CRIME & SAFETY
Injured Marinette Firefighter Receives Hero's Welcome After Saving Pets from House Fire
• Marinette firefighter Jason Lemire was injured while saving pets from a house fire on Tuesday. • Lemire was treated at St. Mary’s burn center in Milwaukee for burns on his hands, arm, and back, and was released on Thursday.
Weekly Safety Report: Concerns Arise from Conviction of Former Deputy and Marijuana Purchases Along Michigan-Wisconsin Border
This week in Menominee, Michigan, two incidents occurred that raised concerns about safety in the area. In the first incident, a former Menominee County Sheriff's deputy was convicted of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a weapon. The deputy was accused of assaulting a 16-year-old high school student in 2019. The second incident involved the risk of buying marijuana along the Michigan-Wisconsin border. Due to the differing legal status of marijuana in the two states, individuals crossing the border to purchase marijuana may face increased scrutiny from law enforcement.
Helfert trial underway in Menominee County courtroom
MENOMINEE — The trial for former Menominee County Sheriff's deputy Brian Helfert is underway at the Menominee County Courthouse. Jury selection began Monday and continued into Tuesday in Judge Mary B. Barglind's 41st Circuit Court courtroom. Opening statements were expected to take place on Tuesday. Helfert, 60, faces charges for criminal sexual activity. He is accused of having sexual relations with boys while he was employed as a deputy. His...