Crime

Crime
7:29 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Homicide reported in Mackinac County

ST. IGNACE TOWNSHIP, MI--   A shooting in Mackinac County has left one person dead and one in jail. 

Troopers from the St. Ignace Post were called to a residence at N4430 Mackinac Trail in St. Ignace Township Friday around 9:23 p.m.  They found the body of homeowner Richard McKenzie, 75.  He had died of gunshot wounds. 

Officials say a suspect was arrested at the scene. 

The Mackinac County Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing the case for charges.  The suspect remains lodged in the county jail.

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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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