Police identify suspects in destruction of property case

Three juveniles have been identified as suspects after a rash of vandalism in the Gobles area. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department says deputies were called to the 400 block of South State Street last Thursday on a report of extensive damage to a business. It was the upstart Dirtbag Brewing Company that we reported on earlier this week. The sheriff’s department says the property owner reported smashed windows, wrecked vehicles, and damaged construction equipment. The department says it’s received information the same three juveniles were involved in damage done to a separate downtown business and another business outside of the city limits. The sheriff’s department says the investigation is ongoing and it will refer the three suspects, all from the Gobles area, to the prosecutor’s office for charges when the investigation is complete.