Marquette Police Department

MARQUETTE, MI--  From the Marquette City Police Department:

On 7/30/19 at approximately 12:50 PM, the Marquette Police Department are requesting that citizens avoid the area of the Pine Ridge Apartments due to an ongoing structure fire in apartment complex.  

The request being made is to assist police, fire and EMS with evacuation and fire fighting efforts. 

Additional information will be released as more is known.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Two men have been arrested for allegedly participating in a larceny scheme at a Marquette business.

City Police say the thefts took place at Pomp’s Tire Shop. Investigation revealed a Pomp’s employee, Steven Briggs, 40, of Ishpeming, was stealing tires and rims from the business. He then sold them to Joseph Ellis, 41, of Negaunee. Officers say Ellis was storing the items and selling them to a third party.

Landmark Inn robbed

Jun 27, 2019

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.