Longtime Sand Lake criminal sent back to prison


By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 9:47 pm on Friday, February 17, 2012

Bruce Wireman

STANTON — Bruce Wireman is back where he has spent the majority of his adult life — prison.

The 32-year-old Sand Lake man was sentenced Thursday to from 19 months to 10 years in prison for breaking and entering a building with intent.

Montcalm County sheriff’s deputies arrested Wireman on Jan. 5 after a break-in on Baker Road. Deputies learned of a possible location for the stolen items near Maston Lake in Kent County. Detectives from both counties executed a search warrant at Wireman’s house and recovered a large amount of stolen property, including a 1997 Polaris snowmobile and various tools.

Wireman did not wish to speak at his sentencing Thursday.

“Mr. Wireman’s not that old and frankly he’s got a terrible record,” said Wireman’s own attorney James Mullendore of Greenville. “It’s not good to see a 32-year-old who’s got almost as many felonies as he is old.”
Wireman has a long and colorful career of breaking the law in West Michigan.

In 1999, he was convicted in Ionia County of larceny, receiving stolen property and fleeing a police officer. He was sentenced to from three years and four months to five years in prison.

In 2000, he was convicted in Montcalm County of unlawful use of a motor vehicle. He was sentenced to from one to two years in prison.

In 2004 he was convicted of uttering and publishing false checks at Huntington Bank in Greenville. He was sentenced to from one year and five months to five years in prison.

Also in 2004, he was convicted in Ionia County of breaking and entering a building with intent. He was sentenced to from three years and two months to 20 years in prison.

Also in 2004, he was convicted in Kent County of breaking and entering a building with intent and fleeing a police officer. He was sentenced to from two years and 11 months to 20 years in prison.

In 2007, Wireman and his brother, Brandon Wireman, attempted to steal snowmobiles from Nelson’s Speed Shop north of Greenville. The Wireman brothers’ footprints were found in the snow and canine units tracked them down through a swampy area from the business into the city of Greenville. Bruce Wireman was found hiding in a trash bin in Greenville. He was sentenced in May 2007 to one year in the Montcalm County Jail.

Wireman broke into Jensen’s Lawn & Garden Center in Greenville in May 2008, just hours after he had been released from jail. He was sentenced in April 2009 to from two to 10 years in prison.

He was paroled in April 2011 and was on parole when he committed his most recent offense.

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