Gwinn

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. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Gwinn man is headed to court on criminal sexual conduct charges. 

Tayler Schwechel, 18, is charged with two counts of second-degree CSC; accosting a child for immoral purposes; using a computer to commit a crime; and child sexually abusive material activity. 

Schwechel was arrested November 1 following an investigation into a report he had exchanged inappropriate photos with a 12-year-old girl.  Officers say they possibly had a sexual relationship. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Gwinn man is lodged in the Marquette County Jail for criminal sexual conduct.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and Forsyth Township Police recently completed an investigation of Dennis Forbes, 35.  The Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a sexual assault allegedly committed in West Branch Township. Forbes is suspected of having sexual contact with a victim under the age of 13.

Forbes is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct on a victim younger than 13 and second-degree CSC on a victim younger than 13. 

FORSYTH TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Gwinn man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly hit a utility pole with his vehicle and left the scene. 

Forsyth Township Police responded around 12:40 a.m. to the area of Jupiter Street on a report that a vehicle had struck a power pole and other property.  The accident caused a power outage on Sawyer that affected numerous residences.

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