GRPD: 4 teens arrested following theft of guns

Police block off a neighborhood in Grand Rapids (Sept. 17, 2017)


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids say four teens were arrested for allegedly stealing guns from a Cabela’s store in Grandville.

Police say the thefts happened early Saturday morning at the store located at 3000 44th Street Southwest.

Around 5:10 p.m.,  police were called to the area of Baxter Street and Diamond Avenue after a report of shots fired. Grand Rapids Police Lieutenant Terry Dixon said police got a vehicle description after the shots were fired. Officers stopped the vehicle at 28th Street and Englewood Avenue about 10 minutes after the shots fired call.

Police say several teens took off running during the stop. Three of them were taken into custody, but police were not able to arrest at least one of the other suspects.

Several guns were found during the stop, and police believe they were the guns stolen from the Cabela’s.

During the investigation, police were eventually led to a home on Shangrai La Drive. A search warrant was executed around 3:12 p.m. Saturday. Police believed a suspect was inside the home, and began trying to negotiate with that person. After more than four hours, a fourth suspect surrendered to police.

GRPD Lieutenant Terry Dixon said the suspects’ ages range from 13 to 16-years-old.

The Grandville Police Department is handling the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Grandville Police Department tip line at 616.538.3002, extension 2, or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

Grand Rapids police said this incident is not connected to an earlier incident at The Orbit Room. Three people were shot following a concert at the bar.