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Burglary spree ends with arrest

MANISTUQUE — Arrests have been made in connection with recent burglaries, according to the Manistiuqe Public Safety Department.

On Friday, January 1, at 1:10 p.m., Manistique Public Safety officers were called to the Manistique Self Storage complex located at South Fifth and Deer Streets in Manistique for the report of the breaking and entering of storage units located there. Upon investigation, officers determined a total of four units had been burglarized. Officers contacted the owners and determined one of the units had a large number of items taken, including a Honda CB1000R motorcycle, motorcycle apparel, numerous other tools, miscellaneous equipment, and a pressure washer.

The investigation continued and on January 3 officers with their K-9 unit and the Michigan State Police executed a search warrant at N9780 IL Road, near Isabella in Delta County. Officers located a large amount of stolen property related to the Manistique Self Storage complex burglaries and numerous other recent burglaries in Schoolcraft and Delta counties. A quantity of methamphetamine was also recovered by the Manistique Public Safety K-9 unit, which will be turned over to Delta County for prosecution.

Corey Jon Henry Jr, 27, the suspect of the investigation and resident of this home was taken into custody on multiple charges and was transported to Manistique where he was lodged in the Schoolcraft County Jail. The large amount of stolen property was removed and was taken to the Manistique Public Safety Department for processing and further investigation.

On January 6, Henry was arraigned in the 93rd District Court of Schoolcraft County where he was formally charged with Breaking & Entering – A Building with Intent, a 10 year felony; Motor Vehicle – Unlawful Driving Away, a five year felony; and Larceny in a Building, a four-year felony and/or $5,000.00 fine. Bond was set at $1 million cash or surety with a preliminary hearing being set for January 27 at 11 a.m.

On January 11, Henry was arraigned again in the 93rd District Court of Schoolcraft County pursuant to the formal charges for alleged crimes committed in Schoolcraft County and investigated by the Manistique Outpost of the Michigan State Police. Henry was charged with 13 additional felonies including two counts of Home Invasion (15 year Felonies), three counts of Breaking and Entering (10 year felonies), four counts of Possession of Burglar’s Tools (10 year felonies) and four counts of Larceny in a Building (four year felonies and/or $5,000 fine each). An additional bond for these offenses was set by the Court at $500,000 cash or surety with the preliminary hearing also being set for January 27 at 9 a.m..

Investigative reports involving burglary and theft in Delta County will be forwarded to the Delta County prosecutor for review and decision involving evidence of crimes committed in that jurisdiction.

Manistique Public Safety Director Ken Golat would like to give special recognition to Officer Regan Twardokus of Public Safety who is the lead investigator and his sincere gratitude to the Manistique Outpost and Gladstone Post of the Michigan State Police for their assistance with this case which spans numerous counties in the Upper Peninsula. Other agencies assisting with this investigation include the Schoolcraft and Delta County Sheriff Departments.

The investigation into this crime spree continues and no further details will be released at this time. It is suspected that some of the property recovered in this case was never reported as stolen by the victims. Therefore, officers would encourage any victims of recent thefts in the area to contact their local law enforcement immediately to possibly identify and recover their property. Evidence suggests that there may be unknown victims of these related thefts in Schoolcraft, Delta, Mackinac, Luce, Alger counties and including the Cities of Gladstone and Escanaba.

For the City of Manistique and Schoolcraft County, contact Manistique Public Safety at 341-2133 or the Michigan State Police, Manistique Outpost at 341-2102.

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