Marquette Police Department

MARQUETTE, MI--   Six people were arrested at the Huron Mountain Bakery in Marquette after they wouldn’t leave the store Friday. 

Around 2:15 p.m. officers from the Marquette Police Department arrived and found approximately 12 people inside chanting loudly. Officers told the subjects to leave or be subject to arrest for trespassing. Six of the subjects refused to leave and were subsequently arrested.

Assisting in the incident were the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, Chocolay Township Police and Michigan State Police.

Marquette Police Department

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette Police Department says it has received multiple reports of counterfeit $50 bills being passed in the city.

Notable on the fraudulent money is an additional print mark not present on a legitimate bill. Also, the bills lack a watermark, color-shifting ink, and an embedded security thread.

Police are reminding residents to inspect their currency for the proper markings.

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.