Alleged drunk driver hits Marquette cop car twice while at fast food drive thru – plus an NMU soccer player is among those charged with violence this weekend in Marquette County – and the latest drug and other busts

U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 4-29-18 – 10:22 p.m. ET – 

Cops car hit by alleged drunken driver in a McDonald’s drive thru; soccer player charged with assault – and many others are charged with domestic violence, plus drug arrests

We’d love to tell you about charges/arrests in the other U.P. counties but the sheriff and prosecutors do not want you to know – so it is not released on Mobile Patrol

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

(Marquette, MI) – A Marquette Police officer seemed bemused when a large pickup truck bumped his patrol car twice early Saturday morning at the Marquette McDonald’s.
The incident happened about 3:30 a.m. ET on Saturday morning, April 28, 2018 – as both the cops and the suspect were in line at the drive thru to get their fast food meal.

“We’re gonna be in the McDonald’s Drive Thru … they ran into the back of our car twice,” the Marquette Police officer radioed to dispatchers at Marquette County 911 Central Dispatch.

Jerry Boyer

Using a police code, the officer also stated he suspected they were struck twice by a dunk driver.
“OK, clear,” answered the dispatcher with a chuckle.

Likely cops across the area were laughing when they heard the unexpected incident.

Arrested was 22-year-old Jerry Nelson Boyer of Skandia, MI.

He was given a portable breath test but the results are not known.

Boyer was driving a black ford pickup truck – that got towed.

Boyer was suspected of drunken driving and no insurance. However the exact charges were never posted on Mobile Patrol.

He was released on bond.

The boss at police headquarters asked the officer over the radio about damage to his patrol car.

“A little scratch on the bumper, but nothing crazy,” the officer radioed Marquette Police Headquarters


A Northern Michigan University soccer player was among those arrested on violence related charges in Marquette County this weekend – plus the latest drug arrests.

20-year-old Edgar Rene Astorga of Marquette, MI was booked into the MCJ on Saturday afternoon.
Astorga is charged with assault and battery.
Astorga was released on a $2,500 bond.
Astorga is an athlete at Northern Michigan University who is sophomore majoring in communications
Astorga is a soccer standout from Chicago and is a member of the NMU Men’s Soccer Team.

Edgar Astorga at NMU soccer 2
NMU posted this about Astorga:
2017: Appeared in 18 games, making 15 starts including the first of his career in the season opener on August 31 versus Indianapolis. Astorga’s lone goal of the season came as the game-winner on September 10 versus Marygrove, while he also added a pair of assists on the season. Named to the GLIAC All-Academic Team.
2016: Finished the season in a three-way tie for fourth on the team with five points (2g-1a). Named the GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 27 after leading the Wildcats to wins over No. 12 Tiffin and Findlay; he netted the game-winning goal in both games and also notched an assist.


Adam Tousignant35-year-old Adam Lee Tousignant of Negaunee, MI was booked into the MCJ late Saturday morning on numerous charges.

Tousignant is charged with using a phone for malicious/threatening purposes, possession of a Schedule I, II, III narcotic, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs (OUID), and a jail prisoner possessing contraband.

Bond for Tousignant has not been set.

Tousignant arrested on Thurs., March 8, 2018 and charged with malicious use of a telephone to make threats.


30-year-old Paul Mitchell Tipton of Gwinn, MI was booked Friday night into the MCJ.
Tipton is charged with second-offense domestic violence/assault, expired license plates, nonpayment of child support and driving with a suspended/revoked license.
Tipton is being held without bond on the domestic assault charge.
In Dec 2015, Tipton, then 28, of 621 Liberator St. in Gwinn – was sentenced to the 26 days that he had served in jail for an Oct. 2015 domestic violence incident.
Tipton pleaded guilty to second offense domestic violence and put on 18 months probation and ordered to pay $1,845 in fines/costs


19-year-old Gerald William Herbst of Marquette, MI was booked into the MCJ on Friday morning.
Herbst is charged with domestic assault and contempt of court for bond violations issued by Marquette County District Court
Herbst is being held without bond.


42-year-old Mark Russell Anderson of (address unconfirmed) was booked into the MCJ Saturday evening and relesed on bond just afternoon Sunday.
Anderson is charged with domestic assault.
Bond for Anderson was set at $5,000.

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Mike Lyons

23-year-old Michael Thomas Lyons of Negaunee, MI was booked into the Marquette County Jail late Saturday night, March 28, 2018.
Lyons is charged with domestic assault, illegal entry and driving an unregistered ORV.
Bond for Lyons is set just over $3,200.


Nakeesha Briggs 235-year-old Nakeesha Sharee Briggs of Marquette, MI was booked into the MCJ late Friday night.
Briggs is charged with possession of a Schedule I, II, III narcotic.
Bond for Briggs has not been set.
In Sept. 2017, Briggs was arrested by UPSET and Marquette Police
Briggs was charged with possession of cocaine, four counts of child endangerment, weapons violation, and maintaining a drug house.
UPSET seized nearly 30 grams of cocaine, a firearm and evidence of drug distribution – this after investigation at a residence in the Sunnyside Estates mobile home park in Ishpeming Township.
Brigg’s four children were placed into protective custody with Michigan Child Protective Services.
Briggs was sentenced on March 9, 2018 to a year and a half in prison for possession of cocine.
It is unclear if she was beginning a jail sentence or busted on new charges. She was released on a suspended sentence last month and is listed as an MDOC Michigan probationer assigned to Marquette, MI.


Jack Alan Orhanen

Jack Alan Orhanen

Additional charges have been filed against 35-year-old Jack Alan Orhanen of Marquette, MI was booked into the MCJ early Thursday, April 26, 2018.

Orhanen is charged with felony third offense impaired drunken driving.

He is also charged with resisting arrest/obstructing a police officer, fourth degree fleeing and eluding, and joyriding/unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

A bond has not been set for Orhanen.


41-year-old Robert Allan Wade of Ishpeming, MI was booked into the MCJ Friday night.
Wade is charged with resisting arrest/obstructing a police officer.
Wade has previous addresses in Gwinn and Palmer.
Bond for Wade has not been set.


26-year-old Jamie Steven Corkin of Marquette, MI was booked into the MCJ Friday evening.
Corkin is charged with resisting arrest/obstructing a police officer.
Bond for Corkin has not been set.
In Nov. 2015, Corkin, then 24 years old, of Ishpeming, MI pleaded guilty to the four-year felony larceny in a building involving an incident in Ishpeming.


23-year-old Austin John Pierce of Marquette, MI was booked into the MCJ Friday morning.
Pierce is charged with illegal entry.
Pierce was released on a $2,500 bond.


Other arrests:
Vanessa Lee Green, 34, larceny between $200 and $1,000.
Wenona Kayan Hemmila, 39, second offense operating a motor vehicle while impaired (OWI)


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