Crime

CRYSTAL FALLS, MI (AP)--   An Indiana woman arrested in Kentucky is facing charges in the 2014 disappearance of a 53-year-old Iron River man. 

Kelly Cochran, 33, of Merrillville, Indiana was arrested last month by U.S. Marshals and Kentucky State Police in Wingo, Kentucky on charges including homicide, concealing a death and conspiracy to mutilate a dead body.

Iron County Prosecutor Melissa Powell says Cochran was returned to Michigan this week. A court appearance is expected.

ISHPEMING, MI--   A police standoff in Ishpeming Thursday afternoon ended with the arrest of a man for a Marquette robbery.  

WLUC-TV reports officers responded to the 2100 block of Prairie Avenue on a report that a subject inside a residence was wanted for an armed robbery that happened a month ago.  Three people inside the house refused to open the door to police, who eventually obtained a search warrant and entered the home with guns drawn.

The name of the man arrested has not yet been released, pending arraignment.  No one was injured in the incident.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Law enforcement officers in Michigan arrested more than 560 motorists for drunken driving during a stepped-up enforcement effort earlier this year.  

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning on Wednesday announced results of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown that took place March 16 to April 4.

HOUGHTON, MI--   A motorcycle driver is jailed after the suspect led police on a 60-mile chase Wednesday. 

A trooper from the Calumet Post tried to stop the bike for speeding on Houghton Canal Road, but the rider took off at a high rate of speed.  The chase initially headed south on M-26, left Houghton, then circled back into Portage Township.  The suspect turned around again by the Copper Country Mall and drove south on M-26.  Eventually the driver stopped on M-38 near Woodspur Road just outside of Ontonagon and surrendered. 

  Ishpeming, MI - Ishpeming Police are investigating a meth lab found in the city. just before 10 this morning , officers along with UPSET detectives responded to a report of a possible meth lab in a garage on the 700 block of East Ridge Street. Several one-pots, HCL generators, and other meth components were found in the garage. The items were removed from the scene by UPSDET officers. The owner of the house is not considered a suspect in the case but was able to provide information on a possible suspect. The case remains under investigation.

GAYLORD, MI (AP)--   After seven convictions, a prosecutor doesn't expect to pursue additional charges in a weekend of booze and ruin at a ski resort by University of Michigan students.  

Other students might have joined in at Treetops Resort in 2015. But Otsego County prosecutor Mike Rola said Thursday that "knowing it and proving it are two different matters."

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

ANN ARBOR, MI (AP)--   A Michigan man suspected of spraying a contaminant on unpackaged food at grocery stores faces four charges of poisoning food. 

Kyle Bessemer appeared in an Ann Arbor court Thursday, two days after his arrest.

The FBI says Bessemer admitted to spraying a mixture of hand sanitizer, water and mouse poison on produce and food bars at three Ann Arbor stores: Whole Foods, Meijer and Plum Market. The charges cover two stores.

In court, investigators told a judge that the 29-year-old Bessemer believed someone was trying to poison him.

ANN ARBOR, MI (AP)--   The FBI says a man is in custody after he admitted to spraying a contaminant that officials believe contained mouse poison on unpackaged food at several Michigan grocery stores.

In a news release Tuesday, the FBI said an investigation indicates the man sprayed a mixture of hand cleaner, water and mouse poison on produce and open food bars at three Ann Arbor stores within the last couple weeks.

The FBI says an investigation is ongoing to determine if other stores the suspect visited were affected.

IRON RIVER, MI--   An Indiana woman has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of an Iron 

River man.

Kelly Cochran, 33, of Merrillville, Indiana awaits extradition from Wingo, Kentucky, where she’s being held on a fugitive from justice warrant.  She’s wanted out of Iron County for homicide, second-degree home invasion, conspiracy to commit dead bodies – disinterment or mutilation, concealing the death of an individual, lying to a peace officer during a violent crime investigation, and accessory after the fact to a felony. 

  Sault Ste. Marie, MI - The Eastern Upper Peninsula Tri-County Drug Enforcement Task Force has made several arrests in an ongoing investigation dating back to January. Four suspects were identified at that time. Three were arrested, and one is still at large. He is identified as 23-year old Deon Emmanuel McCuin II. He is wanted on 2-felony counts of ‘controlled substance-operating/maintaining a lab involving methamphetamines.’ He is believed to be in the Detroit area.

Officials say a total of 6-more suspects have been arrested since January.

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