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FBI: Kentwood bank robbers are recent parolees, spent loot on drugs

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Two recent Michigan parolees are facing a return to prison following their arrest for a Kentwood bank robbery.

Police arrested Donald Luckett, 43, and William Sadler, 41, on Wednesday.  They appeared in court Thursday on charges of bank robbery and conspiracy.

In an FBI complaint filed on Friday, agents say the men robbed the Comerica Bank on 28th Street near East Beltline Ave. SE, on Tuesday to get money to support their drug addictions.

The complaint says the men also used some of the $2,100 in stolen funds to buy crack cocaine, marijuana, snacks and to have a prostitute book a room in a Wyoming motel.

Investigators tracked the men to the motel on Wednesday, where they were arrested.

Sadler was paroled on September 29 after serving time on a 2008 conviction for assault with intent to rob and drug possession.  Luckett was paroled on September 15 after serving a sentence on a 2009 drug conviction.

Police search for armed robber on East Beltline

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (WZZM)- Grand Rapids Police are looking for a man who robbed a gas station on the East Beltline early Friday morning.

Officers say a man with a gun robbed the Shell station in the 2600 block of the East Beltline shortly after 4:00 a.m. Friday.

Police say the man, who was wearing a mask at the time of the robbery, ran from the scene.

If you have any information, you are asked to call Grand Rapids Police.

Free Halloween Health Fair

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM)- Thursday the Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Halloween Health Fair.

You can ward off the season's scariest monster with a flu shot. There will also be free health screenings, food, and door prizes.

The free health fair runs from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department on 48th Street.

Arrests made in Kentwood bank robbery

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) - Kentwood Police say two people are under arrest for the robbery of a 28th Street bank on Tuesday.

Police say early Wednesday morning, a Wyoming Police officer located a key witness who had information about the robbery.  Kentwood Police, the FBI, and Wyoming Police responded to a local 28th Street motel and arrested two men without incident.  Charges are forthcoming from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The Comerica Bank branch near the Woodland Mall was robbed around 11:30 am on Tuesday.  The suspect handed a note to tellers demanding money. It was implied that he had a weapon, but no weapon was shown.  Click here to read the story of the bank robbery.

We'll have more information as it becomes available.

28th Street Comerica Bank robbed

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) - Kentwood Police responded today to a bank robbery at the Comerica Bank on 28th Street SE just south of Woodland Mall.

The robbery happened about 11:30 am at the Comerica Bank at 3215 28th Street.

Police told WZZM 13's Peter Ross a suspect entered the bank and handed a teller a note demanding money. No weapon was seen. The teller handed over the money and the suspect fled in a vehicle.   Noone was hurt.  At least three customers were inside at the time.

Police are looking for a vehicle, but are not releasing a description of that vehicle.

 

2010 Leaf Dump

Kentwood, MI - The City of Kentwoodwill once again be offering free leaf disposal for their residents. The leaf dump, located at the Recycling Center at 5068 Breton Avenue, will be operate from 10 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday and 12 pm to 6 pm on Sunday. It will open on Saturday, October 16th and close Saturday November 27th.

Residents will be asked to show proof of residency to allow use of the dump. Commercial disposal is not allowed at this location.

Please visit http://www.ci.kentwood.mi.us/ for additional information.

Legislative Luncheon- Monday, October 25, 2010

Kentwood, MI - The Wyoming Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a legislative luncheon on Monday, October 25th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Elected officials from Wyoming, Kentwood, Byron Township and Gaines Township have been invited to attend.

Admission
Elected Officials - $17
Chamber Members - $22
Not-Yet Members - $33

Click Here for additional information.