Escanaba Department of Public Safety

ESCANABA, MI--   The Escanaba Department of Public Safety is looking for a man wanted on a six-count felony warrant. 

Officers say Matthew Ostrander, 36, is charged with check fraud – no account checks.

Anyone with information on Ostrander’s whereabouts is asked to call Delta County Central Dispatch at 786-5911 or send a private Facebook message to the Escanaba Public Safety Department. 

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.

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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. 

ESCANABA, MI--   Two Houghton residents were arrested after they were found asleep in their car with a baby in the back seat in the Escanaba Walmart parking lot. 

Public Safety officers were dispatched around 1:05 a.m. Monday to the scene. They had to make several attempts to wake the two adults, who seemed to be in distress. Rampart EMS evaluated all occupants but found no medical conditions.

ESCANABA, MI--   The Escanaba Department of Public Safety is seeking information on the whereabouts of a woman accused of writing bad checks.

A two-count felony warrant and one-count misdemeanor warrant have been issued for Jessie Weissert, 38. She’s charged with check fraud – non-sufficient funds – three within 10 days.

Anyone who knows where Weissert is can send a private Facebook message to Escanaba Public Safety or call Delta County Central Dispatch at 786-5911.

 

ESCANABA, MI--   The Escanaba Department of Public Safety is asking residents for help in finding a man wanted on an assault charge.

Officers are looking for Trevor Newman, 19. A felony warrant for 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct has been issued for his arrest.

Anyone with information on Newman’s whereabouts can send Public Safety a private Facebook message or call Central Dispatch at 786-5911.

ESCANABA, MI--    The Escanaba Department of Public Safety is asking the public’s help in finding a missing man.

Gregory Dennis, 51, was reported missing by family members on Friday. He was last seen around 10:30 a.m. before he left for Cadillac to visit family.

Dennis is 5’11” and about 200 pounds. He drives a 2003 gray Ford Taurus with Michigan registration DTY9872.

Anyone with information regarding Dennis’ whereabouts can send a private message to the Escanaba Public Safety Department Facebook page or call Delta County Central Dispatch at 786-5911.

ESCANABA, MI--   Escanaba Public Safety extinguished a garage fire in the city early Monday morning.

Firefighters were dispatched around 1:15 a.m. to a residence on the 5000 block of 18th Road and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the detached garage. Officers quickly knocked down the fire.

They also put out a small grass fire near the garage. Officers were on the scene for about an hour and a half, putting out hot spots.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba woman who allegedly threatened to blow up the Social Security Administration building has pleaded guilty in the case. 

The Escanaba Department of Public Safety says on March 15 Julie Lucier, 50, made the threat when she became upset over a benefit dispute. Last week she pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of malicious use of telecommunications services—punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Officers who investigated the case determined she had not made any plans to carry out the threat, nor was she intent on doing so.

ESCANABA, MI--   A student who threatened to shoot up Escanaba High School has been permanently expelled. 

WLUC-TV reports the school board voted unanimously for the action Monday night.

Escanaba Public Safety officers took the student into custody last Wednesday afternoon after the threat was made. The student was subsequently lodged at Bay Pines and faces charges in probate court.

Since the incident the high school has locked all its doors and is screening those who want to enter.

ESCANABA, MI--   A woman may face criminal charges, after she threatened to blow up the Social Security Administration building in Escanaba. 

The Escanaba Department of Public Safety says the 50-year-old contacted the Department of Health and Human Services on March 15. She was reportedly upset over a disputed benefit refund when she made the threat. She then stated she was just kidding.

Officers interviewed the woman. They determined she had not made any plans to carry out the threat, nor was she intent on doing so.

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