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Shots Fired in Holland; Man Cited for Disorderly Conduct

A 32-year-old man was cited for disorderly conduct and a local ordinance violation after firing a gun in the woods.

A 32-year-old man from Holland was cited for disorderly conduct after shooting a handgun in the woods, according to police reports.

On Saturday, Oct. 6, while investigating a suspicious vehicle next to a playground on East Gate Place near Norwood Place around 5 p.m., an officer heard 12 to 14 gunshots coming from the nearby woods, the report said.

An adult male and juvenile female were then observed walking out of the woods. The adult admitted to having a handgun on him and said he fired it. Police said he was also found to have been drinking.

Police disarmed and detained the man while investigating.

The adult, a 32-year-old man from Holland, was found to have a valid firearms carry permit. He will be cited for Disorderly Conduct and a local ordinance violation. His handgun was returned to him at the conclusion of the investigation.

To read the entire police report, view the blotter as a PDF in the media section of this article.

Alex R. October 15, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Curious since he's an adult, why his name isn't printed.
Jesseka Kadylak (Editor) October 15, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Hi Alex. Thanks for the comment. We've recently been instructed to leave names out of police articles when involving misdemeanors, such as disorderly conduct, because sometimes the charge is later dropped, the person is found not-guilty or the record is completely expunged. If we print their name online it will always be searchable, even if we update the article to say so-and-so was found not-guilty, the original text is still floating around on the Internet. However, because we know it is important for people in the community to know who did what, we attach the police blotter as a PDF to the article. If the names were released by the police department, it will be included on the blotter. That is the case in this situation. Click on the PDF underneath the image to read the report.

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