ESCANABA, MI--   The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team has cleaned up two meth dump sites in Delta County this week.  

On Wednesday detectives were called to North 17th Street near the ski hill in Gladstone.  The dump was found by a pedestrian, who called Gladstone Public Safety.  Police secured the site until UPSET arrived.  Detectives say seven buckets of hazardous waste were removed from the scene.

ESCANABA, MI--   Two suspects in the beating of an Escanaba man have been taken into custody.

Saturday at 2:18 a.m. Public Safety officers were called to the 1200 block of 1st Avenue South on a report that a man had been assaulted.  Police found the man, who was suffering “apparent and remarkable” injuries. 

The victim was taken to OSF St. Francis hospital, then airlifted by Valley Med Flight to UP Health System Marquette for further treatment.   

ESCANABA, MI--   Three Escanaba residents have been arrested on meth-related charges.

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team was alerted Tuesday that the suspects had just purchased components used to manufacture meth.  A search of a residence on North 16th Street resulted in the seizure of various meth-related components.

Robert Jones, 52, is charged with manufacturing meth and conspiracy to manufacture meth.

Marissa Tallberg, 21, is charged with conspiracy to manufacture meth. 

ESCANABA, MI--   As of Monday, March 7 winter parking restrictions have been lifted in Escanaba and Gladstone.  

Officials say residents normally have to find off-street parking until March 31, but recent warm weather and a warmer forecast is prompting them to lift it early.

In the event of a major snow fall police ask that residents assist road crews by removing their vehicles from the roadways.  

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ESCANABA, MI--The Escanaba Public Safety Department is investigating the death of a woman in the city. 

Officers were called Wednesday around 12:40 p.m. to an apartment building on the 800 block of 2nd Avenue South.  The original dispatch was for a welfare check of an individual who hadn’t been seen or heard from in a couple of days.  Responding officers forced entry into an apartment and found a deceased 41-year-old woman.

The circumstances surrounding the death of the woman are unknown at this time.  Investigation continues in an attempt to determine the cause of death. 

ESCANABA, MI--   Five people were arrested in two separate meth busts in Escanaba.   

Tuesday around 7:30 p.m. detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team and officers from Escanaba Public Safety were called to a house on the 3100 block of 14th Avenue South.  They found three individuals and components used to manufacture meth. 

The three subjects were lodged in the Delta County Jail.  Lee Nelson, 35, and Boyd Nelson, 30, are both charged with operating/maintaining a meth lab.  The third suspect has not yet been arraigned.

ESCANABA, MI--   Two Escanaba residents have been arrested for delivering prescription narcotics. 

An investigation by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team led detectives to the 200 block of North 21st Street in the city Thursday.  They arrested a 42-year-old woman on an outstanding warrant connected to another UPSET case.  Officers also apprehended a 46-year-old man.

Both suspects were arrested on two counts of delivery of suboxone, also known as bubrenorphine.  They’re currently lodged at the Delta County Jail. 

The investigation remains ongoing.

ESCANABA, MI--    State Senator Tom Casperson has announced he’s running for the U.S. House of Representatives. 

In a Monday press release the Escanaba Republican said he’s entering the race for the 1st District seat currently held by Republican Dr. Dan Benishek, who is retiring at the end of his term. 

He says he wants to bring “common sense” to the nation’s Capital.

ESCANABA, MI--   A person who posted a threat on social media is what led to the evacuation and lockdown of the Delta County Courthouse last week.

That’s according to Prosecutor Philip Strom, who says police were notified of the post Friday around 11:50 a.m.  Officials felt safety at the building could be in jeopardy and took measures to secure the courthouse. 

The subject police believed was responsible for the post was taken into custody and is now in the care of mental health officials. 

The case remains under investigation.