Tag: Crime

Court extends intimidation crime to transgender victims

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan law that prohibits intimidation based on gender covers people who are transgender, the state Court of Appeals said Thursday. The court ruled in the case of a transgender woman who was shot in the shoulder after being confronted by a man at a Detroit gas station. The […]

Police investigate homicide in SSM – UPDATED

UPDATE – On August 11, Jacob Russell Mckerchie, a 28 year-old from Sault Ste. Marie, was released from the War Memorial Hospital and lodged at the Chippewa County Correctional Facility by the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department. On August 12, Jacob Mckerchie was arraigned in the 91st District Court on […]

Hunt for Capitol attackers still on 6 months after Jan. 6

The first waves of arrests in the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol focused on the easy targets. Dozens in the pro-Trump mob openly bragged about their actions on Jan. 6 on social media and were captured in shocking footage broadcast live by national news outlets. But six months after the insurrection, […]

Baraga man facing charges of having child sexual abuse material

BARAGA, MICH. The Michigan State Police (MSP) Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is announcing the arrest of Kyle Ross Moilanen, 25 of Baraga, for possession of child sexually abusive materials.  Moilanen was arrested following an investigation which stemmed from a National Center for Missing and Exploited […]

Local SSM firefighter charged with several immoral crimes

On 6-29-2021 Sault Ste Marie PD had received information involving an assault and an underage drinking party involving a Sault Ste Marie Fire Fighter. The Chippewa Co Sheriff’s Office was then requested to investigate the complaint. It was reported that during a MIP party, at the suspects house, the suspect […]

Local resident arrested on many sex crime charges

n 2020 Kinross PD investigated a CSC complaint involving a victim, child 13-17 year old. During the time of the investigation the suspect fled the area. The investigation resulted in a warrant for multiple Felony charges. Later in 2021 the Chippewa Co Sheriff’s Office investigated another incident involving another victim. […]