Two arrested in robbery at local market



STANDISH — Two suspects are behind bars thanks to the help of Standish residents and the Arenac County Sheriff’s Department.

On Wednesday, Dec. 29, an elderly woman was robbed while shopping at Glen’s Market in Standish.

Two suspects, Dale A. Janz Jr., 20, and Joshua W. Gibson, 21, both of Standish, were charged and arraigned for larceny in connection with the robbery of the woman while she was shopping using a mobility scooter according to Undersheriff Donald McIntyre. Both Janz and Gibson are being charged with larceny of a person. Gibson was out on bond for a domestic violence charge at the time of the incident.

“When the incident occurred, a number of citizens at the scene called (the robbery) in,” he said.

According to McIntyre, one witness followed the suspects as they fled Glen’s in a full-sized van.

“That citizen was able to identify a plate number for the vehicle,” McIntyre said.

McIntyre said a deputy located the two suspects and apprehended them shortly after the robbery occurred with their van partially stuck in a ditch on Pine River Road near Washington Street. He added that there was a brief foot chase.

“It appears the suspects attempted to turn the vehicle around and got stuck,” he said.

McIntyre said the Arenac County Sheriff’s Department is thankful that area citizens helped with the capture of the two suspects.

“We really appreciate the citizens who helped us stop these (suspects),” he said.


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I hope if these two have any kids that CPS will put them in foster care so they won't be raised to be criminals.

Monday, January 3, 2011 | Report this

You don't think Foster Kids turn into criminals?..don't be so nauve.

Monday, January 3, 2011 | Report this

That Is Just SAD to do to any person, let alone a disabled Elderly Woman! God Bless The People Who Helped Capture These HEATHENS! And I sure hope the lady is ok! Because these things that happen to people can give them fears and then they can't feel free to live without feeling the fears.which leads to depression. These kids have no respect for nothing and should not even own a pet! and They are 18 or older well scary to think of them out there shortly not learning from this. If People would believe in God they would never want to harm someone or anything.

Thursday, January 6, 2011 | Report this

I hope the Arenac will put their mug shots in the paper so everyone can be warned about what they look like so the innocent can run the other way when they see them coming.

One of these guys are in jail with their brother right now in our jail. Also he has another brother in prison.

They mugged a defenseless elderly person, do you really think their children have half a chance to not end up where their father and uncles are?

On Monday is a court date for one of these guys. Hopefully the court room will be filled to find out their punishment.

My hat is off to the people who helped get these two off the streets.

Friday, January 7, 2011 | Report this

some times teenagers make mistakes but im sure no body in your family every did this. i have lived in arenac county for over 20 years and i now know the in intelligence level is about one half step up from moron

Saturday, January 8, 2011 | Report this

i mean really people like u dont have people in ur family that dont messup u guys are acting like these too are such bad people mr. gibson isnt even the one who did it maybe u guys should look into the facts some more and stop being so judge mental i mean really if this was one of ur family member u wouldnt want people talking about them like that i mean really give them a brake and for getting into there personal lives that should not be right what goes on in there personal live has nothing to do with u guys the only thing that should be put out there is stuff that goes on in this case so i mean look at all the people around u should not jugde a book by its cover

Friday, March 11, 2011 | Report this

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