ESCANABA - A Wisconsin man is awaiting extradition to Delta County where he faces five felonies related to recent break-ins at Subway restaurants in Escanaba.
Sometime overnight on Dec. 11-12, two Subways were broken into and undisclosed amounts of money were taken from safes inside, according to Escanaba Public Safety. Employees arriving at work on the morning of Dec. 12 notified police of the break-in's at 536 N. Lincoln Road and 2311 Ludington St.
Shortly after, Public Safety warned law enforcement agencies in the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin of the potential threat for more burglaries involving Subway restaurants. A few days later, Ashwaubenon Police Department arrested a 50-year-old suspect in Wisconsin. Officers searched the man's vehicle where evidence was uncovered linking him to the burglaries at the Escanaba Subways.
The suspect, from Green Bay, is currently lodged in Wisconsin on five charges out of Delta County, according to Det. Lt. Darin Hunter. Upon extradition to the Delta County Jail, the man will be arraigned in district court.
The suspect faces two counts of safe-breaking (each a life felony), two counts of breaking and entering (each a 20-year felony), and one count of possession of burglary tools (a 10-year felony), said Hunter.
The man is also suspected of being linked to several other burglaries at Subway restaurants in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, according to police officials.