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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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Man arrested for Sparta break-in 



Michael Anthony Slater

Michael Anthony Slater

A 26-year-old Ravenna man was arraigned on multiple charges this week for breaking into a Sparta business.

According to Sparta Police Chief Andrew Milanowski, the Sparta Police Department was dispatched to the Sparta Sport shop 169 N. State Street, last Friday, September 4, on a Breaking & Entering complaint. A door had been pried open at the back of the building, and at least one firearm was missing.

Police checked video surveillance footage and found that a white male appeared to enter the building alone and started casing the area. A short time later the interior alarm went off and the subject fled the building. While fleeing, the man grabbed a rifle.

The investigating officer put out a broadcast to area departments informing them of the incident and a short time later received a call from the Muskegon County Sheriff Department and the Kent County Sheriff Department. Both shared information on a possible suspect, who they were also looking at, in similar type incidents.

A search warrant was obtained for the subject’s residence and his vehicles. The firearm stolen from Sparta Sport Shop was recovered in the search. Police interviewed the suspect, and he was then arrested and lodged in the Kent County Correctional Facility.

The suspect, Michael Anthony Slater, 26, of Ravenna, was arraigned on Tuesday, September 8, on charges of Breaking & Entering a Building with Intent to Commit Larceny, Possession of Burglary Tools, Larceny of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm & a Misdemeanor Warrant out of Muskegon County.

This case was a joint effort of the Muskegon County Sheriff Department, Kent County Sheriff Department and the Sparta Police Department.

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