Police seek assistance identifying break-in suspect.

July 6, 2021

Police seek assistance identifying break-in suspect.

GOLDEN TOWNSHIP — The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a break-in suspect who can be seen in surveillance video attempting to throw a rock through the window of a Silver Lake business.

“On Monday, July 5, 2021 two Silver Lake businesses were attempted to be broken into,” states a Facebook post from the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office. “A suspect image was caught on a video surveillance system, and we need your help to identify him. The incident occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. (The camera system time is one hour off). It is believed that the suspect may have driven a moped to the two businesses that were vandalized. 

“We also believe this is the same suspect who broke into the Silver Point General Store recently.

“If you have any information that would assist deputies and detectives in identifying this person, please call 231-873-2121.”

When the suspect successfully broke into the store a few weeks ago in Father’s Day Weekend, he stole approximately $50 worth of vapes and vaping supplies, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. It is very likely he is too young to buy the materials. 

Thicker glass was used to replace the glass at Silver Point General store that he broke out the previous time, said Sheriff Mast.

After deputies investigated the attempted break-in at Silver Point, they discovered that a break-in attempt had also occurred at the Silver Lake Pit Stop, said Mast. The windows were shattered at both businesses, but not broken out, he said.

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