2018-02-04 / News

Iraqi national arrested in Chesaning breaking and entering

By Jeanne Marcello
Staff Reporter

CHESANING TWP. – On Sunday, Jan. 28, the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department was called to 15403 Sharon Road, also known as the old Peet Packing Plant, at 2:30 a.m. for a breaking-and-entering alarm. A security monitoring firm contacted the owner, Beau Parmeter, and he contacted law enforcement.

Saginaw County Sheriff Lt. Michael Gomez said deputies apprehended a man named Jawahar Jawaro, 28, of Sterling Heights, at the scene. A second subject fled the scene and was not found.

Lt. Gomez said the subject in custody is of Iraqi descent and had the equivalent of $400 in Iraqi currency as well as $420 of counterfeit U.S. currency in his pocket.

The Sheriff’s Department brought in the Department of Homeland Security to determine whether Jawaro is authorized to be in the United States. The U.S. Secret Service was activated to deal with the counterfeit currency in the subject’s possession.

Jawaro was arraigned in the 70th District Court on the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 30 by Judge A.T. Frank on charges of breaking and entering of a building, possession of burglary tools, and manufacture with intent to deliver marijuana. Jawaro is being held on a total bond of $25,000.

Lt. Gomez said, “Medical marijuana is being processed at that address. It looks like it is a legal grow operation. They’re processing it legally with caregiver status. It’s not a commercial grow operation.”

The investigation is ongoing.

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