Three accused of stealing and torching van are arrested

Three suspects are in custody in connection to the theft of a vehicle from an area business last week. Port Huron Police Sergeant Doug Decker tells WPHM the suspects are believed to have broken in to a business in the 2000 block of Lapeer Avenue late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. A van as well as other property was stolen, with the vehicle being found ablaze Friday night behind the Big Lot store on 24th Street. Decker says surveillance footage obtained from the building lead police to the suspects. “The business (owner) saw some surveillance video… he recognized the vehicle in the video,” said Decker. The Port Huron major crimes unit was able to make contact with the owner of the vehicle, a 63 year old Port Huron woman who lives in the 700 block of Erie Street.  She and a 22 year old Port Huron man were arrested Sunday night. Authorities also obtained a search warrant for the 13000 block of Jeddo Road in Brockway Township. A 19 year old was arrested at that location, with all three being lodged at the St. Clair County Jail. Decker says stolen property was recovered from both of the locations. They are expected to face multiple charges, including breaking and entering, malicious destruction of property, and arson.