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Ishpeming Police Department Activity Reports


JANUARY 2019

From January 1, 2019 through January 31, 2019, the Ishpeming Police Department answered 464 Calls for Service (CFS) which compares to 451 CFS’s for the same period in 2018.

Ishpeming Police Department arrests for January 2019 were at 18 compared to 12 in January 2018.

In January of 2019, the Marquette County Prosecutors Office released the Domestic Incident Data for January 1, 2018 through June 30th 2018.

The report compares agencies related to Domestic Violence complaints.

During the reporting period a total of 164 warrants were requested by agencies in Marquette County.  Of the 164 warrants requested, 54 were from the Ishpeming Police Department (1/3 of all requested in Marquette County).

After Ishpeming P.D’s 54, Marquette PD and the Michigan State Police were tied for second with 32 requests each.  Then Forsyth Township PD with 22, Sherriff’s Office with 15, then Negaunee PD with 5.

These numbers show how many domestic complaints our officer’s answer where an “assault” has taken place.  The true number of Domestic Complaints is at least double this number and it has been document that a Domestic Complaint are one of the most dangerous complaints a police officer can answer.

On a positive note, we now have over 700 followers on our Facebook Page, which has only been up for a couple of months.

Chief Steven J. Snowaert


February 2019
From February 1, 2019 through February 28, 2019, the Ishpeming Police Department answered 410 Calls for Service (CFS) which compares to 461 CFS’s for the same period in 2018.   Our year to date CFS are at 877 compared to 912 for the same period in 2018.

Ishpeming Police Department arrests for February 2019 were at 23 compared to 40 in February 2018.  The year to date arrest totals are at 66 compared to 80 for the same period in 2018.

In February we lost three officers to other Marquette County Agencies.  We are actively looking for replacements.  In the mean time we have had to make some major changes in our schedule to maintain a 24/7/365 operation and to continue to fulfill police department commitments.

Chief Steven J. Snowaert


March 2019

From March 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019, the Ishpeming Police Department answered 376 Calls for Service (CFS) which compares to 423 CFS’s for the same period in 2018.   Our year to date CFS are at 1254 compared to 1335 for the same period in 2018.

Ishpeming Police Department arrests for March 2019 were at 42 compared to 30 in March 2018.  The year to date arrest totals are at 108 compared to 110 for the same period in 2018.

We have recently hired Chris Howard as a police officer.  He graduated from the police academy in 2018 and had been working part-time for the Marquette County Sherriff’s Office and Chocolay Township Police Department.

Chief Steven J. Snowaert


April 2019

From April 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019, the Ishpeming Police Department answered 448 Calls for Service (CFS) which compares to 422 CFS’s for the same period in 2018.   Our year to date CFS are at 1714 compared to 1773 for the same period in 2018.

Ishpeming Police Department arrests for April 2019 were at 43 compared to 34 in April 2018.  The year to date arrest totals are at 155 compared to 144 for the same period in 2018.

April’s arrests were up mainly because of the actions of our police officers.  Many of the arrest were “self-generated”.  Our Officers made several arrest for Possession of Meth, and seeking fugitives.  We also assisted UPSET in a large arrest for Meth.  There are other drug charges still pending at the prosecutor’s office awaiting drug analysis.

We are also waiting for warrants to be issued in two other major cases from April.  One is for Strong Arm Robbery, which involved a man chasing down a female in his car, forcing her off the road, confronting her, making threats, and stealing her keys.  The female did not know the identity of the subject.  Through several interviews and to be honest, good police work, officers were able to obtain the identity of the subject and our Detective was able to obtain a confession.

The second was a reported theft of cash from a vehicle at Elaine’s.  This case took many twist and to be honest, social meeting was not kind to our department.  Again, through good police work by our officers and our Detective, we are seeking charges against the woman for Filing a False Police Report.  We do not believe there ever was a theft of the money.

I have been very proud of the work our officers are doing.  They are working short-handed (3 officers down), working extra hours, training a new officer, and still producing.  We have conducted interviews for our open positions, but all are in police academies and will not be available to later this summer.

Chief Steven J. Snowaert



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