Crime

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (AP)--   Resale ticket prices for the Minnesota Vikings game against the Green Bay 

Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium have hit new highs, prompting a warning from the home team about scammers.

Sellers say the average price for the game Sunday night is $447, surpassed only by the resale price of tickets to Major League Baseball's All-Star Game at Target Field in 2014. The new stadium has been sold out for the entire season.

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   Michigan State Police from the Iron Mountain Post and the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department are investigating several larcenies from vehicles in the Quinnesec area. 

Officials say the crimes have happened over the past month. 

Residents are being asked to report any suspicious activity to either law enforcement agency. 

Citizens are also being reminded to lock their vehicles to help prevent these types of crimes.

KINCHELOE, MI--   A protest at the Kinross Correctional Facility Saturday left three housing units 

unlivable. 

That’s from a source familiar with the situation, which contradicts claims by the Michigan Department of Corrections that the protest was largely peaceful. 

ONTONAGON, MI--   An Ontonagon County woman has been arrested for stealing a car.  

Candi Finley, 38, of Mass City was arrested downstate for taking a 2013 Dodge Dart from Ontonagon on August 26.  She was brought back to the U.P. Thursday and lodged in the Ontonagon County Jail on a charge of unlawful driving away of an automobile. 

Finley remains jailed on 10 percent of a $50,000 bond.  

The vehicle was returned to its owner.  

MARQUETTE, MI (AP)--   An official says a corrections officer was stabbed and another suffered scrapes in an attack by an inmate at the Marquette Branch Prison.  

The Detroit Free Press reports the stabbing happened Tuesday. Department of Corrections spokesman Chris Gautz says the officer who was stabbed had superficial puncture wounds in the arm and head.

Gautz says the other officer, who responded and helped to restrain the inmate inside a housing unit, was injured. Both officers were treated and released.

IRON RIVER, MI--   An Iron County massage therapist has been charged with criminal sexual conduct and practicing illegally. 

WLUC-TV reports Joseph Rankin, 25, of Iron River is charged with unauthorized practice in a health profession and fourth-degree CSC.  He faces up to six years in prison and a $5,500 fine.

Rankin must also undergo testing for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases. 

A preliminary exam is set for September 12. 

The investigation is ongoing.  

MARQUETTE, MI--   Eight warrants were sought after Michigan State Police conducted a sex offender sweep in Marquette County last week.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University police are on alert, after a threatening email was sent to a faculty member at Michigan Technological University on Monday.  

The email was sent to four different universities.  It read, “I am here to inform you that the next couple of days I will break in to the campus and will kill as many people as I can until the police arrives.”

Because the email was sent to at least four campuses and wasn’t focused on one school, none of the universities shut down. 

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   Chocolay Township Police are looking for a person of interest related to a breaking-and-entering early Sunday morning.

Officers say it took place around 1 a.m. in the Timber Lane subdivision. 

The mask and shirt the subject was wearing were black, but appear white in infrared photos. 

Officers are also looking to speak to the owner of a vehicle that may or may not be involved in the crime.   

Anyone with information regarding the subject or the vehicle is asked to call Chocolay Township Police at 249-4040.

ATLANTIC MINE, MI--   Drug suspects are lodged in the Houghton County Jail after UPSET executed a search warrant at two residences in Atlantic Mine. 

On Monday detectives searched two adjacent homes and seized unknown quantities of heroin and crystal meth.  Two people were arrested for possession of crystal meth and possession of heroin.  Their names are being withheld, pending arraignment.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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