ALPENA – On Sunday, April 3, 2022, troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Alpena Post were called to the parking lot of a business on Werth Road. The victim stated she and her boyfriend were confronted by a man in the parking lot. They got into an altercation and as they were leaving later, her vehicle stopped working. She believed the man may have done something to her car. The troopers checked the fuel cap and noticed a sticky substance, having an odor of maple syrup. The vehicle was towed to a local garage and the mechanic confirmed there was a gooey substance in the bottom of the tank that had clogged the fuel pump. The repair cost exceeded $1,000.
Several attempts were made to interview the suspect, 42-year-old Jeremy Michael Fischer from Ossineke. A report was submitted to the Alpena County Prosecutor’s Office. An arrest warrant was issued on May 18th. Fischer was arrested by the Alpena Police Department on May 19, 2022, during a traffic stop and he was lodged in the Alpena County Jail.
Fischer was arraigned in the 88th District Court in Alpena County on one count Malicious Destruction of Personal Property $1,000 or more, but less than $20,000. He was given a $25,000 10% cash surety bond.