Prison ordered for heroin conviction

MARINETTE — A 34-year-old man will serve time in prison for a heroin conviction.

Brian J. Vollmer, Fredonia, Wisconsin, was sentenced Thursday in Marinette County Circuit Court Branch 1 to four years in prison for manufacture/deliver heroin, less than 3 grams. The sentence is followed by four years extended supervision.

Charges of falsely present noncontrolled substance and maintain drug trafficking place were dismissed but read in at sentencing.

The crime took place on Jan. 1, 2016, and Vollmer entered a guilty plea on Sept. 19 of this year.

Marinette PD seek person of interest

MARINETTE — Officials with the City of Marinette Police Department (MPD) request the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest involved in an assault that occurred in Wednesday evening in Marinette. 

According to a press release, a man described between the ages of 25 and 30, with light blonde hair and wearing a green/gray flannel and stocking cap was involved in an aggravated assault. The assault took place in the 1800 block of Stephenson Street at approximately 7:05 p.m.

A surveillance image posted on the MPD Facebook page shows a blurry photo of the individual sought. 

Police ask that anyone with information about this case call MPD at 715-732-5200 or the Marinette County Crime Stoppers at 800-427-5857.

Man shot by police was suspect in murder

DETROIT (AP) — A man shot and killed by Detroit police officers on Saturday was a suspect in the killings of two women earlier in the week, authorities said.

Officer Vanessa Burt, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department, told The Detroit News that officers confronted the man on Saturday afternoon on the city’s east side.

Burt says Redford Township police considered the man a suspect in the shooting deaths of an 18-old-woman and a 49-year-old woman on Friday evening.

WXYZ-TV reports that the shooting followed an argument between one of the women and a man inside a Redford Township home. Redford Township Police Captain Al DiPrima says both women knew the man.

Burt said when officers found the man on Saturday afternoon, he began firing at police, who shot back.

The man died on the way to a hospital.