Name released for breaking and entering in Houghton hardware store

HOUGHTON — The City of Houghton Police Department investigated a Breaking and Entering that occurred sometime Wednesday night, December 26th and early Thursday morning, December 27th.



The break in took place at Swifts True Hardware located on Sheldon Avenue in Houghton.

Search warrants were issued and executed on a suspect’s home believed to be involved in the incident, and an arrest warrant was issued for a male subject believed to be involved in the breaking and entering.

Isaac Laplander, 40, of Houghton was taken into custody by the Houghton Police department with assistance from the Hancock Police Department.

Laplander is being held at the Houghton County Jail, and was arraigned this afternoon in the 97th District Court by Judge Mark Wisti. He is charged with a 10-year felony Breaking and Entering a Building with Intent, and a 5-year felony Malicious Destruction of a Building. His bail was set at $250,000 cash or surety.

A probable cause hearing is scheduled for January 9th at 10 am, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 18th at 10 am.