Police respond to ‘domestic situation’

Police respond to ‘domestic situation’

UPDATE — Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 4:40 p.m. EST

The name of an Escanaba resident arrested after police responded to a domestic situation on the 1100 block of Sheridan Road has been released.

40–year–old Mason Bajanen has been charged with felonious assault with a dangerous weapon as well as discharging a firearm in or at a building.

Bajanen is lodged in the Delta County Jail on a two hundred thousand dollar cash surety. He is scheduled to appear in court on February 11th.


UPDATE — Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 2:16 p.m. EST

Police have taken a 40-year-old man from Escanaba into custody after responding to a domestic situation in the 1100 block of Sheridan Road.

Escanaba Public Safety says the man allegedly was in possession of a firearm and discharged it inside the home. After further investigation, the suspect was located at a camp in Cornell Township. After what police described as “several tense hours,” the suspect peaceably exited the camp and turned himself over to law enforcement officials.

He has been charged with discharging a firearm in or at a building, and felonious assault with a dangerous weapon.

The investigation continues on all fronts, including the cause and origin of the fire. The identity of the man is being withheld pending an arraignment. He is lodged in the Delta County Jail. We’ll continue to provide more information as it becomes available.


ESCANABA — Details about an incident police in Escanaba are calling a “domestic situation” are scarce at the moment.

Escanaba Public Safety reports that they were advised of the situation on the 1200 block of Sheridan Road around 6:00 p.m. Tuesday night. When officers responded to the home, they found that it was on fire. They were able to extinguish the fire, and they are investigating the incident.

More information is expected to be released as time permits. Escanaba Public Safety was assisted at the scene by the Ford River Volunteer Fire Department, Rampart EMS, the Delta County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police, DTE Energy and Escanaba City Electric.