According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, an investigation was conducted by detectives into the break-ins on May 18th at the Tri-County Bank and Countryside Party Store in Brockway Township. During the investigation, a detective was in the city of Yale when he observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle in the crimes. The detective and an officer from the Yale Police Department went to the residence where the vehicle was parked and made contact with the man standing outside the vehicle. That man matched the description of the person in surveillance
In speaking with the suspect, a 34 year old man from Yale, it was determined that he had an outstanding warrant out of St. Clair County for probation violation. The original charge against him was breaking and entering. He was arrested and lodged at the St. Clair County Intervention Center on that warrant.
The investigation continued with a search warrant executed at the suspect’s residence on N. Main Street in Yale, where items linking him with the break-ins were located. The Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office and Yale Police Department assisted in the search at the home.
The suspect was interviewed at the IDC by detectives from St. Clair County and Sanilac County. The result of the entire investigation is that charges are being requested for the two break-ins in Brockway Township. The suspect is also expected to face charges in break-in at the Willow Tree Golf Course in Sanilac County that occurred on May 23rd and multiple break-ins within the city of Yale that began in February.
“We are extremely pleased with the cooperation between law enforcement agencies in the handling of
these cases,” said Sheriff Tim Donnellon. “Through a lot of effort, we are confident that we have the person that participated in multiple crimes in Yale, Brockway and Melvin.”
The suspect is expected to be arraigned on the Brockway charges this week.