2017-07-13 / Community

Teen duo robs Ubly Community Schools

By Cindy Centofanti
Staff Writer • ccentofanti@mihomepaper.com

UBLY - Two 18-year-olds were arraigned late Tuesday for the alleged involvement of breaking into the Ubly Community School after hours; they are suspected for stealing commemoratives and concessions.

Ubly natives, Calvin Michael Janik and Izaiah Eric John Jackson, both appeared in Huron County District Court for their arraignments. Both co-defendants face a charge of larceny in a building, which carries a maximum sentence of a four-year felony.

The charge stems from an incident that occurred between the late hours Sunday and Monday morning, where it is alleged that the duo broke into the school. The video surveillance system captured a pair stealing small items; Gatorade, snacks from the concessions stand and memorabilia such as a football jersey and helmet were among the reported items stolen, according to Huron County Prosecutor Timothy J. Rutkowski.

The suspects were identified after a school groundskeeper arrived on site and determined his tools had been meddled with. Rutkowski said the employee contacted the school’s IT Director Tony O’Neil to inspect the video footage to identify the thieves. From there, the Ubly Police Department was contacted and further assisted and apprehended Janik and Jackson.

Janik was represented by attorney Jill Schmidt, while Jackson was represented by attorney Michelle Siev. The two will appear in court next for their pre-trial on July 27 and preliminary examination on July 28.

Bonds for Janik and Jackson was set at $5,000 personal recognizance each. As of Wednesday morning, both remain free.

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