February 10, 2016

State Police arrest suspect in connection with breaking and entering cases in Bay and Gladwin counties


GLADWIN ― The Michigan State Police in West Branch arrested a suspect Dec. 14 in connection with several breaking and entering cases in Bay and Gladwin counties, according to an MSP press release.

Troopers from the MSP in West Branch have been investigating several daytime breaking and entering cases that occurred in Gladwin County recently, according to the release. On Dec. 13, two handguns were reportedly stolen from a breaking and entering that occurred in a home northwest of Pinconning.

Troopers were able to develop a suspect who is on parole for home invasion. That suspect was then reportedly located in northern Gladwin County Dec. 14 where they had allegedly kicked in the door of a residence and were confronted by a relative of the homeowner.

After an altercation, the suspect allegedly fled the scene toward Midland County. A detective from the Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group reportedly observed the suspect switch vehicles, and the suspect was stopped and arrested by officers from the Beaverton Police Department.

The suspect reportedly confessed to several breaking and enterings in Bay and Gladwin counties, according to the release. Two stolen handguns, three rifles, two shotguns and several other items were confiscated following a search.

The MSP believes nine daytime breaking and entering cases have been solved in Gladwin County as a result of the arrest, as well as one in Bay County.

No names have been released in the case.

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