Investigation continues into Hancock home invasion

HANCOCK – Hancock police are continuing to investigate an alleged Thursday night home invasion.

About 11:55 p.m., 11 to 14 males are alleged to have come to a house on Ryan Street. Some of the males allegedly assaulted a couple of people at the location, said Hancock Police Chief Wayne Butler. The alleged victims said their assailants were Finlandia University students.

No arrests have been made in the case, Butler said.

“Things are moving in the investigation,” he said. “We’re starting to get cooperation from Finlandia, and some of the people at Ryan Street who were some of the alleged victims … right now, it’s just a matter of collecting stuff that should have been provided to us a while ago.”

Butler said he is unsure if the students said to have come to the house were all in one group, or if multiple groups merged along the way.

Butler said the alleged dispute was over a piece of property at the residence believed to have been taken someone else. Butler said it had not been reported to the police as stolen.

“Some property was taken, and someone that was at the location recognized the property,” he said.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Hancock police at 482-3102.