Police review security after theft outside governor’s home

March 21, 2019
In this photo released by the Ingham County Sheriff's Department, Dequinderick Devon Jones is shown in Mason, Mich. Michigan State Police say Jones, 24, took the speaker from a vehicle belonging to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's daughter, Sherry Whitmer, on March 14, 2019, and also broke into a 2005 white Cadillac Escalade parked at the governor's residence, according to court records.(Ingham County Sheriffs Department via AP)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police are reviewing security protocol for the official residence of Michigan’s governor after the thefts from two vehicles parked outside.

Agency spokeswoman Shanon Banner tells the Lansing State Journal the review covers “existing security measures and staffing to ensure a situation such as this does not occur again.”

Twenty-four-year-old Dequinderick Jones of Lansing was charged over the weekend with larceny from a motor vehicle and breaking and entering a vehicle.

The newspaper reports court transcripts say a Bluetooth speaker was stolen last week from a vehicle belonging to a daughter of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and a guitar was taken from the personal vehicle of a state trooper guarding the home.

Records say a worker monitoring security footage alerted the trooper to an unknown man outside the ranch-style home.


Information from: Lansing State Journal, http://www.lansingstatejournal.com

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