Marquette Police Department

MARQUETTE, MI--   The name of the police officer involved in a fatal accident on M-553 Tuesday has been released.

Just after 4 p.m. a northbound vehicle driven by 80-year-old Nathanial Carpenter of Marquette crossed the centerline and hit a Marquette City Police patrol car driven by Jacqueline Sweeney, 45, of Marquette.

Carpenter was pronounced dead at the scene. Sweeney was taken to UPHS-Marquette, where she is in stable condition.

The accident remains under investigation. Officials believe a pre-existing medical condition may be a factor in the crash.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette man has been killed in a crash with a patrol car.

Tuesday around 4:10 p.m. State Police from the Negaunee Post were called to M-553 south of the Marquette Mountain ski hill. They say a Pontiac Vibe driven by Nathaniel Carpenter, 80, of Marquette was northbound when it crossed the centerline and hit a southbound Marquette City Police patrol car.

Carpenter was pronounced dead at the scene. The officer was taken to UPHS-Marquette, and is listed in stable condition.

MARQUETTE, MI--   One person was taken to the hospital, following a traffic crash on Lincoln Avenue in Marquette Monday. 

A vehicle driven by Aunjah Turnbull, 24, of New Jersey was stopped at a stop sign on eastbound West Bluff Street. She turned left into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Kyndra Fraly, 21, of Marquette.

Fraly was taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment of her injuries. Turnbull sought her own treatment. She was cited for failure to yield.

The Marquette Fire Department assisted at the scene.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette Police Department says residents need to be aware of a “spoofing” scam in the area. 

The scammer will contact a person and pose as a police officer, then try to extract financial or Social Security information from the victim. The number that shows on caller ID may possibly be from a police department.

Marquette Police say spoofing happens when a scammer uses a computer program to change or hide their real number.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Roads around a Marquette Krist Oil gas station were blocked off, following a large fuel spill Sunday. 

Around 4:20 p.m. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works departments responded to a spill at the station on Lincoln Avenue. A large amount of fuel was released while a tanker was filling the station’s holding tanks.       

Firefighters evacuated residents on the 1000 block of West College Avenue. Several streets in and around the area were blocked off while crews applied sand to soak up fuel pooling on the roadway.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Crews are working to clean up a large fuel spill at a gas station in Marquette.

Sunday around 4:20 p.m. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works Departments responded to a spill at Krist Oil at 1110 Lincoln Avenue. A large amount of fuel was spilled while a tanker was filling the station’s holding tanks.

Several streets in and around the area are blocked off while crews clean up the fuel.

Police are asking drivers to find alternate routes if travel is needed in the area.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Sault Ste. Marie woman has been arrested for an attempted carjacking in Marquette.

The evening of February 11 Marquette Police responded to a 911 call of a woman trying to get into vehicles on the 500 block of South Front Street. Officers say

Cassandra McKelvie, 29, allegedly grabbed the steering wheel of an occupied vehicle and tried to pull out the driver, who was able to remove the keys from the ignition.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette City Police Department is investigating a likely suicide near Bothwell Middle School.

Sunday around 2:20 p.m. officers were dispatched on a report of a deceased subject in the woods near the school. The body was discovered by people hiking in the area.

Police say the 21-year-old Marquette County man died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Investigation has found no indication of any current connection or threat to the school.


MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette woman has been arrested after she pointed a firearm at law enforcement officers. 

Friday around 3:30 p.m. City Police went to an apartment at 200 Northland Drive to conduct a wellbeing check on Lorin Rochon, 31. Before they even got to the door Rochon allegedly opened it and pointed a gun at them.

Marquette Police requested assistance from Michigan State Police and the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and a perimeter was set up around the apartment complex. Rochon eventually turned the firearm over to a third party.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette Police Department is investigating numerous larcenies from boats in the Lower Harbor area. 

The thefts happened between 2016 and 2017. Officers have recovered several items allegedly stolen from vessels in the area.

Anyone who has had property stolen from their boat is asked to call Marquette Police at 228-0400.