Arrest made: Breaking and entering results in felony charge

Graham Jaehnig/Daily Mining Gazette Swift True Value Hardware was the scene of a Breaking and Entering that occurred sometime between late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Entry was made through the back doors of the business.

HOUGHTON — A breaking and entering occurred at Swift True Value Hardware on Shelden Avenue sometime between late Wednesday night and Thursday morning, according to the owner of the business, Marilyn Swift.

Houghton City Police responded to the call Thursday morning at approximately 7:20 a.m. when employees discovered the rear doors of the building had been broken into, where the individual had gained entry to the store.

Investigation led police to request a search warrant for the home of a suspect, which was issued by the County Prosecutor, a release from the Houghton Police stated.

An arrest warrant was issued later Thursday for a male suspect believed to be involved in the breaking and entering and at approximately 9:40 p.m. Thursday night, the suspect was arrested and taken into custody by the Houghton Police Department with the assistance of the Hancock Police Department.

The suspect is being held in the Houghton County Jail, and will be arraigned Friday morning on a two-count felony charge.

The first count is Breaking and Entering with Intent, a 10-year felony. The second count, Malicious Destruction of a Building, is a five-year felony.