Marquette Police Department

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette man has been arrested for trying to rob a city business.

Around 6:25 a.m. Thursday the Marquette Police Department responded to a complaint at the Freedom gas station. The suspect reportedly handed an employee a note that said he was armed and to give him money. The attendant refused to comply and the suspect left the store.

Moments later the suspect was arrested on the 400 block of Washington Street without incident.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Gwinn man has been arrested by Marquette City Police for using a stolen credit card.

Officers were investigating the use of the credit/debit card at a local business when they identified Cody Renfroe, 22, through video surveillance.

Renfroe is charged with five felony counts of stealing/retaining a financial transaction device without consent and one misdemeanor count of receiving/concealing stolen property less than $200.

Renfroe remains lodged in the Marquette County Jail on a $1,500 bond.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Officials have identified the victims of a house fire on Baraga Avenue in Marquette Saturday morning. 

City Police say the residence at 528 West Baraga was engulfed when firefighters arrived.  All occupants were out of the home and the fire was extinguished.

Officers say John Rachel, 35 and Darrien Jukkuri, 24, were taken to UPHS-Marquette. Rachel was treated and discharged. Jukkuri was airlifted to a medical facility to treat the severe burns she sustained in the fire.

Jukkuri is listed in stable condition.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Hancock man is jailed following a chase by Marquette City Police.

Early Sunday morning officers were notified of a possible suspended driver operating a Chevy pickup. They saw the truck at South Front Street and South Lakeshore Boulevard and tried to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver sped away. Officers pursued the truck south on US-41 until the Alger County line, when they terminated the chase.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette Police Department is reminding people to take a look at their paper currency.

Officers say they’ve received multiple complaints of fraudulent bills being passed in the City of Marquette. Most of the reported bills are marked with Chinese printing. The money also lacks the proper dimensions and security features found on legitimate paper currency. 

Anyone who receives counterfeit bills should contact local law enforcement.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Two former Marquette Police officers have been arrested on drug charges.

Detectives from the Michigan State Police, Eighth District, Special Investigation Section say warrants were approved for Richard Neaves, 31, of Marquette and Todd Collins, 36, of Negaunee following a three-month investigation. Both were arrested November 21 for conspiracy to deliver/manufacture a controlled substance and using a computer to commit a crime.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A former Marquette resident has been arrested on several child pornography charges.

The Marquette Police Department says Thursday around 4:30 p.m. Edward James Charboneau, 49, was arrested at a house on Eagle Street in Forsyth Township. The Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office authorized a 74-count felony warrant against him. It includes 35 counts of child sexually abusive activity, 2 counts of child sexually abusive material – aggravated possession, and 37 counts of using a computer to commit a crime.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette Police have identified the two people found dead in a Sherman Street residence. 

Officers say the man and woman were discovered Monday around 8:10 a.m. in a house on the 900 block.

They are identified as Adel Renee Winter, 31 and Mark Alan Bibler II, 29. Officers say they lived together in the home.

Police continue to investigate the incident. A cause of death is yet to be determined.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette Police are investigating the deaths of two people in the city.

Monday around 8:10 a.m. officers were dispatched to a residence on the 900 block of Sherman Street. They found a 31-year-old woman and 29-year-old man, both Marquette residents, deceased within the home.

No other details are available. The cause of the deaths is under investigation at this time.

The Marquette Fire Department, NMU Police, and Michigan State Police Crime Lab assisted at the scene.  

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.