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Two men arrested in connection to larceny of gasoline and catalytic converters

Charged with Larceny and Habitual Offender
Posted at 6:23 PM, Mar 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 17:47:20-04

ZEELAND, Mich. — Two people have been arrested and charged in connection to stolen Catalytic Converters and gasoline in Zeeland, Michigan.

One group of people were arrested by Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office Deputies after authorities suspected their involvement in the larcenies of catalytic converters and gasoline.

Further investigation revealed the group committed the larceny of a catalytic converter via cutting it from a fleet car parked in the 500 block of W. Gordon Ave in Zeeland. Authorities believe the group also stole gasoline from a fleet car via siphoning it.

Michael John Harris Jr., a 35-year-old Pullman man, and Elijah Gene Wilson, a 42-year-old Hamilton man were lodged and charged with Larceny from a Motor Vehicle, Larceny under $200, and Habitual Offender-4th Offense Notice.

Wilson has a $10,000 cash/surety Bond while Harris Jr. has a $5000 10% Bond. Both men are at the Ottawa County Jail.

Authorities estimate damages to be between $3,000 and $5,000.

Those with information can contact the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office or Silent Observer at 1-877-88-SILENT (745368) or