05-16-2019 Police Reports

Police Reports Coloma Charter Township Police activity By Annette Christie The Coloma Township Police Department responded to several break-ins in the area starting on March 28, 2019 with a break-in at the Chocolate Garden located at 2691 Ryno Rd. in Coloma Township. One male subject broke out the rear window to the business and stole two cash registers with an undisclosed amount of currency being taken. On March 31, 2019, the Coloma Township Police Department responded to another break-in at the Handy Spot Party Store located at 5514 Paw Paw Lake Rd. in Coloma Township. In this incident, unknown subjects broke into the front door and fled the scene when the audible alarm went off. Nothing was taken during that attempted break-in. On April 1, 2019 the Digital Vapor Den located at 172 N. Paw Paw St. in the City of Coloma was broken into by two unknown subjects at the time. These two subjects gained entry through a side door and stole an unknown amount of currency, a Playstation 4 with a controller and various map machines and liquid. With the assistance of the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureau these crimes were solved in several days with most of the stolen merchandise from the Digital Vapor Den being recovered. Charged with Breaking and Entering were Jeremiah Speck and Kaileigh McNew both of Coloma. Both Speck and McNew have pled guilty to two counts each of breaking and entering. Also charged were two juveniles with breaking and entering both from Coloma area as well. The names of the juveniles are withheld. On April 10, 2019, the Coloma Township Police Department responded to a carjacking at the Speedway Gas Station. Upon arrival Officer Ulleg found two victims who advised that a white male had entered the car and demanded that the female passenger exit. The female passenger exited the vehicle while the male driver was inside the store. The white male then drove off with the car towards the highway. Berrien County 911 Dispatch put out a quick “Be on the Lookout for” the vehicle and Michigan State Police Troopers in the Benton Harbor area located the vehicle and the driver turning into the gas station at Main and Fair streets in Benton Harbor. The driver was positively identified by the victim as the person that took the car. The suspect is Ryan Adam Finley out of Grand Junction, Michigan. He was lodged in the Berrien County Jail on carjacking charges. For the month of April, Coloma Township Police Officers investigated 231 complaints. They made 41 arrests, 12 of which were felonies. In all they made 78 traffic stops and issued 12 citations. Personnel performed 89 business/property checks in the City of Coloma and 90 in Coloma Township.

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