MARQUETTE – A 26-year-old Marquette man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly hiding a camera in a bathroom at UPHS-Marquette, where he was employed.
According to a press release from the Marquette P.D., officers were called to UPHS’ Marquette branch on December 2nd when a hidden camera was discovered in a bathroom at the hospital. The subsequent investigation led to the identification of Jarod Joseph Havican, a hospital employee, as the suspect.
On December 13th, the Marquette Prosecutor’s Office authorized a warrant for the arrest of Havican for seven counts of Computers-Using to Commit a Crime and seven counts of Capturing/Distributing Image of an Unclothed Person.
He was located and arrested and has been transported to the Marquette County Jail, where he was unable to post the $70,000 bond. Havican has been arraigned as of Tuesday afternoon, and the Marquette County Court system has scheduled his first hearing for December 21st at 10:45am.
Upper Peninsula Health System said in a statement;
“At UP Health System – Marquette, our top priority is the safety of our patients, employees, providers, and visitors, and we take any allegation related to an employee very seriously. We are aware of the arrest of an employee that occurred on December 13, 2022, and are cooperating with the local authorities investigating this matter. This individual is no longer employed by UP Health System. Due to confidentiality, we cannot provide any further information related to this situation or any employee matter. Thank you for understanding.”
All victims have been identified and informed, and the investigation is still ongoing.