Police investigating break-ins in Houghton, Keweenaw

MSP release

CALUMET — Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating multiple suspects for receiving and concealing stolen property after a string of breaking and entering complaints in Houghton and Keweenaw counties.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post are working in conjunction with the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department and members of Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) West.

So far, three breaking and entering incidents have been reported to the MSP Calumet Post, the MSP said in a release. Incidents have been occurring at seasonal homes, camps and other places of opportunity.

Investigations showed the suspects were using snowmobiles and four-wheelers to access the seasonal properties, the MSP said. Incidents occurred over multiple nights and suspects broke into multiple buildings.

On Jan. 19, troopers pursued the driver of a four-wheeler who refused to stop and fled the scene. After further investigation, a search warrant was executed at the suspect’s residence and numerous items that had been reported stolen were observed within the residence. After obtaining another search warrant, police recovered more suspected stolen items.

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department, while investigating a breaking and entering complaint, also conducted a search warrant at another person’s home. More suspected items were recovered there.

Troopers are asking anyone with information regarding this incident or similar incidents to contact the Calumet Post at 906-337-5145 or the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department at 906-482-0055.

Tips may also be submitted through the MSP mobile app on your smartphone and tablet. Online tips may also be submitted to houghtonsheriff.com.


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