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Moving Moms Forward - April 17

Moving Moms Forward - April 17

*Information provided by Two Men And A Truck

One in four women in America will be the victim of domestic violence and  victims often find themselves without basic resources. Five years after helping launch the Movers for Moms® program to collect essential supplies for moms living in domestic abuse or homeless shelters on Mother’s Day, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® of Grand Rapids announced the introduction of the Moving Moms Forward initiative.

The Moving Moms Forward initiative is the logical evolution of Movers for Moms® from a short-term assistance program to a long-term sustainability solution.

Meet the author of "A Perfect Armenian" Tonight

Meet the author of "A Perfect Armenian" Tonight

 

 

 

Book Signing & Author Talk: "A Perfect Armenian" with Author, Keri Topouzian D.O., FACOEP,
5 PM-6 PM: MEET THE AUTHOR & get an autographed copy!
6 PM to 7 PM: Book review / Author Talk
Keystone Pharmacy Seminar Room

Friday, January 18
Noon-1pm
Brown Bag Book Review and Signing Keystone Pharmacy Seminar Room - more info here: https://www.facebook.com/ev

East Precinct reports Valentine’s Day home invasions

East Precinct reports Valentine’s Day home invasions

Thieves broke into several homes on Valentine’s Day in the East Metro area.  A suspect kicked in the service door and gained entry into a home in the 1500 block of Laraway Lake in Cascade Township.  Jewelry and a lap top were stolen.

The second break-in occurred in the 8600 block of Cascade Rd.   The suspect again kicked the door to gain entry and stole jewelry and a laptop.

There was also a home invasion in the 9600 block of 36th street.  In this case, the home owner was home and confronted the suspect after he broke into the home.  This home owner gave a description similar to a suspicious person that has been spotted near other home invasions. 

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department describes the suspect as a black male in his 20's,  5'8" and 160 lbs.  He was driving an older passenger car ranging in description from silver to black.   

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Community Alert issued over home invasions

Community Alert issued over home invasions

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department has issued a community alert for Ada, Cannon and Vergennes townships.  Three daytime home invasions occurred on Thursday, December 8th.

They occurred in the:

  • 5100 block of Egypt Valley NE
  • 10800 block of 3 Mile Rd NE
  • 6600 block of Blakely Dr NE

Each home was broken into while residents were not home between 8 AM and 5PM.  The suspect(s) took electronics, guns, cash and jewelry.

Authorities advise residents to always keep doors and windows locked, including garage doors.  Keep guns and high end valuables secured in a safe.  You should report any suspicious persons and vehicles.  Beware of and report any persons who come to your house asking for directions or who claim to be lost.

East Metro townships adopt uniform solicitation rules

East Metro townships adopt uniform solicitation rules

Ada, Cascade and Grand Rapids townships have worked together to create a joint ordinance that regulates door-to-door solicitors.    The Ada and Cascade township boards have adopted the standardized ordinance.  The new ordinance is stricter and will make it easier to enforce, according to the Ada Board minutes.  The biggest change is illegal soliciting is now a misdemeanor, instead of a civil infraction.

Solicitation in the three townships will still be allowed with the proper permit.  The townships will do background checks on the person who applies for such a permit.  Ada Deputy Clerk, Deb Thompson, says the driver’s license of each person applying for a permit will be scanned and placed in a laminated pouch with their permit, which must be worn when they go door-to-door.

The ordinance still needs the support of the Grand Rapids Township Board, which is expected to vote on it on December 6.

East Precinct Crime Report

East Precinct Crime Report

The East Precinct of the Kent County Sheriff’s Department releases three things this week:  weekly Crime Report, a shout-out for volunteers for its “Shop with a Sheriff” project, and how to register for Community Alerts.

 

Crime Update:

On 11/18/11 at 0114 hours a B&E of a business occurred in the 2800 Blk of the East Beltline (near 3 mile). The business from door was smashed, the building was entered and a large quantity of cigarettes packs and cartons were taken. A white male appearing 18-22 years old and driving a dark colored sedan is the suspect.

On 11/15/11 between 0745hrs to 1530 hours in the 1000 blk of Forest Hill Ave SE a Home Invasion occurred. An unsecured garage was entered and tools and other items were taken.

On 11/15/11 at 1306 hours a B&E of an unoccupied Business was reported in the 2500 Blk of Kraft.

Home Invasion in Cascade last night

Home Invasion in Cascade last night

CASCADE, MI – A Cascade homeowner woke up to find a man standing in her living room last night (Thursday) shortly before 11:00.  The suspect took off through the front door.  Authorities set up a perimeter around the neighborhood and called in the Ottawa Co. K-9 unit and attempted to track the suspect with no luck.  The break-in occurred in the 6100 of Chamonix Ct SE.

East Precinct deputy Julie Vogelzang says residents should make sure to keep their homes secured with locks, alarms, and call the Kent County Sheriff’s department, if you see any suspicious activity.

Deputy Vogelzang also says “with the winter season coming make sure to reduce your speeds. We had a huge influx of accidents and slide-offs yesterday and today.   I call the first few snows and freezing precipitation the ‘relearning to drive time’.  Please make sure you practice cautious driving.”