Gwinn

MARQUETTE, MI--   A man wanted for criminal sexual conduct in Forsyth Township has been arrested.

Wednesday around 6:45 p.m. Township Police responded to the area of Phelps Apartments on a tip that Christopher Williams, 20, of Gwinn was in the area. He was wanted on a warrant authorized February 28 for 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Upon arrival officers noticed a vehicle in the parking lot. A man matching Williams’ description was sitting in the back seat. He was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Marquette County Jail.

GWINN, MI--    Officers discovered a meth lab following a house fire in Gwinn Wednesday.

Forsyth Township Police were called Wednesday evening to 55 East Riling, lot 27 on a report of a structure fire with one person inside. Upon arrival, officers found a man trying to drive away from the residence. There was no one inside the house.

investigation revealed the production of meth was the likely cause of the fire. Officers also uncovered evidence of past meth production.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A preliminary hearing is scheduled for a Gwinn man accused of sexually assaulting a person under 13 years of age. 

Marquon Woods, 23, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under 13 years of age, defendant 17 years of age or older; three counts of second-degree CSC with a person under 13; and one count of resisting and obstructing an officer. 

He faces up to life in prison if convicted as charged.

Woods’ preliminary exam is set for February 13 in Marquette County District Court. 

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. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Forsyth Township man has been sentenced for taking money from an adult placed in his guardianship.

Gary Vadnais, 49, of Gwinn pleaded guilty in September to embezzlement from a vulnerable adult, $1,000 or more but less than $20,000. He was a court-appointed guardian of the victim when he allegedly diverted money for his own use.

Vadnais was sentenced last week to 45 days in jail. He also paid restitution. 

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.

Marquette County Sheriff's Office

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Gwinn man charged with taking money from a vulnerable adult has entered a plea in the case. 

Gary Vadnais, 49, was arrested August 22 and charged with embezzlement from a vulnerable adult, $1,000 or more but less than $20,000; possession of a financial transaction device; and illegal sale or use of a financial transaction device.

He was a court-appointed guardian of the victim when he allegedly diverted money for his own use.

Vadnais pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling from a vulnerable adult.

GWINN, MI--   A Gwinn man is jailed, following his arrest for taking money from a vulnerable adult. 

Forsyth Township Police took Gary Vadnais, 49, into custody Tuesday on a three-count felony warrant. He’s charged with embezzlement from a vulnerable adult, $1,000 or more but less than $20,000; possession of a financial transaction device; and illegal sale or use of a financial transaction device.

Police say Vadnais was a court-appointed guardian for the victim when he allegedly diverted the victim’s funds for his own use.

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

Township.

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. 

GWINN, MI--   Two men were arrested after the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team executed search warrants at a couple of Gwinn residences Monday. 

Detectives searched the Maple Street homes and found more than 60 grams of suspected cocaine, 19 grams of suspected heroin, 5 grams of crack cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills, nearly $7,000 in cash, and evidence of drug trafficking.

The suspects, a 62-year-old man from Gwinn and a 35-year-old man from Milwaukee, remain lodged in the Marquette County Jail, pending arraignment.

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