Escanaba Public Safety

ESCANABA, MI--   A driver accused of causing two accidents in Escanaba was arrested for several felonies Saturday night. 

ESCANABA, MI--   A house in Escanaba was ravaged by fire over the weekend.

Public Safety officers were called Saturday around 2:15 a.m. to 408 South 18th Street and found heavy smoke coming out of the eaves. Several minutes later flames vented through the roof.

Officers located the fire in the attic space and were able to get it under control. Due to the construction of the house it took some time to fully extinguish the fire.

ESCANABA, MI--   Several Delta County residents have been arrested on drug charges.

Saturday around 1 a.m. Escanaba Public Safety officers executed a search warrant in the city of Escanaba. Seven people were arrested on various charges including maintaining a drug house, possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of analogues, and possession of a concealed weapon. Two of the subjects had outstanding warrants out of Marquette County.

Officials say additional charges will be forthcoming.

DELTA COUNTY, MI--   Officials were called to the scene of a barn fire in Delta County Tuesday. 

Around 2:30 p.m. the Escanaba Department of Public Safety responded to 3774 18th Road on a report of flames. Upon arrival they found the barn fully engulfed.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze and remained on the scene for about three hours, taking care of hot spots.

Public Safety was assisted at the scene by Escanaba Township and Ford River Township volunteer fire departments.

No injuries were reported, and no animals were harmed in the fire.


WELLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   Authorities continue to investigate a fire that destroyed a motel in Wells Township. 

Escanaba Public Safety was called Friday afternoon to the 6300 block of North 11th Street and found the multi-unit motel fully engulfed.

Officers and members of the Escanaba Township Fire Department were on the scene for two hours, battling the blaze. They were initially hindered by a downed, live power line, but utility workers were able to disconnect the power.

ESCANABA, MI--   A 19-year-old man is in custody, following a stabbing in Escanaba.

Public Safety officers were called Friday around 8:15 a.m. to the 300 block of South 9th Street on a report of a stabbing in progress. Upon arrival officers encountered a man with a knife outside a residence. He was arrested without incident.

The 18-year-old male victim was taken to St. Francis Hospital with stab wounds to his chest and stomach. He was later airlifted to UPHS-Marquette for further treatment.

ESCANABA, MI--   Escanaba Public Safety was called to a house fire in the city Sunday. 

Around 5 a.m. firefighters responded to the 300 block of North 14th Street and saw heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of the residence. The fire was knocked down and quickly brought under control.

Firefighters stayed at the scene for about three-and-a-half hours putting out hot spots.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

No injuries were reported.

ESCANABA, MI (AP)--   Police in Escanaba are still investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a burning car seven years ago. 

Monday was the anniversary of 26-year-old Adam Campbell's death. He was discovered inside a vehicle after a car fire was extinguished on the 300 block of South 19th Street.

An autopsy determined the cause of death, but the information hasn't been released to the public. A Facebook page titled "Justice for Adam Campbell" was created by a friend to publicize the unsolved case.

ESCANABA, MI--   No injuries are reported from a car fire in Escanaba. 

Monday around 4:30 p.m. Public Safety officers were called to 415 North Lincoln Road and found flames coming out of the engine compartment of a vehicle. Officers extinguished the fire, but the engine suffered extensive damage.

Officials continue to investigate the cause of the fire.

ESCANABA, MI--   Escanaba officials are investigating a structure fire that happened over the weekend. 

Saturday around 9:20 p.m. Escanaba Public Safety responded to the report of a fire at a residence on the 400 block of South 29th Street. The caller advised a large wooden sauna about 10 feet from the house was on fire. Officers arrived within minutes and knocked down the flames. The residence sustained no damage.

It was determined the wood stove inside the sauna got too hot and ignited one of the walls.

Officers remained at the scene for about an hour.