IONIA COUNTY, MI – On Wednesday April 11th and Thursday April 12th, 2018, Ionia County Sheriff’s Deputies and MSP Troopers out of the Barry County post were dispatched to multiple Malicious Destruction of Property (MDOP’s) in southern Ionia County and northern Barry County. The suspects were using a slingshot to launch white marbles into the victims’ windows.
Through a multi-agency investigation they were able to develop suspects in the multiple cases. A Township Deputy was able to identify one of the suspects from the footage as a Saranac resident. The vehicle matching the description from video footage was located at the suspect’s residence in Saranac.
A search warrant was served at the residence as he and the two other suspects were in the suspect vehicle attempting to leave. Two of the suspects were arrested for MDOP.
The third suspect was a juvenile and was released to their parents.
Charges are being sought on the juvenile.