Police seeking public’s help with tool theft cases

January 9, 2024

Police seeking public’s help with tool theft cases

The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two larceny cases involving the theft of tools and is seeking the public’s help to identify a suspect or suspects.

The first larceny was reported Thursday, Jan. 4, shortly before 9 a.m. in the 4700 block of East Hazel Road in Elbridge Township, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. A Paslode nail gun valued at $325 and a Husqvarna 142 chainsaw valued at $150 were stolen from an unlocked detached garage, said Mast.

The second larceny was reported Thursday, Jan. 4, around 5:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of South 24th Avenue in Benona Township. A Dewalt compound sliding chop saw valued at $800 and a Paslode framing nailer valued at $280 were stolen from a construction company’s trailer parked at a work site, said the sheriff. The lock was missing from the trailer when the theft was discovered.

Anyone with any information about these crimes is asked to contact the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office at (231) 873-2121.

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