PORT SHELDON TWP., MI (WHTC) - The value of having a dog to protect property was brought home literally to a Port Sheldon Township homeowner yesterday morning. According to Ottawa County Sheriff’s Detective Lieutenant Mark Bennett, the unnamed man was aroused from his bed by his canine’s barking around 5 AM at the end of a cul-de-sac on Dune Drift Drive, in the vicinity of Van Buren Street and Lakeshore Drive. The victim spotted a vehicle pulling away from his driveway, and a check of his parked vehicle revealed that several items had been taken from inside. Deputies were dispatched, and the suspects’ vehicle was pulled over a short distance away. Not only were items taken from the victim’s home recovered, but also stolen loot from three other reported burglaries in the vicinity, with a total value of nearly a thousand dollars. The suspects, described only as a 22-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman, both from Grand Haven Township, spent the rest of the day in the Ottawa County Jail, awaiting arraignment slated for today.