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4:38 pm
Mon June 29, 2015

Marquette County man arrested for child torture

Nicholas Racine

MARQUETTE, MI--   A West Branch Township man has been arrested for child abuse and torture. 

Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Post say they investigated a case involving severe injury to a three-month-old baby.  The infant was taken to Motts Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan for treatment.  The victim has been released from the hospital and is in the care of family.

Troopers say Nicholas Racine, 27, is charged with torture and first-degree child abuse. 

He remains lodged in the Marquette County Jail.  

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Crime
7:37 am
Mon June 29, 2015

Vehicle theft suspect awaiting court

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   A suspect awaits arraignment on charges he stole a vehicle from Chocolay Township.  

Friday around 8 a.m. Township Police were called to a residence on M-28 on a report that a red Jeep Grand Cherokee had been taken without permission. 

Chocolay officers spotted the vehicle northbound on Division Street and attempted to stop the jeep, but the driver continued on to Genessee and Champion streets.  Police say while the suspect didn’t speed up, he still refused to pull over.

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Crime
7:24 am
Fri June 26, 2015

Ishpeming police arrest robbery suspect

ISHPEMING, MI--   A Negaunee man is in custody for robbing an Ishpeming business. 

Ishpeming Police say Thursday around 8:40 a.m. a man walked into Snyder’s RX Express, pointed a gun, and took two bottles of narcotics.  He fled through the building’s back door, ran down an alley, and dumped the gun—which turned out to be fake—in a dumpster. 

K-9 units were brought in to search for the subject downtown.  Police encountered and questioned one man, but discovered he wasn’t their suspect. 

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Crime
11:13 am
Thu June 25, 2015

'Spoofing' phone scam in Gladstone area

GLADSTONE, MI--   State Police from the Gladstone Post are cautioning residents about a “spoofing” scam.  

A woman reported a call from someone who said a “student loan tax” warrant was out for her daughter’s arrest.  The caller then tried to obtain financial information from her to pay the so-called “bond.”  The caller ID on the phone indicated the call came from Michigan State Police Headquarters in Lansing.

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Crime
8:47 am
Thu June 25, 2015

Several apprehended in Chippewa County drug sting

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MI--   Seventeen people have been arrested in connection with a drug investigation in Chippewa County.  

The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Team, or Tri-DENT, worked with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department and the Sheriff’s Office on multiple investigations in the area. 

Sixteen suspects face 23 counts of delivery of morphine, seven counts of delivery of Suboxone, 11 counts of maintaining a drug house, and two counts of felony drugs within a school zone. 

A 17th suspect was arrested for harboring a fugitive.

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