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Truck Stolen from Hartland Car Lot, $45,000 Wired to Unknown Accounts

The following information was supplied by the Livingston County Sheriff's Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A truck was reported stolen from the in Hartland, according to a report from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department 

A 2003 Ford F-250, valued at $15,898, was parked on the northwest corner of the parking lot and was out of range of surveillance cameras, according to the report.

Police said the manager told them the car was locked with only one key available, which the manager had.

Howell Break-In Reported

A Howell man reported a break-in at his home on the 4000 block of Latson Road. between the hours of 12:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Aug. 28, according to a report from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department.

Police said that the homeowner noticed a screen cut out of a lower level window that was left open and believe the subject may have entered the residence through there.

According to the report, the homeowner didn’t notice any items stolen and believes the suspect left the home through a sliding glass door.

Items Stolen from Howell Home

On Sept. 3, a Howell man reported that his home on the 5000 block of West Coon Lake Road. was broken in to, according to a report from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department.

Police say the homeowner and his wife returned home from vacation around 2 p.m. and noticed several items missing including a TV valued at $2,500, a laptop valued at $800, jewelry valued at $1,500, $5,000 in cash and an AK-47 valued at $1,000 and AR-15 valued at $1,000.

The homeowner told police that the front door was still locked when they returned home and they believe the suspect may have entered through an egress door in the basement.

$45,000 Wired to Unknown Accounts 

A Howell woman wired $45,000 to several unknown accounts through Western Union, according to a report from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. 

Police said the woman began sending money because she believed she was getting involved with an Internet business dealing with children’s clothes and food.

Police said the woman then began sending more money believing it was going to sick children she was told were dying. Police also say she was threatened to send more money or something bad would happen.

Wired transactions included names in Texas, Berlin Republic and Nigeria.

MaryBeth Potrykus September 08, 2012 at 04:45 PM
I am so glad that I have an alarm system on my home. Did you know that when you have an alarm system in your home, your home owners insurance is reduced? So you prevent someone breaking in and save money. Win win. I like All Star Alarm. Customer service is exceptional and so are the rates.
Nicole Krawcke (Editor) September 09, 2012 at 04:38 AM
Thanks for your comment, MaryBeth. Were you having problems in your area before you got your alarm? I think dogs are good deterrents as well!

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