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Five Teens Arrested Over Two Days for Stolen Cars

May 9th, 2023 8:58 am

GAINES TOWNSHIP, MICH:  At 2:30 AM this morning, a homeowner called 911 stating three suspects were checking car doors in the neighborhood along South Park Dr SE.  Deputies arrived in the area and located the vehicle described by the homeowner and attempted to stop it.  The vehicle fled from deputies but ran over spike strips just down the road.  A pursuit continued up Kalamazoo Ave until the driver lost control and came to a stop along Kalamazoo Ave near 52nd St.

One occupant ran away and a second was arrested in the vehicle.  The vehicle itself was stolen from Plainfield Township on May 3rd. Inside deputies located two pistols along with cash and other items stolen from vehicles.  An 18-year-old Grand Rapids man was arrested on charges related to the case.  The other suspect remains outstanding.

This follows a similar incident Monday morning in Byron Township.  At 6:00 AM KCSO dispatch received multiple calls of suspects breaking into cars in the area of Marshwood Ct SW.  Two vehicles fled from deputies, which were later found at 68th St & Clyde Park.  As deputies closed in they located four suspects running from the cars, who were all apprehended (Ages 15, 16, and two 17-year-old males from Grand Rapids).  Three stolen vehicles in total were recovered.

We continue to see the brazen action of these suspects continue.  Please keep your firearms, keys, and cash out of your vehicles.  All areas of Kent County are being targeted.


Contact: Sgt Eric Brunner - Public Information Officer
616.632.6106 | eric.brunner@kentcountymi.gov