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2 men charged in connection to multiple larcenies

Posted at 6:08 PM, Mar 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-14 17:44:19-04

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Ottawa County deputies arrested two people believed to be connected to a string of larcenies in the area.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) says they responded to reports of multiple people who may have been stealing things at a business in Holland Township Thursday night.

Deputies confronted the suspects and took Robert Nattress, a 53-year-old man, into custody when the other took off, the sheriff’s office says. We’re told the other one, 27-year-old Robert Gates, was arrested after a K9 led deputies to their location near US-31 and New Holland Street.

On Friday, deputies say further investigations revealed additional stolen property, including lawn equipment, power tools and a personal watercraft, totaling an estimated combined value in the thousands.

The suspects are believed to be connected to at least a dozen criminal incidents in the last few months, such as catalytic converter thefts, construction site thefts, and breaking and entering into storage units, deputies explain.

Both suspects were charged with Possession of Burglary Tools and Attempted Larceny and were arraigned March 14, 2022, via video by the Honorable Juanita Bocanegra.

Nattress was released on a $5,000 Personal Recognizance Bond while Gates was released after posting bond, which was set at $5,000 10%.

Those with any relevant information are encouraged to get in touch with county deputies or Silent Observer at 1-877-88 SILENT.

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