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Police seeking surveillance footage in Mendon break-ins

MENDON — The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone for security camera footage to help catch a suspect in a recent rash of break-ins in the Mendon area over the weekend.

There were three incidents reported between Sunday night, April 28, and Monday morning, April 29, in the village, according to police. On Sunday at 9 p.m., police reported to the 200 block of Fletcher Street for a break-in report. The homeowner returned home after several hours to find signs someone was inside the home while they were gone.

Then on Monday morning, two incidents were reported: one in the 200 block of Main Street at 2 a.m. and another in the 100 block of Main Street at 3:30 a.m. In the 2 a.m. one, the suspect was scared off by the homeowner, and in the 3:30 a.m. one, police reported the homeowner had located a subject inside their residence.

The suspect in the 3:30 a.m. break-in is described as a white man, approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall and between 40 and 50 years old, with a tattoo on his upper right arm. Police say the suspect had fled the residence southbound after the incident. A K9 was called to the scene, but the suspect was not located.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call Deputy Miller at (269) 467-9045 ext. 330.

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