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Kenneth Gavett appears in this undated photo provided by the Michigan State Police.

ALPENA TOWNSHIP — An employee discovered a company-owned pickup truck idling at an Alpena Township business around 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 18 when an alarm system alerted him to a possible break-in, police reported on Tuesday.

Turning off the truck and removing the keys, the employee allegedly encountered a man inside the U.S.-23 North business, claiming he was there to pick up his belongings.

The man left when the employee called 911, police said.

According to police, Michigan State Police troopers found and arrested the man — Kenneth Gavett, 43, of Jackson — later the same day, when the employee reported seeing him walking on U.S.-23 South.

Gavett was arraigned on Monday in Alpena’s 88th District Court on charges of breaking and entering, malicious destruction of property less than $200, and larceny in a building.

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