During the severe weather storm that was occurring on August 12th, Wayland Police were called to the Harding’s Market and Family Farm and Home Strip Mall in Wayland. Witnesses noticed a suspicious condition involving gas and electrical meters, and opened service panels. Numerous electrical meters had been pulled from their service panels to dangerously expose electrical wiring to the elements as well as the gas that was being discharged in close proximity to the electrical wiring and environment. However, no fires or other damage occurred as a result of the tampering.
MSP Evidence technicians processed the scene, and an MSP detective joined the investigation. Wayland Police canvassed the area and developed a person of interest. On August 13th Wayland Police arrested Shayne Nagel, a 34 year old male from Grand Junction, MI.
Nagel has been arraigned on 2 Counts of Malicious Destruction of Utility Property, 1 Count of Assaulting/Resisting/Obstructing a Wayland Police Officer, and Habitual offender – Fourth Offense.
The Wayland Police would like to thank the Michigan State Police for their assistance with scene processing and assistance during the investigation.