UNDATED (WHTC) - It has been a busy morning for Ottawa County Sheriff’s Deputies, with three separate incidents in just over six hours of time.
The first occurred south of Jenison, as a 24-year-old woman sitting in a vehicle parked in the lot outside of the Brookmeadow Apartments off of Kenowa Avenue and 44th Street was startled by a black bearded man in his 20’s, with a white baseball cap, white t-shirt and cargo shorts. He got into the vehicle, flashed a knife, forced her to withdraw money from an ATM, and then was dropped off in the area of Fulton and Lane in Grand Rapids before fleeing on foot. The victim was unharmed, and the suspect remains at large.
The second came just east of Zeeland, when the SUV of an unidentified 49-year-old Park Township man drove through the T-intersection on Chicago Drive at Byron Road, struck a guide wire for a utility pole, and rolled several times. The buckled up driver was taken to Spectrum Health-Zeeland Community Hospital in stable condition.
The third occurred on Riley Street near Thornberry Way, between 104th and 112th Avenues on Holland’s North Side, when the car of 28-year-old Stephanie Pat of Holland Township that had stopped for backed up traffic was rearended by the vehicle of 28-year-old Alyssa Lozano, also of Holland Township. Pat was taken to Holland Hospital for treatment of minor injuries; Lozano wasn’t hurt.
All three incidents remain under investigation, and anyone with any information is asked to contact the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department or Silent Observer (877-88-SILENT; http://mosotips.com).