Crime

Crime
8:42 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Bruce Crossing residents arrested on drug charges

BRUCE CROSSING, MI--   Three people were arrested after detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team conducted a drug bust in Ontonagon County.  

Wednesday around 11:30 a.m. detectives executed a search warrant at a residence on M-28 in Bruce Crossing.  They seized 130 marijuana plants, more than $6,000 in cash, a firearm, approximately five pounds of processed marijuana, about a gallon of suspected hemp oil, and psychedelic mushrooms. 

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Crime
11:38 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Help needed in identifying Houghton County thief

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, MI--   Michigan State Police from the Calumet Post are looking for information about a breaking-and-entering in Franklin Township. 

Police were called Saturday to Jerry’s Transmission on a report that someone had broken into the business and taken a large amount of property. 

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call State Police at 337-5145.

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Crime
8:24 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Little girl tells teacher about her Kingsford father's marijuana

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI (AP)--   A Dickinson County man is asking a judge to suppress evidence of more than 200 marijuana plants, which were seized after his daughter told her kindergarten teacher about

homegrown pot.

Federal Magistrate Judge Timothy Greeley says there was probable cause to search Randall Fieck's Kingsford home last January. But Fieck's lawyer is asking another federal judge to overrule that report and quash the search warrant.

Kingsford police went to Fieck's home after his daughter had a strong odor of marijuana on her clothes at school.

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Crime
6:19 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Names released in Escanaba murder

Kallay Batchelor

ESCANABA, MI--   Police have released the name of the suspect and victim in an Escanaba homicide.

Escanaba Public safety was called early Wednesday morning to 206 Stephenson Avenue and found the female victim with a kitchen knife in her throat.  She’s been identified as Heather Batchelor, 32, the suspect’s wife and mother of two children.

Kallay Batchelor has been arraigned and charged with open murder/homicide, punishable by up to life in prison.  He remains lodged in the Delta County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is set for September 12.  

Crime
3:40 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Suspect arrested for open murder in Delta County

ESCANABA, MI--   Police are investigating a homicide in Escanaba.  

Department of Public Safety officers were dispatched around 4:20 a.m. Wednesday to 206 Stephenson Avenue on a report of a female with an object in her throat.  An investigation determined that an assault had occurred, which resulted in her death. 

Officials say an arrest has been made and the suspect is being charged with open murder/homicide.

The name of the victim has not yet been released. 

The name of the suspect will be released after they’re arraigned in 94th District Court. 

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