Elk Rapids woman arrested for breaking into homes using dog trick
A 74-year-old Elk Rapids woman was arrested for breaking into several homes in Antrim, Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties under the guise of looking for a missing dog.
Ann Shirley Wilson, a retired realtor from Elk Rapids, was arrested last Wednesday and charged with breaking and entering.
Wilson is suspected in several breaking and enterings in Antrim, Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties where she enters homes and if confronted by someone, claims to be looking for the owner of a dog.
Elk Rapids Police say they have five reports of these incidents happening inside the Village of Elk Rapids and at least three outside the Village limits.
Once inside, the Sheriff's Office reports she takes items such as jewelry, change and other small items that are easy to carry.
In a search of her home Tuesday, stolen property was recovered. They are still searching for other stolen items.
"She's going to walk into the wrong house, we're looking out for her safety too. It could be a potentially dangerous situation for everybody," said Chief Thomas Emerson.
Wilson was released from the Antrim County Jail on Tuesday on a $150,000 bond.