Two men were arrested for larceny Tuesday, after police found stolen metals in the back of their van during a traffic stop.
Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies stationed in Eureka Township conducted
a traffic stop on a minivan on M57 near Southwest County Line Road, about 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 22. When deputies approached the vehicle, they noticed several air condition units, brake rotors, and other metals in the back of the minivan. Deputies questioned the men on where they obtained these items, and felt that the answers they received were deceptive. Other deputies were sent to local dealerships and found that recent thefts had just occurred.
The owners of Blake Hollenbeck Auto Sales and H & H Plumbing and Heating were then contacted and advised of the thefts. Deputies then arrested the two men, a 29-year-old Kentwood man and a 24-year-old Dorr man, for felony larceny. They were transported to the Montcalm County Jail and admitted to the thefts. This incident remains under investigation.