Escanaba Public Safety

ESCANABA, MI--   No injuries are reported from a house fire in Escanaba.

Saturday around 8:10 p.m. Escanaba Public Safety officers were dispatched to

819 North 19th Street on a report of a fire. When they arrived, officers saw flames shooting out of the two front windows of the house.

Firefighters entered the home and were able to suppress the flames.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Ford River Township Fire Department assisted at the scene.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Arrest warrants have been issued for an Escanaba man involving a Wells Township breaking-and-entering. 

Twenty-eight-year-old Benjamin Wyatt is accused of stealing a pickup from Escanaba on July 1 and driving to LaPalmes Country Corner. He allegedly broke into the residence portion of the building, then entered the attached post office and store. An estimated $9,000 worth of merchandise was stolen or damaged.

WELLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   A home in Escanaba has been damaged by fire. 

Public Safety officers were dispatched just before noon Tuesday to 3343 US-2 & 41 in Wells Township and saw flames coming from the second-story window. Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control with help from the Ford River Township Fire Department and compressed air foam.

Officers were on the scene for about two hours. Fire damage was kept to the second floor.

Five family members were able to escape the house without injury.

ESCANABA, MI--   Police are investigating a meth lab found in Escanaba. 

Public Safety was dispatched Tuesday around 8:40 p.m. to the shoreline just north of the coal docks on a report of a man and woman moving plastic bottles. Investigation uncovered an active meth lab.

Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team members were called in to help process and clean up the scene.

Three people were arrested for manufacturing meth.

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

ESCANABA, MI--   A pickup driver who caused several accidents in Escanaba Saturday night has been arraigned. 

Peter Walls, 28, of Chaney, Washington is accused of hitting a vehicle at the intersection of Ludington Street and Lincoln Road. He then hit another vehicle on North Lincoln Road and rammed it down the street. An officer with Escanaba Public Safety then saw Walls’ truck rear-end a passenger vehicle stopped on 3rd Avenue North.

ESCANABA, MI--   A driver accused of causing two accidents in Escanaba was arrested for several felonies Saturday night. 

ESCANABA, MI--   A house in Escanaba was ravaged by fire over the weekend.

Public Safety officers were called Saturday around 2:15 a.m. to 408 South 18th Street and found heavy smoke coming out of the eaves. Several minutes later flames vented through the roof.

Officers located the fire in the attic space and were able to get it under control. Due to the construction of the house it took some time to fully extinguish the fire.

ESCANABA, MI--   Several Delta County residents have been arrested on drug charges.

Saturday around 1 a.m. Escanaba Public Safety officers executed a search warrant in the city of Escanaba. Seven people were arrested on various charges including maintaining a drug house, possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of analogues, and possession of a concealed weapon. Two of the subjects had outstanding warrants out of Marquette County.

Officials say additional charges will be forthcoming.

DELTA COUNTY, MI--   Officials were called to the scene of a barn fire in Delta County Tuesday. 

Around 2:30 p.m. the Escanaba Department of Public Safety responded to 3774 18th Road on a report of flames. Upon arrival they found the barn fully engulfed.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze and remained on the scene for about three hours, taking care of hot spots.

Public Safety was assisted at the scene by Escanaba Township and Ford River Township volunteer fire departments.

No injuries were reported, and no animals were harmed in the fire.


WELLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   Authorities continue to investigate a fire that destroyed a motel in Wells Township. 

Escanaba Public Safety was called Friday afternoon to the 6300 block of North 11th Street and found the multi-unit motel fully engulfed.

Officers and members of the Escanaba Township Fire Department were on the scene for two hours, battling the blaze. They were initially hindered by a downed, live power line, but utility workers were able to disconnect the power.