Crime

Crime
10:13 pm
Sun August 31, 2014

Suspect in property hit and run found

Credit WLUC-TV

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette City Police have located the driver of a vehicle that slammed into a Third Street building on Saturday.

Around 2:30 a.m. a vehicle struck what used to be the Second Skin Shop at 122 North Third then fled westbound on Washington Street.

Witnesses say the vehicle could have been a black Lincoln Navigator.

A tip from the public led police to the vehicle and a suspect.  No more information has been released, pending investigation of the case.   

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Crime
9:21 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Door County man leaves loaded gun at park

EGG HARBOR, WI (AP)--   The Door County Sheriff's Department has reopened a case involving a man who left a loaded gun at Egg Harbor Fun Park after learning his wife had been involved in a similar incident.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports 76-year-old Gerald Hitchler of Oconomowoc wasn't initially charged because he has a concealed carry permit. But police say they want prosecutors to review the incident after they learned his wife also left her loaded gun in a bathroom.

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Crime
8:53 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Ishpeming man accused of embezzlement

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette Police have arrested an Ishpeming man for stealing from a union fund.

Steven Harvala, 49, was arrested on one count of embezzlement between $1,000 and $20,000.  Officials say the money was taken from a local union training fund. 

Harvala was released on a personal recognizance bond pending his arraignment Tuesday in Marquette County District Court.  He faces up to five years in prison and a fine of $10,000 or three times the amount embezzled—whichever is greater. 

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Crime
6:41 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Eastern U.P. couple arrested for sexually abusing adult

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   Two Chippewa County residents have been charged in connection with the abuse of a vulnerable adult.  

The Sheriff’s Office says James Shaul, 35, and Melissa Greiser, 30—both of Drummond Island—were arraigned last week for the August 18 incident.  Shaul is charged with first-degree vulnerable adult abuse, second-degree criminal sexual conduct, and kidnapping with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct.  He’s also charged with being an habitual offender-4th offense.  Greiser is charged with first-degree vulnerable adult abuse. 

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Crime
6:18 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Man charged in motorcycle death

GWINN, MI--   A Delta County man has been arrested in connection with a fatal motorcycle accident in Gwinn. 

The Forsyth Township Police Department says William Henry Toyra, Jr. of Rock was driving a motorcycle on M-35 Saturday around 2:10 a.m. when he hit the outside of the Happy Hour Bar.  His female passenger was killed in the crash.  Toyra was injured. 

Toyra is charged with operating while intoxicated, causing death, punishable by up to 15 years in prison.  A preliminary exam is set for September 5 in Marquette County District Court.

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