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Local man arrested on drug charges

On 10/20/2020 a traffic stop was conducted by a Chippewa County Sheriff’s Deputy at the direction of TRIDENT, the Tri-county Drug ENforcement Team. The vehicle was suspected of trafficking narcotics from the Detroit area to Sault Ste. Marie. Robinson was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was arrested on […]

Troopers investigate Break and Enter of storage shed

Michigan State Troopers from the Sault Ste Marie Post were alerted to a breaking and entering of a storage shed on Highway M-123 near W. Station South Road in Whitefish Township in Chippewa County. Troopers believe the incident took place between January 2020 and June 2020. The suspect(s) appeared to […]

Waterspout spotted near Mackinac Bridge

MACKINAW CITY, MI – There’s no argument that anytime one mentions the Mackinac Bridge it’s always something spectacular. That was also the case Friday. Travelers on the bridge had difficulty keeping their eyes on the road as a waterspout suddenly appeared to the west of the bridge. The Mackinac Bridge […]

Group not cooperating with COVID-19 exposure investigation

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) — Fifty men were potentially exposed to COVID-19 at a men’s retreat in Pickford last week. Health officials are telling us the group won’t cooperate with their investigation. The LMAS Health Department’s first high-risk exposure site. Health officials said the group potentially exposed not cooperating in […]

Mackinac County Sheriff awarded Sheriff of the Year

    Sheriff Scott Strait of Mackinac County has been awarded the coveted 2020 Terrence L Jungel Sheriff of the Year award by the Michigan Sheriff Association.  Sheriff Strait was presented with the award on Thursday.   The Sheriff of the Year Award recognizes a Sheriff who has made outstanding […]

Local man arrested on multiple felony child abuse charges

Detectives from the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office and Sault Ste Marie PD were working separate complaints involving injured young children. The complaints involved several children, who were at one point ,under the care of Mr. Guilmette and all ended up with various degrees of injury. On 10-7-2020 Mr. Guilmette was […]