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      Suspected panty thief nabbed

      A 48-year-old man, identified as William Joseph Miller, has been arrested after police believe he stole ladies undergarments and swimwear on at least 10 occasions.

      The Marquette County Sheriff's Department reported that at least 10 cases of panty and swimwear theft occurred between July 17 and 25 in the Witch Lake area of Marquette County. Clothing was taken from both clothes lines and vehicles at camps in the Witch Lake area, according to officers.

      Sheriff's deputies identified Miller as a suspect on Friday, July 27, and searched the residence of the 48-year-old Witch Lake man. Police reported that they found evidence linking Miller to the possible panty and swimwear theft and arrested him on Friday evening.

      Miller was arraigned in court on Monday afternoon. He is being charged with two counts of larcent over $200, but under $1,000 and one count of breaking and entering a vehicle to steal property valued under $200.

      He will be back in Ishpeming District Court on August 14 at 10 a.m. Miller is a registered sex offender.

      The Marquette County Sheriff's Department believe there may be other victims of the theft and are asking for any woman that had clothing or other items stolen to contact Detective Lt. Stephen Kangas at (906) 225-8470.