Juvenile couple who went on crime spree remain in detention.

May 23, 2019

Juvenile couple who went on crime spree remain in detention.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – A 15-year-old Shelby girl and a 14-year-old Hesperia boy who were apprehended by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office earlier this month after being on the run for a week remain held in a detention facility, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.

The pair had cut off their tethers, which they were ordered to wear by juvenile court for a previous car theft offense, and ran away from their homes, previously said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.

The duo went on a crime spree while on the run, Mast said, stealing two ORVs in Hart Township Friday, May 3, and then using the quads in the commission of a break-in. A Polaris valued at $5,000 was stolen from the 200 block of North 68th Avenue, and a Honda 450 Freeman valued at $10,000 was stolen from the 100 block of South 68th Avenue.

“We believe they’re responsible for the breaking and entering that took place in the 5000 block of West Log Road in Golden Township,” the sheriff said. Several miscellaneous items were stolen, and damage was done as they ransacked the home.

When the “Bonnie and Clyde” couple was apprehended, police found some of the stolen items in their possession, and their footprints matched the ones taken at the break-in scene.

While they were on the run, police received reports of them panhandling in northern Muskegon County, Mast said.

Deputy Donnie Hansen apprehended them on the William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Bicycle Trail in Mears the night of May 4. After hearing they were in the area, the deputy tracked them down and detained them.

“Both juveniles admitted responsibility for home invasion, second degree, Bizon said. Second-degree home invasion is breaking and entering a dwelling and committing a larceny when inside, he explained.

“Both are currently held in detention and have been since being caught. They will have dispositions (sentencings) at a later date.”

They are both lodged in the Ottawa County Juvenile Detention Center.

The quads and most of the stolen items have been recovered.

Juvenile defendants’ names are non-public unless they are being tried as adults.

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