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Serving Frankenmuth Since 1906
Vol. 114 No. 02 - In our 114th year!
Wednesday, July 17 2019
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Traverse City man is jailed on King Road home invasion charge
A 42-year-old Traverse City man will be going through the justice system for quite sometime following a recent home invasion in Frankenmuth Township.
The incident began at approximately 10am Monday, July 15, in the 7000 block of King Road, near Maple Road. The 62-year-old Frankenmuth Township homeowner was pulling into his residence when he noticed his house had been entered.
The homeowner observed a suspicious male walking alone down King Road and he called Saginaw County Dispatch 911. A Frankenmuth police officer was sent to the scene and discovered the man who matched the homeowner’s description, FPD Chief Don Mawer said.
“Our officers detained him but he was very evasive with our questions. He admitted he was a heroin addict and he was actually detoxing as we were talking with him,” Mawer said.
The suspect did not have a vehicle. A computer file check revealed he was wanted on an outstanding warrant from the Saginaw City Police Department for assault and battery.
A search of his person found numerous items stolen from the home, including a loaded revolver, coins, jewelry, narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Mawer believes he was acting alone.
“He has a long and extensive criminal history, including felonies. He was just released from being on parole,” Mawer pointed out.
He was arrested and lodged in the Saginaw County Jail on the outstanding warrant from Saginaw City. Working with the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office, the following charges are being pursued: first degree home invasion, felony possession of narcotics and paraphernalia, felony possession of a firearm and the habitual offender act, due to his numerous felonies.
FPD officers are also investigating a burglary from a building in the 8000 block of Townline Road.
A 63-year-old Frankenmuth Township man reported the incident on July 9; however, he had not been in that building since May 1. He reported an undisclosed amount of merchandize was taken from the building.
Officers have lifted some partial fingerprints and are watching common sites where such items may appear. The investigation is continuing.