Rapid River

RAPID RIVER, MI--    A former abused shelter dog is being hailed as a hero in Delta County, after she found a naked 3-year-old girl lying in a ditch in Rapid River.

ESCANABA, MI--   A Rapid River man has been sentenced on a cocaine charge.  

Michael Inman, 60, pleaded guilty in August to delivery of less than 50 grams of cocaine. 

He was sentenced last week to four months in jail with credit for 53 days served and 18 months of probation.  Inman’s driver’s license was suspended for six months and he has to pay $400 in restitution to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team.   

ESCANABA, MI--   A Rapid River man facing cocaine charges has entered a plea in the case. 

Michael Inman, 60, was arrested by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team in June for two counts of delivery of cocaine and one count of conspiracy to deliver cocaine.  He pleaded guilty this week to one count of delivery of less than

50 grams of cocaine, punishable by up to 20 years in prison. 

Sentencing is set for October 3. 

RAPID RIVER, MI--   A Rapid River man has been arrested on drug charges.  

Tuesday, the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team took the 60-year-old man into custody on two counts of delivery of cocaine and one count of conspiracy to deliver cocaine.

The incident is part of the same three-month investigation that resulted in the May 23rd arrest of a 62-year-old Kent County man in Rapid River for possession with intent to deliver cocaine.

The Delta County Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing the case for additional charges and further arrests.

GLADSTONE, MI--   A Rapid River woman has suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle rollover accident near Gladstone.  

Troopers responded to M-35/US-2/41 near Lake Bluff Drive around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.  They say the 70-year-old driver was southbound in a GMC Acadia when it left the roadway and entered the western side ditch.  The vehicle overturned and came to rest upside down. 

Escanaba Daily Press

RAPID RIVER, MI (AP)--   A new Upper Peninsula trail being dedicated Sunday honors a woman who was fatally burned in a gas stove explosion while camping in the Hiawatha National Forest. 

Marjorie Dutton, 67, of Rapid River died October 1st at the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center in Ann Arbor.

James Dutton says his parents were at Indian River Campground when his mother had an accident while lighting a gas stove. It's in Schoolcraft County's Hiawatha Township.

Richard Dutton, 71, is recovering at the burns center.

ESCANABA, MI--   A Bark River man has pleaded guilty to crashing his car into a Rapid River house this week.  

Aaron Kleinkamp, 20, entered the plea at his Wednesday arraignment in Delta County District Court.  He’s accused of driving his vehicle into a home on US-2 in Masonville Township early Monday morning, then driving off.  The house sustained extensive damage. 

Troopers from the Gladstone Post later located Kleinkamp and arrested him.

MASONVILLE TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Rapid River man has been arrested for making terroristic threats and trying to make a bomb.  

State Police at the Gladstone Post say the incident happened Friday night in Masonville Township.  An investigation was launched after 28-year-old James Lee Bugg—a convicted felon—made threats on the internet that he was going to build an explosive device and harm people in a public venue. 

Bugg was arrested without incident at his home on several felony charges.  He remains at the Delta County Jail without bond.