MARQUETTE - The Marquette County Sheriff's Office is working with police agencies in two other jurisdictions, looking for links to the breaking and entering of Fran's Service Station in Palmer last month.
Deputies have been working with the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office in Iron Mountain and the Marinette County Sheriff's Office in Wisconsin on possible connections to crimes or evidence in those counties.
At about 10:40 p.m. Nov. 18, the owner of Fran's Service Station in Palmer was returning home when he came upon two male subjects who were exiting a rear basement window with stolen merchandise.
Police said the suspects briefly subdued the owner at gunpoint and then fled on foot into a wooded area behind the store. The store owner was not injured.
Police said the suspects could only be described as two young adult males wearing dark hooded sweatshirts.
In an update news release today, police described incidents in Dickinson and Marinette counties.
Marinette County is investigating the theft of a 1999 Chevy Silverado pickup, blue and silver in color, reported stolen on Nov. 16. At the time of the theft, the truck had a red topper over the bed of the truck and there was a handgun in the vehicle, police said.
Police said the truck has been linked to the breaking and entering in Palmer.
On the morning of Nov. 19, the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office recovered the Silverado stolen out of Marinette County without the topper. The topper and the handgun remain missing. About the same time on Nov. 19, a vehicle that was reported stolen out of Felch in Dickinson County was recovered in Marinette County, Wis. Both stolen vehicles were processed for evidence in Dickinson County with the assistance of deputies from Marquette and Marinette counties.
Anyone having any information about any of the incidences is asked to call Detective Lt. Steve Kangas of the Marquette County Sheriff's Office at 225-8470.
John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206.