Chocolay Township Police

MARQUETTE, MI--   A suspect in a Chocolay Township meth bust has been sentenced. 

As part of a deal Spencer Emard, 42, pleaded guilty in March to possession of a controlled substance and operating a meth lab.  He was sentenced last week to three to 20 years in prison, and must pay court costs and fines.  

Emard represented himself at the hearing.  He was one of three men arrested at a Chocolay Township motel after police discovered meth components in several rooms.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A suspect in a Chocolay Township meth bust from January has pleaded guilty in the


Spencer Emard, 42, represented himself at his circuit court arraignment last week.  He pleaded to possession of a controlled substance and operating a meth lab.

Emard was one of three men arrested at the Marquette Motor Lodge January 27 after police found meth components in several rooms. 

Sentencing is set for March 27. 

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   Two people are jailed, following a meth bust in Chocolay Township.  

Tuesday around 1 p.m. detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team responded to the Marquette Motor Lodge to help Chocolay Township Police with a suspected meth lab.  Police and parole officers from the Michigan Department of Corrections had found meth components in several different motel rooms. 

UPSET removed numerous components, as well as finished meth product. 

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   A missing Chocolay Township girl is home safe. 

Terra Riley, 16, was reported voluntarily missing December 18.  Officials believed she had gone to the Forsyth Township area. 

In a press release Monday Chocolay Township Police said Riley returned home on Saturday, January 3.  No other details were released. 

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP--   Three people have suffered injuries in a Chocolay Township crash. 

Township Police say the accident happened Saturday around 12:15 p.m. on M-28 just east of Hiawatha. 

Gretchen Klasner of Marquette was eastbound in a Subaru Forrester when she lost control of the vehicle and spun into the path of a westbound Nissan Xterra driven by Patricia Williams of Marquette. 

Both drivers and a passenger in the Williams vehicle were taken to U.P. Health System Marquette.  There’s no word on the extent of their injuries.

Chocolay teen missing

Dec 23, 2014

UPDATE--  Officials have released this photo of Terra Riley, who remains missing.


CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   Chocolay Township Police are looking for a missing teenaged girl. 

Officers say Terra Riley, 16, was last seen around 6:30 Thursday morning and is believed to be in the Forsyth Township area.  They say she is voluntarily missing.

Riley is described as 6’2” and 140 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.  She was last seen wearing leggings and a black jacket. 

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   A two-vehicle accident in Chocolay Township Thursday trapped one woman in her car. 

Township Police say around 11:12 a.m. Michael Poirier, 63, of Sault Ste. Marie was southbound on US-41 when he ran a red light at the intersection of Silver Creek Road.  He hit an eastbound vehicle driven by Sharon Hahka, 75, of Harvey. 

Officials had to use the “jaws of life” to remove Hahka from her vehicle.  She and her passenger were taken to U.P. Health System Marquette with neck and back injuries. 

The accident remains under investigation.  

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIIP, MI--   Chocolay Township Police are warning area residents—especially teenaged girls—to use caution when chatting online.  

Officers say there’s been an increase in online sexual predator-type complaints from subjects using chat sites like KiK,, and even Facebook.

Officers say chat site users should not respond to requests from unknown individuals.  Nor should they link their user names to their personal Facebook or Myspace accounts, where a predator could learn more about them.  

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Chocolay Township Police officer found at fault in a four-vehicle accident has been ticketed for the incident.  

The crash happened last Friday around 6 p.m. on US-41 South at South Lake Street.  Officer Anthony Carrick pulled in front of a northbound vehicle as he headed back to his department. 

Marquette Police say Carrick was ticketed for failure to yield the right of way.

Carrick was named the Chocolay Police Department’s Officer of the Year in 2013.  He was honored for making 45 drunk and drugged driving arrests in 2012. 

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   Chocolay Township Police have uncovered a meth lab at an area hotel.  

Officers were called to the hotel around 2:20 Thursday morning and found an unresponsive male.  The man was taken to Marquette General Hospital, where his condition is unknown. 

Police obtained a search warrant, and with the assistance of the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team seized components for manufacturing meth. 

Officers were assisted at the scene by Marquette City Police and the Chocolay Township Fire Department.