Byron Twp. teen arrested in home invasions

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Troy Ritsema

BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Byron Township teen has been charged for allegedly breaking into home in southern Kent County earlier this month.

The Kent County Sheriff says that Troy Ritsema, 19, has been charged with two counts of Home Invasion, 1st degree and Possession of Burglary Tools. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Investigators say that deputies were called to several daytime home invasions in Gaines and Byron Townships on March 16 and 17. A resident noticed a suspicious person in a Gaines Township neighborhood on the 17th and contacted police. They found Ritsema and they say they found stolen property in his vehicle.  After getting a search warrant, they say they found more stolen property at his residence.


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    • D Ritz

      Hey old bob….its not always the parent you dick head.. I know his parents and they are great people. Some people just choose themselves to be shit heads when they become old enough to act on their own free will. This kids brother is doing wonders in the military so I cant tell you its not the parenting. You just haaadddd to comment and put your two cents in, go choke on a sock.

  • GAFJ

    Someone should explain Michigan law to little Troy.
    Its very stupid to break into a home when the law allows the homeowner to use any force necessary to protect ones self of family.
    Troy got lucky.

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