HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Four 13 and 14-year-old suspects are accused in a pair of vehicle thefts this week in Holland.
The Department of Public Safety says a resident of the 200 block of East 14th Street reported early Friday morning that a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix had been stolen.
Friday afternoon, an Ottawa County Sheriff's deputy spotted the stolen car on US-31 near Lakewood. Someone had also reported that vehicle to authorities, saying it appeared the person behind the wheel was too young to be driving. Investigators conducted a traffic stop by US-31 and Washington Ave. and arrested the 14-year-old driver and the 13-year-old passenger.
Officers from the City of Holland and Ottawa County deputies say they learned in their investigation that other juveniles, with connections to these suspects, allegedly had stolen a car, as well.
Police found that vehicle, a 1999 Ford Contour, in the Burger King parking lot at 735 Michigan Ave. in Holland. It had been reported stolen Wednesday. As authorities set up a perimeter around it, they saw three people running away. They caught two of them, a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old, but a canine track failed to find the third individual. Investigators say they believe that person is also a juvenile.
Anyone with information on the case can contact the Holland Department of Public Safety by calling 616-355-1100 or 616-355-1150, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. People can also contact Silent Observer by calling 1-877-887-4536 or visiting http://mosotips.com.