Crime

Crime
10:01 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Items stolen from Harvey vehicles

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   Chocolay Township Police are cautioning the community to keep their car doors locked. 

Officers say they’re investigating several thefts from motor vehicles in the Harvey area. 

Officials are advising residents to lock their vehicles, outbuildings, and homes to prevent further thefts from occurring. 

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Crime
5:07 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Rockland woman in custody for possessing bath salts, other drugs

Shailyn Marie Pantti

ONTONAGON, MI--   An Ontonagon County woman has been arrested on various drug charges. 

Undersheriff Gerald Balcomb says his department received a tip that there were bath salts inside a Rockland residence.  A search warrant was executed on the house Sunday around 10:40 p.m.  Deputies found various illegal drugs and arrested Shailyn Marie Pantti, 21, for possession with intent to deliver bath salts and possession of marijuana. 

Pantti remains lodged in the Ontonagon County Jail on 10 percent of a $25,000

bond.

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Crime
7:17 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Laplander located, taken to Houghton jail

Isaac Laplander

HOUGHTON, MI--   A Calumet man wanted for stealing a car and other crimes has been found and arrested. 

Isaac Laplander 36, is charged with breaking into Harter’s Auto Supply and stealing items April 23, and is also accused of stealing a car from Kissel Chevrolet in Calumet April 30, driving it to Wisconsin, and trying to commit robbery in Hurley. 

A probable cause hearing was set for May 4 in Houghton, but Laplander was out on bond and failed to show. 

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Crime
9:55 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Marquette suspect arrested for breaking into home

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette man is jailed, following a suspected home invasion on Wednesday.

City Police were called to 1955 Freedom Drive around 4:20 p.m. and were told a man fled the scene in a rusty Ford Explorer that was driven by a female.  An officer was able to stop the vehicle and identified a 33-year-old passenger as the suspect.

The man was arrested and lodged in the Marquette County Jail for possession of prescription drugs and outstanding warrants.  Officials are also seeking home invasion charges. 

The woman was released. 

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Crime
9:39 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Study: Ignition interlocks effectively cuts drunk driving

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The Michigan Supreme Court says a new study finds that requiring repeat drunken drivers to use ignition interlocks testing their breath for alcohol is effective in getting them to stay straight.

The study released Thursday looks at drunken driving cases in Michigan in 2011-2014.

The study says the number of repeat violators was 2.8 percent for interlock users, compared with 5.5 percent for others. It says that 97 percent of drivers ordered to use the interlock systems did so.

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