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GROVELAND – A local man has allegedly admitted to and been charged with the thefts of a toolbox and later a gun cleaning kit from a neighbor’s shed on Tuesday and Friday of last week.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Jack Turner, 75, of Groveland, was arrested on two counts of Burglary in the Third Degree, a D felony, and two counts of Petit Larceny, an A misdemeanor, after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.
On April 21, Deputies responded to a property on Groveland Hill Road that housed grain bins and a shed for a Burglary report. The property owner reported that an unknown person entered the shed and removed a tool box and hunting equipment.
On April 24 the shed was again entered and a gun cleaning kit was removed. A suspect, Jack Turner, was quickly identified by the owner of the shed.
Deputies responded to Turner’s residence and interviewed Turner, and at that time he admitted to the thefts. All of the stolen property was recovered at Turner’s residence. Turner was taken into custody without incident and brought before Groveland Town Justice Love for an arraignment. During the arraignment bail was set at $1,000.00 cash of $2,000.00 secured bond, which was posted at the Court and Turner will have future court action.
Investigating the incident were the following members of the Sheriff’s Office Police Services; Chief Deputy Matthew Burgess, Deputy Brittany Smyder, Deputy Nicholas Truax, Deputy Michael Williams (Forensic Identification Unit) and Sergeant Joseph Breu.
PHOTO CAPTION: Jack Turner. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff’s Office)