Arrests made in Salvation Army Breaking & Entering in Monroe County

FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, MI – Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone is reporting the arrest of two suspects in connection with two breaking & entering complaints at The Salvation Army store, located at 1525 Mall Road in Frenchtown Township.The Salvation Army

Two suspects were arrested in connection with two breaking & entering complaints at The Salvation Army store, located at 1525 Mall Road in Frenchtown Township.

On Tuesday, March 1st, 2016, employees at The Salvation Army store discovered a second breaking & entering. This time only a chain and phone case were stolen.

Surveillance images of the suspects were obtained during this second breaking & entering. Sheriff’s Detectives disseminated those images to area law enforcement and Detectives from the Livonia Police Department recognized the suspects.

On Wednesday, March 2nd, Sheriff’s Detectives submitted case information to the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office. On Thursday, March 3rd, the Monroe County Prosecutor’s authorized warrants for breaking and entering with intent charges against a 17-year-old male from Lincoln Park and a 19-year-old male from Taylor.

On March 3rd, Sheriff’s Detectives and Deputies, assisted by both Lincoln Park Police and Taylor Police, arrested both suspects. The suspects were taken to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and questioned. Detectives recovered evidence from both homes linking the young men to the March 1st breaking and entering. Additionally, Detectives were able to determine both young men were responsible for the February 7th, 2016 breaking and entering. Detectives will be seeking criminal charges against the men for that incident.

Both suspects were arrested and lodged at the Monroe County Jail.  Their names are being withheld pending arraignment in First District Court.

Anyone with information about the breaking & entering complaints is asked to call Detective Jeff Smith at 734-240-7530.