IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) – Iron Mountain police say a 36-year-old Iron Mountain man is in custody after he broke into several businesses in the Downtown Plaza on Stephenson Avenue.
The Iron Mountain Police Department received the initial complaint of a breaking and entering at 6:00 a.m. on Friday.
The Downtown Plaza has numerous businesses. After searching the building to make sure the suspect was not still inside, police discovered a total of six businesses were broken into during the night. Mainly money was stolen from the businesses.
After several hours of investigation, a suspect was developed.
At approximately 1:15 p.m. he was found hiding in a wooded area near US-2 and Michigan Avenue.
Police say the suspect was taken into custody without incident. Numerous pieces of evidence related to the break-ins were recovered from the suspect as well as from his apartment when it was searched.
The Iron Mountain Police Department was assisted initially on scene with the search of the building by the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department. The Michigan State Police also assisted with evidence technicians who responded to the scene to process it for trace evidence.
The suspect is being held in the Dickinson County Correctional Center. Police say he was out on bond for an unrelated breaking and entering at the time of his arrest.
Formal charges for these new crimes are expected after the review of the complaint by Dickinson County Prosecutor Lisa Richards.
No further information will be released until formal charges are issued and the suspect is arraigned in court.