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Columbia Township Police Department
Tuesday April 14th, 2020 :: 05:49 p.m. EDT


Breaking and entering investigation

On April 11th, 2020 at approximately 11:20 am the Columbia Township Police Department was dispatched to the 4000 block of Reed Rd in Columbia Township for a property security check. Officer Ted Breijak responded to investigate and discovered that a storage structure on the property had been broken into. During the investigation it was also discovered that items were stolen from the storage structure. Evidence was identified and collected from the scene.

At approximately 6:00 pm on this same day, a complaint of a suspicious person was investigated in the 8000 block of Hyde Rd. During the course of this investigation, Officer Jacob Mills and Officer Tyler Tefft learned their suspect entered a garage and had stolen some various items. During this investigation a suspect description was developed. Evidence was collected from the scene of the crime as well. The suspect had fled the area, but was located a short time later near Reed Rd and S. Meridian Rd. The suspect identified as Randy L. Miller (33) of Summit Township was arrested and lodged at the Jackson County jail.

At the time of Mr. Miller’s arrest, evidence was obtained from him for both crimes. Mr. Miller is charged with breaking and entering (10-year felony) and larceny in a building (4-year felony) in conjunction with the Reed Rd investigation. Miller is also charged home invasion 1st degree (20-year felony) in conjunction with the Hyde Rd investigation. Mr. Miller remains held at the Jackson County jail.

Columbia Township Police Department
8500 Jefferson Rd
Brooklyn, MI 49230

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 517-592-3122

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