Police respond to 3rd incident in a week at Walmart

December 17, 2014

mcso_cruiser_k9PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Mason County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a retail fraud complaint at Walmart, at 4854 W. US-10, Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 5:13 p.m.

Warrants are being requested for three subjects in Tuesday’s incident who were identified during the investigation, police said.

It is the third time in a week that police have been called to Walmart. Deputies responded to a report of a “person huffing” in the building last Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 11:40 a.m. During a pat down of the 23-year-old subject, deputies found a can of “keyboard duster,” and he was arrested for probation violation.

Stolen property valued at $1,546.98 was recovered in the woods and along the roadside near Walmart shortly after 3 a.m. last Friday, Dec. 12, by deputies after responding to a retail fraud involving “multiple subjects,” a sheriff’s report states. “Subjects fled on foot, and one subject was captured,” according to Sheriff Kim Cole. A 20-year-old Ludington man was arrested, and warrants were requested for the others involved.

Other MCSO activity Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 includes:

– 4 a.m., car/deer crash, no injuries, US-10 and Stiles, Amber Twp.

– 3:11 p.m., a 36-year-old Branch man was arrested on a probation violation warrant out of Mason County at the Probation/Parole Office, City of Ludington.

– 4:01 p.m., gas drive-off, $45.01 in fuel taken, 5600 block of W. US-10 — Wesco East Gate, PM Twp.

– 10:45 p.m., one-vehicle crash, no injuries, Dewey west of Sherman, Hamlin Twp.

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