Domestic violence cases across the Upper Peninsula continue to increase – along with other violent crimes: Domestic incidents in west Marquette County, city of Marquette, and moments ago in Escanaba, MI – Arrests from past 24 hours in Marquette County as the other U.P. counties keep it secret

URGENT U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 4-26-18 – 6:20 p.m. ET – 

The ugly truth: Domestic violence cases not only happened daily in the U.P. – but sometimes up to 50 victims a day (3 cases in each of the 15 counties)

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

(Marquette County, MI) – There were numerous domestic violence arrests in past 24 hours plus other felonies arrests in Marquette County involving a concealed weapon and even felony drunken driving – and breaking in Escanaba – a woman charged with DV in January calls 911 from a place she is not supposed to be.

As we were about to post this story, a domestic dispute erupted in the city of Escanaba – that shows domestic violence aggressors can be any sex – and sometimes jilted love drives some people to become repeat offenders.

Heather McEntire and John Gray

Heather McEntire and John Gray

43-year-old Heather R. McEntire of Escanaba, MI called 911 just before 5 a.m. ET Thursday morning and claimed she was assaulted by a man she was not supposed to see.
During this morning’s melee, McEntire was out on bond for a Jan. 15, 2018 arrest for domestic violence in Delta County.

John Gray

John Gray

The victim in that assault – 47-year-old John Robert Gray of Escanaba, MI – told 911 this morning that Heather and her brother attacked him.

As part of McEntire’s pretrial bond, she was ordered to stay away from Gray and not to visit his home.

Heather’s brother 46-year-old Jason Parker McEntire of many addresses in Delta County.

McEntire is also known as Heather Sirois; and she used to live in Bark River, Green Bay and Knoxville, TN.

Gray claimed that the siblings McEntire illegally arrived as his apartment at 416 First Avenue South “came in and assaulted him,” the dispatcher told responding officers.

Heather McEntire circa 2012

Heather McEntire circa 2012

About 5:30 a.m. today, Heather McEntire and John Gray wre both arrested on several charges including domestic violence – and both are lodged in the Delta County Detention Center.

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Marquette Police responded just after 10 p.m. ET Wednesday night to a report of a possible domestic violence situation turned into hit and run.
The incident was reported at 700 Homestead St in Marquette, MI.
“Responded to a domestic situation that has now turned into a hit and run PDA (property damage accident),” the dispatcher told police headed to the scene not far from Grove Street and the bypass.
In the rear parking lot, a witness told 911 dispatchers that “a male and a female were involved in a domestic situation,” the officers were told via radio from HQ.
The blonde female ‘got in a white Jeep” and “sped out of the parking lot to get away from the male,” officers were told.
The male got into an older red passenger car and “was leaving in a hurry,” a 911 dispatcher to responding officers
The male, now a suspect, “apparently struck a black in color car in the parking lot,” he said, adding that due to darkness the exact make and model of the red car was not visible.
The red car should “have front and rear damage,” the dispatcher said.
The witness told police that the couple was involved in a previous domestic situation about one month ago.
On the east side of the apartment building, police found a damaged red Ford Taurus.
Its is unclear what became of the investigation.

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Christopher Lee Mathews 1A Marquette man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, April 25, 2018 on domestic assault charges.

56-year-old Christopher Lee Mathews of Marquette, MI was arrested on a two-count domestic violence warrant.

Mathews was booked into the Marquette County Jail.

He was arrested by police at about 3 p.m. ET, Wed., March 25, 2018.

Details of the alleged assault have not been released.
Mathews is a former NMU employee, who studied hotel management in New Mexico, according to his Facebook page.

He was released on bond about an hour after booking.
Details of the incident have not been released by police.

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32-year-old Randy James Tuominen of Ishpeming, MI was booked into the MCJ Wednesday afternoon.
Touminen is charged with domestic assault and stalking.
Bond for Tuominen is not listed.
Details of the incident have not been released by police.
If you have a photo of Mr. Touminen please send it privately to our FB page

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39-year-old Michael Patrick Donahue of Ishpeming, MI was booked into the MCJ Wednesday morning.
Donahue is charged with domestic assault.
A bond for Donahue is not listed.
Details of the incident have not been released by police.
If you have a photo of Mr. Donahue please send it privately to our FB page

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33-year-old Michael Polkki of Ishpeming is charged with domestic assault and interfering with telephone communications.
U.P. Breaking News covered the arrest in a Wednesday article:
https://upperpeninsulabreakingnews.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/ishpeming-police-officers-tasered-a-man-this-morning-bloody-hammer-attack-in-southern-up-plus-early-today-ishpeming-man-arrested-for-domestic-violence

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Robert Dale Helsten

Robert Dale Helsten

Robert Dale Helsten

Robert Dale Helsten

31-year-old Robert Dale Helsten of Ishpeming, MI was booked into the Marquette County Jail at 1:16 a.m. ET early Wednesday morning, April 25, 2018.

Helsten is charged with carrying a weapon with unlawful intent, carrying a concealed weapon (CCW), and attempted resisting arrest/obstructing a police officer.

Bond totals $10,000 on two charges.

Bond is not listed on the first.

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Jack Alan Orhanen

Jack Alan Orhanen

35-year-old Jack Alan Orhanen of Marquette, MI was booked into the MCJ early today, Thursday April 26, 2018.

Orhanen is charged with felony third offense impaired drunken driving.

A bond has not been set for Orhanen.
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27-year-old Andrew Richard Koepp of Marquette, MI was booked into the MCJ about 11 p.m. ET Wednesday night.
Koepp is charged with attempted resisting arrest/obstructing a police officer.
Bond has not been set for Koepp.

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Other arrests in past 24 hours in Marquette County:

Dennis Gordon Tourville, 27, use of marijuana, addresses in Marquette and Denver, Colorado, bond not listed

Britton Marie Nurmi, 43, illegal entry, addresses in Marquette, Champion, $2,500 bond

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