Escanaba Department of Public Safety

UPDATE, 7:30 pm--   Escanaba Public Safety detectives, with the assistance of Gladstone Public Safety, located the juvenile male who made the concerning phone call. Detectives spoke with two juvenile males, who admitted they made the call as a prank. Officers believe the juveniles had no sincere plan to harm any students.

The case has been forwarded to the Delta County Prosecutor's Office for review. The 14-year-old boys were released to their parents after questioning.

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ESCANABA, MI--   Power was cut to three Escanaba businesses, following a single-vehicle accident on the 2200 block of 1st Avenue North Monday.

Around 3:30 p.m. officers from the Department of Public Safety received a report that a truck had struck a utility pole and the driver was trapped.  The pole had snapped and was lying on top of the truck, which was lying on the driver’s side. 

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.”

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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.

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