2018-01-08 / Front Page

Suspect arrested in 3 break-ins

By Eric Levine
810-452-2689 • elevine@mihomepaper.com


Chief Brian McGinnis Chief Brian McGinnis MARLETTE — A 22-year-old Sandusky man is lodged in the Sanilac County Jail, facing charges in three break-ins.

The crimes occurred at two businesses, twice at Grupo Antolin Michigan, a manufacturing plant on Euclid Street, and once at Schwan Food Company on Karen Street.

On Dec. 23, police responded to a breaking and entering at Grupo, where someone had entered the building through an unsecured door, according to Marlette Chief of Police Brian McGinnis.

Authorities discovered extensive damage to vending machines, and to office doors.

Police identified the suspect from surveillance video inside the building, McGinnis said.

The second break-in occurred Dec. 24, when the suspect forced open a door.

Police found several items — TVs, tools, money, etc. — placed next to exterior and office doors that the suspect apparently intended to return for, according to the chief.

Although the suspect left the building on foot, police were unable to follow his footprints on city streets because blowing snow quickly filled in his tracks, McGinnis stated.

The third break-in occurred at Schwan’s during the early morning hours of Dec. 25, where the suspect damaged several doors and vehicles before stealing a vehicle.

Police searched the place where the suspect had been staying, and recovered several stolen items, including laptop computers, tools and clothing, according to McGinnis.

On Dec. 26, Marlette police learned the suspect was at Great Lakes shopping mall in Auburn Hills. Auburn police arrested the suspect and seized the stolen vehicle.

The suspect, a former Marlette resident was transported to the Sanilac County Jail Dec. 27.

The suspect’s name was not released pending arraignment in court.

Michigan State Police and Sanilac County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Dubois assisted in the investigation.

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