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Man gets prison for burglaries

July 23, 2011
Daily Press

MANISTIQUE - A Manistique man was sentenced to prison Thursday for breaking into the local senior citizen center.

Melvin Anthony Larson, 22, was sentenced on multiple felonies in connection with the break-ins.

Anthony was arrested by Manistique Public Safety in May following an investigation into burglaries at the Manistique Senior Citizens Center, 101 Main St. The investigation began after officials from the senior center reported the theft of cash and lottery tickets.

Larson pleaded guilty and was sentenced to: two to 10 years in prison for three counts of breaking and entering a building with intent; and 18 months to up four years for three counts of larceny in a building. The sentences run concurrently and Larson was given credit for 68 days served.

Larson was also ordered to pay $3,043 in fines, costs and restitution.

Original charges for safe breaking and receiving and concealing stolen property, along with a habitual offender charge, were dismissed.

Cheryl Ann Boomgard, 19, a female co-defendant involved in the case, faces a misdemeanor charge of receiving and concealing stolen property $200 to $1,000. She will be sentenced on July 27 in Schoolcraft County District Court.



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