Monkey case arrest made

(FULL STORY) An arrest has been made in the stuffed monkey mystery discovered at a local storage unit on Monday.
Becky Vargo
Apr 16, 2014

A 47-year-old Grand Haven woman is charged with breaking and entering, and possession of burglary tools, in connection with the case.

Kimberly Lynn Cooper, 1700 Robbins Road, demanded a preliminary exam when she was arraigned Tuesday afternoon in 58th District Court. She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the breaking-and-entering charge.

Judge Craig Bunce assigned Philip Sielski to be Cooper’s attorney and set a preliminary conference for April 22. Bond was set at $7,500/10 percent and Cooper remained lodged in jail.

Police responded to M&M U Stor & Lock, 16844 Robbins Road, shortly after 4 p.m. Monday when a renter reported his storage unit had been entered and a stuffed monkey with a threatening note was hanging by a noose inside. Attached to the monkey was a note that read “This is you!!!”

Deputies returned to the Grand Haven Township storage facility for further investigation at about 5:30 p.m. Monday and caught Cooper inside the unit, said Capt. Mark Bennett of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department. Bennett said items from the storage unit, including a wheelchair, were found inside her vehicle.

The unit had been broken into several months ago, Bennett said.

On Sunday, the man renting the unit returned and found the lock broken and more items missing, so he left a note that said, “Stay out of here. This is not your stuff.”

The man returned to the storage unit Monday and found the monkey, which was a response to the note, Bennett said.

The detective said break-ins had occurred on occasion at other storage units, but police do not believe Cooper was involved in those.

Comments

Willylowman

is she a "food-sie"? the Divas are holding try-outs

lady1983

Oh my.... something tells me she isn't quite diva material, and that her palate is not for food. If I had to take a guess.... booze and pills.

Wolverine49457

I can see this playing out: The jury failed to reach a verdict in a trial interrupted by laughter each time the words "Hanging Monkey" were mentioned; the judge attempted to quell the behavior by threatening to clear the courtroom and hold the jury in contempt however he could not say the words without having to suppress a chuckle and smile resulting the stoic prosecutor asking the judge to recuse himself adding especially when informing the court proper procedures should there be a “hung jury” is not amusing!….Things seemed to calm when the judge recommended for the sake of justice the “hanging” hanging monkey displayed in evidence be removed from the courtroom and heretofore referred to as “the azure stuffed toy supported by a singular specially knotted rope” as a measure to allow the trial to proceed.

happycamper

you mean, like in the movie Porky, where the ugly gym teacher tried to tell the principle how the incident happen with one of the students, got in to trouble in the girls shower ? the principle could not control him self.

lady1983

Buelah Ballbreaker!!

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