Pentwater PD arrests man in connection with vandalism

November 25, 2018

PENTWATER — The Pentwater Police Department announced Wednesday that with the assistance of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office and numerous tips from citizens, it apprehended a 22-year-old Pentwater man in connection with a series of incidents of destruction of property.

“The subject was lodged late (Wednesday) afternoon at the Oceana County Jail,” the department stated on Facebook. “Pentwater Public Schools reported approximately $3,000 worth of damage to windows and doors.

“Arrest warrants have been issued, but the subject’s name is being withheld pending formal arraignment.”

Pentwater Superintendent Scott Karaptian addressed the apprehension on the district’s Facebook page.

“Due to school technology and outstanding police work, a person has been placed in custody for their involvement of shooting the windows and doors at the school,” Karaptian stated Friday evening. “We would like to thank everyone for the help and cooperation in making this apprehension as quick as it was.”

The district stated on Wednesday afternoon on Facebook that doors and windows were shot out “with a BB gun.”

“The downtown Pentwater area experienced the same vandalism,” the district stated Wednesday afternoon on Facebook.

The village’s police department described incidents at various locations on Wednesday that are believed to be connected. A driver’s side of a window to a truck near the intersection of Lowell and North Hancock streets was broken. The driver’s side window of a vehicle in the 600 block of North Wythe Street was reported to be broken.

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