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Police locate man accused of breaking, entering into businesses

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Authorities have arrested a Mid-Michigan man they say is responsible for breaking and entering into multiple businesses. 

The first incident happened on Saturday, Dec. 23 at Grupo Antolin-Michigan in Marlette.

Investigators found someone had entered the building through an unsecured door. While inside, the suspect did extensive damage to vending machines and office doors to gain entry. It was found that several items had been taken from the business.

Surveillance video from inside the business provided police with the suspect’s identification, according to officials.

The next day, officers found tracks in the snow entering the building once again.

Police said the suspect had forced a door open and several doors had been damaged Investigators also found property placed next to doors, make it appear the suspect was going to return for the items.

Unfortunately, because of accumulating and blowing snow, the tracks where the suspect exited the building and proceeded down city streets were quickly filled in.

During the early morning hours of December 25, officers were performing property checks and found Schwan’s had been broken in to.

The suspect damaged several doors and vehicles and ultimately stole a vehicle, they said.

Officers recovered some of the stolen property from where it is believed the suspect was staying, including laptop computers, tools, clothing, etc.

Police received information on Tuesday, Dec. 26 that the suspect was at Great Lakes Crossing.

Marlette Police contacted Auburn Hills Police Department who were able to locate the suspect and the stolen vehicle. The suspect was taken in to custody without incident.

He has been identified as a 22-year-old Sandusky man, formerly of Marlette. His name has not been released.

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