This dog was found on County 426 near the paper mill at about 5:30pm. The owner can contact the Delta Animal Shelter.
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This dog was found on County 426 near the paper mill at about 5:30pm. The owner can contact the Delta Animal Shelter.
*Escanaba River Bridge Closure* November 5, 2018 -- Drivers traveling between Escanaba and Gladstone can expect delays tonight and again Nov. 7 while work occurs on the US-2 Escanaba River Bridge. Due to anticipated poor weather, the schedule has changed from the previously announced plan. Tonight’s scheduled closure of the eastbound lane of US-2 will proceed as planned. One lane will be open between Delta County Road 426 and Mead Road in alternating directions under flag control beginning at 7 p.m. Work is expected to last for six hours. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, both lanes of US-2 will be closed between Delta County Road 426 and Mead Road while the remainder of the new bridge deck is poured. This work is weather dependent. During the Nov. 7 closure, eastbound traffic will be detoured via Delta County roads 426, 420, and 531, and M-35. The detour will be reversed for westbound traffic. Motorists should be patient and expect delays. Below is the detour route. To accommodate traffic and reduce conflicts along the detour route, Delta County Road 420 will be closed to through-traffic at the east leg of the intersection with Delta County Road 531. Also, Rivers 22nd Road will be open to eastbound traffic only between Delta County Road 531 and M-35. Law enforcement will be present at intersections along the detour route to improve traffic flow and reduce backups. Parts of Delta County Road 426 are closed to oversized loads. Drivers with oversized loads should contact the Delta County Road Commission at 906-786-3200 to determine the most appropriate route. Full press release can be found at https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDOT/bulletins/2196b8a
Rapid River School Hero Lunch - 10/30/18 Aidan and Lt. Tardiff. Thank you Jack’s for the Lunch and Sayklly’s Factory for the chocolate badge.
Delta County Sheriff’s Office K9 Jet has received donation of body armor Delta County Sheriff’s Office K9 Jet has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by Sharon Peter of Grosse Point Shores, MI and embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Det. Lt. Richard J. Scott”. Thank you Sharon Peter and Vested Interest for your generous donation. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,100 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.
The Delta County Sheriff's Office is releasing dash cam video of a pursuit involving a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was driven by Jack Lopresto of Florida. Lopresto recently plead guilty to Unlawful Driving Away of an Automobile (UDAA), Fleeing and Eluding 4th degree and Reckless Driving. He will be sentenced on October 22nd.
These two dogs were found near 11th Rd and K Rd in Ford River Twp. They were brought to the shelter at about 1:15pm on 9-23-18. If these are your dogs or you know the owner, please contact the Delta Animal Shelter.
*Traffic Crash* On 9-21-18, at about 12:30am, Deputies with the Delta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to M-35 near the county line in Ford River Twp for a semi vs car crash. The car, driven by 27 year old Brooke Bowden of Escanaba, was turning into a driveway off M-35 when it was struck in the driver’s side by the semi traveling same direction, driven by 64 year old William Debroux of Green Bay. Bowden had to be removed with the Jaws of Life. She was transported to OSF by Rampart and then to UP Health Systems Marquette. The passengers in the car, 29 year old Chelse Pepin of Bark River and 25 year old Alyssa Guindon of Escanaba were also transported to OSF. Guindon was then transferred to UP Health Systems Marquette. Both Guindon and Bowden were in critical condition. Debroux was uninjured. Crash re-constructionists with the Michigan State Police were called to process the scene. The crash remains under investigation. Deputies were assisted by the Michigan State Police, Escanaba Public Safety, Menominee County Sheriff’s Office, Ford River Fire and EMS, Rampart, and Gene’s Towing.
As of 12:45pm on 9-1-18, US-41 is now open.
*Update* As of 12:45pm on 9-1-18, US-41 is now open. The Michigan State Police are currently investigating a traffic crash on US-41, north of Rapid River. Because of this, US-41 is closed just north of S.15 Rd. Traffic is being detoured around the crash on S.15 Rd. Please use an alternate route if you are able to.
Inmate Inquires The Delta County Sheriff’s Office has been contacted many times about Mobile Patrol being down for Delta County and/or if a certain person is lodged at the Delta County Correctional Facility. Mobile Patrol is a third party company that is not maintained or operated by the Sheriff’s Office. The Correctional Facility recently switched jail software vendors and a search for inmates is now available through the Delta County’s website www.deltacountymi.org. The search can be found under the records search dropdown. The direct link is https://jail.deltacountymi.org/Public/. Please use this page when inquiring if someone is lodged.
Please help us identify the subject in the attached video. He is wanted for questioning in regards to several larcenies in the Oak Bluff area of Gladstone. If you have any information please send a private message or call the Delta County Sheriffs Office.
Deputy Chmurynski is currently at The Daily Press, Escanaba, MI Back to School Health Fair at the Ruth Butler Building inside the fairgrounds. Stop by and say hello. It’s a great event, free for children of all ages. There are educational, health, and safety tips. There are also booths, activities and prizes. It is scheduled to last until 3:00pm.
*SPEED LIMIT CHANGE* The Delta County Road Commission will be reducing the speed limit to 45 mph on a stretch of Bay Shore Dr between Gladstone and Rapid River. Speed limit signs will go up on Monday, August 6th. Law enforcement will be patroling this area. Please adhere to the speed limit signs.
Delta County Sheriff’s Office K9 Jet to get donation of body armor Delta County Sheriff’s Office K9 Jet will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Jet’s vest is sponsored by Sharon Peter of Grosse Point Shores, MI and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Det. Lt. Richard J. Scott”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,000 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.
On 7/19/18 at approximately 9:06pm, a Deputy with the Delta County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle on South Lincoln Road near the airport for a traffic violation. Escanaba Public Safety’s K9 responded to the scene to conduct an exterior vehicle sniff. As a result of the K9 sniff, Deputies located methamphetamine and items used in the sales of narcotics. The 34 year old male passenger from Green Bay, Wisconsin was arrested and lodged at the Delta County Correctional Facility on charges of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. The Delta County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Escanaba Public Safety and Troopers from the Michigan State Police Gladstone Post.
On 7/16/18 at 3:35am, A Deputy with the Delta County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction in the Bayview area. K-9 Jet was requested at the scene to conduct an exterior sniff of the vehicle. Deputies located methamphetamine and a loaded handgun next to the driver. The male driver who is a resident of Green Bay was arrested for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and carrying a concealed weapon. Following the traffic stop, Deputies along with Troopers from the Michigan State Police from the Gladstone Post went to a campground in Ford River Township and arrested another male subject from Wisconsin for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and a female from Wisconsin for possession of methamphetamine and possession of heroin. Additional charges are pending. The Delta County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team.
On 7-9-18, at about 12:50am EDT, Delta County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to assist Menominee County Sheriff’s Deputies who were currently involved in a high speed pursuit. The pursuit started in Mellen Twp, south of Stephenson, and continued on US-2, towards Delta County. Delta County Deputies deployed Stop Sticks in the area of US-2 and Co 557. After a tire on the suspect vehicle was deflated, the vehicle pulled over and the occupants were taken into custody. It was found the driver had a revoked license out of WI and was in possession of marijuana. The driver was lodged at the Menominee County Jail. Menominee County Deputies were also assisted during the pursuit by the Hannahville Tribal Police Department and were assisted on scene afterwards by the Michigan State Police.
*Bridge Detour Postponed* The bridge detour that was schedules for Thursday, July 5th, has been postponed. A new schedule will be released at a later date. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDOT/bulletins/1fb812a
Sheriff Deputies responded to a single vehicle accident near the intersection of US 2&41 and County road 426 just after 3AM on July 2nd. Deputies found an unresponsive male in the driver seat and began life saving efforts. The victim was transported to St Francis hospital by Rampart where he was pronounced dead. It is believed that the driver suffered from a medical condition which in turn caused the accident. The name of the driver is being withheld pending notification of family.
*Road Closure* The Escanaba River bridge on US-2 will be closed on July 5, starting at 10am and ending on July 6th at about 6am. The detour route will be the same as prior closures. Please follow the signed detour route so traffic can flow smoothly and do not go around signs. Law enforcement will be in the area to direct traffic and turn around those who are not following the route. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these closures. For more information, go to the following page. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDOT/bulletins/1f9e4c0
On 6/25/18, at approximately 6:10pm, a Delta County Sheriff Deputy was dispatched to Escanaba Township for a stolen vehicle complaint. The owner of the vehicle advised that her vehicle had just been stolen and was last seen heading N/B on M-35. At 7:29pm, a Deputy located the stolen vehicle traveling in the Boney Falls area. A pursuit ensued S/B on County Road 426 towards the Carols Corner area. A Deputy was stationed at Carols Corner where he successfully deployed “stop sticks”. The “stop sticks” caused both driver’s side tires to gradually deflate. The driver continued traveling E/B on County Road 420 where both drivers side tires came off of the rim. The driver then failed to negotiate the curve at the top of South Hill Road and drove off the roadway into the “ bowl area”. The driver then crossed over South Hill Road entering the ditch before being able to enter back onto South Hill Road. The driver then lost control and went into the ditch at South Hill Road and US2-41, ending the pursuit. The 37 year old male subject was lodged at the Delta County Correctional Facility for unlawfully driving away and automobile and Flee and Elude. Delta County Sheriff’s Deputies we’re assisted in the pursuit by Gladstone Public Safety and Delta County Central Dispatch. Following the pursuit, Deputies were assisted at the scene by Escanaba Public Safety, Michigan State Police and Gene’s Towing.
On 6/8/18 at approximately 9:30pm, Delta County Sheriff Deputies conducted a traffic stop on US2-41 in Bark River Township. During the stop, Deputies along with K9 Jet located a large amount of Methamphetamine. Deputies also seized cash, marijuana and prescription pills. A 27 year old male subject was arrested and lodged at the Delta County Correctional Facility. The name of the male subject is being withheld pending arraignment. Deputies were assisted by the Hannahville Tribal Police.
In regards to the nacotics search warrant executed on 06/02/2018 the seven subjects have now been arraigned and are currently lodged in the Delta county jail. Five of the subjects are from Escanaba and are as follows, Jeffery Childers, Jamie Rose, Marcus McCoy, Bon Lemerond and Steve Nadjkovic. The remaining two subjects, David Peterson and Alan Merrills are from the Ishpeming area.
On 6/2/18 at approximately 1am, Delta County Sheriff's Deputies along with Officers from Escanaba Public Safety excuted a narcotics search warrant in the City of Escanaba. Seven subjects were arrested on various charges including Maintaining a drug house, possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of analogues and possession of a concealed weapon. Two of the subjects had several outstanding warrants out of Marquette County. Additional charges will be forthcoming. Names are being withheld pending arraignment in the 94th District Court.