Marquette Police Department

Landmark Inn robbed

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MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette City Police are investigating a robbery at the Landmark Inn Thursday morning.

Officers were dispatched to the hotel around 4:30 a.m. They say a suspect wearing a partial black mask and sunglasses left the Landmark with an undisclosed amount of cash. He reportedly had a firearm in his waistband.

The suspect is described as a thin man, approximately 5'6" to 5'8" tall. He was wearing a gray Hilfiger hoodie and tan and gray flannel pajama-type pants. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   An Ishpeming man has been arrested for assaulting another man with a knife in Marquette.

The Marquette Police Department says the incident happened Wednesday just before 10 p.m. on the 400 block of West Hampton Street. Upon arrival officers encountered the victim, who had a laceration on his arm.

A search warrant was executed at the residence. Police say they found the suspected weapon and suspected drugs.

The victim was taken to UPHS-Marquette, treated and released.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette woman has been arrested for stealing drugs from UPHS-Marquette. 

The Marquette Police Department says two felony warrants were authorized for Heather Peterson, 30. The charges stem from an April, 2018 investigation into 75 vials of fentanyl and 75 oxycodone tablets that were missing from the hospital. Peterson was employed by UPHS-Marquette at the time.

Police were able to recover 72 vials of the fentanyl.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette woman was jailed after she tried to rob a local credit union over the weekend. 

City Police were dispatched Saturday just before 10 a.m. to a robbery in progress at the Marquette Community Federal Credit Union. An unarmed woman had entered the credit union and demanded money. She tried to take a check and computer monitor.

The suspect was subdued by a male customer until police arrived.

Sharon McNeil, 66, of Marquette was arrested and charged with bank robbery and larceny in a building.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Two Marquette residents have been arrested in connection with graffiti found in the city. 

On Thursday Marquette Police arrested Tekhla Edwards, 21, and Josue Paredes, 25, on numerous warrants.

Edwards is charged with two misdemeanor counts of malicious destruction of a building, six misdemeanor counts of malicious destruction of personal property and four felony counts of malicious destruction of personal property.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The City of Marquette has been experiencing a plethora of internet and phone scams using spoofed phone numbers over the last several months. Officers are trying to alert the public in effort to avoid any additional person/s falling victim. Most victims who become the targets of fraud scams are considered to be in the naïve segments of the population. Unfortunately, elderly individuals are the most frequent targets of fraud scams. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Negaunee woman was arrested for stealing a car and leading Marquette Police on a chase through the area. 

Sunday around 10:20 a.m. officers tried to stop a tan Ford Taurus after it ran a stop sign at the corner of West Bluff Street and Rublein Street. The driver took off north on McClellan Avenue and made a left on West Ridge Street, then began to pick up speed. It was then officers learned the vehicle was reported stolen.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Police and the Marquette County Cares coalition want to teach parents how to spot substance use in their children. 

They’re sponsoring a “Hidden in Plain Sight” room in Marquette Wednesday.

Nate Dawson is the Youth Service Officer for the Marquette Police Department. He says the scene will resemble a bedroom where parents can learn ways in which kids hide their using.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette Police are encouraging women who may have been victimized by a local man to step forward. 

City Police and the Northern Michigan University Police Department say Caleb Anderson was arrested last week and charged with multiple counts of 4th degree criminal sexual conduct. It’s alleged Anderson would run up to unsuspecting women, grab their buttocks and run away.

Officials say the incidents happened in the City of Marquette and on NMU’s campus.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette police department is trying to get a handle on graffiti popping up around town.

Det./Sgt. Mike Archocosky says the vandalism has become a public spectacle over the past two months, showing up on stoplight poles and control boxes, power boxes, street signs, and sometimes on buildings.

Archocosky says graffiti affects the quality of life in Marquette.

“Once you have it in one spot that kind of leads into broken windows theory, where other people feel that they can come out and do it and get away with it, and then it spreads,” he says.