Robbery reported in Spring Lake Township

Becky Vargo • Dec 9, 2018 at 6:31 PM

UPDATE Monday 9 a.m.: Police continue to investigate an unarmed robbery that occurred early Sunday evening in Spring Lake Township.

Police say that three unknown “subjects” entered the Leonard Road home and took several items before fleeing the scene in an unknown vehicle.

The resident was injured in the incident, and was taken by ambulance to North Ottawa Community Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released, according to Sgt. J. Douglas of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Silent Observer at 1-877-88 SILENT, Ottawa County Central Dispatch non-emergency number at 1-800-249-0911, or the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office at 616-738-4000.

Douglas said that they did not believe that there was a threat to anyone else in the neighborhood.

The home invasion/robbery remains under investigation.

Rewrite of original story

Police verified that a Spring Lake Township man sought medical treatment following a possible robbery and assault in his home early Sunday evening.

Emergency crews responded to the home in the 15300 block of Leonard Road just before 6 p.m.

The initial call on the scanner noted that guns had been taken in the incident, but police did not verify that Sunday night. 

Detectives were still on the scene shortly before 8 p.m.

Spring Lake Township firefighters responded for the medical part of the call, but cleared the scene after a short period of time.

One person was transported by ambulance from the scene.

Next-door neighbor Marti Wiersma said that she couldn’t believe something like that could happen with so many people at her house.

The Wiersmas were hosting a family Christmas party, and many people were still there at the time of the incident. 

There is a small patch of woods between the two residences.

Wiersma also expressed concern because she had heard that there had been a number of car break-ins up and down Leonard Road recently.

“This is the first I’ve heard of anyone going inside a house,” she said.

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