3 suspects arrested for theft at a car dealership

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A tip via Silent Observer led investigators to two suspects after five cars were stolen from a dealership, Kent County officials say.

The two 17-year-olds from Plainfield Township were arrested over the weekend, the Kent County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday.

Separately, a 17-year-old from Grand Rapids was arrested by Ottawa and Muskegon county investigators following a pursuit along I-96. Kent County authorities said as of Monday the 17-year-old was being held in connection with the prosecution.

The names of the suspects have not been released.

The authorities say thieves broke into dealership on 14 Mile Road in Algoma Township Thursday evening or Friday morning and stole five vehicles. One was later found running in the Northview High School parking lot, another was abandoned in Kentwood and two more were later found in Grand Rapids. The last was used in a burglary in Muskegon Township, then involved in a police chase in Muskegon and Ottawa counties.

Authorities say they are still looking to see if other people are involved. Anyone with information can call the Sheriff’s Department at 616.632.6100 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

The Sheriff’s Department thanked community members who have already provided information.

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