Marlette Police Department

  • Agency: Marlette Police Department
  • Address: 6436 Morris Street, Marlette, 48453 MI
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: 989-635-2008
Fax: 989-635-3806
Email:

Marlette Police Department is located at 6436 Morris Street, Marlette, 48453 MI. The Marlette Police Department phone number is 989-635-2008.

Marlette Police Department News

This is House, he went missing last week from the Marlette and Decker road area after being struck by a car. If you have any information on House please contact The Marlette Police Department at 989-635-2008.

Election Day!

The Marlette Police Department and NSSF Urge You to Hunt S.A.F.E. Help prevent firearms accidents Responsible hunting is a time-honored tradition that plays an important part in managing our state’s wild game populations. Responsible hunting means respecting game animals, hunting ethically and, perhaps most importantly, hunting safely. Because this is a time of year when a lot of firearms are in use and in transport,” The Marlette Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) are urging hunters to remember what they can do to prevent firearms accidents in the field, at the range, at home and everywhere in between. That means remembering most of all that “The Hunt Isn’t Over Until you Are S.A.F.E.” S.A.F.E. stands for Store your firearms responsibly when not in use; Always practice firearms safety; Focus on your responsibilities as a firearms owner; and Education is key to preventing accidents. Safe and secure storage of firearms when they are not in use is the #1 way to prevent firearms accidents. To complement Michigan’s hunter safety programs and provide you with additional resources on proper firearms storage and safety, NSSF has made several resources available, which can be found on THE PROJECT CHILDSAFE WEBSITE. Together we want to help everyone hunt responsibly, return home safe, and securely store their unloaded firearms. NSSF’s Hunt S.A.F.E. campaign is part of the Project ChildSafe program, which NSSF launched in 1998. For more information on safe firearms storage and to find out how to get a free firearm safety kit, including a gun lock, visit www.projectchildsafe.org.

Just another reminder that citations will be issued for violation of the No Parking 2a-6a on any street.

Halloween Trick or Treat hours for Marlette are 5:30-7:00. Please have fun and be safe.

Ladies Self Defense Class (FREE) Tuesday November 20th, 6-9 pm Marlette Regional Hospital/East Campus 2861 Main St (Door 1) Marlette, MI Learn the top 10 things every woman should know about personal safety. Increase awareness, learn to avoid dangerous situations, be empowered with simple escape techniques. This program is great for ladies ages 8 years and up! Class size is limited to 30, Pre-registration is required Email slanctot@sanilaccounty.net or call 810-648-5463 must provide name,email and phone number The class is sponsored by the Sanilac Area Violence Elimination Council, a proud partner of the SAVE Partnership.

Marlette begins its journey with Project Rising Tide State, local leaders join Gov. Snyder to kick off community development efforts to strengthen local economy Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 MARLETTE, Mich. – For Michigan to continue to grow and thrive, we need to ensure our state’s smaller communities have the tools and resources needed to prosper, Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday, joining state and local leaders for a roundtable discussion about the city of Marlette’s challenges and opportunities as it embarks on its journey with Project Rising Tide. “Project Rising Tide is about helping Michigan’s smaller communities and providing them an opportunity to play a key role in the state’s economic comeback,” Snyder said. “But more than that, it’s about helping community leaders come together to grow their communities. Marlette is headed in the right direction with many great assets already in place – we’re here to see how we can connect the dots and help the community continue helping themselves.” Marlette takes the place of Sandusky in the second round of the Rising Tide program. It joins Adrian, Albion, Beaverton and Gladwin, Eaton Rapids, Hamtramck, Ontonagon and West Branch and will soon gain expertise and guidance from its neighboring community Sandusky. “The key to success in Project Rising Tide is communities banding together to move the region forward,” Talent and Economic Development Department of Michigan (Ted) Interim Director Jeremy Hendges said. “It’s clear from our discussions today the leaders in Marlette have a willingness to get things done. Where Project Rising Tide can help is by assisting the community in capitalizing on its existing assets and creating new opportunities to diversify its economy to create a place ready for new businesses and residents to call home.” Project Rising Tide kicked off in 2015 and started with one community from each of the state’s prosperity regions. Led by Ted, the program connects communities with technical assistance and expertise from the department’s agencies: Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Talent Investment Agency. “We’re excited to get started with Project Rising Tide,” Marlette Mayor Dennis Cargill said. “There is no doubt our community is starting to move in the right direction and with this program we hope to move the needle further, faster. We know it won’t be easy, but we’re ready to get to work in creating a brighter future for the City of Marlette.”

Just a reminder that No Parking on any street within the city limits between 2 - 6 am begins November 1, 2018

With harvest well underway, farm machinery operators and other drivers should take extra care to prevent potential accidents on rural roadways. It is very important for farmers and motorists alike to be vigilant when traveling on rural roads. As a driver, make sure you are aware of what’s ahead of you and behind you. Crashes between automobiles and farm equipment are nearly always severe. Tractors and combines are large and heavy, making it difficult for operators to accelerate, slow down and stop. Farm vehicles make wide turns and the large-scale equipment often crosses the center line, creating large blind spots and making it hard for operators to see approaching vehicles. To ensure safety, motorists should always slow down and use caution when approaching farm equipment. And, farmers need to move cautiously across roadways, always ensuring to check and double check blind spots. Driving defensively is important for all drivers, but is imperative for farm machinery operators. They should display the slow moving vehicle emblem when driving under 30 mph, use proper vehicle lighting, and mount amber flashing lights in both the front and rear. In addition, take the extra time to check hitches, use safety chains and follow all state laws As we prepare to share the road during harvest time, motorists should wait for a safe place to pass farm vehicles, keep headlights on at all times and avoid tailgating. Being vigilant when driving on rural roads will help protect everyone. So, here’s to a safe and successful harvest.

Police Catch Suspects using Fake Money!

The Marlette Police Department is investigating several $100 counterfeit bills that were passed at numerous businesses in Marlette on October 15, 2018 between 12:30 and 2:00 P.M. The suspects used the fake bills to purchase Visa gift cards and other merchandise. Businesses are reporting that 3 b/f’s come in to the business one at a time and purchase the cards. The Vehicle is described as a Silver Dodge Avenger with MI registration DWG-5922. Any information please contact the Marlette Police Department at 989.635.2008 or Sanilac County Central Dispatch 800.881.5911 (opt #2)

The City of Marlette will be flushing hydrants October 14th thru the 19th.

Michigan’s new three-feet passing law goes into effect today, September 27, 2018! The law requires motorists overtaking bicyclists traveling in the same direction to pass with at least three feet of distance to the left of bicycle. If it is not possible to give three feet of space, passing must be done at a safe distance and speed. Bicycling fatalities in Michigan rose an alarming 133 percent since 2007. In 2016, 1,988 bicyclists were involved in motor vehicle traffic crashes, resulting in 42 fatalities. Bicyclists and pedestrians are involved in less than 1 percent of traffic crashes, yet represent a high number of fatalities compared to other road users. A common type of bicycle/vehicle crashes are collisions where a driver strikes a bicyclist while attempting to pass when traveling in the same direction. The OHSP reports that 55 percent of bicyclists involved in crashes in 2015 were “going straight ahead” before the crash. Prior to this year, Michigan was one of only 11 states without a law that requires motorists to pass bicyclists safely.

The Marlette Police Department is sharing an alert about fake money circulating in the area and is asking businesses to be vigilant. The counterfeit bills, $20’s and 5’s were used in two separate transactions at local businesses over the last several days. Authorities are asking people to remain mindful about the problem and to use counterfeit deception pens to detect fakes before it’s too late. If you have any information about the counterfeit bills or the incidents, please contact the Marlette Police Department @ 989.635.2008

*** UPDATE 10-01-2018 **** A warrant has been authorized for a 21 year old male from Mayville for the Attempted Larceny, $20,000 or more. He is currently lodged at the Tuscola County Jail. On Saturday September 15, 2018 at approximately 11:00 p.m. a male subject wearing a neon yellow or green shirt, Driving a blue or black in color Ford Truck, (possibly mid 2000's F-250 or F-350) attempted to remove a trailer located at Ben's Super Center in Marlette. On the trailer were 2 wood furnaces. The vehicle was observed on the grass backed up to the trailer with its hazard lights on. It was reported that the vehicle came from the south on M-53 and attempted to attach to the goose-neck trailer. The truck then left south on M-53 only after damaging the tailgate to the truck. (without the trailer) If you recognize the truck or have any information you are requested to contact the Marlette Police Department at 989-635-2008 or Sanilac Central Dispatch 800-881-5911.

Just a reminder that tomorrow is Patriot Day! Remembering 9/11/2001

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED On Friday September 7, 2018 at approximately 12:30 P.M. a Port Huron man reported that he was robbed by a subject posing as an off duty DNR Officer on Spencer Road west of M-19 in Austin Township. The victim stated as he drove north through Argyle on M-19 a man sitting in a newer white pickup truck coming from the east on Argyle Road began to follow him. The victim stated he pulled onto Spencer Road and the truck continued to follow him and activated a blue strobe light and the victim pulled over. The subject advised the victim he was an off-duty DNR Officer and the deer decoy the victim had was illegal and he was going to confiscate it. The subject also removed several other hunting related items from the victim's pick up bed. The suspect is being described as a white male in his mid to late 50’s. The suspect has short light brown hair and a thin mustache and was tall and thin. The suspect had a large tattoo of an Eagle on his left forearm. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to please call Deputy James Leen at 810-648-2000 ext. 2 or the Detective Bureau at 810-648-8360.

ICE: Sanilac murder suspects are in U.S. illegally SANDUSKY — A brother and sister, accused of killing a 42-year-old woman in Sanilac County, are illegal immigrants, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed Thursday. Leobardo Torres-Castillo, 20, and Francisca Vargas-Castillo, 33, are each charged with single counts of open murder and concealing the death of an individual. "Both are unlawfully present citizens of Mexico," stated Khaalid H. Walls, an ICE official, in an email to the Tribune. "Both individuals are currently subject to immigration detainers, which means they will be turned over to ICE at the conclusion of the criminal proceedings." "They are here illegally," he added. "Our records indicate that they are here unlawfully." Walls also confirmed the victim in the case, Bricia Flores-Rivera, also was illegally in the country. The siblings are scheduled to appear Tuesday in Sanilac County District Court for a probable cause conference. A preliminary examination is set for Sept. 18. The two were charged after authorities found Flores-Rivera dead Saturday in Buel Township. The victim's boyfriend called police and reported her missing from their home on Aitken Road in Flynn Township, which is where the defendants resided as well. "They lived in the same home," Sanilac County Sheriff Garry Biniecki told the Tribune of the relationship between the siblings and victim. "We're not done investigating. We've been following up on this since Saturday morning and will continue to do so," Biniecki added. "These cases take weeks and months with new information always coming out." If convicted, the immigration process would follow the criminal case. "If they are convicted and sentenced, they would serve the prison term and then be turned over to ICE at the full conclusion of their prison sentences," Walls stated. The Castillos remain lodged in the Sanilac County Jail on $1 million cash bonds. By Bradley Massman Assistant News Editor Published 4:45 pm EDT, Thursday, September 6, 2018

Our kids will be headed back to school in the morning. Leave a little earlier, slow down, watch for walkers, bikers, school buses, put the phone away and pay attention to driving. Have a great first day, students, staff and parents alike.

September 3, 2018 Homicide Suspects Arraigned The suspects involved in the incident being investigated by the Sheriff's Office on Aitken Road have been arraigned on charges related to the homicide of a 42-year-old woman. The investigation led authorities to southeastern Buel Township, where the victim's body was recovered late Saturday. The suspects, a 20-year-old male and a 33-year-old female were arraigned on Felony Homicide-Open Murder and Felony Concealing the Death of an Individual. Both suspects remain in the Sanilac County Jail, each on a $1,000,000 cash bond with a Preliminary Exam scheduled for September 18, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.. The Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office's investigation was assisted by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the Michigan State Police Crime Lab, Sandusky Police, Marlette Police, Croswell Police, F.B.I., Marlette Fire Department, Croswell Fire Department, Sanilac County Drug Task Force, Sanilac County Aerosquad, Sanilac County Search & Rescue, Sanilac County Sheriff’s Posse and Sanilac Central Dispatch. Sheriff Biniecki credits the successful apprehension of the suspects and the locating of the victim through the cooperation and assistance of the above agencies with the Sheriff's Office staff and will be working closely with the Sanilac County Prosecutor's Office moving forward in holding the suspects accountable.