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Gas cap smells like breakfast food, leads to arrest

ALPENA ― A sticky substance that smelled like maple syrup led police to arrest Ossineke man Jeremy Fischer, 42, for malicious destruction of property, police reported today. Troopers from the Michigan State Police-Alpena Post responded when a woman reported an argument with Fischer in the ...

Man captured by Alpena-area police guilty of child sexual assault

ALPENA ― A man captured by the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team after he fled from the Tawas area in a kayak was last week found guilty of sexually assaulting a child. An Iosco County jury found Brandon Mauk guilty of 13 counts of abusing the child between 2019 and 2021, beginning around the ...

Students injured in bus-related crash

ALPENA ― A crash sent three children to the hospital as a precaution when a vehicle hit a school bus shortly before 7 a.m. today in Alpena Township. The 63-year-old driver of a 2014 Ford passenger vehicle was partially blinded by the sun and was rubbing his eye when he rear-ended the bus, ...

AG’s office files charges related to Alpena homicide investigation

ALPENA — A Hubbard Lake man lied to interfere with a homicide investigation related to Brad Srebnik and Joshua Wirgau, the Michigan Attorney General’s office believes. That office charged Bruce Kinsey, 37, with lying to police and prosecution when he said he picked up Srebnik and Wirgau ...