Oceana duo arrested for multiple Mason Co. break-ins.

March 16, 2018

Oceana duo arrested for multiple Mason Co. break-ins.

#MasonCountyCrime.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

AMBER TOWNSHIP — Two people are accused of breaking into businesses in Amber and Pere Marquette townships over the past month. A 45-year-old Hart man and a 22-year-old Hart woman have been charged with breaking and entering and safe breaking. The businesses involved included Century 21 Bayshore Real Estate, 325 S. Brye Road; State Farm Insurance, 103 N. Jebavy Dr.; the Salvation Army store, 5905 E. US 10; and Orchard Market, 212 S. Pere Marquette Highway.

The arrests were made after deputies were dispatched to Holiday Inn Express, 4079 W. US 10, regarding a suspicious situation. According to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, an employee reported a backpack type bag had wires exposed which were plugged into an electrical outlet. Cole said the wires were charging cell phones inside the bag.

When a sheriff’s deputy arrived and made contact with a female subject the male subject fled on foot, Cole said.  The female was a wanted parole absconder out of the Michigan Department of Corrections. A chase of the male subject ensued and the county’s K-9 unit was called to the scene to assist.

K-9 dog Cash tracked the subject to the Meijer store, 3900 W. US 10, where he was located hiding inside the store and taken into custody at 4:47 a.m.  He too, was a wanted parole absconder out of the MDOC.

The investigation also led to the following charges being filed against both subjects this morning by the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office:

  • Count 1: Safe Breaking, a felony punishable by up to life imprisonment.
  • Counts 2 through 5: Breaking and entering, felonies punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment.
  • Count 6: Possession of burglar’s tools, a felony punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment.
  • Count 6: Burglar’s Tools—Possession, 10 year Felony

 

The break-ins had occurred over the past month to businesses in Amber and Pere Marquette Townships.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by Ludington Police Department and Michigan State Police Hart Post.

Names will be released following arraignments.

 

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