Since September 2014, Saginaw Township Police Department has noticed an increase in larceny from vehicle complaints, burglary of self storage units and larceny of mail from mailboxes in subdivisions.
Detectives have been investigating these crimes and identified possible suspects who had been using the stolen credit cards from these larcenies. The larcenies also occurred in subdivisions in Thomas Township and most recently this past Friday and Saturday nights in Frankenmuth.
On Sunday, December 7, 2014 at approximately 2:00 am Saginaw Township detectives and officers from Frankenmuth and Tittabawassee Township Police Departments did surveillance on the suspects. Detectives stopped the four suspects on Dixie Highway near I-75 as they were returning from committing larcenies in Frankenmuth. As officers approached the vehicle, one of the suspects threw a handgun from the vehicle. All four suspects were arrested. Stolen property from the larcenies in Frankenmuth was recovered from the vehicle.
Detectives from the above departments conducted a search warrant at one of the suspect’s homes and recovered a stolen handgun and other stolen items (laptop computers, Ipads, GPS units, televisions, purses, wallets, etc) which link the suspects to larcenies and burglaries in Saginaw and Thomas Townships. Searches of other homes also resulted in stolen items being seized. The suspects were also involved in stealing mail from mailboxes primarily looking for Christmas cards with gift cards and also credit cards.
The four suspects were arrested and are being held in Saginaw County Jail and Saginaw County Juvenile Center. Detectives will present the case to the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office for warrants.
- White male, 25 years old, City of Saginaw resident
- White male, 17 years old, City of Saginaw resident
- White male, 16 years old, City of Saginaw resident
- White male, 15 years old, City of Saginaw resident
These suspects have been actively stealing items primarily from unlocked vehicles, breaking into self serve storage buildings and preying on victims during the holiday season by stealing their mail looking for gift cards.
Saginaw County law enforcement agencies remind citizens to remove valuable items from your vehicles and lock your vehicles. Agencies encourage citizens who see suspicious activity in your neighborhoods to call 911 so that officers can respond.