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Thursday, December 10, 2009

MI Man Breaks Into Towing Business, Chased, Caught

Here's the story from

TALLMADGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Two tow-truck drivers at Marz Collision Services were still in the building after their shift when a man broke into the shop Friday evening.

The owner of the collision shop and towing company, located at O-199 Lake Michigan Drive in Tallmadge Township, says the two employees were relaxing after their shift when they heard a loud noise and realized that someone was in the building at around 8 p.m.

After the employees noticed the man, he ran away. While calling police, the tow-truck drivers followed the suspect in one of the company trucks.

Walker police officers caught up with the man and arrested him near 1st Avenue and Lake Michigan Drive.

Investigators say the suspect is a 45-year-old man from Grand Rapids who is on parole. He will be charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools. He is currently being held at the Ottawa County Jail.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department has not released the suspect's name because he has not been formally charged.

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