Thursday, September 7, 2017

Breaking: Ottawa County Prosecutor Considering Criminal Charges Against Spring Lake Township Clerk Carolyn Boersma For Stealing Yard Signs In Ferrysburg Mayor's Race

Boersma, right (Photo by Marie Havenga, Grand Haven Tribune)

By Brandon Hall
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WMP has learned that Spring Lake Township Clerk Carolyn Boersma and her husband have been accused of stealing campaign yard signs in a theft related to the Mayor's race in Ferrysburg. Charges have been pressed by the homeowner.

Sources tell WMP that Boersma's husband was busted taking signs on a trail cam, and police were subsequently able to locate the sign in the Boersma's vehicle before it could be disposed of. 

Carolyn Boersma is allegedly an accomplice in the heist, along with her husband.

Boersma supports Ferrysburg City Council member Rebecca Hopp in the race against fellow City Council member Regina Sjoberg.

A few days ago, Sjoberg issued a Facebook statement about her signs being taken.

"Another sign stolen. We had one - with permission - near Lake Hills School," Sjoberg said. "This has been taken twice now. Nasty! It is unfortunate that I feel as though I have to watch my back at every turn. Vandalism, stolen signs, threats. I must be stirring up the hornets nest!"

With charges pressed, the case now goes from the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office to Ottawa County Prosecutor Ron Frantz, who will have the final say on criminal charges being filed.

Stay tuned for further developments...

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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