Burglary spree results in bomb squad investigation at Plainwell City Hall

Police have made an arrest in a series of break-ins in Plainwell.

The calls started with a series of burglaries -- at homes, businesses, at the library and then the Plainwell City Hall.

But the city hall employee who discovered the break-in found something else: a suspicious-looking device, apparently left behind by the burglar, police said in a written statement on the incident.

The Plainwell Department of Public Safety called in some help, the Michigan State Police Bomb Squad. After an investigation of the device, officers learned it was not dangerous.

The series of calls began at 5 a.m. Tuesday, with a call from a homeowner. Then came the call from the Plainwell Ransom Public Library. It was shortly ater 7 a.m. when the city hall employee called police.

Investigators logged a total of four break-ins, and five attempts. As the locations were checked, officers were given a tip that lead them to a suspect.

The suspect was then apprehended, and transported to the Allegan County Youth Home.

The Allegan County Sheriff's Office assisted the Plainwell department in the investigation.

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