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Two more arrests made in West Michigan burglary string


The Kent County Sheriff’s Office has made more arrests in a series of West Michigan robberies

On Monday, information obtained by the Kent County Sheriff’s Office lead to the arrest of two individuals: a 46-year-old man from Portage, Indiana, and a 19-year-old man from Schaumburg, Illinois. Both were arrested in Byron Township. Currently, the men are lodged in the Kent County Jail, charged with first-degree home invasion from an earlier incident in Cascade Township, and possession of burglary tools.

Those tools, along with cash and jewelry, were found hidden in a rental car. Through a search warrant, additional items were recovered including coins, walkie-talkies and screwdrivers. Investigators believe the two suspects may be tied to other burglaries throughout West Michigan.

Back on January 7th, concerned residents in an Ada Township neighborhood alerted deputies to three individuals going through cars and trying to get into locked vehicles. The three suspects were eventually arrested and a stolen pistol was recovered, along with credit cards, wallets and masks. It’s believed that those suspects were also involved in other car larcenies and a New Year’s Eve shooting in Wyoming, Michigan.

If you have any information regarding these incidents, you’re asked to call the Kent County Sheriff’s Office or Silent Observer.

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