Marquette County Sheriff's Office

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   A downstate boy was injured while hiking Sugarloaf Mountain Thursday.

Around 12:40 p.m. the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the top of the mountain. They say a family was hiking when a 14-year-old boy suffered a knee injury. His family tried to help him down the mountain but the boy was in too much pain to continue.

Marquette Township Fire/Rescue and Chocolay Township Fire/Rescue used a stokes basket with a large, soft tire to get the youth down to the parking lot. He was taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment.

SANDS TOWNSHIP, MI--   A snowmobiler was hurt after his machine crashed in Sands Township Thursday.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Department says the accident happened around 2:30 p.m. west of Trail #8 about a half-mile north of Station Road.

Deputies say Lucas Arledge, 24, of Gahanna, Ohio was riding westbound when he came to some railroad tracks. The tracks lay below grade and he was unable to stop in time. Arledge went airborne then crashed into the tracks. He was ejected from the snowmobile.

Arledge was taken to UPHS-Marquette with a fractured leg.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   A hydraulic spill restricted travel on US-41 in Marquette Township Monday morning.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched around 9 a.m. to the intersection of County Road 492 for a large hydraulic fluid leak. Deputies say an Oberstar employee was the driver responsible for the spill.

Travel on US-41 was restricted for several hours while crews cleaned and contained the spill.

The Marquette Township Fire Department and Michigan State Police assisted at the scene.

ELY TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Ely Township. 

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Thursday around 11:55 p.m. on County Road 581 at County Road CD. Deputies say a motorcycle driven by a 56-year-old Tilden Township man was northbound on 581 when the bike left the roadway. It hit a utility pole and ejected the driver.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

County Road 581 was partially blocked for about four hours while the scene was investigated.

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI--   No serious injuries were reported in a Chocolay Township traffic accident Monday morning.

Marquette County Sheriff’s deputies say it happened just before 8 a.m. on M-28 near Wintergreen Trail. A Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Faye Williams of Marquette exited a private drive to head westbound on the highway when he pulled into the path of an eastbound Subaru Baja Sport driven by Helen Nelson of Baraga.

Both drivers were transported to UPHS-Marquette for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

ISHPEMING TOWNSHIP, MI--   A UTV accident in Ishpeming Township has seriously injured a 15-year-old girl.

Marquette County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to North Lake Road near Prospect Street Tuesday at about 5:30 p.m. A UTV 4-wheeler designed for one rider was carrying two additional passengers when it hit a dirt mound on the side of the road and the driver lost control.

One of the passengers, a 15-year-old girl from Ishpeming, was thrown from the vehicle and struck by the UTV, which flipped onto its side.

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Two people suffered minor injuries when a snowmobile crashed in Negaunee Township Friday.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched around 12:55 p.m. to Trail #14 about 5.2 miles east of County Road 510. Deputies say Debra Baker, 53, of Linden, Wisconsin was driving the machine with Joleen Meckley, 40, of Dodgeville Wisconsin as a passenger. The snowmobile went off the trail and hit several small trees. Baker and Meckley were both ejected.

The women were taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment.

MARQUETTE, MI--   After a heated battle to raise money for charity, it was the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office that came out on top last week.

Friday deputies and troopers from the Michigan State Police Post in Negaunee collected money at the entrances to the Marquette Wal-Mart for the Salvation Army. When the donations were tallied, troopers found they’d lost the friendly match, but the two agencies collectively raised $1,831.12.

The money will stay local and fund the Salvation Army’s food pantries, as well as other assistance programs throughout the year.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Marquette man is jailed, after he crashed his vehicle in Marquette Township and left the scene. 

Sheriff’s deputies were called Friday around 10:35 p.m. to South Vandenboom Road near Grover Street. They found an unattended vehicle rolled over.

While deputies investigated, the driver—identified as James Ward—returned to the scene. He wasn’t injured and denied medical treatment.  

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.