Crystal Falls Township

CRYSTAL FALLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   The Iron County Sheriff’s Office has released additional information regarding a shooting in Crystal Falls Township that injured a horse.

On Thursday afternoon Iron County Central Dispatch received a call there had been a shooting and a horse had been shot. Another call indicated two bullets had entered a home near the incident.

CRYSTAL FALLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   The Iron County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting involving a horse.

Central Dispatch received a call around 12:50 p.m. Thursday indicating a shooting had happened in Crystal Falls Township and a horse had been shot and injured.  Two bullets had apparently entered a home near the same location.

Deputies arrived on the scene and arrested an individual involved in the shooting.

The incident remains under investigation.

State Police from the Iron Mountain Post are assisting in the case.  

CRYSTAL FALLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   A 12-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after a vehicle hit a tree on property in Iron County. 

Troopers from the Iron Mountain Post responded Tuesday around 6:35 p.m. to a private residence on US-141 in Crystal Falls Township.  They say a 15-year-old male was operating a motor vehicle when he lost control and hit a tree.  A 12-year-old female was taken to Aspirus Hospital in Iron River with injuries. 

Additional passengers, consisting of an 11- , 10- , and 5-year-old, sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene. 

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   A driver is lodged in the Forest County, Wisconsin Jail, following a high-speed chase that started in the U.P.  

Troopers from the Iron Mountain Post tried to conduct a traffic stop Friday on US-2 near Idlewild Road in Crystal Falls Township.  The driver refused to stop and a pursuit ensued, with units from the Iron County Sheriff’s Department and Iron River Police Department assisting. 

CRYSTAL FALLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   A pedestrian is lucky to be alive after he was hit by a vehicle in Iron County’s Crystal Falls Township.  

Sheriff’s deputies say Sunday around 10 p.m. Jamie Metheringham was westbound on US-2 near Takala Road when he saw what he thought to be a deer in the road.  Metheringham slowed, realized it was a person, and swerved. 

CRYSTAL FALLS TOWNSHIP--   One person has been injured in a two-vehicle accident in Iron County. 

Sheriff’s deputies say the crash happened Tuesday around 6:10 p-m at the intersection of US-2 and Idlewild Road in Crystal Falls Township.  Officials say 93-year-old Edna McCreary of Crystal Falls was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Idlewild Road when she pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Richard Anderson, Jr. of Alpha.

McCreary was taken to Northstar Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  Anderson refused medical treatment. 

CRYSTAL FALLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   Officials have released the names of two people involved in a fatal car accident in Iron County over the weekend.   

Sheriff’s deputies say the rollover crash happened Saturday morning  on the WPA Road near the Deer River Bridge in Crystal Falls Township.

Deputies say Alexandra LaChappelle, 22, of Crystal Falls was killed in the accident.  Anthony Demuri, 23, of Crystal Falls was taken to Northstar Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.  

CRYSTAL FALLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person is dead, following a single-vehicle accident in Iron County.  

Sheriff’s officials say Saturday around 7:20 a.m. they were called to the scene of a rollover crash on the WPA Road just south of the Deer River Bridge in Crystal Falls Township.

The accident resulted in the death of a 22-year-old woman.  A second occupant—a 23-year-old man—was taken to Northstar Hospital for treatment. 

Names of the victims are not being released at this time. 

The accident remains under investigation. 

MASTODON TOWNSHIP, MI--   An Indiana man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a vehicle in Iron County. 

Sheriff’s deputies responded Wednesday to a report that a vehicle had been taken from a residence on Camp 5 Road in Mastodon Township.  They say while en route they came across Howard Adkins, 43, of Cedar Lake, Indiana.  A short chase ensued, and after a standoff with police Adkins was taken into custody. 

Deputies say a Jeep registered to Adkins was later found stuck on a snowmobile trail near Johanson Road in Crystal Falls Township.

CRYSTAL FALLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   State Police are investigating a fatal house fire in Iron County.  

Troopers from the Iron Mountain Post responded to 564 Lind Road in Crystal Falls Township around 12:50 Thursday morning.  They say homeowner Douglas Takala had returned home from work and found the house fully engulfed.

After the Crystal Falls Fire Department extinguished the blaze officials found human remains inside the residence.  They’re believed to be those of Takala’s 58-year-old wife, Sandra. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

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