Third man arrested in string of business burglaries

A third suspect has been arrested in a string of business break-ins throughout Ottawa County.
Mark Brooky
Aug 23, 2013

Police said Friday that Malachi Dominic Sosa, 18, was arrested and charged in a break-in at Pro-Tax Business, 313 N. River in Holland Township, on Aug. 16. He was arraigned Friday in 58th District Court and being held on a $10,000 cash bond.

The Ottawa County Sheriff's deputies arrested two other suspects on Aug. 19 in the string of burglaries. Damien Sosa and Derek Kraai, both 19 and Holland Township residents, were arrested in Coopersville following a break-in at the Hungry Howie's Pizza in Allendale earlier that morning.

Kraai and Damien Sosa, the brother of Malachi Sosa, remain in the Ottawa County Jail on charges related to the Hungry Howie's break-in and other unrelated charges.

The younger Sosa's arrest was based on further investigation of at least two-dozen recent business burglaries, said Lt. Mark Bennett of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department. Investigators believe the group hit businesses in Holland, Park, Zeeland, Allendale, Blendon and Grand Haven townships; as well as the City of Hudsonville.

The Sheriff’s Department has also been in communication with officials from the Holland and Zeeland police departments, as well as the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office on potential links to break-ins in their jurisdictions. Detectives said they believe additional suspects are involved in the case and are currently working to identify them.

Comments

zwesterhouse

I feel really bad for these young men. The abuses they will experience in prison is so explicit and graphic, it cannot be written in this forum. It would be removed by the moderators. A segment of young graduates today will never get jobs. Not everyone can get a specialized college degree. Its just not possible. Millions of jobs have been automated by robotic technologies. Thats all nice - but what do you do with those people who have been replaced and displaced? Well - welfare? go on disability? Our prisons are over flowing and the numbers are saying something. Temp service dead end jobs abound. Shape Corp shipped a whole line over seas because they can't find workers they say. Well those jobs were temp Manpower or Addecco that paid $8.75 an hour with mandatory overtime. No benefits or anything. I seen the turnover - candidates all walked off job by first break the others made till lunch. Career outlook is dismal and hopeless and more robots are taking jobs. CEO's and Vice Presidents are making billions while this article is showing whats happening along with jail numbers. Its getting worse and worse.

Psmith

it is not any businesses fault these thugs did what they did they are little monsters and deserve jail time for what they have done maybe then they will learn a lesson not to ripe small businesses off and become a working part of the real world at least Shape would give them a job and a fresh start at life by the way starting wage for a manufacturing tech. is 12 hr so get your facts straight SHAPE HATER

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