More cash from Thursday incident turned in to police

Becky Vargo • Apr 28, 2019 at 10:17 AM

Another $4,500 was turned into police after a forgotten box of cash fell off the back of a vehicle and went flying Thursday night.

The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety applauds individuals for turning in found money from the bridge incident on Thursday, said Sgt. Lee Adams.

Two 17-year-old boys turned in $630 on Friday and a West Olive woman turned in $3,880 on Saturday, Adams said.

An overturned box of cash — allegedly containing $30,000 — led to a traffic backup on Beacon Boulevard just south of Coho Drive late Thursday night. 

Police responded to a traffic complaint around 9 p.m. 

“The investigation revealed that motorists were stopping to pick up paper currency that had been strewn in the roadway,” GHDPS Director Jeff Hawke said in a press release. 

Officers temporarily closed the lanes to traffic and, with the assistance of witnesses, collected as much money as they could find. 

The owner of the cash arrived soon after, telling officers that he was carrying approximately $30,000 cash in a cardboard box. He told police he inadvertently left the box of cash on the bumper of his truck, and the box fell off into the roadway as he was driving north on Beacon Boulevard just south of the drawbridge. 

Hawke said officers and witnesses collected $2,470 from the road and surrounding area. 

“Anyone that picked up money is asked to turn it in at the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety,” Hawke said. “All money has been removed and treasure hunters are directed not to stop or walk in traffic lanes or any area that would pose a risk.” 


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