CHARLEVOIX, MI – Evidently a thief needed a nap after they allegedly stole an Arctic Cat ATV then rode that over near the AmericInn Lodge and Suites where they were able to get into a first floor room to get some rest.
Community members in the Charlevoix area are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office believes broke into and entered two separate places of business recently.
On July 20th, 2020, deputies and detectives from the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Mt. McSauba ski hill/ summer camp for a report of a breaking and entering complaint where an ATV, among other items were stolen.
The ATV is an Arctic Cat TBX 700 with a dump style box on the back.
While detectives were processing that crime scene, a second report of a breaking and entering complaint was called into 911 from the AmericInn Lodge and Suites.
It seems that the thief who stole the Arctic Cat ATV road the vehicle near the hotel where detectives located it on an adjacent bike path that leads toward Boyne City Road.
The thief not wanting to bother anyone at the front desk of the hotel decided they would choose their own room. They were able to enter the room not with a key card but by cutting some window screens. They then entered a main floor room where it appears they stayed the night.
Evidence was recovered from the AmericInn linking the two breaking and enterings together. Further evidence was recovered and sent to the Michigan State Police Crime Lab for processing.
Community members have come together to offer a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible.
The room that they were able to enjoy for that one short evening will be a far cry from the jail cell that they will sit in once they are identified and arrested.
For any information, please contact the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office at 231-547-4461.
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