Juvenile couple apprehended following crime spree.

May 6, 2019

Juvenile couple apprehended following crime spree.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

MEARS – A 15-year-old Shelby girl and a 14-year-old Hesperia boy were apprehended by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office Saturday night, May 4, after being on the run for a week, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.

The pair had cut off their tethers, which they were ordered to wear by juvenile court for a previous car theft offense, and ran away from their homes.

The duo went on a crime spree while on the run, Mast said, stealing two ORVs in Hart Township Friday, May 3, and then using the quads in the commission of a break-in. A Polaris valued at $5,000 was stolen from the 200 block of North 68th Avenue, and a Honda 450 Freeman valued at $10,000 was stolen from the 100 block of South 68th Avenue.

“We believe they’re responsible for the breaking and entering that took place in the 5000 block of West Log Road in Golden Township,” the sheriff said. Several miscellaneous items were stolen, and damage was done as they ransacked the home.

When the “Bonnie and Clyde” couple was apprehended, police found some of the stolen items in their possession, and their footprints matched the ones taken at the break-in scene.

While they were on the run, police received reports of them panhandling in northern Muskegon County, Mast said.

Deputy Donnie Hansen apprehended them on the William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Bicycle Trail in Mears shortly before 10:30 p.m. After hearing they were in the area, the deputy tracked them down and detained them.

They are both lodged in the Ottawa County Juvenile Detention Center and have an emergency hearing in Oceana County’s juvenile court slated for Monday, May 6, Mast said.

The quads and most of the stolen items have been recovered.

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