Police warn residents to keep cars, houses locked following rash of break-ins.

January 6, 2020

Police warn residents to keep cars, houses locked following rash of break-ins.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

FERRY TOWNSHIP — A rash of break-ins has hit the small community of Ferry, and local law enforcement officials are advising residents to keep their houses and cars locked.

The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office investigated three break-ins over the weekend, and the Hart post of the Michigan State Police handled a fourth one.

A Chromebook laptop valued at $200 and a backpack containing clothes were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 1100 block of East Johnson Road, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. The theft was reported Sunday, Jan. 5, shortly before 3:30 p.m.

Two other related break-ins occurred on South 124th Avenue. An unlocked garage in the 2300 block of South 124th Avenue was entered. Ammunition for a .22 caliber gun and a Bluetooth speaker were stolen. The other break-in occurred next door in the 2100 block of South 124th Avenue, and $30 cash was stolen from a vehicle, Mast said.

MSP Sgt. Dan Thomas said troopers are investigating a break-in to a vehicle that occurred in the 2400 block of 132nd Avenue involving the theft of a box of ammunition and five packs of cigarettes. The break-in was reported Saturday, Jan. 4, at approximately 10 a.m.

Police advise residents to keep their doors to their cars, houses, garages and other outbuildings locked and to also keep valuables inside your car out of sight.

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