Over the course of several weeks, the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office investigated a series of burglaries in Odessa and Sebewa Townships where cash, small electronics, and firearms were stolen.
On Sept. 6, the sheriff’s office received information from the Hastings Police Department and Kent County Sheriff’s Office of a suspect in the thefts and the possible recovery of some of the stolen items.
Detectives from ICSO worked with detectives from Hastings and Kent County interviewing the suspect and recovering the stolen property.
The suspect, an 18-year-old Lake Odessa man, confessed to committing multiple burglaries and was arrested on charges of home invasion,1st degree. A shotgun, two rifles, three handguns, a large amount of ammunition, a GPS unit and high-end binoculars were recovered from a Caledonia home.
The Ionia County Prosecutor’s Office is considering additional charges, including larceny from a building, larceny from an automobile and possession of a short barreled shotgun. The suspect is not being identified pending arraignment and the review of additional charges.
The ICSO reminds citizens to be vigilant and to report any suspicious individuals or activity in their neighborhoods.
(left) A photo shows some of the stolen property recovered from Sebewa and Odessa township buglaries.