Detectives: Stolen goods possibly sold on social media

PENNFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD)—Detectives are turning to social media to track down items stolen from several West Michigan businesses.

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a Dec. 8 burglary at Schweitzer Construction in Pennfield Township when it received several tips Wednesday. Those tips led detectives to a storage shed behind a home in the first block of Cleveland Street in Battle Creek. There, authorities found stolen property from Schweitzer Construction as well as Dadow Power Equipment in Emmett Township and other break-ins in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.

It’s unclear how much stolen equipment from Schweitzer Construction detectives recovered.

The Calhoun County deputies said thousands of dollars in construction and welding equipment was taken from the business during the overnight crime. They found a stolen utility truck abandoned in a field in the 11000 block of Brown Road in Pennfield Township.

Detectives believe the suspects may have been selling the stolen goods on social media. The tools include welders, miter saws, steel chop saws and generators. Some of the equipment may have company markings.

Anyone with information regarding the missing stolen items is asked to contact Silent Observer at 269-781-9700 or the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at 269-781-0880.

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