Marquette County Sheriff's Office

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Marquette woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident in Marquette Township. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Tuesday around 12:50 p.m. on County Road 550 just north of the Little Garlic River. Leslie Cory, 58, of Marquette was southbound on 550 when she saw a deer. Trying to avoid the deer, Cory ran off the road, went into the ditch, and struck a tree.

She was taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident in Negaunee Township Monday.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to M-35 near Annex Road. They say a Honda station wagon was northbound when it struck the back of a Ford Focus making a left turn onto Annex Road.

One of the Honda’s passengers sustained minor injuries. The driver of the Ford was uninjured.

Police say drugs are believed to be a factor in the crash.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Four Indiana residents had to be rescued from the Hogsback hiking area after they became lost Monday. 

Marquette County Sheriff’s deputies say the family was hiking on the Blue Trail when they lost their way. Leo McNellis, 52, of South Bend, his wife Analyn, 42, and their 11- and 9-year-old children called 911 around 5 p.m. They said they needed help getting back to the parking lot at Wetmore Pond.

Using GPS from the 911 call, Search and Rescue volunteers found the family about a half-mile west of the parking lot.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   A large group of people had to be rescued from Little Presque Isle Tuesday.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office received a report around 7:10 p.m. that several people were stranded 

on the southern side of the island. They had apparently walked across a sand bar to Little Presque, but during the time they were on the island the wind kicked up and produced 3- to 5-foot waves. 

The Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division responded. The unit rescued 37 people--including two children and a dog--and transported them safely to shore.

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

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. 

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