Yesterday an 18 year old Mason County man was arrested following a short pursuit at approximately 2:09pm.
The Pentwater police were acting on a (BOL) be on the lookout, for a possible burgler. After locating the vehicle they tried to stop them, but suspect sped off reaching speeds in excess of 60 mph. Following a short pursuit the suspect jumped from the moving vehicle in the 100 block of East Fourth Street. The vehicle came to rest after striking a stop sign.
Pentwater Public Schools were locked down as a precautionary measure while law enforcement officers searched for the suspect.
The suspect was located a short distance away hiding in a stairwell at 2:54 pm. A search of the suspect vehicle uncovered a stolen handgun, illegal drugs, and burglar tools. Pentwater Police are coordinating their investigation with Michigan State Police who are investigating the reported burglary which occurred in Pentwater Township.
The suspect was transported to the Oceana County Jail where he was lodged for; Fleeing and Eluding, Resisting and Opposing a Police Officer, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Violation of the Public Health Code.
Pentwater Police were assisted by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Mason County Sheriff’s Canine, and the Michigan State Police.