RONALD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Two teens were arrested after a series of break-ins involving a gun and several get-away vehicles.
The Ionia County Sheriff’s Department says the string of break-ins started Tuesday when the teens fired a gun through a sliding glass door at a home in the 8300 block of Rogers Road. The teen suspects stole several items and continued to fire a gun inside both the house and outbuildings causing significant damage to the property.
The suspects then got away on a Kawasaki ATV they stole from the homeowner.
The deputy and the homeowner followed a trail behind the home for almost a half mile before discovering the stolen ATV as well as a Ford Focus that had been reported stolen out of the city of Belding early Tuesday morning.
As more deputies and detectives were arriving on scene to assist, authorities were alerted by a homeowner on Bricker Road in Montcalm County that two teens had been caught trying to break into one of their cars only minutes before and fled north on Peoples Road.
Deputies were able to track down the suspects who were driving another stolen ATV south on Peoples Road. They attempted to turn into a driveway when the vehicle became stuck.
The two teens were arrested while trying to run away on foot from the ATV. That ATV was reported stolen from a home not far from where the suspects were arrested and was returned to the owner.
The names of the suspects are not being released due to their ages.