Escanaba Department of Public Safety

ESCANABA, MI--   The Escanaba Department of Public Safety was dispatched to Elmer’s Country Market Friday around 10:50 p.m. for a 33-year-old male subject acting strangely.

Officers made contact with the workers from Elmer’s who stated one of them was threatened with a knife. Officers were brought to the receiving area in the back of the store where the male subject had barricaded himself in a second-story storage area.

For nearly two hours the subject did all of the following:

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba High School student was taken into custody Wednesday after they threatened to shoot up the school. 

Escanaba Public Safety officers responded to the building around 12:34 p.m. They investigated the complaint and found it to be credible. The student was removed and evaluated by a Pathways mental health professional, then lodged at the Bay Pines juvenile detention center.

Officers say the incident remains under investigation.

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba man who pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon has been sentenced. 

Joshua Myers, 33, was accused of inflicting a 3- to 4-inch cut on another man’s neck in an August 21 incident in Escanaba. The 26-year-old victim sustained a superficial injury.

Myers was originally charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and habitual offender, fourth offense. He pleaded to assault with a dangerous weapon and the other charges were dropped.

ESCANABA, MI--   Foul play does not appear to be involved in the shooting death of an Escanaba man.

That’s according to officers from the Escanaba Department of Public Safety. In the early morning hours of October 26 officers were dispatched to an apartment on the

400 block of South 14th Street. They found a man with a fatal gunshot wound to the head.

Police say alcohol may be a contributing factor in the man’s death.

They say additional interviews are being conducted to aid in the conclusion of the investigation. 

ESCANABA, MI--   The Escanaba Public Safety Department is investigating the death of a man in the city.

Thursday around 1:10 a.m. officers were dispatched to an apartment on the 400 block of South 14th Street on a report of a gunshot. Upon arrival officers discovered a man with a fatal gunshot wound to the head.

Officials say at this point, foul play is not believed to be a factor in the case, which remains under investigation.

Escanaba Public Safety is being assisted by the Michigan State Police Crime Lab.

ESCANABA, MI--   The Escanaba Department of Public Safety says it’s received reports of a phone solicitation in the area. 

A resident will receive a call in a computer-generated voice from a local number or someone they know. The call is allegedly about lowering credit card interest rates, but when the resident pushes a number according to their choice a live person comes on the line and makes sexually obscene comments.

ESCANABA, MI--   The case of a Bark River man who tried to get into an Escanaba house while armed with a pistol has been bound over to circuit court. 

Joshua Tryan, 30, is charged with carrying a concealed weapon and fleeing and eluding police—both felonies—and the misdemeanors operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, domestic violence, and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.

ESCANABA, MI--   A 30-year-old man is lodged in the Delta County Jail after a woman claimed he had a gun and tried to get into her house.

Sunday around 1:05 a.m. officers from the Escanaba Department of Public Safety were dispatched to a home on the 1400 block of 5th Avenue South. As they approached the suspect he fled on an ATV without headlights down 14th Street. A short chase ensued, but the suspect was eventually stopped on the 1300 block of 18th Avenue South.

Police say a loaded handgun was found on the man.

ESCANABA, MI--   Officials in Escanaba are investigating a barn fire.

The Department of Public Safety responded Sunday around 2:20 a.m. to 2905 8th Avenue South on a report of a structure fire. Firefighters found a barn behind the house engulfed in flames. A short time after they arrived, the barn collapsed. They were on the scene for approximately 2.5 hours before the scene was cleared.

The barn and its contents are a total loss.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

UPDATE:  Joshua Myers, 33, of Escanaba was arrested by officers from the Department of Public Safety. He's been arraigned on a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder. Myers remains lodged in the Escanaba County Jail on an $80,000 bond.

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ESCANABA, MI--   Police in Escanaba are investigating a stabbing in the city Monday afternoon.

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