Prosecutors have charged Michael Harold Wilson, 398 Amity, with breaking and entering a building with intent, and possession of burglary tools. He sat quietly Monday afternoon in 58th District Court and responded to Magistrate Vernon Helder’s questions during a video arraignment.
Ottawa County Jail records show that Wilson is also being held for being a flight risk and for nonpayment of child support.
Helder set bond at $7,500/10 percent, meaning Wilson can be freed from jail if a bond of $750 is paid. Helder set the following conditions for bond: Wilson must not use alcohol, must not possess a firearm or dangerous weapon, not participate in abusive behavior, and must continue with his present employment if allowed. He will also be placed on an alcohol monitoring system.
Police said K-9 units tracked Wilson for a mile Sunday night after an alarm went off at Downtown Auto Service, 13782 172nd Ave.
The first officer on the scene of the 7:40 p.m. call said a suspect was visible inside the office area. The suspect fled out a back door before police could set up a perimeter in the area, said Sgt. Chris Koster of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.
Police from three departments swarmed the area and K-9 units from the Sheriff’s Department and Holland Department of Public Safety tracked the man for nearly an hour before cornering him in some shrubbery in front of a business at 14324 172nd Ave., which is across the street from the Grand Haven Nine movie theater.
Wilson was arrested without incident, Koster said. He was not armed.
Wilson has a previous breaking-and-entering conviction from 2005 in Spring Lake Township. He received a prison sentence of 2-10 years and was ordered to pay $600 in restitution.
This isn’t the first time Downtown Auto Service has been broken into this year.
“We had three others besides this one in the past year — mainly in the last 6-8 months,” said owner Jerry Schultz.
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