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Man arrested for breaking and entering


Nicholas John-Alexander Wilson

A 20-year-old Blanchard man was arrested Tuesday, July 25, for break-ins that occurred on February 8 in Lakeview and Howard City.

According to the Montcalm County Sheriff Department, both the Sheriff’s Office and Lakeview Police Department worked in conjunction while investigating the two related break-ins, which led to the arrest of the suspect responsible.

On February 8, 2017, the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a break-in at a business in the 800 block of West Shaw Street in Howard City. Later that morning, the Lakeview Police Department began an investigation of a break-in at a related business in the 9000 block of North Greenville Road. The investigation continued with both agencies working together. After several interviews and an analysis of evidence, a suspect was developed and eventually arrested. 

On July 25, 2017, Nicholas John-Alexander Wilson, 20, of Blanchard, was arrested in connection with the thefts. Wilson is currently housed in the Montcalm County Jail on one count of Breaking and Entering. Wilson’s next court date is scheduled for August 8, 2017.

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Crime reports in area


Kent-County-Sheriff-logoBy Judy Reed

Burglary at Boomer Park

Thieves recently broke into the concession stand at Boomer Park, the soccer field located at 13440 Ritchie, south of Becker.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, an employee arrived on Saturday morning, May 6, to find a window open and items missing. Sgt. Joel Roon said the suspect(s) mainly took cash. If anyone has any info on this theft, please call either Silent Observer with info at 616-774-2345 or the detective bureau at 616-632-6125.

Breaking and entering

Residents of a home in the 10700 block of 15 Mile Rd returned home on Saturday, May 6, about 9 p.m., to find the windows of two doors were broken and items inside the house had been moved. According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, the point of entry was unclear, and nothing was taken.

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Teen charged in business break-in


 

N-Sunshine-logoA suspect has been charged in the breaking and entering of a local business earlier this year.

On January 3, the Kent County Sheriff Department responded to a business burglary at the Cedar Chest, located at 61 N. Main Street, in the City of Cedar Springs. An employee contacted the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, after finding the back door damaged and that entry had been gained. KCSD Deputies responded and processed the scene. It was reported that some items had been taken from the store.

Through investigative leads, detectives were able to locate a potential suspect in the case. Additional interviews and searches were conducted leading to 18-year-old Alexander James Hirst being identified as a suspect.

Hirst, a resident of the City of Cedar Springs, was charged by the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office with one charge of breaking and entering, and one charge of safe breaking.

Alexander Hirst is currently in the Newaygo County Jail on unrelated charges and will be transferred to the Kent County Jail upon release.

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Break-in at Cedar Chest


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The Kent County Sheriff Department is currently investigating a breaking and entering complaint that occured at The Cedar Chest, 61 N Main Street, Cedar Springs.

According to Sgt. Jason Kelley, the incident was reported on January 3. The business was closed and locked, and the suspect(s) forced open a locked door. He said a small amount of items were taken from inside.

The Kent County Sheriff Department Scientific Support Unit processed the scene for physical evidence. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kent County Sheriff Department at (616) 632-6100 or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.

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Criminals crash car


Two men were interrupted Monday morning when they tried to commit a breaking and entering, and then crashed their car while trying to get away.

The Kent County Sheriff Department responded to a property damage crash near the address of 12810 Lincoln Lake Ave NE about 6:30 a.m. May 7, near Lincoln Lake and Macclain, in Gowen. Their investigation found that two subjects were committing a breaking and entering at Rees’ Country Corner Store when the crime was disrupted. The subjects attempted to flee in their vehicle when the driver crashed into a curb, causing the vehicle to be inoperable. The driver was taken into custody while the second subject was caught a short time later.

Both subjects were lodged at the Kent County Jail on charges of Breaking and Entering of a Building with Intent.

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Deputies arrest breaking and entering suspect


Jacob Ross

Trooper Patrick Agema, of the Michigan State Police in Lakeview, responded to a breaking and entering in progress Sunday in the 4000 block of County Farm Road, in Fairplain Township, east of Greenville.

He and Trooper Edward Brinkman, who responded to assist, found several items outside of a shed that had been removed by the suspect. Witnesses reported seeing the suspect flee from the area on foot with stolen items.

A neighbor of the 911 caller reported hearing noises inside of their garage, and the troopers found a 34-year-old Greenville man, Jacob Ross, who was found to have stolen property. Ross was arrested and a search located stolen property from 11 different vehicles and four separate buildings. Troopers were assisted by Montcalm County Sheriff Sgt. Waber, and Deputy Syrjila, who located and recovered two vehicles stolen by Ross.

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Burglaries in Montcalm County


A daytime breaking and entering complaint was handled in the Howard City area by the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post on September 1.  A residence near Maple Hill Rd and M-82 was broken into and three flat screen TVs were taken. This incident is believed to have occurred between 11:00 a.m and 12:30 p.m.
Another complaint was handled on September 1, in reference to a larceny of vehicle tires. The tires were stolen off of a personal vehicle that was parked at Peasely Trucking, located at 15015 W. M-46 near Amble Rd.
Anybody with information on either of these thefts is requested to contact Trooper Rice at the Lakeview Post at (989) 352-8444.

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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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