Home invasion suspects arrested

Police arrested three men in connection with a series of home invasions and larcenies from cars following a brief search Wednesday morning.
Becky Vargo
Aug 8, 2013

The three masked men fled a Dennis Street residence early Wednesday morning when the occupant reportedly confronted them at gunpoint, said Det. Sgt. Bruce Morningstar of the Fruitport Township Police Department.

Township police, Norton Shores Police and a canine unit from the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Department took the three men into custody after a brief search following the 6:45 a.m. call.

Police responded to a call for help at a residence on Dennis Street in the Village of Fruitport after the three men, wearing bandanas to cover their faces, tried to force their way into the home, Morningstar said.

The occupant yelled that he had a gun, at which point one of the suspects said he had a gun too and pointed it at the occupant, Morningstar said.

No shots were fired and nobody was injured. The three suspects fled the area on foot.

They are now lodged at the Muskegon County Jail.

A follow-up investigation resulted in the recovery of a handgun, which turned out to be stolen, with several other guns, from a separate home invasion on East Fruitport Road the same night, the detective said.

A search warrant executed on a South Brooks Road home turned up guns, ammunition and other valuables believed stolen from several homes and vehicles in the area.

The items were taken from homes on Dennis Street, Douglas Street, Brooks Road, Leisure Lane and East Fruitport Road.

Police are also investigating whether the suspects may be involved in other incidents in the immediate and surrounding areas.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Fruitport Township Police at 231-865-8477 or Silent Observer at 231-72-CRIME.

Victims who have questions about recovered property should call the Fruitport Township Police Department.

Comments

JPZingher

Home invasions and carjackings usually precede forced ATM withdrawals. This link is to an article about a very specific crime pattern called the "Express Kidnapping" which is basically an abduction and forced ATM withdrawal. It explains the details of how the crime pattern plays out, how to expose the data and most importantly, the details of how political corruption keeps the pattern from being tracked by the police. If you or someone you know was the victim of such a crime, read this and share it with everyone you know. Then send it to your local newspaper, news station, banker and legislator. Get them to investigate it. This applies worldwide, not just in the US. http://atmsafetypin.wordpress.co...

zwesterhouse

Wow. I'm glad we have stand your ground laws now. Interesting and disturbing eye awakening article. I can see where ATM forced withdrawls would pay much more over a longer time and actual "Billy The Kid" style bank robberies. People are just going to have to start watching their neighbors backs a little more. See or sense anything suspicious - well, use common sense at the time.

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