Gwinn

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.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Gwinn man has been arrested for criminal sexual conduct, after police found him on top of Mount Marquette with a 14-year-old girl.

Marquette Police say Bryan Kinnunen, 23, was taken into custody Monday around 12:50 a-m. He’s charged with three counts of third-degree CSC with a person 13-15 years of age.

Kinnunen remains lodged in the Marquette County Jail on a $7,500 cash bond. He faces up to 15 years in prison for each count.  

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. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Gwinn woman has been arrested for forging checks from her employer.

Marquette City Police says Chrystal Thomas, 32, was arrested December 30 on three felony counts of uttering and publishing.  The warrants stem from a fraud investigation at paving company Vultaggio Services in Marquette. Thomas allegedly forged business checks for her personal gain.

Thomas posted bond and was released from the Marquette County Jail.

Uttering and publishing is punishable by up to 14 years in prison.  

GWINN, MI--    A Gwinn woman was stabbed to death in a Dart Street residence early Thursday morning.

Forsyth Township Police were called around 1 a.m. and found Robbin Lampinen, 53, dead in a bedroom. 

Evidence at the scene indicated it had been a stabbing.

Darrell Gutzman, 51, of Marquette was identified as a suspect in the case.  He fled the scene before officers arrived. 

Pages