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2 Deer Park men jailed for string of deer camp burglaries
LIVINGSTON — After a one month investigation the Criminal Investigation Division of the Polk County Sheriff’s Offi ce has arrested two Deer Park residents for the burglary of at least six deer camps in the Hortense area. The deer camps consisted of cabins and travel trailers left over the summer months on a deer lease. It is believed the burglaries occurred on several different occasions over the summer months.The owners reported game cameras, guns, ammunition, T.V.’s, whitetail deer mounts, fl ashlights, backpacks, binocu-lars, and various brands of beer and alcohol stolen from the camps. One of the camp owners remembered catching some young adults trespassing on his property earlier in the year and remembered one of their names. Detective Richard Delaney was able to locate a large amount of the stolen property in pawn shops located in Deer Park and Livingston, which had been pawned by the trespasser. On Sept. 11 warrants for Burglary of a Habitation were issued on Michael Lewis Mar-gison and James Benton, both from Deer Park. On Sept. 13 Margison and Benton turned themselves into the Polk Coun-ty Jail. Margison was charged with three counts of Burglary of a Habitation and Benton was charged with one count of Bur-glary of a Habitation. More ar-rests are expected in this case.Several thousand dollars worth of stolen property was recovered and returned to the owners.Suspects arrested in Memo-rial Point break-insDetectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Offi ce have completed the investigation of one residential burglary and one vehicle burglary in the Me-morial Point subdivision with the arrest of three juveniles who live in the area. On Sept. 2, at about 6:10 a.m. the Sheriff’s Offi ce received a call from a newspaper delivery person advising he had seen three to four suspicious ju-veniles running through the neighborhood. Deputy Rey Davalos re-sponded to the call and after several minutes patrolling through Memorial Point, was unable to locate the juveniles. Deputy Davalos then began canvassing the surrounding area and located a witness who saw the juveniles earlier in the morning. The witness was able to identify one of the juveniles and advised Deputy Davalos where he lived.Deputy Davalos went to the juvenile’s house where he lo-cated several thousand dollars worth of stolen property. The juvenile admitted to the bur-glary of a house and a vehicle in Memorial Point and showed the Deputy where they were lo-cated. Detective Richard Delaney was called to the scene and after several hours two more juveniles were identifi ed. Two of the juveniles were ultimate-ly charged with Burglary of a Habitation and Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. The other juve-nile was charged with Burglary of a Habitation. All of the sto-len property was recovered.