The police chief told the source thieves hit self-storage facilities in Gaylord, Antrim, Montmorency, Kalkaska and Grand Traverse counties. He expects his department to make more arrests in conjunction with the thefts. Some of the stolen items have already been sold, and investigators are still trying to track them down.
The suspects were arraigned on May 9 in the 87th District Court of Michigan on one count each of receiving and concealing stolen property between $1,000 and $20,000. One suspect was charged with four counts of breaking and entering a building with intent to steal, and the other was charged with six counts of breaking and entering a building with intent to steal.
The source does not indicate which specific facilities were hit or if they were affiliated. Gaylord is a small town in northern Michigan, about 60 miles south of the Mackinac Bridge that connects the Upper and Lower Peninsulas.