3 charged in connection to break-in at Scottville canoe business.

November 2, 2018

Lemere, left; Carr, right.

3 charged in connection to break-in at Scottville canoe business.


By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

SCOTTVILLE — Three Scottville residents were recently arrested and charge with breaking and entering a Scottville business in July of this year. Garth Allen Lemere, Jr., 19, of 203 S. Crowley St. and Carrie Ann Carr, 38, of 116 E. Second St., were arrested by Scottville Police Department and face felony charges of larceny in a building. A 15-year-old male, was 14 at the time of the alleged incident, was also arrested. His case was referred to juvenile court.


The three allegedly broke into River Run Canoe Livery, 609 S. Main St., sometime between the evening of July 30 and early morning July 31, according to Scottville Police Department. Entry was through a back window of the building and over $600 in cash and a credit card were stolen. The building was occupied at the time by an employee who was sleeping in a separate room. Lemere was a former employee of the business, according to SPD. 

Breaking and entering in a building is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.


According to Scottville Police Chief Don Riley, the two confessed to the crime after being interviewed by Ludington Police Det. J.B. Wells about an unrelated crime (see below).

Lemere was also charged by SPD with second offense habitual offender and was recently arrested by Ludington Police Department and charged with the misdemeanor offense of larceny less than $200. (see related). Lemere was also arrested in August by SPD on the misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and operating a vehicle without a license. (see related)

Carr has also been charged with a misdemeanor charge of larceny less than $200, stemming from an arrest by Mason County Sheriff’s Office along with the same charge stemming from an arrest from Ludington Police Department. (see related).

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