domestic violence

HOUGHTON, MI--   A Lake Linden woman has been arraigned on charges connected to a stabbing earlier this week in Houghton County. 

Melanie Niemi, 25, is charged with one count of domestic violence.

The incident happened Tuesday around 6:40 a.m. in Portage Township. The 32-year-old male victim was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

A preliminary hearing is set for April 23 in Houghton County District Court.

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.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette County is kicking off its Blueprint for Safety domestic violence project Wednesday. 

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan legislators are proposing new laws designed to better protect victims of domestic violence and stalking. 

Bills introduced this past week would create an address confidentiality program, which supporters say exists in 37 states. Those subject to personal protection orders would have to relinquish their guns. Other measures are aimed at addressing housing- or job-related factors that keep victims with their abusers.

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--    Police have identified a Sugar Island man who was stabbed by a 12-year-old boy for assaulting the boy’s mother. 

Edgardo Acevedo-Silva, 33, is charged with domestic violence, assault with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm in a building, and felony firearms. He’s accused of firing multiple rounds into the floor of a residence on Labor Day. Fearing for his mother’s life, a boy stabbed Silva four times. He and his mother ran from the house and Silva chased them with the gun.

GWINN, MI--   A Gwinn man is in police custody, following a domestic violence incident in Forsyth 


Township Police say it happened Sunday on the 100 block of Warrior Street.

Andre Moore, 37, was arrested for assault with intent to commit murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, and domestic violence.

He remains lodged in the Marquette County Jail.

Chocolay Township Police and the Michigan State Police assisted at the scene. 

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   Iron Mountain Police are searching for a man wanted on a felony warrant.

Officers say Benjamin Martinez, 34, is wanted for aggravated domestic violence, domestic violence—second offense, and habitual offender—fourth notice.

Anyone with information on Martinez’ whereabouts is asked to call the Iron Mountain Police Department at 906-774-1234, or send officers a message through the department’s Facebook page.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Two people were arrested in connection with a domestic incident in Marquette early Monday morning. 

City police responded around 12:40 a.m. to the 200 block of Blemhuber Avenue in reference to a possible fight and a subject with a gun. 

Officers arrested Kevin Asgaard, 45, of downstate Caledonia for domestic violence and Gregory Asgaard, 41, of Marquette for possession of a firearm while under the influence.  Both were lodged at the county jail.

Officers say injuries were reported at the scene, but not due to the weapon. 

MARQUETTE, MI--    A Forsyth Township man has been sentenced for domestic violence and hitting a power pole at Sawyer. 

Christian Champion, 21, was arrested last October after he allegedly drove while drunk and struck the pole, triggering an area-wide power outage. 

HOUGHTON, MI--   A Houghton County man faces drug and domestic violence charges, following a drug bust in Atlantic Mine.

Steven Ruotsala, 47, was taken into custody last Wednesday after Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic complaint.  They executed search warrants at two residences and uncovered a substantial amount of crystal meth. 

Ruotsala is charged with delivery/manufacture of meth and domestic violence – third offense.  The drugs are believed to have come from Wisconsin.