Marijuana Dispensary Burglar on the Loose in Grand Rapids

September 28th, 2023 Legal & Crime
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The Grand Rapids Police Department is urgently seeking the public's assistance in tracking down a prime suspect linked to a spree of break-ins across West Michigan. The string of burglaries has particularly targeted marijuana dispensaries, highlighting the growing concerns surrounding cannabis store security in the region.

Nehemiah Chilton, aged 18, is suspected of orchestrating over 30 break-ins, prominently at cannabis dispensaries and liquor outlets in Grand Rapids, starting in July. His most recent suspected involvement was reported earlier this week.

Beyond Grand Rapids, Chilton is also on the wanted list for similar criminal activities spanning Kent County, as well as the Portage and Kalamazoo regions. Notably, he is believed to have purloined nine vehicles within Grand Rapids, subsequently using them to facilitate his burglary operations.

While the Grand Rapids Police have successfully detained and charged three accomplices linked to Chilton, he remains at large. The public is cautioned against approaching Chilton directly due to potential risks.

Anyone possessing relevant information or who might have clues about Chilton's location is strongly encouraged to reach out to Grand Rapids detectives at 616-456-3380. For those wishing to provide tips anonymously, the Silent Observer can be contacted at 616-774-2345 or visited online at

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