The gunshots caused $250,000 worth of equipment damage

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative says it is searching for the person or persons responsible for 14 separate incidents of gunshot damage to its electrical system equipment.

These incidents occurred over the past year — most overnight — in Ionia, Clinton and Eaton counties, according to the cooperative. In total, leaders say they caused more than $250,000 in damage, in addition to losing power to members.

“Providing safe and reliable electricity to our members is our top priority, and we take anything that disrupts our ability to do that very seriously,” HomeWorks CEO Chris O’Neill said in a statement. “We are working with the Michigan State Police and local law enforcement agencies to put an end to these repeat crimes as quickly and as safely as possible.”

The cooperative says it is offering a $10,000 reward for “information leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible party.”

If you know anything, you are asked to report it to Crime Stoppers of Mid-Michigan at 517.483.7867.

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