Authorities seek owners of stolen slides

Old slides recovered by the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office. (July 16, 2014)

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help to track down victims connected to recent burglary arrests.

In early July, the sheriff’s office arrested three people who it says are connected to a string of break-ins. In their investigation, authorities recovered a lot of stolen property.

“We recovered over 150 items,” Deputy Mark Elferdink said. “We’ve got TVs, computer, everything you can think of.”

They still don’t know where some of it came from.

Wednesday, authorities released some photos found among the recovered property, hoping that rightful owners would call to get their stuff back, which could allow them to bring more charges.

The slide viewer recovered with the stolen property.
(The slide viewer recovered with the stolen property.)

Some of the photos released were of old slides, chosen from among several found in boxes dated December 1965. With them was an old slide viewer.

“These are family heirlooms that just can’t be recovered if lost,” Elferdink said.

A memory card containing family pictures was put back in its owners’ hands Thursday, but the slides remained a mystery.

They say if they can find out who all of the stolen items belong to, they may be able to solve more burglaries than the six they can currently confirm.

“We just need a couple of items from each crime and we can tie the suspects to it,” Elferdink said.

Anyone who would like to claim recovered property or who has information is asked to call the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office Pennfield Team at 269.963.3786.

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