ESCANABA, MI--   The Escanaba Department of Public Safety was dispatched to Elmer’s Country Market Friday around 10:50 p.m. for a 33-year-old male subject acting strangely.

Officers made contact with the workers from Elmer’s who stated one of them was threatened with a knife. Officers were brought to the receiving area in the back of the store where the male subject had barricaded himself in a second-story storage area.

For nearly two hours the subject did all of the following:

MARQUETTE, MI--   On Friday detectives assigned to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) received information about meth components and firearms in a residence on Fair Avenue in the City of Marquette. 

Detective from UPSET executed a search warrant at the residence and arrested a 38-year-old male and 27-year-old male for charges related to manufacturing meth.  Detectives seized an overwhelming amount of meth components, finished meth product, and two firearms at the residence. 

BARAGA COUNTY, MI--   A Baraga County couple is lodged in the Mackinac County Jail on drug charges.

The man and woman—both 34-years old—were arrested in Mackinac County Wednesday for operating under the influence of drugs and possession of meth.

On Thursday the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at the couple’s home. Detectives seized several more grams of meth, scales, packaging for distribution, and a firearm.

Charges in Baraga County are pending review by the Baraga County Prosecutor’s Office.

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba High School student was taken into custody Wednesday after they threatened to shoot up the school. 

Escanaba Public Safety officers responded to the building around 12:34 p.m. They investigated the complaint and found it to be credible. The student was removed and evaluated by a Pathways mental health professional, then lodged at the Bay Pines juvenile detention center.

Officers say the incident remains under investigation.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   An Ishpeming Township man has been arrested for stealing a car and breaking into a house. 

Thursday around 3:45 a.m. State Police from the Negaunee Post were dispatched to Marquette Township after a witness reported a vehicle driving on its rims and spraying sparks. Investigation revealed it was reported stolen from Ishpeming Township.

The vehicle became disabled at the intersection of Woodridge and Cherry streets, where the driver fled on foot. Officers spotted the suspect on Waldo and were able to apprehend him.

MOHAWK, MI--   A Baraga woman has been arrested for embezzling from her Keweenaw County workplace. 

Kelly Tapani, 34, was taken into custody Wednesday following a months-long investigation by the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office. She’s accused of embezzling between $50,000 and $100,000 from the Vansville Bar over a five-month period last year.

BESSEMER, MI--   A Bessemer man has been arrested on drug charges, following an investigation by the Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team into an area business. 

Thursday a search warrant was executed at the Black River Valley Pub in Bessemer. Officers from GIANT received information regarding a suspicious package addressed to the pub. It was found to contain methamphetamine. As the investigation continued another suspicious package containing meth was discovered. The search warrant uncovered money and two ounces of crystal meth with a street value of $10,000.

GWINN, MI--    Forsyth Township Police have apprehended a man wanted for being a parole absconder.

Wednesday around 11:25 p.m. officers responded to the area of the Ace Hardware on a tip the suspect was in the vicinity and was on meth. Officers located the man—identified as 26-year-old Steven Baker of Gwinn—in a nearby laundromat. He tried to run out another door but officers caught and searched him. They found a loaded gun that was reported stolen in 2013 in his front pants pocket.

GWINN, MI--    Officers discovered a meth lab following a house fire in Gwinn Wednesday.

Forsyth Township Police were called Wednesday evening to 55 East Riling, lot 27 on a report of a structure fire with one person inside. Upon arrival, officers found a man trying to drive away from the residence. There was no one inside the house.

investigation revealed the production of meth was the likely cause of the fire. Officers also uncovered evidence of past meth production.

HOUGHTON, MI--   The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team has made an arrest following a month-long drug investigation in Houghton County. 

Detectives had been looking into a conspiracy to deliver LSD, mushrooms, and marijuana. On March 2 UPSET arrested Ethan Willmert, 18, on two counts of delivery of marijuana. He was arraigned Monday and released on a $5,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges and arrests are pending.

The Houghton and Hancock City Police Departments.