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Grand Rapids Police to Add New Service Area to Better Cover Downtown

The GRPD is adding a fifth service area to better cover downtown Grand Rapids, Fox 17 reports.

Currently, the City of Grand Rapids is broken into four distinct Service Areas: North, South, East, and West.

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Police Release Sketch of a Man Wanted For Rape in Grand Rapids

GRPD are asking for help finding a man wanted for rape in Grand Rapids. They have issued a sketch of the suspect.

The incident happened near Denny's on Plainfield Avenue on July 7 between 1:00 and 2:00a.m., Fox 17 reports. 

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GRPD Investigating Shooting Outside Fulton Family Fare

Grand Rapids Police are investigating a shooting outside of Family Fare on Fulton Street Tuesday night, Fox 17 reports.

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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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Grand Rapids Police Putting Officers on Horseback

On Tuesday, the Grand Rapids Police Department announced that they are partnering with the Kent County Sheriff's Department to begin putting officers on mounted patrol.

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Grand Rapids Police Asking for Help Locating Homeless in Need of Shelter

Today's winter storm has the Grand Rapids Police Department conducting a sweep of the city looking for homeless people in need of shelter.

If you know of any homeless people who need help, the GRPD is asking you to contact them.

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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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Squirrel Breaks Into GRPD Squad Car [Photo]

The Grand Rapids Police Department found an unexpected occupant in the back of one of its squad cars the other day.

The GRPD posted a photo on its Facebook page Thursday, that showed a squirrel that had made its way into the car in Eastown. Officers suspect that the squirrel entered though the half-opened rear window of the vehicle.

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Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk Retiring

A news release issued by the City of Grand Rapids on Tuesday announced that Police Chief Kevin Belk will be retiring after serving the city for nearly 34 years.

Belk will end his service with Grand Rapids Police Department on Feb. 7.

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Two Armed Robberies Near GRCC’s Campus – Suspects Considered Armed & Dangerous

Grand Rapids Police are on the hunt for two men who are being sought in connection with two separate armed robberies near the main campus of Grand Rapids Community College on Wednesday evening. Both suspects are considered armed and dangerous.

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Dantzler Tapes and Letter Released By GRPD [VIDEO]

The Grand Rapids Police and Kent County Prosecutor released several hours of dashcam video, 911 audio recordings, and documents in the investigation of the mass shootings in Grand Rapids that left seven people dead in July. The information was released Tuesday morning.

Rodrick Dantzler killed seven people, then himself after a high-speed chase throughout the city and a hostage stand off.

Today, under the Freedom of Information Act, Police Chief Kevin Belk released the documentation to the public.

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