2017-12-07 / Front Page

Knotty pine, chainsaws, snowmobile among items targeted by thieves

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating several breaking and enterings in the St. Helen area that occurred at the end of November.

Reports by two neighbors on Lawndale Road in Richfield Town­ship Nov. 25 are being investigated.

One homeowner reported being awakened by the garage door being opened. Upon inspection, the home­owner discovered a door to a vehicle inside the garage was open and a side door of the garage was open as well. Nothing was reported missing.

The neighbor, however, reported that several items were missing from his garage, including a gas gen­erator, a chainsaw and two fishing poles. The value of the items totaled almost $1,000.

Deputies discovered the lock on his garage had been forcibly opened and damage had been done to the door frame. A K9 unit was dis­patched to track a possible suspect, but lost the trail.

In Backus Township, two resi­dences on Wilderness Trail were broken into. The homeowners re­ported missing a snowmobile, mini bike, helmet, chainsaw, toolbox with tools, crossbow, a snowmobile jack­et and boots, among other posses­sions. The value of the items totaled more than $4,000.

At a fifth location, deputies inves­tigated a break-in in Nester Town­ship on Rockwood Lane. Reported missing were hand tools, antlers from the fireplace mantel and 20 eight-foot pieces of knotty pine. Of­ficers discovered window screens had been removed from the home and they believe the suspect, or sus­pects, gained entry through one of the windows.

No arrests have yet been made. The investigation is ongoing.

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