Marinette County

WAGNER, WI--   A Wisconsin man was killed in a snowmobile accident in Marinette County over the weekend.

Saturday just before midnight a snowmobiler called 911 to say they had come across another snowmobile that had left the trail and struck a tree in the town of Wagner. The body of Tony Camps, 46, of Porterfield was found nearby.

Sheriff’s deputies, DNR officers, Wausakee Rescue and the Wagner Fire Department responded to the scene. Officials pronounced Camps dead of head and internal injuries.

MARINETTE, WI (AP)--   A 60-year-old Wisconsin woman has been charged with hiding her mother's corpse after authorities say she didn't report the death for up to four months while living off her mom's income. 

Paula Bergold allegedly put the body of her 89-year-old mother, Ruby, in a container covered in plastic, and moved it to the basement of her Peshtigo home in eastern Wisconsin, about 50 miles north of Green Bay.

WLUK-TV reports a neighbor called police because Ruby Bergold hadn't been seen since May and Paula was being evasive.

MARINETTE, WI (AP)--   An 82-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a couple at a Wisconsin park 43 years ago. 

Raymand Vannieuwenhoven entered the pleas Monday in Marinette County Circuit Court. He's accused of killing 25-year-old David Schuldes and 24-year-old Ellen Matheys in 1976 at McClintock Park in Silver Cliff, about 200 miles north of Milwaukee.

For decades, the widower and father of five grown children lived quietly among the 800 residents of Lakewood, a northern Wisconsin town surrounded by forests and small lakes.

MARINETTE, WI--   A preliminary hearing is set for a Pembine, Wisconsin man accused of killing his wife. 

WLUC-TV reports Gary Rogge, 55, claims he accidentally shot Shelley Rogge, 63, while they were drinking and playing shooting games. Her brother is disputing that claim, saying Shelley didn’t like guns.

A bar apparently recorded Rogge and his wife drinking and arguing the night of the incident.

Shelley died of a single gunshot wound to the chest. Officials say the gun was against her chest when it discharged.

UPDATE - MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — Officials in northeastern Wisconsin have identified the man fatally shot by officers as a convicted felon from Virginia.

MARINETTE, WI--   A Crystal Falls man charged in a December 2015 police chase from Wisconsin into Dickinson County is headed to circuit court in Marinette County. 

Michael Santi, 52, is accused of running from Marinette County Sheriff’s deputies on

US-141 and driving into Iron Mountain. His truck hit stop sticks, several cars, and some trees. 

Santi was found not guilty by reason of insanity in Dickinson County this past April, but still faces two counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety and fleeing/eluding an officer in Marinette County. 

PEMBINE, WI (AP)--   Marinette County sheriff's officials say an armed man was killed by deputies after he advanced on the officers and ignored repeated commands to drop his gun. 

Madison police issued a statewide bulletin about Michael D. Rasmussen, of Fitchburg. He had made threats of harm to himself and law enforcement. He was believed headed to Marinette County, where he was believed to have family.

BEECHER, WI (AP)--   Authorities in northeastern Wisconsin say an elderly woman is dead after a house fire.

A passer-by reported the fire in the Town of Beecher around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The Marinette County Sheriff's Office says the body of the woman was found after firefighters put out the blaze.

The name of the victim was not immediately released.

Two dogs also died in the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   A pretrial hearing is set for a Crystal Falls man who led police on a chase from Wisconsin into Michigan in December.  

Michael Santi, 51, is accused of running from Marinette County Sheriff’s deputies on US-141 and driving into Iron Mountain, where his truck ran over stop sticks and hit a tree. 

He’s charged with ten felonies, including malicious destruction of property, resisting and obstructing an officer, and fleeing and eluding. 

A pretrial hearing is set for February 1. 

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   A Crystal Falls man has been arraigned for leading Michigan and Wisconsin police on a high-speed chase.  

Friday afternoon the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Marinette County officials that deputies were pursuing a red pickup truck on US-141.  They indicated the driver, Michael Santi, 51, was headed into Michigan.

Dickinson County deputies deployed stop sticks.  Santi’s truck hit the sticks, lost control, struck some vehicles, and hit a tree. 

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