On 04/26/20 at around 6:20 am, Holland Police Officers were sent to a Home Invasion in progress on West 19th Street. As the first officer arrived, updated information was given that the suspect from the Home Invasion just stole the victim’s vehicle from the driveway.
Officers immediately began searching for the stolen vehicle, and found it being driven near 40th/Washington. As the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver of the vehicle fled on foot, and was captured a short distance away. Stolen items were recovered from the suspect.
Through investigation, officers and detectives determined that the homeowner heard someone in the house, and after checking, found several items missing from the kitchen. The victim called 911 and then saw a suspect driving away in the owners car.
The 23 year old suspect, who is a Holland resident, was lodged at the Ottawa County Jail on charges of Home Invasion and Unlawful Driving Away of an Automobile. Detectives continue to investigate this case today, as it is believed the suspect may be responsible for other recent crimes.
Holland Police advise residents to lock the doors to their house and vehicles, and call 911 if they observe suspicious activity.