MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - A Marquette man arrested for part in local vehicle break-ins was sentenced Friday in Marquette County District Court.
Allan Lee Blondeau was ordered to pay $1,353 in fines and costs for one count of breaking and entering into a vehicle $200 but less than $100. He also received a year of probation. Three other breaking and entering charges were dismissed.
There was no date set for his possible additional charges.
Officers from the Marquette Police Department were recently investigating a rash of vehicle breaking and entering complaints in the South Marquette area. Investigation identified 23-year-old Allan Lee Blondeau, of Marquette, as a suspect.
Blondeau was arrested on Friday, April 14 for his alleged involvement in the larcenies. A portion of stolen property was recovered at that time, including cash and portable electronic devices.
Blondeau was lodged at the Marquette County Jail for one count of breaking and entering a vehicle to steal property $200 or more but less than $1,000; and three counts of breaking and entering a vehicle to steal property less than $200. All four charges are misdemeanors and a total bond was set at $8,000 cash/surety.
The Chocolay Township Police Department assisted the MPD in the investigation.
The MPD wants to remind citizens to lock their car doors and to not leave valuable items in their vehicles when unattended. The MPD has also received complaints of bicycles being stolen from homes and garages. Items of value should not be left unattended or unsecured at any location, including your home.