DAR theft case heads for trial

May 27, 2015


By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — The case against a 44-year-old Montague man who reportedly stole a trailer last February from David Allen Racing Motorsports only to return nine days later and allegedly steal a snowmobile is headed for trial, 27th Circuit Court Judge Anthony Monton announced in court Wednesday, May 27.

Trevor William Heistand is facing two counts of larceny $1,000 or more/less than $20,000. Each count is punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

Heistand was arrested after the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant, Feb. 27. His bond was set at $5,000/10 percent, which he posted.

Heistand is accused of stealing a 2014 Shorelander utility trailer valued at $2,000 from the DAR lot in Greenwood Township, Feb. 16, and a 2011 Bombardier SKT Ski-Do, valued at approximately $8,500, Feb. 25.  Surveillance video showed that the same suspect vehicle was used in both crimes, according to police.

“Through an investigation, a suspect was developed and the stolen property was recovered at the suspect’s residence,” OCSO Lt. Craig Mast previously stated.

Since the case cannot be resolved with a plea agreement, a trial has been set for Aug. 12 and 13, with a final conference hearing scheduled for July 20, the judge said. Monton is scheduled to preside over Newaygo County Circuit Court, so the trial will go before Judge Charles Corwin, who substitutes in Oceana County when Monton is not available.

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