Forsyth Township Police Department

FORSYTH TOWNSHIP, MI--   A snowmobile driver was injured in a Forsyth Township crash over the weekend.

Township Police say it happened Saturday around 2:15 p.m. on Trail #32. The driver was unable to navigate a sharp left turn on the icy trail. The snowmobile left the trail, dropped down into a ditch, and struck the other side of the ditch, ejecting the driver. The driver struck several small trees before landing.

They were transported by Forsyth Township Police and Fire personnel to an ambulance, then taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment.

FORSYTH TOWNSHIP, MI--   The Forsyth Township Police Department has apprehended a Marquette man wanted by law enforcement for more than a year. 

Nickolas Birney, 37, was an absconder from circuit court probation and was wanted on a probation violation since November.

GWINN, MI--   The Forsyth Township Police Department has initiated a new Drug Abuse Resistance Education—or DARE—program in the Gwinn Area Community Schools.

DARE was taught in schools throughout Marquette County in the past, but over the last decade the program has disappeared. Last fall Sergeant Jesse Cadwell attended DARE training in Virginia and can now teach the curriculum.

GWINN, MI--    A Gwinn man faces three criminal sexual conduct charges, following an assault reported on January 4.

The Forsyth Township Police Department arrested Marquon Woods, 23, on Saturday. He’s charged with first-degree CSC (with a person under 13 years of age, defendant 17 years of age or older) and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct (with a person under 13).

Officers say the victim and Woods lived in the same household.

The Marquette City Police Department, Child Protective Services, and the Michigan State Police assisted in the case. 

FORSYTH TOWNSHIP, MI--   Forsyth Township Police arresting a suspect on a misdemeanor warrant also discovered meth components at his residence. 

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team says the 36-year-old man was taken into custody Tuesday at a home on East County Road 456. During the arrest UPSET detectives observed components associated with meth. A search warrant uncovered numerous chemicals used to make the drug.

The suspect allegedly admitted to making meth.

FORSYTH TOWNSHIP, MI--   The Forsyth Township Police Department is investigating the theft of power tools from an area garage. 

Sunday afternoon officers responded to a report of a breaking and entering on the 1300 block of North Heming Lake Road. Investigation showed someone rammed through a gate to the victim’s property and forced open a man door to a garage. Several items were taken, including a scroll saw, power saw, mortise machine, and a drill press.

The incident is believed to have happened between October 19 and the 22.

FORSYTH TOWNSHIP, MI--   Three people were injured in a rollover crash in Forsyth Township Saturday. 

Officers were patrolling M-35 near County Road 456 in Little Lake around 5 a.m. when they saw a westbound vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver failed to negotiate a curve and the vehicle left the roadway, went airborne, and rolled multiple times, landing on its wheels.

Officers removed a male driver and two female passengers from the vehicle. They determined the driver—Tylor Howard, 25—had been operating under the influence.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Gwinn woman is lodged in the Marquette County Jail for stealing and using another woman’s credit card.

On Monday Forsyth Township Police received a complaint from the victim that her card was taken and used in the Marquette area without her permission. She was able to provide the name of a possible suspect who had access to her home.

Police went to various local merchants and were able to obtain receipts and view in-store videos showing the transactions. They confirmed the suspect was the one identified by the victim.

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. 

FORSYTH TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Forsyth Township man has been arrested for stealing a firearm.

Sunday around 2:40 p.m. Forsyth Township officers responded to the 100 block of Savage Street and found an AR 15 assault rifle had been taken from a residence. The victim had video showing the act and a possible suspect, who was identified as a member of the victim’s family.

Officers and state police troopers located the suspect, interviewed him, and later located the weapon in a bedroom in a house on the 300 block of Dart Street.