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.