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Vandals hit Forest Hills Eastern High School

Vandals hit Forest Hills Eastern High School

Vandals hit the Forest Hills Eastern football field bathroom over the weekend, according to the Kent County Sheriff’s Department.  The suspects gained access to the bathroom and smashed mirrors, tore soap dispensers off the wall, tore lights out of the ceiling and tore lights off the wall outside the bathroom. They also turned on the stadium lights and attempted to gain access to the press box. Contact the Sheriff Department if you have any information about this incident.

KCSD UPDATE: Daytime Home Invasions

KCSD UPDATE: Daytime Home Invasions

On Friday(6/17) there were two daytime Home Invasions on Bennett in Ada with Electronics taken while homeowner was gone.

1) 9300 Blk Bennett St. SE
Occurred between 1100 & 1330 hrs.
Forced entry door.

2) 8700 Blk Bennett St. SE
Occurred between 1130 & 1330 hrs.
Found key to unlock door.

Neighbors report a red Ford Focus & a white Pontiac Grand Prix or Dodge equivalent in the area during this time. Also Noted that we have had an increase in daytime Home Invasions on the east side of the county, from the Lowell, Ada, Cascade, Caledonia Areas that reach into Ionia County. I have attached an article from an Ionia Paper that we believe may be related to these events.

Please call if you see these vehicles described above pull into your drive without reason during the day. If you are able to obtain a plate please do so.

Busy week for the East Precinct

Busy week for the East Precinct

The East Precinct of the Kent County Sheriff’s Department had a busy week with home invasions and larceny from autos.  Weekly crime report below:

B&E (Breaking and Entering) of a Business: Overnight 6/10-6/11: 1000 Blk Medical Park Dr: Office entered and money and electronics were taken.

Larceny from Auto: Believed to have occurred sometime from 6/9 at 2200 hrs: 3600 Blk Ridgemont Ct: Backpack with electronic equipment taken out of a vehicle.

Attempt B&E of a Business: 6/10 overnight: 4200 Blk Cascade Rd: Screens damaged in attempt to gain entry but it is not believed entry was gained as nothing was missing.

B&E of a Business: Overnight 6/10: 6500 Blk 28th St: Building was broken into and money was taken.

B&E of a Business: 6/10 at 2002 hours: 4200 Blk Cascade Rd: Officers responded to an alarm call and arrived to find business broken into. Door was pried open.

Lowell woman gets prison for deadly DUI crash

Lowell woman gets prison for deadly DUI crash

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A Lowell woman will serve two and a half to 15 years in prison for a drunk driving accident that killed a college student from Ada.

Marilyn Fitzgerald, 39, wept during Thursday afternoon's sentencing hearing, during which the parents of the victim, 19-year-old Caitlin Baker, addressed the court.

Baker's father told the court he and his wife had forgiven Fitzgerald, but their other children had not.

On December 15, Fitzgerald crossed the centerline on M-21 near Cumberland Dr., hitting Baker's car head on.

It took two months for prosecutors to file charges against Fitzgerald because she was injured and investigators were not sure at first who was at fault.

Fitzgerald pleaded guilty in April to a charge of operating while intoxicated - causing death.

East Precinct Weekly Crime Report - a very busy week

East Precinct Weekly Crime Report -  a very busy week
The East Precinct of the Kent County Sheriff's Department had a very busy weekend for criminal activity.   1. Larceny from Auto: 7000 Blk of Martin (GR Twp): Occurred overnight from 5/30-5/31 from 10pm -6:30am: Taken was jewelry, money, etc.     2. Mailbox MDOP (malicious destruction of property): 6200 Blk of AdaCroft (Ada Twp): occurred 5/29 from 2:45p-4p. Multiple mailboxes were hit.   3. Larceny from Auto: 600 Blk Rockway (Ada Twp): Occurred 5/24-25 from 11:45p-6am: electronics taken from the vehicle.     4. MDOP of Pool: 700 Blk of Revere (GR Twp): Occurred sometime since pool closed last season:     5.

East Precinct Crime Report

East Precinct Crime Report

Larceny From Auto Complaints:

  1. 7700 block Tobemory Ct (Cascade Twp) - Overnight from 05/24-05/25. Vehicle entered and property removed.
  2. 3140 Howlett (Cascade Twp): 5/25 at 12:17 am. Multiple vehicles at this residence gone through. W/M w/ sandy blond hair seen leaning into one vehicle. The subject fled on foot. No further description.
  3. 5108 W. Village (Ada Twp): Reported 05/24 at 9:11 pm. No further details at this time.
  4. 730 Forest Hill (GR Twp): reported in the evening on 05/24. Forced entry was made to a vehicle at this location.
  5. Overnight from 5/23-5/24 in the 2800 block of Grand River there was a Larceny From Auto. A backpack was taken out of a car along with various valuables.
  6. On 5/21/11 at 0438 hours an Attempt Larceny From Auto occurred in the 900 block Paradise Lake (Ada Twp). The victim came out of his house and surprised two teenage subjects breaking into his vehicle.