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Police seek robbery suspect


This was the scene when the Admiral Gas Station at the corner of Main and Muskegon when it was robbed in October. It was robbed again Saturday morning. Post photo by J. Reed.

This was the scene when the Admiral Gas Station at the corner of Main and Muskegon when it was robbed in October. It was robbed again Saturday morning. Post photo by J. Reed.

The Admiral Gas Station in Cedar Springs was robbed early Saturday morning, August 17, and police are asking for info from the public to help track down the suspect.

According to Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent, the suspect entered the store at 194 S. Main St. about 12:40 a.m. with something in his hand. He demanded money from the cash register and then fled on foot. A female clerk was alone in the store at the time.

A K-9 Unit from Grand Rapids Police Department assisted with a short track to the area of Beech Street and 1st Street, just to the northeast of the gas station. Other area police agencies also responded and assisted.

The suspect did not wear a mask or try to cover his face. He was described as a white male in his twenties, 5 feet 9 inches and around 190 pounds. He had side burns and a pierced tongue. He wore a navy blue baseball style cap, blue shirt, and black shorts with a white stripe down the side. A photo from the surveillance camera is not yet available.

This is the third time in 10 months that Admiral was robbed. It was last robbed on December 22, 2012, during a string of other robberies in the city at Christmas time.

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Police seek suspect in porta john explosion


Someone blew up this portable toilet at the Sand Lake Fourth of July celebration last week.

A childish prank at the Sand Lake Fourth of July Festival could have some not so childish consequences.

Sand Lake Police Chief Ken Williams said that someone blew up a porta john at Salisbury Park, about 10:10 p.m., on Sunday July 3. It was located on Maple near 6th St.

“It completely obliterated the porta john,” said Williams.

He declined to say what type of explosive was used, noting that they still need to have it analyzed. He did say that the suspect(s) could be charged with terrorism, among other things. “There was someone in the next porta john, so they endangered someone else’s life,” said Williams.

If you have any information on the explosion, call Sand Lake Police at (616) 799-1900.

This year’s celebration kept police busier than most years. There were 42 complaints, from missing children to a carnival worker that was electrocuted and died.

The autopsy report for Steven McCann, 41, of Jackson, showed that he died of electrocution and multiple blunt injuries from falling 36-feet to the pavement in the early morning hours of July 5. He was electrocuted after touching a power line while trying to fold up the Fireball.

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