Suspected tire thieves arrested in Whitehall area

Becky Vargo • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:51 PM

These suspects may have been the ones who stole wheels and tires from a Spring Lake Township used car dealership earlier this week.

Six cars were missing their wheels at Draeger Motor Sales, 15015 Cleveland St. in Spring Lake Township, when an employee arrived at the car lot on Monday morning. Thieves also removed lug bolts and a hubcap from three other cars.

Johnson Auto Sales on Apple Drive was also victimized last week, said Lt. Mark Bennett of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department.

The Ottawa and Muskegon County sheriff's departments are working together on the case.

The suspects appear to have ties to southeast Michigan, but have recently been staying in the Muskegon area, Bennett said.

The names of the suspects are being withheld pending arraignment.

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