Escanaba Department of Public Safety

ESCANABA, MI--   Formal charges have been filed for three people suspected of armed robbery in Escanaba in August. 

The Escanaba Department of Public Safety says Tristen Snow, Jaccob Jones, and Jordan Steinhausen, all of Escanaba, are suspects in the robbery of the Quality Inn and Suites on August 15.  The three were arrested on multiple-count felony warrants related to armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. 

ESCANABA, MI--   The Escanaba Department of Public Safety is launching a new drug addiction and rehabilitation initiative called the Angel Program. 

Lieutenant Robert LaMarche says under the program an addict voluntarily goes to the police department.  If they have drugs with them officers will dispose of them and the addict will not be charged.  The person will go through an intake process, and police will call an “Angel.”


ESCANABA, MI--   Nearly 900 people benefited from a mobile food pantry in Escanaba Wednesday. 

That’s according to Detective Sergeant Anthony LaPlant of the Escanaba Public Safety Department, which hosted the event.  He says the food giveaway was scheduled to start at 10 a.m., but food distribution began an hour early because of a lineup of cars two blocks long. 

ESCANABA, MI--   A mobile food pantry is making a stop in Escanaba.

The Department of Public Safety is teaming up with the Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank in sponsoring the mobile pantry Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Volunteers will hand out about 10,000 pounds of food, including—but not limited to—produce, fruit, milk, and yogurt.  Officials say there should be enough food to feed approximately 200 families. 

ESCANABA, MI--     One person has been arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop in Escanaba. 

Officers from the Department of Public Safety made the stop Monday around 10 p.m. on the 300 block of North 16th Street.  The vehicle contained three men and two women.

Investigation uncovered an undetermined amount of suspected heroin, crack cocaine, and marijuana.  Officers also discovered a large amount of money. 

ESCANABA, MI--   The Escanaba Department of Public Safety says it collected about 1,300 pounds of food and $800 in cash donations during its food drive at Elmer’s County Market this week.  

The drive benefited the Community Foundation for Delta County’s “Feed the Kids” backpack program.  It also aimed to shed light on the need to fight local food poverty every day. 

ESCANABA, MI--   All occupants were able to escape a trailer fire Sunday night in Escanaba. 

The Department of Public Safety arrived at 1401 North 23rd Street, Lot 73 around 9:30 and saw flames and smoke under the trailer.  The fire was extinguished and smoke ventilated from the house. 

No injuries were reported.

Officials say the cause of the fire appears to be electrical. 

ESCANABA, MI--   Escanaba Public Safety officials have confirmed the presence of a methamphetamine dump site in the city.  

Officers were called Monday around 1 p.m. to the 800 block of South 13th Street on a report that some pop bottles were emitting noxious fumes.  They were found in a recycling bin in the alley of the homeowner who discovered the site.  The homeowner said they were disposing of recyclables when they inhaled the fumes and felt a burning sensation in their lungs.  The person sought treatment at OSF St. Francis Hospital and was released.

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba woman has been arrested for embezzling money from a vulnerable adult. 

Detectives from the Escanaba Department of Public Safety took the 37-year-old woman into custody Wednesday morning following a several-month-long investigation.  They say the case involves missing funds from a resident of the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette.

ESCANABA, MI--   Escanaba police have shot and killed a dog they say tried to attack a pregnant woman. 

Tuesday around 12:20 p.m. the Department of Public Safety received a call that a loose pit bull charged the woman on the 300 block of South 15th Street.  When an officer responded the dog cornered him in a back yard, then attacked.  The officer shot the pit bull twice and it fell, but jumped up and ran away. 

After a brief search officers located the injured dog, which subsequently died from the gunshot wounds.