Cash, checks taken in village break-in

Police said cash and checks are missing from a village business after a break-in Wednesday night.
Becky Vargo
Aug 9, 2012


The owners of Eye Vision, 110 S. Lake St., confirmed that the money was missing after being called to the scene. The glass front door had been smashed with an unknown object to gain access, police said.

Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Police officers were investigating an attempted break-in across the street when they did a sweep of the area and found the damaged door at Eye Vision. They said it was apparent that the main desk in the business' lobby had been gone through.

Police were also called to the Village Baker, 617 E. Savidge St., where a door had been pried but not opened. They believe that happened between 8 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Village Baker owner Orin Rankin told police he saw three white teenage boys in the area around 9:30 p.m., and possibly the same teens again near the Rite Aid store around 2 a.m. Thursday.

Police received reports Thursday morning of two more locations hit overnight in the same area, near the corner of Savidge Street and Lake Avenue.

Anyone with information on the break-in and break-in attempt is asked to call police at 842-1889, or Silent Observer at 877-88-SILENT (745368).



It is too bad that it may take a serious and unacceptable crime wave in West Michigan to awaken the local Police Department to do some work, but I guess we should look at it as a two-way sword in a way. Because without some form of crime, emergency or an accident, the local community does not necessarily need a Police Department except for some speed control?
We our very lucky to have the financial resources (today) with the City of Ferrysburg to have our own Police Department, otherwise without the assistance of the City of Ferrysburg it is very likely that we would not have our own Police Department. It is the most expensive Department for the Village of Spring Lake and is also the one Department that would be surely eliminated, if the Village was to be dissolved.
It is difficult for me to write a comment regarding a Public service that I feel is so needed today, as I said it is a two-way sword but with todays economic challenges forcing some people to act in unacceptable ways just to survive. Local crime will only continue to increase in our area and in West Michigan, mostly because of our way of life and personal successes, funny it is almost like the present administration in Washington D.C., and spreading the wealth around, sorry I just had to get that in.
God Bless the Constitution.


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