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Teens get stuck in mud after ATV thefts

Posted at 8:45 AM, Jun 10, 2015

RONALD TWP., Mich. – Two teens are in custody after trying to steal a car, two ATVs and other items before getting stuck in the mud, twice.

The events began Tuesday morning in the 8300 block of Rogers Road in Ionia County.

Ionia County Sheriffs deputies were called on reports of a burglary.  They arrived to find that the suspects had entered the home by firing a gun through a sliding glass door and then kept firing inside the home and at other buildings on the property causing significant damage.  They stole several items and fled the home on a Kawasaki ATV that they also stole.

Stolen Ford Focus and ATV - photo from Ionia Co. Sheriff

Stolen Ford Focus and ATV – photo from Ionia Co. Sheriff

Deputies followed their track on a trail behind the residence and found the ATV as well as a stolen Ford Focus stuck in the mud on the trail.

Shortly thereafter, a homeowner on Bricker Road in Montcalm County called police that two teens were trying to break into one of their cars and had fled on Peoples Road.  Responding deputies found the suspects on another ATV when they turned into a driveway and got stuck again.  The two teens were apprehended while trying to run from deputies.  The ATV was found to have also been stolen.

The names of the suspects have not yet been released.  Investigators say that they are juveniles.