Crime

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette woman is facing drug charges following her arrest on New Year’s Eve.

City Police conducted a traffic stop on Stephanie Ray, 34, on Grove Street near South McClellan Avenue Sunday. Officers say they discovered suspected cocaine and marijuana during the stop, and Ray resisted arrest.

Ray is charged with possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence, resisting and obstructing, and possession of marijuana. She remains lodged at the Marquette County Jail. Bond is set at $3,250.

A probable cause conference is set for January 17. 

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Michigan State Police are investigating the firing of a gun in Marquette Township Tuesday night. 

Troopers from the Negaunee Post were called around 8 p.m. to a residence on Morgan Meadows Road on a report of domestic violence. Initial information gathered during a 911 call indicated someone had been shot.

Troopers and deputies from the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office took the suspect into custody without incident.

Further investigation revealed two so-called “warning shots” were fired during the dispute, but no one was injured.

ESCANABA, MI--   Several Delta County agencies are celebrating the next step in the creation of a regional Child Advocacy Center. 

The Delta County Department of Health and Human Services is hosting the signing of a multidisciplinary team protocol for child abuse investigations Wednesday. Prosecutor Phil Strom says several presentations will discuss efforts to address child abuse and neglect. The team will also announce the staff for the new center.

NEGAUNEE, MI--   Phone scammers in Marquette County are now pretending to be from the Michigan State Police. 

Troopers from the Negaunee Post say in the new scheme callers say they are members of the MSP and ask for money or other personal information. They use software that makes the caller ID number look like it’s actually from the State Police.

As of Thursday, at least three residents have reported receiving such a call.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The U.S. Border Patrol has arrested eight undocumented immigrants who were working in Marquette.

WLUC-TV reports U.S. Customs received a tip about their presence from a Marquette County Sheriff’s deputy. Agents conducted traffic stops in Marquette Tuesday and took seven Mexican citizens and one Honduran into custody.

The eight allegedly admitted they were in the country illegally. They were working to install glass panels on the new UPHS-Marquette hospital.

The immigrants are now lodged in the Chippewa County Jail in Sault Ste. Marie.

HOUGHTON, MI--   Two people were arrested in Houghton after police discovered a meth lab. 

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office went to a residence on Laminga Road Monday on a report of suspicious activity. They made contact with the two residents of the home and allegedly observed meth components.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette man has been arrested for stealing a vehicle from Lake Superior Village.

Sunday at around 9:20 a.m. City Police were called to an apartment and discovered items from the victim’s residence were also taken. Around noon the same day officers observed the vehicle traveling on East Crescent Street and initiated a traffic stop.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan State Police are investigating whether the remains of three children found in Montana could be linked to the 2010 disappearance of three Michigan brothers. 

The bones and teeth of three children were found in September in a shed in Missoula, Montana. An anthropologist estimated the children's ages to be 2-4 years old, 5-8 years old and 6-10 years old.

Tanner, Alexander and Andrew Skelton were 5, 7 and 9 when they were last seen at their father's Morenci, Michigan, home in November 2010.

NEGAUNEE, MI--   A stabbing incident in Negaunee has left two people injured. 

WLUC-TV reports it happened Sunday night on the 300 block of North Brown Avenue. Two men were apparently stabbed and a woman assaulted during an argument involving several people.

A couple of people were taken to UPHS-Marquette and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. One person has been arrested.

Police continue to investigate the incident.

No names have yet been released.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Michigan State Police say they just keep on happening. 

Scammers are making fraudulent phone calls in hopes of conning people out of money. Troopers say the callers usually give the victim a sense of urgency, pretending to be an official of a legitimate organization. Some even threaten to have the victim arrested if they don’t give the scammer money immediately.

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