July 30, 2014 - A burglary case in Independence Township was closed with the arrest of two suspects, also wanted for burglaries in Waterford Township.
Cameron Ryan Cornell, 19, and Johnathan James Sornson, 38, were arrested in connection with burglaries in the 5000 block of Tamarack Park Lane, June 24, as well as Waldon Lake Drive, June 27.
They were identified through jewelry pawn slips at shops in Waterford and Pontiac, said Detective Michelle Miller, assigned to the Oakland County Sheriff's Independence Township substation.
Detectives provide local shops with information about recently burglarized property. The shop owners called police when they received some items on the list.
"The pawn shop owners were amazing," Miller said. "We sent the homeowners there and they identified the jewelry."
Neighbors in the Tamarack case also provided police with a description of suspicious people in the area and their pickup truck, which assisted in the investigation, the detective said.
"Their truck matched the description," she said.
The suspects were also found with stolen items from recent burglaries in Waterford Township, including guns and ammunition.
Cornell was arraigned on July 24 in 51st District Court in Waterford on a first degree home invasion charge, $25,000 cash/surety. Pretrial is set for July 31. He is scheduled to be arraigned in 52-2 District Court in Independence Township, July 31, on a second degree home invasion charge, $25,000 bond.
Sornson was arraigned in 51st District Court, July 24, on a first degree home invasion charge, with $10,000 bond. Pretrial is scheduled for Aug. 14. He is scheduled for arraignment in 52-2 District Court on July 31 on a second degree home invasion charge, $15,000 bond.
Jordan Laron Beauregard, 24, is awaiting trial for an Independence Township breaking-and-entering.
He was arraigned in 52/2 District Court on two counts of forced-entry burglary and a larceny charge, $50,000 bond. The Flint-area resident is charged with breaking into businesses in the 6300 block of Sashabaw Road, June 22.
He was identified through descriptions provided by employees at a neighboring business, where he used to work, and video surveillance. Information was sent to Grand Blanc Police, which found him with a television taken from a Flint-area breaking-and-entering. Charges are pending on the Flint case.
"He said his job cut his hours, and he was trying to make ends meet," said Det. Miller.
Phil is editor for The Clarkston News. He is a veteran of the first Iraq war, having served in the U.S. Army.