IRON MOUNTAIN - Due to the combined efforts of area law enforcement agencies, several individuals were apprehended in connection with a series of breaking and enterings in late July and early August, according to a statement released on Friday by the Dickinson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
Several area Kingsford, Iron Mountain and Norway residents were victims of break-ins into their garages and vehicles. The crime spree took place over a 10-day period.
The following individuals were charged in connection with the crimes: - Cody James Howorth, 17, of Norway, was charged with three counts of breaking and entering a building with intent, a 10-year felony, six counts of larceny from a motor vehicle, a five-year felony, one count of breaking and entering a vehicle with damage to the vehicle, also a five-year felony, three counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, a two-year high court misdemeanor, one count of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police, a two-year felony and several related misdemeanor charges.
Howorth is set for a preliminary examination on the felony charges on Aug. 28 at 8:30 a.m. before the Hon. Judge Chris Ninomiya.
He is being represented by attorney Daniel Jaspen of Iron Mountain.
Three juveniles charged in connection with these crimes include: Jonathan Andrew Mitchell, 15, and Jacob Michael Mitchell, 16, both of Williston, N.D., and Dakota Chase Paquin, 16, of Quinnesec.
Jonathan Mitchell is charged with three counts of breaking and entering a building with intent, six counts of larceny from a motor vehicle, one count of breaking and entering a vehicle with damage to the vehicle, three counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and various related misdemeanor charges.
Jacob Mitchell is charged with five counts of larceny form a motor vehicle and three counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
The Mitchell's appeared before the Judge Thomas Slagle in Circuit Court's Family Division on Thursday of this week for a preliminary hearing.
Both boys are currently being detained at the Sault Tribe Youth Facility in St. Ignace.
A continued preliminary hearing will be held on Aug. 22 at 3 p.m..
Jacob Mitchell is being represented by Brian Brouillette, and Jonathan Mitchell by attorney Daniel Anderson.
Dakota Paquin is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in the family division on Aug. 22 at 4 p.m.
Paquin is charged with two counts of breaking and entering a building with intent, three counts of larceny from a motor vehicle, and one count of breaking and entering a vehicle with damage to the vehicle.
Paquin is on an electronic monitoring tether pending further proceedings.
He is being represented by attorney Mike Scholke of Iron Mountain.