Michigan State Police Gladstone post

ROCK, MI--   Michigan State Police from the Gladstone Post are investigating a rash of damaged mailboxes in the Rock area. 

Troopers say someone damaged several mailboxes sometime between 8 p.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday.

Anyone with information regarding the incidents is asked to call the Gladstone Post at 428-4412.

GLADSTONE, MI--   Michigan State Police from the Gladstone Post are urging the public to be aware of horse-drawn carriages and buggies in Delta County. 

Troopers say several Amish families have moved to the Cornell area and are traveling to Escanaba and Gladstone on a frequent basis.

Ridden, herded or driven animals are considered traffic under Michigan law and are treated like vehicles under the vehicle code. Riders or those who drive an animal are required to indicate turns, obey speed limits and stop at stop signs.

UPDATE: The driver of the dump truck, Adam LaFave, 41, of Escanaba, was treated and released from UPHS-Marquette. 

Danforth Road is reopen for normal traffic.


WELLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   A train was derailed when a dump truck hit it in Wells Township Thursday.

GLADSTONE, MI--   Michigan State Police from the Gladstone Post say some residents are reporting getting fraudulent phone calls.

The phone number on the caller ID appears to be local and has “Michigan State Police” listed as the name. The caller asks the resident to update their credit card information.

Officials say the call is a scam. Using technology to make a number appear local and legitimate is called “spoofing.”

Troopers say neither the Michigan State Police nor any other police agency will ever ask for financial information from you over the telephone.    

MASONVILLE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Police have released the names of the drivers involved in a fatal crash in Delta County on Saturday. 

Around 4:10 a.m. State Police from the Gladstone Post were dispatched to US-41 near S.15 Road in Masonville Township. A southbound car driven by Sean Lake, 21, of L’Anse crossed the centerline and hit a semi head-on. The truck was driven by Brandon Belanger, 27, of Escanaba. Both vehicles burst into flames.

Lake was pronounced dead at the scene. Belanger was taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A motorcyclist from Charlevoix has died from injuries sustained in a crash with a vehicle in Garden Township earlier this month. 

Troopers from the Gladstone Post say on June 17 Robert Sjoholm, 68, was driving his bike eastbound on US-2 near Garden Corners. He hit a car driven by a 20-year-old Baraga woman who was trying to turn westbound onto the highway from 0.25 Road.

DELTA COUNTY, MI--   One person was killed in a car-semi crash in Delta County Monday.

Troopers from the Gladstone Post say it happened around 4:50 p.m. at the intersection of US-2 and Garden Corners. Investigation reveals Donald Kuhr, 61, of Rapid River failed to stop his car when he left the parking lot of Foxy’s Den. As Kuhr tried to turn westbound he was struck by an eastbound semi.

Kuhr was extricated from his vehicle by the “jaws of life” and taken to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, where he later died. The driver of the semi was treated and released.

STEPHENSON, MI--   A suspect in a Stephenson bank robbery is in custody in Marinette, Wisconsin.

Saturday around 11 a.m. troopers from the Gladstone Post were dispatched to mBank on a report of an armed robbery.

A joint investigation with the FBI Marquette office resulted in the identification of a suspect. He was located and arrested shortly before midnight in the city of Marinette, then lodged in the county jail pending extradition.

MENOMINEE, MI--   Two people were injured when an armored truck carrying money overturned in Menominee County Thursday night. 

State Police from the Gladstone Post say a Loomis truck was southbound on

M-35 about a mile north of Menominee around 6:30 when it started hydroplaning. The vehicle slid off the road, went into the ditch, and overturned.

The driver and a guard in the back of the truck were injured. They were taken to Bay Area Medical Center, treated, and released.

Troopers say some coins spilled, but a second Loomis truck arrived and recovered it.

BARK RIVER TOWNSHIP, MI--   A semi driver is hospitalized, following a rollover crash in Delta County. 

State Police from the Gladstone Post say it happened around 8:15 Thursday night on M-69 between 14th Road and US-2 & 41 in Bark River Township. The semi was eastbound on M-69 when it failed to negotiate a turn. The truck left the roadway, struck several trees and a house, rolled over one-and-a-half times, and came to rest on its roof.

The driver was trapped inside and had to be extricated. The Ontario man was airlifted to UPHS Marquette for treatment.