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3 arrested for home invasion, drug crimes

Published 7:25pm Thursday, May 3, 2012

Three people were arrested for allegedly stealing electronics during a home invasion and possessing methamphetamine components in Niles.


The Niles Police Department took a complaint of a home invasion in the 200 block of Market Street in Niles at about 9 a.m. Tuesday. Several electronic items were taken from the residence. On this same day, Niles police detectives and Niles police road patrol conducted a follow up investigation at a residence in the1200 block of South Third Street in the City of Niles. Some of the stolen property as well as several components to manufacture meth were located inside the residence.

Joseph Holland, 28, of Benton Harbor, and Randal Clark, 31, of Coloma, were located inside the residence and arrested.

Holland is charged with felony operating a meth lab, second offense; felony home invasion, second offense; and misdemeanor warrant for retail fraud, third offense. Bond was set at $30,000.

Clark is charged with felony operating/maintaining a meth lab, second offense; felony concealing stolen property;


and a felony warrant for possession of meth out of Berrien County. Bond was also set at $30,000.

Both men were lodged at the Niles Law Enforcement Complex and arraigned on charges Wednesday.

A third suspect, a female, was arrested Wednesday for violating her parole and charges were being sought against her for possession of meth components and maintaining a drug house. She was lodged at the Niles Law Enforcement Complex and scheduled for arraignment Thursday in Niles’ Fifth District Court.

All three subjects are now lodged at the Berrien County Jail in St. Joseph.

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