Sheriff Says 70 Break-Ins Reported Since October 1-07-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Sheriff Says 70 Break-Ins Reported Since October 1-07-2011

The Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office hoped a Friday news conference would help spread the word of serious problem the county is currently facing.
The sheriff said there's a thief on the loose, resulting in dozens of larceny cases and 35 burglaries around Saginaw County in the last three months.


Sheriff William L. Federspiel said 70 larceny cases have reported to his office since October. The larcenies included residence, non-residence, vehicle and property in vehicle thefts.
"We think there are the same group, or groups of people, who are targeting all the communities in question,” said Saginaw County Sheriff Bill Federspiel. “Some of the people who targeted businesses in Chesaning are doing the same thing in Richland, same thing in Merrill."
The western part of the county seems to be the target. Areas like Swan Creek, St. Charles and Merrill are being hit up for hot ticket items like the electronics Santa dropped at your house during the holidays.
Police said they believe the thieves are traveling in packs.
"We believe there is some coordination going on and they're able to travel great distances,” said Federspiel. “They’re traveling north, south, east and west. We’re just looking for some help from the public."
The sheriff also wants to encourage more citizens to report any suspicious behavior that they see to 911.
Most of the larcenies remain under investigation.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Body found outside Great Lakes Bay Health Center

    Body found outside Great Lakes Bay Health Center

    Saturday, May 27 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-05-27 21:04:05 GMT

    The body of a man has been found in Saginaw Saturday afternoon. 

    More >

    The body of a man has been found in Saginaw Saturday afternoon. 

    More >
  • Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor announce separation

    Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor announce separation

    Saturday, May 27 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-05-27 20:55:41 GMT
    Ben Stiller and his wife of 17 years say they are separating.    Stiller and actress Christine Taylor released a joint statement Friday announcing their breakup. The pair has been a couple for 18 years and married in May 2000. They have two children together.    The actors wrote that their priority is raising their two children and requested privacy.    Taylor has appeared in several of Stiller's films, including "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,&qu...More >
    Ben Stiller and his wife of 17 years say they are separating.    Stiller and actress Christine Taylor released a joint statement Friday announcing their breakup. The pair has been a couple for 18 years and married in May 2000. They have two children together.    The actors wrote that their priority is raising their two children and requested privacy.    Taylor has appeared in several of Stiller's films, including "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,&qu...More >
  • Woman critically injured in home invasion

    Woman critically injured in home invasion

    Friday, May 26 2017 11:52 PM EDT2017-05-27 03:52:30 GMT

    Michigan State Police officers responded Friday evening to a home invasion with serious injuries.

    More >

    Michigan State Police officers responded Friday evening to a home invasion with serious injuries.

    More >
Powered by Frankly
WNEM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.