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Alcona sheriff deputies catch liquor-stealing teenager

GREENBUSH, Mich. — On Saturday, Aug. 1, Alcona County sheriff deputies were dispatched to Cedar Lake Grocery Store in Greenbush Township to respond to a breaking and entering complaint.

Ownerof the store, Scott Parent reported someone had broken down the front door and there were numerous bottles of liquor missing. “They took a canoe paddle and beat on the door until it finally caved in, crawled through the hole, came around to the liquor counter, took five bottles of liquor and went right back out through the hole in the bottom,” he said.

Parent has owned the store for 37 years and says something like this rarely happens. “This the first time in like 25 years that we’ve been broken into, so it’s pretty safe around here.” Deputies requested assistance from the Michigan State Police K-9 unit out of Gaylord Post for help in finding the one responsible.

Just before noon on the same day, deputies were able to locate the suspect. Using camera footage and the K-9 unit authorities were able to track a 15–year–old male from Livonia, Michigan, to a nearby residence. Parent says he’s grateful for all of the hard work the sheriff’s department did to help catch this criminal. “They did a magnificent job catching this kid that broke in here and I’d like to thank them for that.”

Due to his age, the identity of the suspect is not being released and a juvenile petition request has been sent to the Alcona County prosecutor.