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GRPD Investigating Shot Fired Outside Van Andel Arena

Police are searching for a person believed to have fired a gun outside of Van Andel Arena downtown Grand Rapids Friday afternoon, M-Live reports.

Shortly before 4p.m. police were called to the arena on a report of a large fight, with at least one shot fired.

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GRPD Surrounds Home on Dickinson Street

There is a large police presence on the 200 block of Dickinson Street on Grand Rapids' southwest side Saturday morning.

Fox 17 reports that the GRPD have a home surrounded and there is a there’s a ‘barricade’ situation happening.

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Update: Missing 14-Year-Old Grand Rapids Boy Safely Located

UPDATE: Police say 14-year-old Benjamin Daniel Edwards has been safely located and is in good health, Wood TV 8 reports. Further details were not provided.

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Contractor Scam Targeting the Elderly in Grand Rapids

Police are warning Grand Rapids residents to be on the lookout for a scam targeting the elderly.

WZZM-13 reports that in the last month there have been two separate incidents of larceny targeting elderly people who live alone.

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Grand Rapids Street Sweeping Crew Witnesses Deadly Shooting Friday Morning [Video]

Police are asking anyone with information on a deadly shooting on Grand Rapids' northeast side early Friday morning to come forward.

The shooting happened around 4a.m. near Knapp Street and Truxton Drive. A street sweeping crew nearby witnessed an unknown suspect shoot the woman and drive off in a vehicle, Wood TV8 reports. 

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Grand Rapids Jimmy John’s Robbed at Gunpoint, Suspect at Large

Police are searching for a man who robbed a Jimmy John's on Leonard St. NE near Fuller Thursday morning.

WZZM-13 reports that shortly before 7a.m. this morning, the suspect held up the  restaurant at gunpoint.

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Grand Rapids Man Charged With Running Illegal Tattoo Business

Grand Rapids Police have arrested a man for running an illegal tattoo business.

In press release, GRPD say they have arrested Raymond Lee Veenstra, 42. He was charged on Friday with two counts of accosting children for immoral purposes and public health code violation.

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Grand Rapids Police Work to End Fighting Near Rosa Parks Circle

Fighting near Rosa Parks Circle downtown Grand Rapids has increased in recent months.

Grand Rapids Police are working to stop the violence by moving the issue to the forefront of their agenda, Fox 17 reports.

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Grand Rapids Police Have Identified Suspects in Assault Video

UPDATE: GRPD said in a press release they have arrested five suspects in connection with the assault: four juveniles and one 17-year-old.

Earlier this week, police asked for the public's help identifying the people caught on video in an assault downtown Grand Rapids.

GRPD is now saying they have identified several of the attackers, WZZM-13 reports.

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Grand Rapids Police Asking For Help Identifying Suspects in Assault Video

Police need help identifying a group of people who attacked another man downtown Grand Rapids.

Wood-TV 8 reports that the assault happened Tuesday, July 28, around 10:15 p.m. near Monroe Avenue and Louis Street, close to Rosa Parks Circle.

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New Information on Alleged Illegal Gambling at West Side Bar [Video]

In May,Grand Rapids police executed a search warrant at Putt Putt's Bar on West Fulton Street.

According to a GRPD press release, the West Side bar was under investigation for illegal gambling.

We now have more information about the investigation.

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Putt-Putt’s Bar on Grand Rapids’ West Side Under Investigation for Alleged Illegal Gambling

Putt-Putt's, a popular bar on Grand Rapids' West Side is being investigated for alleged illegal gambling.

WZZM-13 reports that on May 19th police executed a search warrant at the bar on West Fulton Street.

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