Suspected "One Pot" meth lab found in Wexford County

A suspected methamphetamine dump site was discovered near a roadway in Haring Township over the weekend. The dump site was found Saturday evening after a man walking his dog found the suspicious objects. Detectives from Traverse Narcotics Team were contacted and cleaned up the suspected “one pot” lab. The materials were transported to a safe location. The Traverse Narcotics Team asks that anyone with any information pertaining to illegal drug activity, call the drug tip line at 231-338-0868.

Investigators reopen case of Wexford's death

An investigation has been reopened in the death of a Cadillac man last summer. The Wexford County Medical Examiner initially ruled that 30-year old James Strobel committed suicide but has now changed the likely cause of death to "undetermined." Strobel was reported missing in July of 2013. Officials say his decomposed body was found in September by a woman and her young nephew who were taking a walk in the woods, The reopening of the investigation came after a family member told authorities more information, leading them to question the original theories. (MRN)

Deputies arrest drunk man firing shotgun in Wexford County

A Wexford County man is behind bars after deputies responded to a "shots fired" call this morning at a home in Haring Township. Police say when they arrived to the scene they made contact with a 37-year old man who was firing a shotgun while intoxicated. Deputies arrested the man and is currently lodged at the Wexford County Jail. Police say the male subject also had a warrant for his arrest from a neighboring county on an unrelated charge.

Woman takes police on a high speed three county car chase

Police have a woman in custody they say took them on a three county car chase that ended in Osceola County. The chase started in Kalkaska County when a deputy tried to pull over 34-year old Sara Marie Williams of Traverse City when she fled. Police say during the chase speeds topped out at over 100 miles per hour. Police say once Williams entered Osceola County, stop sticks were used and that immobilized her car allowing deputies to take her into custody.

Police name downstate man who died in snowmobile accident in Wexford Co.

Police in Wexford County have released identified a man who died in a snowmobile accident over the weekend. 31-year old Jeffery Wright of Vicksburg died Saturday morning after losing control of his snowmobile and crashing on a trail in Clam Lake Township. Police say Wright was reportedly driving a snowmobile on the Rails for Trails snowmobile trails near East 50 Road and South 39 Road when he lost control and left the trail way, drove down the embankment striking trees.  Deputies believe that alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Manton man seriously injured after homemade cannon explodes

A norther Michigan man was hospitalized yesterday (Sunday) after a homemade cannon exploded. The Wexford County Sheriff’s Office said a 48-year-old man was airlifted to Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, after he was seriously injured when a homemade cannon exploded while he was loading it. Deputies say the incident happened about 2:30 Sunday afternoon, the incident was still under investigation.

Two charged for bank robberies in Wexford & Clare Co.

A Couple has been charged with a string of bank robberies last week in Clare and Wexford Counties. Police say 57-year old Clinton Cole of Harrison and 56-year old Ruth Loomis of Cadillac were arraigned Monday in Clare County’s District Court. Cole was charged with armed robbery, carrying a firearm while committing a felony, possession of a firearm as a felon and fourth-offense habitual offender. Loomis was charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, aiding and abetting and offense habitual offender.

Manton man arrested for torturing woman

A Manton man could face up to life in prison after he was accused of assault over the weekend. 23-year-old  Daniel Ross Raney Jr. was charged with torture, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and assault by strangulation for his alleged connection with an incident that occurred Early Sunday morning in Manton. Deputies say after attending a gathering, its alleged, Raney gave the female victim a ride home on back roads, then unexpectedly stopped and started to beat the victim. The victim was unable to escape or call for help.

2-year old drowns in Lake Mitchell

Sad news coming out of Wexford County as a 2-year old boy died from drowning in Lake Mitchell early Monday evening. Wexford County Central Dispatch received a call at 5:26 PM reporting a 2 year-old boy was missing from Quail Court near West Lake Mitchell Drive. Dispatch then received another call that the child had been found in the water. He had a pulse, but was not breathing, and CPR was being performed. Emergency responders arrived on scene, and the child was transported to Mercy Hospital where he died a short time later.

Police discover Meth lab dump sites around Osceola and Wexford Counties

Meth lab dump sites were discovered around Osceola and Wexford Counties over the weekend. State Police say the first in Osceola County's Hartwick Township was found when they received a call from a downstate man who found suspicious objects while attending to gravesites of family members. The object was identified by law enforcement as a one pot meth lab, it was removed from the cemetery. Then in Wexford County, officers were dispatched to three separate dump sites in two days at a cemetery in Haring Township, a wooded area in Cherry Grove Township and another cemetery the Boon area.


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