Blackout break-in suspects nabbed
June came in like a lion during Monday’s scheduled power outage when at least two men took advantage to break into vehicles on Butler Street near Mason Street in downtown Saugatuck.
Consumers Energy announced the planned six-hour blackout in advance, saying it was needed to repair a broken switch on its main Saugatuck-Douglas substation. It started June 1 at midnight.
Police responded to a 12:10 a.m. report to find one suspect hiding in a vehicle. When spotted, he fled on foot.
When another officer tried to stop a car whose driver was acting suspiciously a few blocks away, he fled in that vehicle as well.
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