Children’s Museum Break-In Sentence

A Gwinn man is going to jail for breaking into a pair of Marquette County businesses at which he used to work.

23-year-old Darron Watson will spend 2 months in jail and then 2 years on probation.

He’ll also have to pay more than $1,600 in restitution.

He’d pleaded guilty to breaking and entering a building with intent to commit larceny.

That charge came out of an October break-in at the U.P. Children’s Museum.

Watson turned himself in back in mid-November after being identified as a suspect in a series of break-ins at the museum, and another at Ishpeming’s Pit Stop Quick Lube.

Watson once worked as an employee of each business.

A small safe was stolen in one of the break-ins.

After turning himself in, Watson led police to where he dumped the safe in the woods.