Chocolay Township Police

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   A female driver had to be extricated from her vehicle after it rolled over in Chocolay Township.  

Police say the accident happened Thursday around 2:45 p.m. on M-28.  Heather Foster, 20, lost control of her Jeep Cherokee when she tried to pass another vehicle.  The Jeep crossed the centerline, rolled and went into the ditch. 

The Chocolay Township Fire Department extracted Foster from her vehicle.  She was taken to Marquette General Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette man has been charged with having sexual contact with a child under the age of 13.  

Chocolay Township Police say Joseph Worthington Bingham, 23, was arraigned Monday on one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of second-degree CSC.

He’s accused of being sexually involved with the same girl in 2007 and/or 2008 and last year.  

Bingham is free on 10 percent of a $20,000 bond.  A preliminary exam is set for July 22 in Marquette County District Court.  

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   Chocolay Township Police are asking for the public’s help in catching a hit-and-run driver.  

Officers say the incident happened Sunday night around 10 p.m. on US-41 near Green Garden Road.

A northbound white Buick LeSabre crossed the white line and struck a woman southbound on a bicycle.  The victim was not seriously hurt.         

Officials say the car was occupied by two white males, one with dark hair and the other with light—possibly blond—hair. 

HARVEY, MI--   Marquette County has named its Officer of the Year.  

Patrolman Anthony Carrick of the Chocolay Police Department was honored Monday night.  He made 45 drunk and drugged driving arrests last year, which helped the department reach the rank of tenth in the state for such arrests per capita. 

Carrick has been with the department for the past five years.  It’s the fourth time Marquette County officials have honored a Chocolay officer with Officer of the Year. 

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   Chocolay Township Police are warning residents about a possible scam making the rounds.  

Officers say a Marquette business received a call from a man who identified himself as a Yellow Pages Online employee.  The subject said because the business was listed online there was an outstanding bill of $1,500.  When the owner asked further questions the subject hung up.

Police are reminding consumers that Yellow Pages offers business listings online for free. 

Update, 10:55 a.m.:   Chocolay Township Police say Tiffany Rushton has been located and is fine.  They're  thanking the public for its help in the case.


CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   Chocolay Township Police are asking the public for help in locating a missing resident. 

Officers say Tiffany Lauren Rushton, 24, was last seen at the Vera Bar in Marquette around 1 a.m. Saturday. 

Rushton is 5’3” and 150 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair dyed slightly burgundy. 

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   Chocolay Township Police are looking for suspects in the theft of two four-wheelers and a trailer from the area last week. 

Officers say someone drove into a yard in the Timber Lane subdivision, hooked up the trailer, and drove off with the vehicles.  They believe it happened sometime between Wednesday and Friday. 

Anyone with information regarding the thefts is asked to call Chocolay Police at 249-4040.