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'Several firearms' stolen from Holland gun shop

• Jul 15, 2019 at 7:30 AM

HOLLAND TWP. (WZZM-TV) - The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office is investigating after Long Range Archery and Firearms was broken into early Sunday morning. 

Police said they responded to the burglary alarm at the store on Van Ommen Drive in Holland Township at 4:55 a.m. 

The sheriff's office said when officers arrived, they confirmed that the store had been burglarized. Police searched the store and the surrounding areas, but the suspects were not located. 

Investigators say there appeared to be four suspects involved who were driving a dark colored SUV. They stole several firearms from the store. 

Also early Sunday morning, a gun store in Sparta was broken into. The Kent County Sheriff's Office did not disclose if anything was stolen, but they did confirm Imperial Gunworx was entered.

Another Kent County gun store was also broken into on Wednesday morning. Around 2:47 a.m. police responded to a glass break alarm at Barracks 616 in Cascade Township. Preliminary information indicated that 23 handguns were stolen. 

The Kent County Sheriff's Office said four people were seen entering the store and stealing the guns. 

Law enforcement has not indicated if these burglaries are connected, but the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office said it is working with surrounding agencies while they investigate. 

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Silent Observer at 1-877-88-SILENT or www.mosotips.com.

18-year-old killed in Kent County crash

KENT COUNTY (WZZM-TV) — Kent County Deputies responded to a two car crash in Byron Twp. around 6:30 p.m. Friday on Wilson Ave. at 92nd St. SW.

Deputies say a silver Ford Taurus was traveling east on 92nd St. The 18-year-old driver stopped at stop sign at Wilson Avenue and then proceeded into the intersection where a southbound Volvo hit the Taurus, killing the 18-year-old. The 18-year-old was the only occupant of the vehicle. The accident remains under investigation.

13-year-old drowns at beach in South Haven

SOUTH HAVEN (WZZM-TV) — A 13-year-old boy visiting South Haven with his family drowned in Lake Michigan Saturday afternoon.

South Haven Police said around 12:30 p.m. they responded to South Beach after receiving several 911 calls reporting multiple people struggling in the water. 

Within three minutes of getting the call, officers were on scene trying to locate the people. Bystanders told the first responders that one adult had been rescued by someone on a paddle board, but that one child was still in the water. 

About 22 minutes later, the child was located on shore 100 yards south of the South Pier near Flag 11. CPR and other rescue efforts were initiated immediately, police said, and they continued while the boy was transported to Bronson South Haven. 

"Despite the rescue efforts, the 13-year-old victim was pronounced dead," South Haven Police said.

The teen and his family were from Ann Arbor. 

Witnesses told police the people has been swimming and started to drift further away from shore. They grew exhausted and were not able to swim back to shore. 

Saturday started with a green flag advisory from the National Weather Service. But the South Haven beaches updated the flag to yellow at 11:10 a.m. as the wind and wave criteria changed. 

South Haven police were assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard Air Support, the Van Buren County Sheriff's Department Dive Team and the South Have Area Emergency Services Rescue Boat. 


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