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Two suspects arrested for breaking into vehicle

The Cedar Springs Police aided the Kent County Sheriff in arresting the second suspect in a felony breaking and entering of a vehicle from earlier this summer.

The Cedar Springs Police Department recently received two Silent Observer Tips informing them that a wanted person was back in the city. Their investigation showed that there was a felony warrant for the individual. Cedar Springs Units were assisted by the Kent County Sheriff Department at 9:15 a.m. Friday, September 2nd, with officers covering the front and back of the mobile home while Officer Chad Potts made contact with the home owner. The home was located on Allan Street in the Cedar Springs Mobile Estates.

The female who answered the door was reluctant at first to cooperate with the police but eventually understood the ramifications of harboring a felon and allowed an officer inside to check for the wanted individual. The 29-year-old Cedar Springs resident was located inside and cooperated with police allowing them to take him into custody. The subject was lodged in the Kent County Jail and will be arraigned in 63rd District Court on a felony warrant. The warrant was from the Kent County Sheriff Department for “Felony Burglary with damage.” His name is being withheld pending arraignment.

According to Lt. Ron Gates, of the Kent County Sheriff Department, this is the second suspect in a crime that occurred on June 9, at the Meijer on 17 Mile Road in Solon Township. Two Cedar Springs men went shopping, and when they came out, they broke into a car in the parking lot. They smashed the passenger side window, and stole a book bag with text books, a calculator, thumb drive, and two pairs of prescription glasses. The two men were caught on surveillance footage and the road patrol identified them. One of the men, a 32-year-old Cedar Springs man, was arrested August 12, and the second was arrested Sept. 2, with the help of Cedar Springs Police. Names will be released once they are arraigned.

According to Lt. Gates, this was most likely a crime of opportunity. “It is a good reminder to always try to hide your belongings, put them in the trunk. Cell phones, GPS, book bags, etc. should be hidden,” he said. “People see it and then try to break in to take it.”

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