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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


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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Business Bits

The Cedar Chest


Cedar Chest, the resale store at 61 N. Main Street, has expanded into the storefront south of Curves. Owner Sally Howland, who has 30 years of resale experience, now offers booth rentals and an expanded furniture store to offer customer a larger variety of unique items.

According to Howland, they sell hard to find collectibles and one-of-a-kind merchandise. “Step back in time and see history and find treasures,” she said.

Cedar Chest is committed to great customer service and saving you money.  Stop in and see them today!

Hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info call (616) 696-3876.


Sand Lake Thrifty Treasures


Starting April 6, savvy shoppers will have a new to place to find some great deals—Sand Lake Thrifty Treasures. Owners Chris and Helena Collins and their daughter, Felicia Collins, are opening the new thrift store at 53 E. Lake Street in Sand Lake. They will offer great new and used merchandise that includes furniture, appliances, household goods, clothing and jewelry. They also will offer booth rentals for customers to set up and sell their own merchandise, without the overhead expense. A unique offering is a layaway program for all merchandise.

Customer service is important to the Collins, and customers will remember them for their friendly service as previous owners of Jo Jo’s Cone Zone.

Stop in and celebrate with them on April 6, when they will be barbecuing and giving away free hotdogs!

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