Break-in suspect calls 911 stating, ‘A bunch of people are getting killed and that he is a part of it.’

April 13, 2022

Break-in suspect calls 911 stating, ‘A bunch of people are getting killed and that he is a part of it.’

Crime causes over $60,000 in damages to home.

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By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

NEW ERA — A 26-year-old Walkerville man reportedly called 911 and made a cryptic statement while committing a home invasion that resulted in over $60,000 in damages.

Oceana County sheriff’s deputies and Michigan State Police troopers “were advised that a suspect had called 911 reporting that a bunch of people were getting killed and that he was a part of it,” said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. “The caller would not disclose any further information aside from stating that law enforcement would figure it out when they got there. The caller then swore at the dispatcher and hung up the phone.”

The bizarre incident occurred Friday, April 8, shortly after 8:30 a.m. 

“Central Dispatch was able to look up the phone number from their system and found that it came from a landline at Country Dairy.”

Police made contact with a supervisor who works at Country Dairy and is also a sheriff’s reserve officer. He assisted the deputies in finding the phone where the call came from. They determined that the farm was secure and also confirmed that the suspect was not a Country Dairy employee or a former employee, said Mast.

A backpack was located on the property that contained a large amount of drug paraphernalia used for methamphetamine and marijuana.

Police found out that the phone line was connected to a phone number at the business owners’ house nearby, and the owners were out of town on vacation.

Deputies and troopers went to the residence and observed a broken window in the entry door. The suspect responded after police announced their presence. He exited the residence complying with the officers’ commands, said Mast.

The suspect damaged the house extensively including burning some of the wood flooring; tearing holes in a wall; destroying appliances; throwing food from the refrigerator all over the house; and stabbing the drywall with a knife. Remnants of burnt towels were found on top of the stove.

He faces felony charges of malicious destruction of property over $20,000, second-degree home invasion and habitual offender. A warrant is being processed. He was arrested and is being held in the Oceana County Jail on a probation detainer.

“We strongly believe his actions resulted from him being under the influence of intoxicating substances,” said Mast.

Structural damage to the house alone was in excess of $60,000.

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