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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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Newaygo jail administrator suspended


The administrator at the Newaygo County Jail was put on administrative leave after being involved in a drunken driving accident.

The Newaygo County Sheriff’s office said that on August 14, at approximately 12:15 a.m, Newaygo County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a report of a one car accident on Dickinson Avenue near 16 Mile.  Deputies arrived on scene and found a vehicle that had went off the roadway and rolled over. Through the investigation, it was discovered that Lt. Matt Froehle, the jail administrator for the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office was driving the vehicle.  Lt. Froehle was subsequently arrested for OWI and currently lodged in the Oceana County Jail.

An internal investigation has been initiated by the sheriff’s office and the lieutenant will be placed on suspension pending the outcome of the investigation.

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