SHOCKER from Grand Marais – Burt Township official questioned by Michigan State Police in domestic violence case

URGENT URGENT U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 4-26-18 – 12:25 a.m. ET 

Domestic violence incidents continued unabated across the Upper Peninsula

There were numerous DV arrests in Marquette County on Wednesday including one that turned into a hit and run accident in Marquette 


Jim and Maxine Krempa

By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director

(Grand Marais, MI) – Michigan State Police are investigating a Burt Township official from Grand Marais for alleged domestic violence.

The suspect, 69-year-old James “Jim” J. Krempa of Grand Marais was being questioned by Michigan State Police for allegedly manhandling his wife.

The reported victim – who was allegedly pulled around by the arm – is Maxine Laverne Krempa, who just celebrated her 70th birthday.

There was some type of public safety official from Burt Township on the scene with radio name “Burt 2.”

That official followed protocol and called for Michigan State Police to come to the scene at the couple’s home off M-77.

The alleged incident apparently began sometime around 8 p.m. ET Wednesday night, and Michigan State Police dispatched a trooper at about 10 p.m.

James Krempa has been “a Burt Township Trustee since November 2016″ and “is also on the Planning Commission,” according to the township website.

A check of Vinelink did not produce an arrest file on Krempa as of midnight. That means we can not confirm any arrest in the case.

A dispatcher relaying a message said the victim had been outside in her robe for about an hour and a half.

The victim is also known by the last names, Dinneweth, Bailey, and Russell.
The victim has lived in Royal Oak, Wixom and Highland, MI.
Past addresses for Mr. Krempa include Wixom.

“The Township of Burt, Alger County is located in in Grand Marias Michigan,” the township Facebook page states, adding for more information concerning the township, please visit:

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