Escanaba Department of Public Safety

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.

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.

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