Marquette County Sheriff's Office

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Marquette Township Thursday. 

Sheriff's deputies responded just before 10 a.m. to US-41 West near Northwoods Road. They say Sarah Hoffman, 27, of Skandia was westbound in a van when a vehicle driven by David Lane, 62, pulled out of the Gordon Food Service driveway and into her path. 

The two vehicles collided. Hoffman's rolled over into the ditch on the northern side of the roadway. 

SANDS TOWNSHIP, MI--   Officials are investigating a single-vehicle crash involving a power pole in Sands Township.

Monday at 9:25 a.m. Marquette County Sheriff’s deputies, Sands EMS, and Rescue 131 were dispatched to M-553 near station road for an accident. They say Eugene Mahaffey, 33, of Gwinn was northbound in an F-150 pickup truck when he left the eastern side of the road, possibly due to a medical condition. The truck traveled through a stand of trees and hit a power pole.

Mahaffey suffered head injuries and was taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment.

SKANDIA TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Skandia man has been seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident on US-41 South near Dalton Road. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Thursday around 8:20 p.m. A southbound Ford F-150 driven by a 52-year-old man veered off the roadway and went into the ditch. It struck an embankment and went airborne across Dalton Road. The truck came to rest on its passenger side in a ditch on the south side of the road.

The driver was taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment of his injuries.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Two hikers who became lost in the Harlow Lake area have been rescued by the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. 

Officials say Monday around 2:50 p.m. Central Dispatch received a 911 call from Skye Jarskewy, 19, and Amanda Waniolek, 18, who were hiking on a trail just south of Harlow Lake. The NMU students lost sight of the trail due to deep snow cover and became lost.

GWINN, MI--   A Gwinn man was arrested Friday after police found meth components in his residence.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched around 7:45 a.m. to a house on M-553 on a report of a domestic violence incident. When officers arrived the homeowner said there was no one else in the house, but officers advised the man they needed to check.

During a search of the residence deputies observed components used to make meth. They cleared the trailer and called UPSET to remove the hazardous materials.

ISHPEMING, MI--   Police are trying to determine what caused a house fire that injured an Ishpeming woman Sunday. 

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched around 7:25 p.m. to #99 Sunny Side Estates and found it fully engulfed. The Sheriff’s Office had been to the same location that afternoon for a domestic situation between a man and woman. The man left the scene while the woman remained at the residence. Officers say the female subject made suicidal comments in the early evening and about 30 to 45 minutes before the fire began. She was found unconscious in the garage.

SKANDIA TOWNSHIP, MI--   An Alger County plow driver suffered only minor injuries when the vehicle rolled over in Skandia Township on Saturday. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 8:30 a.m. on US-41 just inside the Marquette County line. Terry Tyner, 53, of Limestone was northbound and removing snow when the wing blade dropped below the road surface onto the shoulder. It caught on the road edge, causing a slingshot effect. Tyner says the plow spun around 180 degrees and rolled over.

The truck spilled a full load of salt onto the road edge.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Officials have released autopsy results for a man found dead in the Forestville area of Marquette County last week.

Sheriff’s officials say there is no obvious cause of death for John Rowland, 36. The Skandia man was last seen in Marquette in the early morning hours of February 23. A van he was driving was found stuck on a road in Forestville later in the day.

Rowland’s body was discovered by a helicopter in a wooded area north of the van on March 3.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The body of a missing Skandia man has been found in the Forestville area. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says John Rowland was found Saturday at 10:39 a.m. in a wooded area north of where his van was found.

A Blackhawk Medevac helicopter from the Wisconsin Army National Guard located Rowland about 15 minutes after it arrived.

Rowland was taken to the UPHS-Marquette morgue by Marquette Township Fire and Rescue. An autopsy is expected to be performed this week. The investigation is ongoing, pending the results of the autopsy.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Officials continue to search for missing Skandia resident John Rowland.

The 36-year-old was last seen in the early morning hours of Friday, February 23 in Marquette. A maroon van he was driving was found that night on Forestville Road. Marquette County Sheriff’s deputies say they received a tip indicating the van was stuck on the road as early as 11:30 a.m.

Marquette County Search and Rescue scoured the Forestville area Thursday morning and afternoon. The Michigan State Police is expected to assist with a helicopter search Friday.

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