• Kent County Prosecutor discusses vehicle thefts

    12 days ago - By Wood TV

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Vehicle thefts across Kent County are continuing to trouble law enforcement and Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker.
    The trend has been targeting Kia and Hyundai vehicles and it's something happening nationwide. As far as putting a stop to it in Kent County, Becker says there's not much he can do.
    KIAs, Hyundais becoming top choices for thieves
    Becker has received about 50 phone calls and emails combined from community members who are concerned but he says options for handling juveniles under 18 are limited.
    "Primarily these are juvenile offenders and everyone seems...
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  • Law enforcement, communities set to gather for National Night Out

    Law enforcement, communities set to gather for National Night Out

    12 days ago - By Wood TV

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Law enforcement across the country will be focusing on crime prevention and bringing the community together on Tuesday.
    It's part of a nationwide effort called National Night Out. Several agencies in West Michigan will host events to strengthen relationships with police and the community and unify against crime by creating safer neighborhoods.
    “National Night Out is a time when residents can reclaim their streets in a fun and positive way,” Julie Niemchick, GRPD Crime Prevention coordinator, said. “Some neighborhoods have chosen to make this night particularly...
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