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Mobile home park residents urged to lock doors against home invader

Becky Vargo • Feb 22, 2017 at 7:31 PM

OLIVE TWP. — Residents of the West Olive Estates community are being encouraged to lock their doors after a resident observed someone taking a purse from a home early Wednesday morning.

Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 14000 block of Winding Creek Lane at about 7:20 a.m. on a call of a home invasion in progress. The caller to 911 said a male walked into a house, picked up a purse, looked inside it and then discarded it.

The suspect hid behind a bush near the home, but then fled when the resident called for help, according to Capt. John Wolffis of the Sheriff’s Department.

A K-9 unit responded, but was unable to locate the suspect, Wolffis said.

The suspect is described as a thin male; about 5 feet, 10 inches tall; and wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants with a white stripe down the side and a white bandana.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department or Silent Observer at 877-887-4536.

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