MARQUETTE, MI--   Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center and local health departments are offering drive-through COVID-19 testing twice in the next week. 

It’s being held Wednesday, 7/29 from 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Central Time at the Spalding Township Hall in Powers and next Wednesday from 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gladstone Senior Center.

Residents must register in advance by calling 844-947-4854 during business hours to schedule a drive-through appointment. Those who want to be tested should contact their insurance company directly to learn if the cost will be covered.

GLADSTONE, MI--   Law enforcement in Delta County is investigating thefts from motor vehicles in Gladstone.

Troopers from the Gladstone Post, the Delta County Sheriff’s Office and Gladstone Public Safety are looking into the crimes, which happened in the North Bluff area. Someone entered several unlocked cars, rummaged through them and took a number of items. Cash, a cell phone charger, personal information and a hand gun were among the items stolen. The gun was recovered a short distance away.

At least 16 victims say their vehicles were broken into or something was taken.

GLADSTONE, MI--   Two people were injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Gladstone Tuesday morning. 

Around 9:15 a.m. troopers from the Gladstone Post were dispatched to US-2 near Lakeshore Drive. They say Richard Dutton, 77, of Rapid River was northbound when he suffered a medical issue. His vehicle unintentionally sped up before Dutton lost control of it. The vehicle crossed the median and southbound lanes and rolled six or seven times.

GLADSTONE, MI--   A cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has led to the arrest of a Gladstone man on child sexually abusive material charges. 

Investigation by the Michigan State Police Internet Crimes against Children Task Force identified Corey Savola, 43, of Gladstone.

Savola is charged with four counts of aggravated possession of child sexually abusive activity; one count of possession of child sexually abusive activity; and five counts of using a computer to commit a crime.

GLADSTONE, MI--   Three people were injured when their vehicle drove into the path of another vehicle in Gladstone Thursday morning.

Michigan State Police from the Gladstone Post were dispatched around 7:15 a.m. to the intersection of Rivers 22nd Road and 0.85 Road. Investigation indicated two Gladstone teens were eastbound on Rivers 22nd Road when the driver tried to turn left onto 0.85 Road. The vehicle drove into the path of another vehicle driven by a Perkins man that was southbound on 0.85 Road.

GLADSTONE, MI--   Police are investigating a home invasion in the City of Gladstone.

Public Safety officers were dispatched Friday around 11:50 p.m. to a residence on the 500 block of Wisconsin Avenue. The homeowner reported a man was in the residence.

Responding officers found a 27-year-old man in the house. He was arrested for home invasion and resisting/obstructing an officer.

The suspect was taken to OSF St. Francis Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and lodged in the Delta County Jail on a $200,000 cash bond.

GLADSTONE, MI--   A motorcyclist was injured when a van hit the bike in Gladstone Sunday.

Gladstone Public Safety officers responded around 11:45 a.m. to the Krist Oil station parking lot on M-35 near 11th Street. They say a van driven by a 37-year-old Gladstone resident was pulling out of the lot when it hit a motorcycle northbound on M-35.

The 25-year-old Gladstone resident driving the motorcycle was taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The biker was wearing a helmet.

The van driver was issued a traffic citation.

ESCANABA, MI--   A Rapid River woman has been sentenced for causing an accident that severely injured a Gladstone woman.

Audrey Jo Hutchinson, 34, was accused of driving the wrong direction on US2/41 & M-35 in December of 2017 and hitting another vehicle head-on. The driver of the second vehicle, Hannah Delaire, was 19 at the time of the crash. She was airlifted to a hospital in Green Bay for treatment of her injuries.

ESCANABA, MI--   A Delta County man is headed to prison for possessing child sexually abusive material.

The Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigated Michael Saari, 66, of Gladstone. The investigation revealed Saari had been downloading child pornography on his personal computer.

He was arrested April 20 and charged with five counts of possession of child sexually abusive material and five counts of using a computer to commit a crime.

GLADSTONE, MI--   One person is hospitalized, following a two-vehicle crash in Gladstone.

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office responded Wednesday around 4:20 p.m. to US-2/41 near 18.3 Road. Deputies say a southbound vehicle collided with a semi tractor-trailer that had pulled out onto the highway. The driver of the southbound vehicle was taken to OSF St. Francis Hospital, then transferred by Valley Med Flight to UPHS-Marquette for treatment.

The accident remains under investigation.

Deputies were assisted by Michigan State Police and Escanaba Public Safety.