Escanaba Public Safety

ESCANABA, MI--   No injuries were reported in an Escanaba house fire over the weekend.

Saturday around 12:45 a.m. Escanaba Public Safety was dispatched to a residence at 1406 Sheridan Road. Officers saw flames coming from the rear of the house and the attic.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the flames. They were on the scene for two hours.

No one was injured in the fire, which remains under investigation.

Delta County Prosecutor's Office

ESCANABA, MI--   The man arrested for trying to rob the Escanaba Hardee’s Tuesday has been arraigned in Delta County District Court. 

Mark Wilson, 59, of Kalamazoo is accused of handing a restaurant employee a note saying he had a gun. It asked for money to be brought to him in the men’s bathroom. Employees called 911 after Wilson went into the bathroom.

Escanaba Public Safety officers cleared the restaurant and persuaded Wilson to come out of the men’s room. He was arrested without incident.

ESCANABA, MI--   A man tried to rob the Hardee’s restaurant in Escanaba Tuesday, but was unsuccessful.

Escanaba Public Safety officers were notified around 11:35 a.m. that a man had given an employee a note indicating it was an armed robbery. The suspect then entered a bathroom and stayed there until authorities arrived.

Units from the Delta County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police Gladstone Post responded to the scene and established a perimeter. Public Safety officers entered the restaurant and talked the suspect into giving himself up.

Marinette County Sheriff's Office

ESCANABA, MI--   Investigators from the Escanaba Public Safety Department, Marinette County Sheriff 

Department, Delta County Sheriff Department, Michigan State Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation held a joint meeting on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 to discuss the similarities of the armed robbery in Pembine Wisconsin and the attempted armed robbery of the Northern United Federal Credit Union in Escanaba.  

Escanaba Department of Public Safety

ESCANABA, MI--   Escanaba police are asking the public for help in identifying a suspect who tried to rob the Northern United Federal Credit Union on Friday.

Officials say they received a call just before 6 p.m. that a man with a mask and handgun attempted to enter the credit union at 123 South Lincoln Road. The doors had been locked because lobby hours were over, but an employee was still in the building.

The suspect is described as 6’2” and between 230 and 250 pounds. He was wearing jeans, a black coat, and black hat/mask.

ESCANABA, MI--   A vehicle caught on fire just west of Escanaba on Friday. 

Around 4:30 p.m. Escanaba Public Safety officers were dispatched to the 4900 block of US-2 & 41. The vehicle was on the shoulder of the road, its engine compartment and front seats engulfed in flames. Officers extinguished it and a small grass fire near the vehicle.

The passenger from the vehicle complained of smoke inhalation but refused an ambulance. No other injuries were reported.

The fire remains under investigation.

ESCANABA, MI--   A woman was taken to the hospital after her SUV hit a semi in Escanaba Friday afternoon.

At about 4:48 p.m. Escanaba Public Safety officers were extinguishing a car fire when they were called to the 3000 block of M-35 near the airport entrance. When Escanaba officers arrived the Delta County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan State Police, and a Department of Natural Resources officer were on the scene. The Ford River Township Fire Department was also there with the Jaws of Life.

ESCANABA, MI--   A tour bus is a total loss, after it caught fire in Escanaba.

Public Safety officers were dispatched Thursday around 6:30 p.m. to 2005 8th Avenue South. They found flames coming from the bus, which was parked close to a building.

Officers brought the fire under control quickly. The bus could not be saved and the building sustained minor damage.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

No injuries were reported.

ESCANABA, MI--   Escanaba Public Safety has released the name of the gunman who barricaded himself inside a city apartment Tuesday night.

Officers say David Tebear, 54, initiated a standoff with police that lasted until 5:40 a.m. Wednesday. He was taken into custody without incident.

Tebear was arraigned Wednesday on the following charges:

ESCANABA, MI--   A standoff between police and a barricaded gunman in Escanaba ended peacefully Wednesday morning. 

Tuesday around 10:50 p.m. Public Safety officers were investigating a report of property damage on the 1500 block of Sheridan Road when a 54-year-old man from Escanaba pointed a handgun at them.  The suspect retreated into his apartment and barricaded himself inside.

Officers established a perimeter, evacuated other tenants within the building, and closed Sheridan Road to traffic.