Schoolcraft County Courthouse closed for investigation after vehicle damages courthouse property

MANISTIQUE — The Manistique Public Safety Department is investigating an incident that occurred at the Schoolcraft County Courthouse on Wednesday, June 24.

At 5:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to the courthouse in response to a report of Malicious Destruction of Property.

Upon investigation, officers determined that a vehicle had driven onto the front lawn of the courthouse. The driver then intentionally spun the vehicle in circles, causing major damage to the grass. A sign was also left on the property indicating that the driver was upset with the Michigan Department of Human Services, which has offices in the courthouse building.

There was no entry made or damage done to the building. Officers contacted Schoolcraft County Officials, who decided that the building would be closed for the day for investigation purposes. Normal operations will resume on Thursday, June 25.

Additional investigation determined that the suspect vehicle was a full-size, white Chevrolet Silverado crew cab pickup truck. The investigation is ongoing, and Manistique Public Safety would like anyone with information to contact the department at (906) 341-2133.