Marquette County Sheriff's Office

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   A downstate woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries when her vehicle rolled over on County Road 550 over the weekend. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Tuesday around 7:35 a.m. near Eagles Nest Road. Kaylee Brace, 19, of Saint Helen was southbound when she reached for an item in the passenger side of the vehicle. She accidentally turned the steering wheel to the right, which made the vehicle enter the ditch and roll over.

Brace was taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A person of interest in the break-in of LaPalmes Country Corner in Wells Township is lodged at the Delta County Jail for unlawfully driving away an automobile.  

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office believes the man stole a pickup and broke into the store on July 1st or 2nd. Stolen property was loaded into the truck, which later crashed on Little West Road and overturned into the Little West Branch of the Escanaba River. The vehicle was later discovered by a logger.

ELY TOWNSHIP, MI--   The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of those involved in a two-vehicle crash in Ely Township Tuesday. 

It happened around 11:55 p.m. on US-41 West near County Road 496. Deputies say a pickup truck driven by David Murray, 41, of Champion was westbound when he crashed into the back of an SUV that was stopped and waiting to turn into a private drive. The SUV was driven by Melinda Nelson, 32, of West Ishpeming.

WELLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a break-in at a Wells Township business. 

Deputies say it happened between Sunday at 5 p.m. and Monday at 7:30 a.m. at LaPalmes Country Corner at the intersection of County Road 557 and County Road 426. A glass patio door in a residence in the back of the store was broken.

The Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help in identifying any suspicious vehicles or people in the area at the time of the break-in. Anyone with information is asked to call 225-8470 or send a message on Facebook.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Minor injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident in Marquette Township Wednesday.

Marquette County Sheriff’s deputies were called around 3:50 p.m. to US-41 West and County Road HQ, by Target. They say Joyce Ogea, 53, of Champion was driving a Jeep when she disregarded the traffic light and entered the intersection from the west. Zachary Steffes, 30, of downstate Westland was driving a Dodge when he entered the intersection from Wal-Mart at the same time.

The collision partially blocked traffic for about 40 minutes.

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.

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