UPDATE: Cadillac Man Accused of Stealing from Nine TC Businesses

The man accused of stealing from Traverse City businesses has been charged.

Traverse City Police arrested a man they say stole more than $750 in merchandise from nine businesses downtown earlier in January.

Police found the Andrew Blackmer near Horizon Books — with this 4-year-old son — and a knife and knife sharpener they believe he stole from a local store. More stolen items were found in his car.

Blackmer was arrested and child was turned over to his mother. Blackmer is charged with three counts of retail fraud.