When Secret Service Agent Matthew Britsch began trawling for major counterfeiters in the shadowy marketplaces of the dark web, he acted like any smart consumer on eBay — he studied the reviews.
"They had a makeshift fort with bedding down and blankets laid out," Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said. "They were planning on sleeping in there."
In the most recent incident, the group walked into an open Sprint store in Holland Township and cut the security attachments from several phones and removed them from display racks. The suspects then fled on foot.
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two suspects who attempted to force a Hope College student into their car Saturday night.
Police say they have already recovered $10,000 of the stolen property.
WARREN (AP) — A 17-year-old Michigan high school student could be facing a murder charge after she fatally stabbed a classmate Wednesday over a guy whom both had dated, police said.
The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help from the public to identify a woman caught on camera stealing decorations from a Georgetown Township porch.
A man found wandering along U.S. 131 early Friday with his pockets stuffed with cash and lottery tickets is accused of robbing the PNC Bank branch in Plainwell about 11 a.m. Thursday.
When a clerk wouldn't open the cash register for him, deputies say the suspect pulled it out himself and made a run for it.
The man was downloading material at a senior citizen assisted living facility, police say.
PARK TWP. — Police have arrested a Zeeland man who they say used a weapon to detain a Holland-area woman in her home and demand money.
The man is suspected of stealing tires from Holland, Hudsonville and Coopersville dealerships.
William John Easterling Jr. is facing two counts of sexual exploitation and attempted sexual exploitation.
POLKTON TWP. — The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery and shooting at a home near Coopersville late Wednesday night.
Two teenagers were arraigned in court on Wednesday, Jan. 31, on the first of several charges relating to 50-70 larcenies that took place in the Holland and Zeeland area.