Keweenaw Law Enforcement Agencies Investigating Series of Vacation Home Burglaries
Authorities are investigating a series of burglaries across the Keweenaw Peninsula. A Michigan State Police release says three breaking and entering complaints have been received from owners of seasonal homes, camps and “places of opportunity.” Troopers from the Calumet Post, Houghton County Sheriff’s deputies, and members of the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team West are investigating multiple suspects for receiving and concealing stolen property. On January 19th, troopers pursued a 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 found in the residence. Another search warrant was obtained and the suspected stolen items were recovered. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department, while investigating a breaking and entering complaint, also conducted a search warrant at another subject’s residence. More suspected stolen items were recovered at this residence. Investigations have shown that the suspects were using snowmobiles and four-wheelers to access seasonal properties. The incidents occurred during the overnight hours and suspects broke into multiple buildings. 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 or tablet or online tips can be submitted to Houghtonsheriff.com.