SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   Two people have been arrested in Sault Ste. Marie on meth-related charges. 

The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Team, or Tri-DENT, conducted surveillance Wednesday on a residence within the city, resulting in the arrest of Matthew Durden, 23, of Marquette and Brianna Hart, 18, of Sault Ste. Marie.

Durden is charged with:

Marquette, MI - Marquette City Police have arrested an Ishpeming woman following investigation into embezzlement at a Marquette housing complex last November. 

Officers say 32-year old Alison Jean Dehlin was arrested Friday and charged with forgery, uttering and publishing, and embezzlement-agent or trustee $1,000 or more but less than $20,000. The bond on each charge was set at 10% of $10,000. Dehlin was unable to post bond and is lodged at the Marquette County jail. An arraignment date has not yet been set.

ONTONAGON, MI--   An Ontonagon man is in custody on several felony charges, including attempted murder.

The Sheriff’s Office says Timothy Wayne Pietila, 51, was arraigned on that charge, along with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, assault by strangulation, and felony firearms. 

Pietila remains jailed without bond. 

No further details are available as the incident remains under investigation.

The Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers and Michigan State Police.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette Police Department is investigating numerous complaints that someone is stealing items from area vehicles.  

Officers say the complaints are spread out within the city limits and aren’t confined to one general location.  The larcenies have been occurring during the late evening hours into early morning.

Anyone with information about the thefts or who has seen suspicious activity in their neighborhoods is asked to call City Police at 228-0400. 

UPDATE, 2/4/16:  The suspect is identified as Mason Bajanen, 40, of Escanaba.


ESCANABA, MI--    An Escanaba man is lodged in the Delta County Jail on two felony charges connected to a domestic situation.  

Public Safety officers were called Tuesday around 6 p.m. to the 1100 block of Sheridan Road and found the house on fire.  They didn’t know if the suspect, who allegedly discharged a firearm inside the home, was inside the structure or not.  The fire was eventually extinguished, but officers didn’t find the suspect.