Monday, January 25, 2010

Two men arrested in connection with series of daytime break-ins in Jackson area

By Danielle Quisenberry Jackson Citizen P...
January 12, 2010, 10:05AM
Two Jackson County men accused of breaking into houses around the county could face multiple charges.
The men, both 27, were stopped in Jackson Monday and arrested shortly after a home invasion on Saines Manor Drive in Blackman Township, according to a sheriff’s office news release.
They are accused of breaking into homes during the day when people are not home by pushing open doors and taking items such as jewelry, cash and guns. To check to see if anyone was at a residence, the two would knock on the door.
If someone answered the door, they would say they were looking for a lost dog and leave, according to the release.
Undersheriff Tom Finco said the break-ins have been likely occurring for at least two months.
Police recovered property from at least three home invasions, Finco said. “I suspect there will be a lot more.”
Detectives got warrants and searched the men’s homes Monday night. They found some jewelry, which has not yet been identified, according to the release.
Detectives also recovered a firearm taken last week from a home on Kibby Road.
The men were taken to the Jackson County Jail. The prosecutor’s office is to review the case.