At least seven break-ins to homes and businesses in Byron Township

Posted at 7:47 PM, Jan 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-21 19:47:30-05
KENT COUNTY, Mich. — Since the beginning of January, numerous homes and businesses have been broken into around the Kent County and Byron Center areas.
The Kent County Sheriff’s Department sent out a letter to Byron Township residences and businesses Wednesday  regarding the burglaries and encouraging home and business owners to keep everything locked, activate alarm systems and make sure outside areas are well lit. Residents of the area are ask to call the police to report any suspicious people or vehicles in the area.
Some of these incidents have happened during daytime as well as overnight. Entry in the homes and businesses has been by prying a door or smashing a small window.
Some of the recent victims are:
  • Caring Touch Nursing: 7610 Clyde Park Ave., Suite C, occurred between Jan. 9 and12, attempted entry.
  • Medical Language Specialist: 7612 Clyde Park Ave., Suite E, occurred between Jan. 9 and 12. Entry gained by forcing open a door.
  • Lorie’s Hair Garage: 7612 Clyde Park Ave., Suite F, occurred between Jan. 9 and 12. Unknown how entry was made.
  • Growers Outlet: 7720 Clyde Park Ave., occurred sometime between Jan. 6 and 12, attempted entry.
  • 2600 block of 87th Street SW, occurred sometime between Jan. 9 and 11, entry method unknown.
  • 2100 block of Jonathan Court SW, occurred Jan. 20 between 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., entry was forced through a locked door.
  • 8500 block of Freeland Avenue SW, occurred Jan. 20 between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., entry was forced through a locked door. 
All these break-ins are being investigated by the Kent County Sheriff’s Department. If you have any information, please contact Detective Duncan at (616) 632-6140.