Prosecutor releases February activity report

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Prosecutor Lisa M. Richards has released her department’s activity report for February.

The office received 51 police reports from the five area law enforcement agencies and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

From those reports, the office authorized 15 felony and 20 misdemeanor warrants. There were 16 warrant requests reviewed and denied and one was resubmitted to the investigating agency for further investigation.

Warrants authorized included 10 for domestic violence or assault offenses, seven for alcohol offenses, six for theft or property offenses, six for drug offenses, 11 for traffic offenses, one for harboring misdemeanants, one for possession of a firearm under the influence, one for 911 unauthorized purposes and one for fugitive from justice.

The office also drafted and submitted three juvenile delinquency petitions to the probate court.

Throughout the month, the office had 14 preliminary examinations resulting in eight defendants being bound over to the circuit court for further proceedings, 11 circuit court sentencing hearings, 16 circuit court pre-trial conferences, 25 circuit court arraignments and one probate court jury trial.

The office also conducted numerous bench trials, motion hearings, probation violation and show cause hearings in the district, probate and circuit courts.