2015-09-10 / Front Page

Three time’s no charm for Leelanau’s ‘naked man’

By Patti Brandt Of The Enterprise staff

Leelanau’s “naked man” has returned, this time wearing something from the county prosecutor’s wardrobe.

The 36-year-old Solon Township man who was picked up twice in August by Sheriff’s deputies for wearing little and acting strangely — and released both times — was at it again Friday, entering an apparently unlocked Leelanau County Government Center after hours and stealing a sports coat belonging to county Prosecutor Joseph T. Hubbell.

Corey M. Haveman, of 6215 E. Fouch Road, was wearing only boxer shorts and his signature baseball cap when he took the coat, according to a report from the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office. Haveman is being held in the Leelanau County Jail without bond after waltzing into the Government Center on Friday.

Haveman was arrested Saturday and will be charged with larceny for the theft. He appeared in 86th District Court on Tuesday, where he pleaded not guilty to a bond violation for a positive alcohol reading.

That bond stemmed from an Aug. 24 arrest for drunk and disorderly during an incident at the Pedaling Beans coffee shop in Lake Leelanau. He has been remanded to jail until sentencing on that charge and on the bond violation.

Haveman is requesting a court-appointed attorney. His sentencing has been set for Sept. 15.

“Obviously this is a case that would have to be turned over to a special prosecutor,” Hubbell said, since he was the victim of the theft.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the call on Friday at the government center after an employee who was cleaning discovered the scantily-dressed Haveman wandering around the building at about 10:15 p.m. He was also spotted leaving one of the Haveman wandering around the building at about 10:15 p.m. He was also spotted leaving one of the offices wearing the jacket.

A review of surveillance video from the government center showed Haveman allegedly entered the building through an unlocked door. He was also seen entering the prosecutor’s second floor office not wearing the coat and leaving the office wearing the coat, the report said.

“The thing I’m interested in is how he got into the building and how he got into an office that’s on the second floor and is supposed to be locked,” Hubbell said. “The building is supposed to be secure after hours.”

In the early hours of Saturday, Haveman showed up in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office. The stolen coat was found in a lobby bathroom, the report said, apparently left by Haveman.

It was Haveman’s third brush with the law in Leelanau County in the last few weeks.

At about 1 a.m. Aug. 18, deputies were called to a home on Fouch Road in Solon Township after Haveman allegedly knocked on the door wearing just a T-shirt and a baseball cap, according to reports.

When residents answered the door, Haveman told them that he had been locked in a cage and sexually assaulted, according to the report.

He was highly intoxicated and refused to cooperate with deputies, even charging at a deputy, the report said.

The man had apparently been staying at a nearby cottage with a woman who told deputies she asked him to leave as he was drinking and became verbally abusive. Deputies were obligated to investigate Haveman’s serious claim. They found no evidence that he had been held against his will or assaulted, the report said.

Haveman was lodged in jail on charges of disorderly conduct, indecent exposure and assaulting a police offi- cer. Those charges were later dropped and Haveman was released on Aug. 20.

He was picked up again just four days later after disturbing customers at Pedaling Beans. He was again intoxicated and acting strangely, reports said.

After being arrested on a charge of drunk and disorderly, Haveman was sent to Munson Medical Center in Traverse City for a mental evaluation, after which he returned to the jail, Sheriff Mike Borkovich said this week.

He was released on a $100 interim bond and was in court on Sept. 1, where he pleaded guilty to drunk and disorderly conduct.

The next time he showed up at the jail, he was apparently wearing the county Prosecutor’s jacket.

The coat is trashed, which is too bad, Hubbell said.

“It was one of my better fitting ones,” he said.

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