attempted armed robbery

Chippewa County, WI Sheriff's Department

UPDATE: Chippewa County, Wisconsin officials have identified the man as Jason Burgett, 42, of Wisconsin. He's lodged in the Chippewa County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond.


LAKE HALLIE, WI--   Police in Escanaba and the FBI think a Milwaukee man may be linked to the attempted armed robbery of the Northern United Federal Credit Union on July 5. 

Delta County Prosecutor's Office

ESCANABA, MI--   The man arrested for trying to rob the Escanaba Hardee’s Tuesday has been arraigned in Delta County District Court. 

Mark Wilson, 59, of Kalamazoo is accused of handing a restaurant employee a note saying he had a gun. It asked for money to be brought to him in the men’s bathroom. Employees called 911 after Wilson went into the bathroom.

Escanaba Public Safety officers cleared the restaurant and persuaded Wilson to come out of the men’s room. He was arrested without incident.

Escanaba Department of Public Safety

ESCANABA, MI--   Escanaba police are asking the public for help in identifying a suspect who tried to rob the Northern United Federal Credit Union on Friday.

Officials say they received a call just before 6 p.m. that a man with a mask and handgun attempted to enter the credit union at 123 South Lincoln Road. The doors had been locked because lobby hours were over, but an employee was still in the building.

The suspect is described as 6’2” and between 230 and 250 pounds. He was wearing jeans, a black coat, and black hat/mask.

UPDATE, 12/21/16:  Escanaba Public Safety is trying to identify customers who were in El Patron at the time of the incident.  Officers are asking customers to come forward and contact detectives so more information can be gathered, no matter how minimal the customer feels their observation may be.

Call Escanaba Public Safety at 906-786-5911, or private message through the Department's Facebook page.


ESCANABA, MI--    The suspect in an armed robbery attempt at an Escanaba restaurant has been identified.

ESCANABA, MI--   A New Mexico man has been arrested for trying to rob an Escanaba restaurant Monday.

Department of Public Safety officers were called to the El Patron restaurant around 11:30 a.m. and found the 

robbery had been thwarted by employees. 

Reports indicate a man wearing a mask and gloves and carrying a club entered the business through a back door.  The suspect apparently damaged property inside the restaurant as he tried to get to the cash register.

ONTONAGON, MI--   A Ewen man charged with home invasion has pleaded guilty in the case. 

Clint Paulick, 21, is accused of breaking into a Ewen home in October, holding the owner at gunpoint, and demanding money.  He left the house when the homeowner said he had no money to give.

Paulick pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted armed robbery, larceny of a firearm, and felonious assault.

Sentencing is set for February 27. 

ONTONAGON, MI--   An Ontonagon County man has been charged with breaking into a Ewen home. 

Sheriff’s deputies say Clint Paulick, 20, of Ewen is charged with first-degree home invasion, attempted armed robbery, larceny of a firearm, and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.

Paulick allegedly entered a Ewen residence Tuesday around 4 p.m., held the homeowner at gunpoint, and demanded money.  He left after failing to get any.

Troopers from the Wakefield Post were able to find Paulick and arrest him without incident. 

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   A Dickinson County man has been sentenced for trying to rob a Norway gas station in October.  

John Leipzig, 31, of Norway was allegedly intoxicated when he entered the Krist station with a modified BB pistol and said he was going to rob the store.  He also apparently tried to pull the cashier to the back of the store so they could have sexual contact. 

Leipzig eventually left the scene, saying he’d be back to rob the gas station.