Crime

STURGEON BAY, WI (AP)--   Federal officials say U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Miami intercepted a package with a large amount of cocaine that was headed for Wisconsin, resulting in the arrest of two people in Door County.

WBAY-TV says several agencies executed a search warrant at a Sturgeon Bay home Tuesday and took two people into custody. The Door County Sheriff's Office says cocaine and marijuana with a street value of about $25,000 was seized.

ESCANABA, MI--   The Delta County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of seven people arrested in Escanaba on a narcotics search warrant. 

All suspects have been arraigned on charges including maintaining a drug house, possession of meth, and possession of a concealed weapon.

Five of the suspects are from Escanaba. They are Jeffery Childers, Jamie Rose, Marcus McCoy, Bon Lemerond, and Steve Nadjkovic. The remaining two—David Peterson and Alan Merrills—are from the Ishpeming area.

All remain lodged in the Delta County Jail.

MACKINAC COUNTY, MI--   A Mackinac County man is in custody, after he aimed a gun at deputies.

The Sheriff’s Office was called Sunday around 6:30 p.m. to a residence on a report of a felon in possession of a firearm with children in the home. When deputies arrived at the home a man appeared and leveled a long gun at them. One of the deputies fired at the man and struck him in the hand.

The suspect was taken to McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

ESCANABA, MI--   Several Delta County residents have been arrested on drug charges.

Saturday around 1 a.m. Escanaba Public Safety officers executed a search warrant in the city of Escanaba. Seven people were arrested on various charges including maintaining a drug house, possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of analogues, and possession of a concealed weapon. Two of the subjects had outstanding warrants out of Marquette County.

Officials say additional charges will be forthcoming.

HOUGHTON, MI--   Two people have been arrested in Houghton County on drug charges. 

On Wednesday detectives with the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team took a 53-year-old Hancock man and a 28-year-old Houghton man into custody. The arrests stemmed from search warrants conducted on four residences in April. The search resulted in the seizure of more than 100 pounds of processed marijuana and 45 marijuana plants.

They’re charged with delivery/manufacture of 45 kilograms or more of marijuana, delivery of marijuana, and maintaining a drug house.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

MUNISING, MI--    A downstate man landed on the wrong side of the law after he climbed the Miner’s Castle turret at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Tuesday. 

Around 12:20 p.m. rangers noticed a man sitting on top of the turret. They say the 30-year-old Auburn Hills man ignored warning signs and jumped a fence to climb the landmark. He promptly got stuck. Members of Alger County Rescue 21 had to rig a rope system to get the man down.

NEGAUNEE, MI--   Negaunee Police investigated a threat made against a school this week. 

Tuesday around noon officers received a complaint reporting a threat of school violence at Negaunee Middle School. The complaint was investigated and resulted in a juvenile being charged with a false report or threat of terrorism. The charge is a felony punishable by up to 20 years.

The name of the suspect will not be released because of their age.

ESCANABA, MI--   A 19-year-old man is in custody, following a stabbing in Escanaba.

Public Safety officers were called Friday around 8:15 a.m. to the 300 block of South 9th Street on a report of a stabbing in progress. Upon arrival officers encountered a man with a knife outside a residence. He was arrested without incident.

The 18-year-old male victim was taken to St. Francis Hospital with stab wounds to his chest and stomach. He was later airlifted to UPHS-Marquette for further treatment.

ESCANABA, MI--   A woman has been arrested in Escanaba for making a threat toward a school.

Public Safety officers were called to the high school just before 9 a.m. Friday.

They say an adult female made a threat of violence toward persons at the school. Officers found the threat to be credible and arrested the woman. She remains lodged at the Delta County Jail.

No other details are available at this time.

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, MI (AP)--   A former township treasurer in the Upper Peninsula has been ordered to pay $1.4 million in an embezzlement investigation. 

Jyl Olson-DeRosso was scheduled to get her sentence Monday in Gogebic County, but the court hearing was postponed. A judge ordered restitution last week.

Olson-DeRosso was treasurer in Ironwood Township, which has less than 3,000 residents. The Daily Globe reports that she's been ordered to repay more than $1.2 million in missing money and another $155,000 in costs related to the investigation.

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