Escanaba Public Safety

ESCANABA, MI--   A woman and child had to be rescued from a burning apartment building in Escanaba early Tuesday morning.

Escanaba Public Safety was called around 3:45 a.m. to 1431 Sheridan Road on a report that the building was filled with heavy smoke. Officers learned a woman and her child were trapped in their apartment because of smoke and possible fire in the hallway.

UPDATE:  Police say the victim in the crash is Gladys Cousineau, 88, of Escanaba. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


ESCANABA, MI--    The Escanaba Public Safety Department is investigating a fatal car accident on Danforth Road near Bay College.

ESCANABA, MI--   Residents in Delta County can perform a spring cleaning on their medicine cabinets this weekend with a drug take-back event in Escanaba. 

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Escanaba Public Safety will be at Walgreens to accept old, expired, or unneeded medications for proper disposal. The event aims to reduce the number of homes that have opioid painkillers on hand, as well as other medicines that shouldn’t be kept, dumped in the trash, or flushed down the toilet.

ESCANABA, MI--   Escanaba Public Safety officers were able to keep a dryer fire from spreading to other parts of a home in the city. 

Friday around midnight officers responded to 909 North 20th Street on a report of smoke filling the basement. They found the dryer and its contents fully engulfed in flames.

The fire was quickly extinguished and contained to the dryer. Officers ventilated smoke from the rest of the house.

ESCANABA, MI--   High winds are being blamed for a barn fire Tuesday in Delta County. 

Escanaba Public Safety was called around 2:35 p.m. to property on K Lane and saw smoke and some flames coming from the peak of a barn near the house. 

Officials say strong winds pushed some stove pipe off part of the chimney above the roof and hot embers lodged under the ridge cap, igniting boards under the metal roofing. 

The barn itself sustained damage but none of its contents were affected.

No injuries were reported.  

ESCANABA, MI--   A fire at an Escanaba business was quickly brought under control Wednesday night. 

Escanaba Public Safety says the fire was reported around 6:30 at Escanaba Steam Laundry on the 700 block of Ludington Street. Firefighters entered the building through the alleyway. They quickly located the fire and were able to extinguish it immediately. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.  

UPDATE, 12/21/16:  Escanaba Public Safety is trying to identify customers who were in El Patron at the time of the incident.  Officers are asking customers to come forward and contact detectives so more information can be gathered, no matter how minimal the customer feels their observation may be.

Call Escanaba Public Safety at 906-786-5911, or private message through the Department's Facebook page.


ESCANABA, MI--    The suspect in an armed robbery attempt at an Escanaba restaurant has been identified.

ESCANABA, MI--   A New Mexico man has been arrested for trying to rob an Escanaba restaurant Monday.

Department of Public Safety officers were called to the El Patron restaurant around 11:30 a.m. and found the 

robbery had been thwarted by employees. 

Reports indicate a man wearing a mask and gloves and carrying a club entered the business through a back door.  The suspect apparently damaged property inside the restaurant as he tried to get to the cash register.

ESCANABA, MI--   Fire has damaged property in Escanaba. 

Public Safety officers were called Saturday around 2:30 p.m. to 1618 Stephenson Avenue and found smoke and flames coming from a garage near the house. 

The garage, a metal carport connecting the house and garage, and their contents were a total loss.  Also damaged were a storage shed, two ice shacks, the back entryway of the house, and the south side of the neighboring house.

Officers say high winds spread the fire quickly.  Neither the residents nor the firefighters were injured.

ESCANABA, MI--   Five Upper Peninsula residents have been arrested in connection with an investigation into Social Security disability fraud. 

The Escanaba Department of Public Safety, in conjunction with the Social Security Administration’s Office of Inspector General Grand Rapids Resident Office, conducted a six-month investigation into the fraudulent receiving and/or misuse of benefits.