Feds indict third suspect – making point about Michigan out of control gun violence – Holland Hookah Lounge Murder – as two downstate shooting sprees affect the same family – victims in both unrelated cases including Uber driver

By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Grand Rapids, MI) – The feds have filed felony charges against one of three suspects allegedly connected to a violent altercation that led to a murder at the Hookah Lounge in Holland, MI.

23-year-old Demetrius William Viney, Jr. of Grand Rapids, MI was named Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 in a two page federal complaint filed by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).

Viney was first arrested on similar state charges – and was the third arrest in the Sept. 11 shooting death  involving the murder of 22-year-old Anthony Lamb outside the Hookah Lounge in Holland, MI.

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Victim left behind 9 month old child, family are victims in two 2016 shooting sprees

Lamb’s family were also victims in last year’s widely publicized Uber driver shooting spree in Kalamazoo.

In fact, Viney was considered a second victim in the Holland shooting – and was arrested after being treated for a leg wound.

Viney allegedly had a weapon – but was not charged with the murder. 25-year-old Aaron Young (above left)  is charged with open murder, open manslaughter, carrying a concealed weapon. Meanwhile Adam Rene Young, 27, of Fennville, MI (above right) is accused of lying to police.

The complaint (scroll down to read it) states Viney allegedly committed “violations of, among other things”  the federal law against a “felon in possession of a firearm”

“Approximately 3:00 a.m. on September 12, 2016, Viney got into an altercation that resulted in the exchange of gunfire outside the Hookah Lounge in Holland, MI, ” states the felony criminal complaint filed by ATF Special Agent Geoffrey Yandl. “Detectives responded to the scene of the exchange of gunfire, and located a SCCY, model CPX-2, 9mm semiautomatic pistol under a rock at a nearby residence” and a “Michigan State Lab report determined that Viney’s DNA was present on the SCCY 9mm pistol.”

Gun violence has affected this family before.  murder victim’s half-sister, Tiana Carruthers,was shot during the February 2016 shooting rampage in the Kalamazoo area – and was one of only two survivors – as six others were murdered.

The murder victim’s half-sister is Tiana Carruthers, who was one of two survivors in February’s Kalamazoo area shooting rampage that killed six others.

Lamb is survived by a 9-month-old daughter and a fund has been set up in her name.

CONTINUATION OF COMPLAINT
1. I, ATF Special Agent Geoffrey Yandl, have been employed as a Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) since 2007. I completed twelve weeks of Criminal Investigative Training and fourteen weeks of Special Agent Basic Training. My responsibilities include the investigation of criminal violations of Titles 18 and 21 of the United States Code. I am currently assigned to the ATF Field Office in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
2. The information in this criminal complaint is based on my personal knowledge gained from this investigation and other law enforcement agents. The information outlined below is provided for the limited purpose of establishing probable cause and does not contain all details or all facts of which I am aware relating to this investigation.
3. I am currently conducting an investigation of DEMETRIUS WILLIAM VINEY, JR., date of birth XX/XX/1993 (hereafter referred to as VINEY), for violations of, among other things, Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1) – felon in possession of a firearm.
4. I queried VINEY through the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN), which revealed MI SID number 4234035J, and the following Michigan felony convictions: December 9, 2013—Felony Police Officer Assaulting/Resisting/Obstructing (20th Circuit Court 13-037130-FH); May 13, 2015—Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (20th Circuit Court 15-039034-FH).
5. At approximately 5:00 p.m. on September 11, 2016, VINEY was at the home of an acquaintance and displayed a handgun to that individual. The acquaintance disclosed this information to detectives.
6. At approximately 3:00 a.m. on September 12, 2016, VINEY got into an altercation that resulted in the exchange of gunfire outside the Hookah Lounge in Holland, Michigan. According to witnesses, VINEY pulled a handgun and shot it during that altercation.
7. Detectives responded to the scene of the exchange of gunfire, and located a SCCY, model CPX-2, 9mm semiautomatic pistol under a rock at a nearby residence. A Michigan State Lab report determined that VINEY’s DNA was present on the SCCY 9mm pistol. The SCCY, model CPX-2, 9mm semiautomatic pistol is consistent with the descriptions given by witnesses.
8. Based on my training and experience in determining how firearms travel through interstate commerce, the SCCY firearm was manufactured in the state of Florida. Therefore, it traveled through interstate commerce prior to its possession by VINEY.
9. The foregoing is provided in support of this complaint charging that DEMETRIUS WILLIAM VINEY, JR., a convicted felon, did knowingly and intentionally possess a firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1).

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Busted Again: U.P. Misdemeanor Embezzlement results in arrest for missing two $50 fine payments to the court

Escanaba woman wanted in connection with embezzlement case court fines arrested, free on bond, and says case way overblown: Unfair to not allow surrender

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By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Escanaba, MI) –A woman who admits she took a small amount of money while working at Shopko two years ago, says she was picked up at home over missing two $50 fine payments assessed for a misdemeanor embezzlement case and was not given a chance to quietly surrender and post bond.

38-year-old Kristy Marie Hamilton of Escanaba says it was not a traffic stop – and that an Escanaba police officer showed up at her home at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 – some ten days after the failure to pay fines warrant was signed by a judge.

“I answered the door,” Hamilton said – adding she remarried and her first husband’s last name was Karr. The last name Karr is listed as an alias.

Hamilton said she was arrested peacefully by one officer – a sergeant with the Escanaba Department of Public Safety.

“I missed two payments of $50 on the fine” Hamilton said.

The payments, she said, are part of a district court fine she was assessed on the misdemeanor embezzlement charge.

“I was not hiding – I am not some big criminal,” said Hamilton, who appeared just as shocked about  the story on U.P. Breaking News – as she did went her heart sank after opening the door last night.

The Escanaba woman spent the night in jail and is free on bond. The original bond on the failure to pay is $1,200.

Hamilton cited a surgery late last fall – and her seasonal waitress job isn’t bringing in money – as reasons she missed $100 in payments – that landed her in handcuffs.

Hamilton said her case involved taking $50 in cash while working in the lawn and garden section of Shopko. A crime, Hamilton is forthright about, and said she has spent a small time in jail and tries to pay the off court fines – at $50 a month.

She also said the news story made her seem like the bigger embezzlement cases – and hers was a mistake and not connected to drugs, gambling or any other of the reasons people give. Hamilton says she is not a big criminal and is taking responsibility for her actions.

Every winter we hear of someone in the U.P. accused of embezzlement – some have gambling and drug addictions and for others its greed and revenge.

In fact, U.P. Breaking News has recently heard of more than a dozen cases that are under investigation. Year-end bookkeeping – even those on fiscal schedules – often are tabulated in the U.P. winter. One specially egregious case that recently came to light involves an Alger County woman charged with ripping off $50,000 from several groups.

Hamilton’s Facebook page states:

Studies Nursing at Bay de Noc Community College

Went to Escanaba Area Public High School

Lives in Escanaba, Michigan

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A second missing person case in Houghton County this winter renews fears about the dozens missing and the unsolved murders in the Upper Peninsula

URGENT URGENT – Where and Why are U.P. Residents disappearing 1-18-17 Houghton Sheriff’s dept. Alert tonight – another missing person in Houghton County has law enforcement worried tonight – please share the story they ask – and visit the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department Facebook Page

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Where is Kenneth “Ryan” Clark of Hancock, MI ? – It’s Not the Same Safe U.P. – Missing and Endangered List Grows – two now vanished in Houghton County

Police across the U.P. say they have suspects in some cases but prosecutors will not “go for it” claiming not enough evidence – Like two unsolved Marquette murders – and the killers are allowed to flee the U.P. and go free without consequence

One suspect in Marquette was a church leader who allegedly killed a young parishioner and and another former Marquette Branch Prison guard who allegedly – violently killed a gay Marquette man at Presque Isle

By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(The Missing and Endangered in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan) – It’s the second disappearance without a trace in Houghton County this winter.

missing-endangered-kenneth-ryan-clark-houghtonPolice tonight are seeking clues in the disappearance of 33-year-old Kenneth “Ryan” Clark of Hancock, MI – who simply vanished on Friday, January 13, 2017 from near the Lakeview Drive area in Franklin Township (Houghton County).

A major alert from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department tonight about that missing man who goes by his middle name: “Ryan.”

In fact, in recent months U.P. Breaking News has been contacted by so many people who have unsolved murder cases, suspicious deaths and people not likely to go missing who vanish. U.P. Breaking News is in the early stages of our page documenting the dozens and dozens of cases in past 20 years. Many have happened in past five years. First was an older hunter is feared dead but officials have not found his body despite extensive search operations.

The list will hopefully be filled in during next few months – and we welcome submissions.

https://upbreakingnews.com/2016/12/11/upper-peninsula-of-michigan-list-of-unsolved-murderssuspects-suspicious-deaths-and-missing-persons-since-1988/

The missing hunter case needs tips:

Elderly hunter missing in Houghton County since Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 in terrible weather near Tapiola, Michigan: Prayers from U.P. Breaking News – keeping the faith – to find 71-year-old Rodney Granroth

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https://upbreakingnews.com/2016/11/20/officials-searching-again-today-sunday-nov-20-2016-for-elderly-hunter-missing-since-friday-near-tapliola-michigan/

If you have any information on either disappearance – or any cold case – please call:

Houghton County Sheriff’s Department

906-482-0055

https://www.facebook.com/Houghton-County-Sheriffs-Office-MI-1689042691367130/

Crime Stoppers

1-800-222-8477

Supporters of the alert include the Michigan Back Country Search and Rescue Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) in Marquette, MI

http://www.MibSAR.com

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Fatal Iron River, MI Crash -SUV rear-ends Iron County Road Commission Snow Grader – Latest of many serious wrecks across the Upper Peninsula in past 24 hours

URGENT URGENT U.P. Breaking News Bulletin:

Fatal Crash update and Black Ice Bulletin 1-18-17 7:07 p.m. ET 6:07 p.m. Central Time:

Beware if you drive over next 12 hours – weather won’t seem too bad for January but watch out for the black ice that triggered many accidents last night and this morning.

Warmer temps caused snow to melt today just like Tuesday – and that means black ice tonight.

Roads will refreeze across the U.P. tonight – and triggered an onslaught of traffic and snowmobile accidents.

One person was killed and others badly injured in a fatal accident on U.S.-2 west of Iron River that involved an SUV slamming into the rear of a large snow grader before dawn this morning.

The Iron County Road Commission grader was clearing the side of the highway when the accident happened – and the driver received his own treatment for minor injuries.

No names have been released. Three victims from an SUV were rushed to Aspirus Iron River Hospital – and one passenger was killed at the scene. After being closed for over seven hours, the highway was reopened.

The crash remains under investigation – and those helping are: The Iron County Sheriff’s Department, Iron County 911 Central Dispatch, West Iron County Fire Department, Iron County Search and Rescue, Michigan State Police Accident Investigator, paramedics and ambulances from Aspirus EMS and the Iron River Police Department.

12:10 p.m. Central Time – U.S.-2 west of Iron River – Fatal Crash – Car vs. Big Snow Grader Iron County, MI

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Morning Turns Into Mourning in Iron County, MI after Snow Grader and Car Crash

By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Iron River and Upper Peninsula of Michigan) – A least one person was killed this morning and others injured in a horrible accident involving a car and a large snow grader.

The accident was reported about 8 a.m. Central Time on U.S. Highway 2 – just west of Iron River.

A Michigan State Police Accident Investigator was called to the scene as were the Iron County Sheriff’s Department, Iron River police, Iron County Search and Rescue, firefighters and other agencies. One vehicle was reported on fire or smoking – and all the victims in the car were said to be trapped.

It was the latest in numerous serious accidents have been reported in past 24 hours across the U.P. along with hundreds of vehicles of all kinds into snowbanks in past few days.

Slippery roads are being reported in many areas.

The crash was on U.S. 2 just west of Iron River, MI in Iron County and one report said a child was involved

U.S.-2 has been closed for hours after the crash – detouring traffic onto the Gibbs City Road and local roads back out on the highway.

Detours include Gibb City Road to AMVETs on highway coming from Iron River

From Watersmeet to Iron River – it is reversed Gibb City Road.


About the same time this morning, a 35-year-old male driver possible received a broken leg and was taken to the hospital after his four-door car crashed into a tree along M-35 near County Road MI – south of Palmer, MI. The victim reportedly crashed into maple trees about 20 feet off M-35 and reportedly traveling about 45 miles per hour.


And reports of a major crash on U.S. 2 overnight in Schoolcraft County – no information available

There must have been a terrible accident in the Baraga County area Tuesday afternoon or last night (1-17-17) – because at least one seriously injured patient has been rushed to Marquette hospital.
Its not clear if this was a snowmobile or car accident – or what caused trauma.
Baraga County Memorial Hospital transferred a badly injured trauma victim last night to emergency room intensive care at the U.P. Health System – Marquette hospital.
Transported by the Bay Ambulance Service, 31-year-old female had multiple trauma fractures but was alert and oriented (times three) and had good vitals
Injuries included compression fractures to the spine, and right collar bone fracture, and serious internal injuries (we are not listing those) – but vitals and more sounded strong.


Meanwhile about 7:15 Tuesday night in Marquette County – a vehicle rammed into a home after hitting two parked vehicles about a mile from Teall’s 581 Market at 29907 County Road 581 south of Ishpeming, Michigan. The wreck happened near Tony’s Lane.

A press release indicates the driver may have suffered medical issues and blacked out. The victim was driving his 2008 Chevy Silverado pickup when it struck a parked pickup truck – and that pickup truck was pushed into a mobile home and into a corvette owned by Terry Mattila
The driver who blacked out is 29-year-old David Schneider of Ishpeming – who was not injured. Both pickup trucks were totaled and the Corvette received moderate damage.
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Rape and kidnapping for rape alleged in Chippewa County home invasion attack

Dafter woman chased and held down – with child in house

By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Sault Ste. Marie, MI) – A vicious attack in Dafter, MI has resulted in two arrests on numerous felony charges that include criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping and home invasion, according to Chippewa County Sheriff Michael D. Bitnar.

The horror: The victim was at home with her child when the suspects allegedly broke-in and chased her into the bedroom, and one allegedly raped her while the other held her down and guarded the door.

Arraigned in Chippewa County 91st District Court were two Kincheloe, MI men said be “habitual offenders.”:
26-year-old Andre Emmaneul-Louis Hodak of 27 Duke Lake Circle and 19-year-old Alonzo Marquis Upchurch of 121 Kincheloe St.

Hodak is charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) and Upchurch is charged with conspiracy to commit CSC.

Both are charged with first degree home invasion and felony “kidnapping, restraining a victim for CSC.”

Both are also charged with assault with intent to commit penetration CSC.

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Casino attack: Charges filed again man for alleged stabbing at a northern Michigan casino – and wife was allegedly urinating at craps table

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FBI swears out criminal complaint in alleged northern Michigan casino attack

Complaint alleges suspect’s wife urinating at craps table

By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Petoskey) – Federal assault on a police officer charges were filed Tuesday against 38-year-old  Aaron Martin Vorac for an alleged stabbing this past weekend at a northern Michigan Casino.

aaron-vorac-fb-1Vorac is said to be from the  Petoskey, MI area but lives in Indian River, MI.

The FBI complaint alleges it began Sunday, Jan. 15,2017 when Vorac and his wife, Carla Michele Weiskopf were gambling:

“While at the craps table inside the Casino, Weiskopf urinated in her clothes and was denied any further alcohol service. Vorac and Weiskopf exited the casino and were believed to have left casino property,” the complaint states

Charged with the alleged attack  at the Odawa Casino Resort – owned by the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians (LTBB).

Vorac is accused of using a pen to repeatedly stabbing LTBB Police Officer George Closser at the Petoskey casino.

“The video appeared to show Vorac punching Officer Closser in the groin several times and then stabbing the officer in the chest and face with what is believed to be a pen,” the federal charges state.

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“Vorac was on top of Officer Closser” who “instructed Casino security to call 911,” the FBI complaint states. “Vorac grabbed an object” and allegedly said “I’m going to stab you with a pen.”

“Vorac was observed making stabbing motions at Officer Closser. Officer Closser recalled feeling contact and recalled seeing blood,” the federal charges allege. “Officer Closser attempted to use his baton to push Vorac off of himself.”

“During the altercation, Officer Closser sustained multiple injuries which required treatment at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital,” the federal charges state.” Casino security employee Dennis Moore “suffered an injury to his thumb while attempting to keep Weiskopf away from Officer Closser.”

The case was also investigated by tribal officer T.J. Buse.

Among those called to the incident were casino security personnel,  Petoskey Department of Public Safety and the Emmet County Sheriff’s Department.

The charge alleged involves: Alleged assaulting, resisting, opposing, impeding, intimidating, or interfering with any officer or employee of the United States Government while the employee or officer is engaged in the performance of official duties.

A federal felony complaint was filed Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 by FBI Special Agent R. Scott Ray. The complaint was signed yesterday at the federal courthouse in Grand Rapids by U.S. Magistrate Judge Phillip J. Green. Vorac was released on a bond with numerous conditions.

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Here is the criminal complaint:

I am a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and have been so employed since 2003. I am currently assigned to the FBI’s Detroit Field Office. My duties include the investigation of violations of federal criminal law in the Western District of Michigan, to include matters involving felony crimes occurring on Indian lands.

2. This continuation statement is in support of an Application for a Criminal Complaint charging AARON MARTIN VORAC, dob 3/xx/79, with assaulting a federal officer, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 111(a)(1) & (b), which criminalizes assaulting, resisting, opposing, impeding, intimidating, or interfering with any officer or employee of the United States Government while the employee or officer is engaged in the performance of official duties.

3. I have reviewed the tribal police report issued by T.J. Buse, an officer with the Tribal Police Department for the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians (hereafter, LTBB) regarding this incident. The statements contained in this application are based on information provided to me in that report, information received, directly or indirectly, from other law enforcement personnel, and my experience, training, and background as a Special Agent with the FBI. This application includes only those facts that I believe are necessary to establish probable cause and does not include all of the facts uncovered during the investigation.
4. The Odawa Casino Resort is owned by the LTBB and is located at 1760 Lears Road in Petoskey, Michigan which is land held in trust for the benefit of the LTBB. The LTBB’s Tribal Police Department has jurisdiction over all crimes that occur on the Odawa Casino Resort.

5. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued Special Law Enforcement Commissions (SLEC) to LTBB Tribal Police which allow Tribal Police to assist in the enforcement of applicable federal criminal statutes in Indian Country, as defined by Title 18 United States Code, Section 1151. The SLEC authorizes Tribal Police to enforce only federal criminal laws applicable to Indian Country.
PROBABLE CAUSE
6. On the evening of January 15, 2017, at approximately 4:30 p.m., VORAC was inside the Odawa Casino Resort. VORAC was accompanied by his wife, Carla Michele Weiskopf. While at the craps table inside the Casino, Weiskopf urinated in her clothes and was denied any further alcohol service. VORAC and Weiskopf exited the Casino and were believed to have left Casino property.
7. VORAC and Weiskopf reappeared a short time later and were advised they would not be admitted back into the Casino. Weiskopf subsequently drove around the Casino property in her vehicle, returned to the front entrance, and attempted to re-enter the Casino again. Casino Security subsequently requested assistance from the LTBB Police Department and waited for police to arrive.

8. LTBB Police Officer George Closser arrived at the Casino where Casino security personnel identified VORAC and Weiskopf’s vehicle. Officer Closser made contact with VORAC and Weiskopf and requested identification. VORAC stated that he and Weiskopf were leaving. Officer Closser advised the couple of the existence of a complaint that VORAC may possibly have been intoxicated and that they were not free to leave.
9. VORAC exited the vehicle and approached Officer Closser. Weiskopf also exited the vehicle. Officer Closser put out his hand to keep VORAC from getting too close. VORAC walked into Officer Closser’s hand approximately three times. Weiskopf made a statement indicating she intended to protect her husband.

10. Officer Closser noticed VORAC’s hands were hidden inside the front pocket of a hooded sweatshirt and told VORAC to remove his hands so the officer could see them. VORAC stated that  he was a former member of the military and just wanted to leave. VORAC made a statement indicating there was going to be a problem and that he was not going to be arrested for something he did not do.
11. VORAC approached the officer again at which time Officer Closser decided to place VORAC under arrest. Officer Closser retrieved his baton and extended it, but was unable to strike VORAC as Weiskopf was in the way. A physical altercation ensued and Officer Closser and VORAC fell to the ground.

12. VORAC was on top of Officer Closser and Closser instructed Casino security to call 911. VORAC grabbed an object and was heard saying “I’m going to stab you with a pen”. VORAC was observed making stabbing motions at Officer Closser. Officer Closser recalled feeling contact and recalled seeing blood. Officer Closser attempted to use his baton to push VORAC off of himself.
13. Casino security personnel became concerned for the safety of Officer Closser and provided assistance to subdue VORAC. An officer from the Petoskey Department of Public Safety arrived and assisted Officer Closser in handcuffing VORAC. The Emmet County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the Casino and VORAC and Weiskopf were taken into custody.
14. The Casino’s security surveillance video was reviewed by Officer T.J. Buse of the LTBB Police Department. Officer Buse reported the video footage appeared to be consistent with the Casino security personnel’s account of the incident. The video appeared to show VORAC punching Officer Closser in the groin several times and then stabbing the officer in the chest and face with what is believed to be a pen.

15. During the altercation, Officer Closser sustained multiple injuries which required treatment at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital. Dennis Moore, a Casino security employee, also suffered an injury to his thumb while attempting to keep Weiskopf away from Officer Closser.
SUMMARY
16. Based upon the facts set forth above, I respectfully submit that there is probable cause to believe that AARON MARTIN VORAC has committed a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 111(a)(1) & (b) in the Western District of Michigan.

 

The effort to save an NMU football player: Audio tapes of what police, paramedics and firefighters were told after it was reported that Anthony Herbert was not breathing in his dorm room

U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 1-18-17 5:15 a.m. ET

They tried to save him: The death of Anthony Herbert at Northern Michigan University

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By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

This is a summary of emergency calls involving the effort to save the life of Anthony Herbert – a 20 year-old sophomore from downstate Lapeer, MI.

Herbert had participated in an early morning workout (Tuesday, Jan. 17) and went to breakfast before returning to his room in Spaulding Hall.

Emergency call starts about 8:21 a.m. – and this is condensed tape for next five minutes with pauses removed:

The dispatcher at 911 is talking to unit “141” – an ambulance U.P. Health Systems – Marquette:

The “caller advises patient is not breathing, appears like there’s something in his airway. CPR is in progress.”

“They do not believe he is breathing.They are starting CPR now.”

The you hear a Marquette Fire Truck go en-route – that firetruck is unit “2054”

“Marquette city units – check that – Marquette County units we have an AED incident that is on campus – Spaulding Hall room 117”

“One-Seveteen Spaulding Hall – 20 year old male – CPR instructions are being given – it’s 8:23”

The you hear a nurse at the hospital tell the ambulance to keep everyone in the emergency room informed.

AED means Automated External Defibrillator (Wikipedia)

Some police vehicles in Marquette County carry AED units – used to help restart a heart.

Then you hear Marquette firetruck 2052 go en-route

Also dispatcher confirms address to all responding with the AED units

At 8:25 a.m. You hear an officer on scene to give directions

“For responding units and ambulances – come down the courtyard between Gant (Hall) and Spaulding off of Lincoln” Avenue.

The dispatcher confirms that the courtyard is location for rescuers to set up- and then the dispatcher relays that info to arriving fire trucks.

Dispatcher tells all en-route:

“The caller was the roommate – states the patient was acting normally – because it was witnessed”

Both fire trucks confirm at 8:27 a.m. And the first fire truck arrives at 8:28 a.m. – and there are campus police at the scene.

At 9:20 a.m., the ambulance takes the deceased football player to the hospital presumably for an autopsy.

At 9:24 a.m., the fire trucks radio they are leaving NMU – and are back in service.

The ambulance arrives at the hospital with Anthony Herbert and goes back in service at 9:25 a.m.

Yooper Scooper: Police Pop Port Huron Porter – plus escapees on hoof and snowmobile this morning

U.P. Breaking News “Come to the U.P. – but beware if you have warrants” 1-18-17 5:30 a.m. ET

Port Huron says you can run but you can’t hide – even in the midst of the U.P. winter – plus the escapees

Woman busted in Ironwood traffic stop this morning – to answer for numerous warrants 600 miles away in Port Huron, MI – St. Clair County

By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Ironwood, MI) – When the cops in Port Huron are willing to drive to the western U.P. Aspirusto pickup someone who has warrants – they must really want her – its a 600-mile 10-hour drive

rachael-porter-1A 23-year-old Port Huron woman – who attended high school in Ironwood, MI – was caught early today hiding out on numerous felony warrants including allegations of child neglect and shoplifting.

Police stopped a car early this morning at Hedin Ave. and N. Lake Street in Ironwood.

Inside that car was – Rachael Margaret Porter, 23, – whose says on Facebook she is working as a bartender.

Well, she is in custody and they want her in St. Clair County. It is possible she could post a big cash bond up to $3,000.

But maybe she will be glad to be back home, because on her Facebook page she recently slammed the doctors and emergency room staff at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital saying they thought her medical condition was not real – saying she would go to an ER in Wisconsin.

Police were also kept busy in Ironwood stopping and chasing snowmobiles this morning. One fled with a female on the back late Tuesday night.

Meanwhile on the opposite end of the U.P. this morning – on M-129 – police had to corral at least one huge work horse that was walking into traffic – it was believed the escapee belongs to “local Amish.”

Failure to appear in Port, Huron, MI

Cash bond of $3,000 needed

Shoplifting 1-14-15 ($2,500 cash) with statewide pickup

Shoplifting #2

Child support/Child neglect

$500 cash on one of the child neglect warrants

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Cause of NMU Athlete Death After Practice Under Investigation: U.P. Breaking News joins those across Michigan who tonight are honoring NMU football player Anthony Herbert who unexpectedly died today – see how downstate media is covering the tragedy and see the Facebook tributes and photos

Shocked family friends, teammates, staff tonight are trying to even believe the tragic unexpected death of a downstate football player attending Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University head football coach Kyle Nystrom:

“In my brief time with Anthony, I could tell that he was a great young man,” said Northern Michigan University head football coach Kyle Nystrom. “He was well respected by his coaches and teammates and was a leader on the offensive line. We are devastated by this tragedy, and we are keeping his family in our prayers”

Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson:

“It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that Northern Michigan University lost a member of its family today. Sophomore Anthony Herbert of Lapeer, Mich., passed away suddenly in his residence hall room this morning.

Anthony was a construction management major and a member of the Wildcat football team. What caused his passing is unknown at this time, and right now our concern is for Anthony’s family, friends, teammates, coaches and team staff, teachers and fellow students. Northern is providing counseling services to those impacted who need help to deal with this loss.”

“We will be talking with Anthony’s family on their wishes regarding memorial/funeral services and will keep the campus informed as those details become available”

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Anthony Herbert Remembered and Honored With Outpouring of Love – from his local TV station to his shocked friends and from NMU itself

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By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

A gentle giant is being remembered state-wide after the Northern Michigan University football player died in his dorm room this morning Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

Officials have not announced how 20-year-old Anthony Herbert of downstate Lapeer, MI died – other than he was alive when paramedics arrived and died shortly afterwards – this after a dorm mate called 911.

The incident started about 8 a.m., shortly after morning practice and breakfast.

Tributes have been pouring in all day from the head football coach to family friends and media in his home town.

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Photo by Lori Herbert September 24, 2016 with Kristen Herbert and Anthony Herbert

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Photo by Lori Herbert September 24, 2016 with Anthony Herbert, Kristen Herbert and Michael Herbert

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Photo by Lori Herbert June 28, 2016 Somebody missed Anthony! And so did his Mama! — with Anthony Herbert.

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Photo by Lori Herbert May 14, 2016 with Kristen Herbert and Anthony Herbert

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His Facebook page has numerous tributes and his photos includes attending a charity event for the Beacon House. He is pictured with a U.P. football legend and former NFL coach:

Photo by Lori Herbert NMU football supporting Beacon House Charity Event 2016 with Steve Mariucci! — with Anthony Herbert (third from right) June 24, 2016

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This is how the NMU media and Hebert’s hometown media are reporting the story:

NMU Media:

WNMU Radio/TV

MARQUETTE, MI– A Northern Michigan University student has died on campus.

Tuesday afternoon President Fritz Erickson released the following statement:

“It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that Northern Michigan University lost a member of its family today. Sophomore Anthony Herbert of Lapeer, Mich., passed away suddenly in his residence hall room this morning.

Anthony was a construction management major and a member of the Wildcat football team. What caused his passing is unknown at this time, and right now our concern is for Anthony’s family, friends, teammates, coaches and team staff, teachers and fellow students. Northern is providing counseling services to those impacted who need help to deal with this loss. We will be talking with Anthony’s family on their wishes regarding memorial/funeral services and will keep the campus informed as those details become available.

If Anthony was a part of your life, the university community and I offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to you at this time. Anthony will be missed by many.

President Fritz Erickson”

The Northwind:

NMU student and football player, sophomore Anthony Herbert has “passed away suddenly in his residence hall room this morning,” President Erickson said in a statement today.

The reason behind his passing is unknown at this time. The university is offering counseling services to anyone who knew Anthony.

https://www.facebook.com/NMUNorthWind/

Media from player’s area:

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Downstate TV Station ABC 12 WJRT:

http://www.abc12.com/content/news/A-college-football-player-with-ties-to-Mid-Michigan-dies-dorm-room-410999765.html

LAPEER (WJRT) – (01/17/17) – A college football player with ties to Mid-Michigan has been found dead in his dorm room.

Anthony Herbet, from Lapeer, was a sophomore at Northern Michigan University in Marquette.

ABC12 News has confirmed Herbert suffered some kind of medical emergency in his dorm room Tuesday morning.

A university spokesperson says his roommate called 911 after finding the 20 year old in distress.

First responders got there minutes later and started treating him. They tried multiple times to revive him, but were unable to.

We’re told Herbert was in good health at team workouts and breakfast Tuesday morning.

He was a starter on the football team.

NMU will have counseling services on hand for grieving students and staff.

Herbert was a star offensive lineman during his time at Lapeer High School, where he graduated from in 2015.

His death still under investigation. Police don’t think drugs, alcohol or anything criminal was involved.

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MLive:

MARQUETTE, MI — A Northern Michigan University sophomore suffered a medical emergency and died Tuesday following a morning workout with his football teammates.

Attempts by emergency crews to resuscitate 20-year-old Anthony Herbert were unsuccessful, according to an NMU spokesperson.

“What caused his passing is unknown at this time and right now our concern is for Anthony’s family, friends, teammates, coaches and team staff, teachers and fellow students,” said University President Fritz Erickson in a statement.

Herbert participated in an early morning workout Tuesday, Jan. 17 and went to breakfast before returning to his room in Spaulding Hall. There, EMTs were called to his aid after he suffered a medical emergency, officials said.

Soon after the incident, counselors were on site to support Herbert’s friends and teammates. They’ll continue to provide services to those impacted who need help dealing with the loss.

“We will be talking with Anthony’s family on their wishes regarding memorial/funeral services and will keep the campus informed as those details become available,” Erickson said in a statement.”

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Rescued! Ice Fishing Rescue in Delta County on Lake Michigan – Lake Michigan ice separated by “open water”

12:37 p.m.
Neither of those rescued need “medical attention” – thus freeing up the Rampart ambulance that was on standby at the scene.

RESCUED by Delta County Search and Rescue! Ice fishermen rescued by hovercraft

Updated 12:28 p.m.

“I am out with the two subjects (ice fishermen on the ice flow) and I will be taking them off here shortly,” said one of those rescuers on the hovercraft.


It was not clear what would happen to the victim’s snowmobiles apparently left on ice flow – but most important they are safe and sound.

About 12:25 p.m., one rescuer asked the dispatcher to call the victim’s cell phone and tell them to “get off their snowmobiles.”

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“They are floating away pretty fast,” said one official on scene. “Let’s get that hovercraft moving.”

Both victims are said to be physically fine.

The rescue was moved from Portage Point to the Band Shell parking lot area in Escanaba.

Two rescuers were “suited up” and ready.

Lake Michigan Ice Fishing Rescue southeast of Portage Point in Delta County

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By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Escanaba, MI) – Two ice fisherman are the subject of a massive rescue on Lake Michigan after an “icebreaker” split off the ice shelf on which they were fishing.

About 11:25 a.m. ET today, Tues., Jan. 17, 2017 – the ice fishermen called 911 and reported they were physically fine – but floating away from shore.

At last report, the ice shelf was about a half mile off Portage Point in Big Nay de Noc.

Officials are rushing to Portage Point 11.4 Lane between Escanaba and Ford River. Then a command decision was made to moved to a parking lot in Escanaba near Ludington park at the band shell.

Among those emergency personnel dispatched are the Delta County Search and Rescue, Rapid River, and Ensign Township, and many others

Pilot for the rescue hovercraft was paged. The Argo emergency vehicle was paged.

About noon, the hovercraft was re-directed from Portage Point to behind the parking lot near the Escanaba Band Shell.

The victims are floating on an ice “shelf in deep water,” dispatchers told those rushing to the scene.

The U.S. Coast Guard has been notified.