Duncan Township

DUNCAN TOWNSHIP, MI--   Michigan State Police are investigating a break-in at the Sidnaw Station in Houghton County. 

Wednesday around 8 a.m. troopers from the Calumet Post were dispatched to the business on M-28 in Duncan Township. They say sometime between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday someone forced their way into the building. The suspect or suspects stole an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise. They left in a vehicle parked on a side street behind the business.

DUNCAN TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Baraga woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Houghton County Friday. 

Michigan State Police from the Calumet Post say it happened around 1:45 p.m. on M-28, approximately two miles west of Sidnaw. A Honda Accord driven by Roberta Vizina, 72, of Baraga was westbound when it rear-ended a Toyota Highlander driven by Karen Moller, 59, of Eveleth, Minnesota. Moller was stopped because of road construction. Her vehicle then rear-ended a tractor-trailer driven by Garrett Ayotte, 49, of downstate Bad Axe.

DUNCAN TOWNSHIP, MI--   An Illinois girl was injured in a snowmobile accident in Houghton County Thursday. 

Sheriff’s deputies say it happened around 1:45 p.m. near Sidnaw in Duncan Township.  The 14-year-old girl from Fox Lake was traveling northbound with a group of snowmobilers on Trail #8/15 when she lost control of her machine and left the trail.  The girl was ejected from the snowmobile and injured her hip and leg. 

The victim was taken to Baraga County Memorial Hospital in L’Anse for treatment of her injuries. 

Covington Township EMS assisted at the scene.  

DUNCAN TOWNSHIP, MI--   A downstate man has been killed in an ORV accident in Houghton County. 

Sheriff’s deputies say the rollover happened Monday around 9:30 a.m. off of Federal Forest Highway 16 in Duncan Township. 

Henry Cooley, 74, of Mackinaw City was in the woods to bait deer when he tried to drive down a small hill on his four-wheeler.  The vehicle lost traction on the snowy ground, flipped over, and fell onto Cooley. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

DUNCAN TOWNSHIP, MI--   An Illinois man suffered fatal injuries in a snowmobile crash over the weekend. 

State Police from the Calumet and Wakefield Posts were called Sunday around 8:15 p.m. to Trail 8 near Kenton in Duncan Township.  They say two Illinois men were westbound on their machines when a deer ran out, causing the snowmobiles to collide. 

Jeffrey Vandeneykel, 50, was taken to Baraga County Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.  The other rider is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

DUNCAN TOWNSHIP, MI--   A downstate hunter who became lost in Houghton County has been found.  

Sheriff’s deputies say Joe Burns, 25, of Sterling Heights was in the area of Duncan Township’s Bowstead Lake around 2:50 p.m. Sunday when he lost his way.  He was located at approximately 5:30 p.m. by a Michigan State Police K-9 unit. 

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted on the scene by the Department of Natural Resources, the Houghton County ORV Patrol, the Duncan Township Fire Department, and the Houghton County Civil Air Patrol.