Breaking and entering subject at large after accomplice arraigned

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By Zachary Peña, Staff Reporter

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One suspect is in custody and another is being sought in connection with a Sunday night break-in at a DeWitt Township gas station.


Officers responded to an alarm at Purity Cylinder Gas at 1035 Mak Tech Drive at about 11 p.m., said police Chief Brian Russell.


An officer noticed a white van speed north on Old 27 just before the alarm sounded. The van’s driver pulled behind Domino’s Pizza on the corner of Old 27 and State St., where he and another male jumped out and fled north.


A K-9 unit from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office tracked one of the suspects to the Moose Lodge northeast of Alma, where he was found hiding near the building, said Russell.


The second suspect was tracked to the intersection of Old 27 and Clark Road, but managed to escape.


A set of power tools stolen from the Moose Lodge were recovered from the white van, said Russell.


Jason Westrick of Port Huron, 28,  was charged with breaking and entry March 4. He was being held in the Clinton County Jail.

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