaints

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIIP, MI--   Chocolay Township Police are warning area residents—especially teenaged girls—to use caution when chatting online.  

Officers say there’s been an increase in online sexual predator-type complaints from subjects using chat sites like KiK, ASK.fm, and even Facebook.

Officers say chat site users should not respond to requests from unknown individuals.  Nor should they link their user names to their personal Facebook or Myspace accounts, where a predator could learn more about them.  

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Crime
6:57 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Armed robbery reported in Ewen

EWEN, MI--   An Ontonagon County man has been arrested for armed robbery.  

Troopers from the Wakefield Post were dispatched Tuesday around 4 p.m. to a residence in Ewen.  The homeowner said a male suspect entered the house, held the owner at gunpoint, and demanded money.  The subject was unable to get any money and left.

The suspect was identified as a 20-year-old Ewen man.  Troopers were able to locate him and took him into custody without incident. 

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Crime
7:25 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Charges filed against man accused in Felch Township stabbing

Aaron Ray Hodges

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   An Iron Mountain man allegedly involved in a stabbing in Felch Township has been arraigned. 

Aaron Ray Hodges, 44, is charged with attempted murder in the Sunday incident.  He's accused of stabbing another man at a camp during an altercation around 1 a.m.  Both men were treated for injuries at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.

A preliminary hearing for Hodges is set for October 29.  He remains lodged in the Dickinson County Jail on a $750,000 bond. 

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Crime
7:15 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Alleged Forsyth Township arsonist arrested

Steven Scott Zintman

GWINN, MI--   Police have arrested a Gwinn man for setting a Sawyer house fire that killed a woman in May. 

Steven Scott Zintman was taken into custody following an investigation by Forsyth Township Police, the Michigan State Police Fire Marshal, and the Michigan State Police Crime Lab in Marquette.  He’s charged with first-degree arson and felony murder in the death of Sally Plume.  She died in a fire at 609 Valkyrie Street May 5.

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Crime
6:45 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Man stabbed in Dickinson County

FELCH TOWNSHIP, MI--   Authorities are investigating a stabbing at a Felch Township camp over the weekend. 

Michigan State Police from the Iron Mountain Post and the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department responded Sunday around 1 a.m.  They found a male subject had stabbed another man during an argument. 

Both men were taken to Dickinson County Hospital for treatment.  One was subsequently arrested and lodged in the county jail. 

The incident remains under investigation.  

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