The Kent County Sheriff arrested a man Wednesday on charges of breaking and entering an outbuilding in Nelson Township.
Deputies were dispatched to a suspicious situation Tuesday, October 2, on Sipple Avenue and 20 Mile Road NE in Nelson Township. Deputies found a man committing a breaking and entering of an outbuilding, and the man fled on foot. The search went for several hours. A Michigan K9 was used to attempt to locate the suspect but it was not successful.
The man was finally picked up at 12:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, October 3, while he was attempting to get back to Grand Rapids. He was taken into custody and lodged at the Kent County Jail on charges of breaking and entering of a building with intent, resisting and obstructing, and larceny from a motor vehicle.
The KCSD said dispatch received several 911 calls from residents in the area reporting sightings of the suspect and said that these calls helped with the K9 tracking and identification of the man involved. His name was not yet released pending arraignment.