Large stash of stolen property found in Kzoo County

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COOPER TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Michigan State Police, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff and other law enforcement agencies are checking through a large quantity stolen property recovered from a Kalamazoo County residence.

Early Tuesday morning, police were called to residence on Miller Road in Plainwell.  The resident was able to give police a partial license plate description to police and a description of the alleged burglar's vehicle. The description matched reports to other incidents in the area.

Police were able to track down a suspect's residence in Cooper Township. According to police, the suspect arrived at the residence and when he saw police, he ran after parking in a nearby driveway.  Police called in a Kalamazoo County Sheriff K-9 which was able to track the suspect and he was taken into custody.

Tony Edgar Smith was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on three counts of theft and one count of Breaking and Entering in Allegan County.

At the suspect's residence, investigators found what they are describing as a "very large quantity of stolen property" that they believe had been taken from area businesses and residences.  The property included electronics, tools, sporting goods, lawn ornaments and other collectibles.

The Allegan County Sheriff's Office, Plainwell Department of Public Safety and Otsego Police are all investigating the case as well.


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