News Update For Monday, 3/26/12
Authorities in the Western U.P. report the arrest of one person after a weekend stabbing incident. Deputies with the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department were called to a residence in Ironwood Township just after 10:30 am central time Saturday on a report of a stabbing. A 38-year-old Ironwood Township Man was arrested for allegedly stabbing a 52-year-old man. The victim was transported to Aspirus Grand View Hospital in Ironwood and was later transferred to a hospital in Duluth for further treatment. He was last listed in stable condition. The alleged assailant is lodged in the Gogebic County jail on $50,000 bond. No further details have been released as the investigation is continuing.
Four people have been arrested on a variety of drug and weapons charges in Gogebic County after authorities executed a pair of search warrants. The Gogebic-Iron Anti-Narcotics Drug Team, or “GIANT”, executed one search warrant at a residence in Ironwood and another at a residence in Ironwood Township on Friday. Detectives seized undisclosed amounts of marijuana, prescription medications, cash, computers and vehicles. The four suspects are being held on several charges including possession with intent to deliver, delivery of controlled substances, weapons violations and the maintaining of a drug house. All names are being withheld pending formal arraignment.
The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department is reporting an investigation involving a State Police trooper from the Eastern U.P. Few details have been released, but a Deputy arrested a trooper from the Rudyard State Police Post last Thursday afternoon. No formal charges have been filed in the case, but published reports say lab results are pending and could involve traffic and criminal charges against the trooper. No names have been released pending the authorization of formal charges in the case.
The Department of Natural Resources will host an informational meeting to discuss proposed changes to bear hunting license quotas in Marquette. The meeting will take place on Saturday, March 31-st from 10 am to noonin the Bottum University Center at Northern Michigan University. Three proposals are currently before the Natural Resources Commission that would determine how many bear licenses will be available to hunters in 2012. D-N-R Wildlife Division staff will provide a presentation on black bear population monitoring techniques and population trends in the Upper Peninsula, and will explain proposed changes to the bear license quotas in detail, in addition to answering questions from the public. N-R-C commissioners will also be present to discuss the proposals with meeting attendees.