Marquette Police Department

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette Police Department is reminding residents about the approaching winter parking ban.

Beginning November 1 all motorists must find off-street parking between 1 and 6 a.m. Those who don’t could be fined $75.

Front yard parking is also prohibited unless authorization is given by the Community Development Office. Parking in the right-of-way is also prohibited unless no other viable option is available. Violations of front yard and right-of-way parking could result in $50 fines.

MARQUETTE, MI--   One person was taken to the hospital, following a two-vehicle crash in Marquette Wednesday morning. 

Around 7:49 City Police responded to the intersection of West Washington Street and McClellan Avenue. They say a westbound vehicle driven by Paul Noreika, 32, of Marquette failed to stop at the red light and struck a northbound vehicle driven by Brianna Cadigan, 26, of Lincoln Park.

Cadigan was taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Noreika was cited for a red light violation.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Phil Niemisto’s hat just can’t catch a break.

Marquette City Police say on September 15 they received a report that someone had removed the hat from the statue in the Pocket Park and left it at the scene. Police turned the hat over to the Marquette Downtown Development Authority.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Negaunee woman has been arrested for embezzlement from a Marquette business.

Marquette Police say they received a complaint August 13 from the Facial Surgery Institute. More than 

$40,000 had been stolen from the company by various means.

On Thursday officers arrested Nicole King of Negaunee for one count of embezzlement, more than $20,000 but less than $50,000, six counts of forgery, and six counts of uttering and publishing. She had been working at the Institute in a clerical capacity during the time the money was discovered to be missing.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Several people were injured when a bus hit a car in Marquette Monday.

City Police were called just before 4 p.m. to Wright Street near Industrial Drive. An eastbound passenger car was stopped at a pedestrian crosswalk when it was rear-ended by a Checker bus containing 37 Northstar Academy students. Two of the students reported injuries, but neither sought treatment.

The car contained three Ishpeming teens, who were taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Three Marquette residents have been arrested for breaking into the Ramada Inn.

On September 7 City Police were notified someone had gotten into the hotel through a first-floor exterior window. Two iPads, a hand gun, and other items were taken from the room.

MARQUETTE, MI--Three Rapid River men have been arrested in Marquette for prescription fraud.

The Marquette Police Department says Jordan Whale, 19, Jackson Trombley, 36, and Joshua Moyle-Deneau, 21, were each arrested on one count of conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by fraud. The charges stem from an investigation by Marquette Police, who allege the suspects conspired to call in and pick up another party’s prescription medication at a city pharmacy without authorization.

The charge is punishable by up to four years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette woman was injured in a car-semi accident in the city Thursday.

Marquette Police say Carol Marceau, 81, was southbound on South Front Street when a semi pulled out in front of her from West Hampton Street. The semi was driven by 28-year-old Warren Phillips of Kentucky.

Marceau was unable to stop and hit the truck. She was taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Phillips was cited for failure to yield.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A former Marquette resident has been arrested in Washington State on numerous charges related to child pornography.  

After a lengthy investigation by the Marquette Police Department, 26-year-old Dylan Reaksecker was charged by the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office with child sexually abusive activity, distributing or promoting child sexually abusive activity, possession of child sexually abusive material, and using a computer to commit a crime.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Crooked callers continue to ply their trade in the Marquette area.

The City Police Department says it’s received numerous complaints about residents receiving phone scams. Some of the calls are automated and request the victim call a phone number. The scammer says the resident needs to respond to charges or allegations, or they’ll be arrested.

Marquette Police remind citizens never to respond to that type of call or text. Also, never give out personal information over the phone or send money to anyone unless you’re certain who you’re speaking to.