Bruce Crossing, MI Crime & Safety


Emergency Response Training Exercises scheduled for Ontonagon & Gogebic Counties

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Local first responders will be working together with members of the Michigan State Police, US Forest Service, the National Guard, MDNR and others this week during training exercises designed to enhance cooperation, communication and coordination between multiple agencies during large scale emergencies. Ontonagon and Gogebic Counties...
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One person hospitalized after overnight fire in Bruce Crossing

BRUCE CROSSING, Mich. (WLUC) - One person is in the hospital after an overnight building fire in Ontonagon County. According to the Bruce Crossing Fire Department, firefighters were still on the scene around 3:30 a.m. Friday morning, waiting for tanker trucks to deliver water. The fire has since been put out, but the department expects the building to smolder for another day.

Two shot, one dead in Gogebic County

MARENISCO — In Marenisco Township on Dec. 24, Nicholas Millard of Spring Mills, Pennsylvania, entered a cabin occupied by Thomas Fletcher, 49 of Marenisco and his son Austin Fletcher, 22 of Irvine Calif. and shot both men. Marenisco resident, 49-year-old Thomas Fletcher, was pronounced dead at the scene. 22-year-old Austin Fletcher was treated for gunshot wounds at Aspirus Ironwood…

Murder In The UP

MARENISCO, MI (WSAU-WAOW TV ) — A Pennsylvania man is in custody and charged with murder in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Nicholas Millard of Spring Mills, PA is in custody and charged with the murder of 49-year-old Thomas Fletcher on Christmas Eve at a cabin in Marenisco Township.

One wounded, one dead in Christmas Eve shooting in Marenisco Township

MARENISCO TOWNSHIP, MI— A shooting in Gogebic County on Christmas Eve claimed the life of one person. Sheriff’s officials responded to a cabin in Marenisco Township around 1:15 a.m. on a report of a shooting involving two victims. Deputies and Michigan State Police troopers entered the cabin and arrested the suspect without incident.

One Dead, One In Jail After Shooting In Gogebic County Cabin

At approximately 1:15 AM on December 24 officers responded to a report of a shooting at a Marenisco township cabin involving two victims. Responding officers were able to enter the cabin and apprehended the subject without incident. One victim is being treated at Aspirus Ironwood hospital for a gunshot wound, the other victim was declared deceased at the scene. The Michigan State Police Crime Lab will assist with the investigation.

30-year-old Pennsylvania man arraigned in Marenisco Township shooting

MARENISCO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE 12/28/21 8:05 A.M. EASTERN TIME. The suspect of a fatal shooting in Marenisco Township on Christmas Eve morning was arraigned in Michigan’s 98th District Court Sunday, December 26th. 30-year-old Nicholas Millard of Spring Mills, PA is being held at Gogebic County Jail on a $1Million cash bond.

MISSING: 16-year-old from Ewen

EWEN, Mich. (WLUC) - A teenager from Ewen is missing according to family members. 16-year-old Ben Wolfe was last seen by his family on October 23, 2021. He is 5′6 and currently has a shaved head. He is believed to be in the Negaunee/Palmer/Gwinn area. Anyone with information regarding his...

UPSET nabs 3 men on drug charges

ONTONAGON, MI— Three people were arrested by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team Wednesday in Ontonagon and Baraga counties. A 37-year-old man from Baraga was arrested on two counts of delivery of meth. He’s lodged in the Ontonagon County Jail on an unrelated charge. Benjamin Hess, 29, of Ontonagon was...

UPDATE: Police say a missing 15-year-old girl in Watersmeet is found

WATERSMEET, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Police report that the missing 15-year-old teenage girl in Watersmeet has been found and is safe at home. No further information is being released. ------------------------------------------------------------ Police are looking for a missing Indigenous girl, last seen in Watersmeet. According to the Lac...

Sidnaw man pleads guilty to weapons charges

CRYSTAL FALLS — A Sidnaw man pleaded guilty to a pair of weapons charges at a supplemental pretrial conference in Iron County Trial Court on Sept. 20. Jonathon Henry Hagen, 35, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted possession of a loaded firearm (a 1-year misdemeanor) and possession of a firearm under the influence of liquor (a 93-day misdemeanor).

Man sentenced to prison on assault charge

ONTONAGON, Mich. (WLUC) -A man arrested in January, 2021 on assault charges was sentenced Wednesday in Ontonagon County Circuit Court. Eric Perryman was charged initially with the following:. Count 1: Assault with attempt to do great bodily harm (maximum 10 years in prison) Count 2: Domestic violence (maximum sentence 1...
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Child reported missing in Ontonagon Township

ONTONAGON TOWNSHIP — An Ontonagon Township teenager has been missing since Thursday night. Kaden Pragacz, 16, was last seen walking about three miles east of his home on Firesteel Road around 7 p.m. last night, the Michigan State Police Wakefield Post said. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue...

Ontonagon Township teen missing

An Ontonagon Township teen is missing. 16-year-old Kaden Pragacz was last seen last night at around 7 p.m. near FireSteel Road. He was last seen in a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, grey tennis shoes, and glasses. He has longer brown hair, a beard, is approximately 5’8″ and 125 pounds.