Authorities: Men snowplowed driveways before break-ins
Kalkaska — Authorities say two men snowplowed driveways at homes in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula before they broke into them and took guns, electronics, furniture and even a stuffed bobcat.
Kalkaska County Undersheriff Abe DeVol says investigators linked the suspects to 25 break-ins between December and last week. He tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle they targeted empty seasonal and permanent homes in Antrim and Kalkaska counties.
DeVol says an estimated $45,000 worth of property was taken, including power tools and collectibles. He says items that were easy to take or sell were targeted.
DeVol says a tip after a theft in Kalkaska County’s Clearwater Township led investigators to two Kalkaska men, ages 28 and 30. They’re jailed. Authorities recovered about $15,000 of stolen items from pawn shops, consignment stores and individuals.