Monday, January 11, 2010

Arrest made in home break-ins

January 09, 2010 12:03 PM

Van Buren County Sheriff's Dept arrested a 24 year old Bloomingdale man late Friday afternoon in Bangor Township. Police were on patrol when flagged down by a victim in the 38000 block of CR 681 about his home being broken into.
Witnesses were able to give police partial description of suspect and vehicle. Bangor city officers located suspect's vehicle and attempted to stop it. The suspect failed to stop leading officers on a chase for 2 to 3 miles. The suspect vehicle got stuck in the snow at an apple orchard 100 yards off the road. Michigan State police K-9 unit and Van Buren County Sheriff's deputies assisted in the chase.
The suspect had meth on him and was apprehended without further incident. Police discovered stolen guns, mail, and miscellaneous items and through their further investigation discovered the suspect had broken into homes both in Allegan and Van Buren counties.
The suspect was arrested for breaking and entering residence, fleeing and eluding police, possesion of firearms by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon, operating a vehicle under the influence of narcotics, larceny of mail, and possesion of methampethamine.