Police probe ‘scent-sational’ crime at Greenville business (Video)


By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 2:53 pm on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Christina Allison opened Burning Scent-Sations in Montcalm Township last October. The store was broken into earlier this month. The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. — Daily News/Cory Smith

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — Montcalm County Sheriff’s officials are investigating a smash and grab break-in at a local business.

A burglar broke into Burning Scent-Sations at 8899 E. Peck Road the night of June 1 or the morning of June 2.

Grainy black and white video footage shows a masked burglar busting through a window, smashing glass display cases and stuffing items into a backpack — all in less than one minute.

“They did more damage than anything,” said owner Christina Allison, estimating her store sustained several hundred dollars worth in damages.

Damaged items included the broken window, broken display cases and several hookahs (waterpipes used for smoking flavored tobacco), which broke when the burglar knocked over the pedestal they were displayed on.
The store, which opened last October, sells tobacco accessories, hand pipes, water pipes, rolling papers and more. They also provide medical marijuana through a grow shop.

“At this point we don’t really have any suspects,” Allison said. “He (the burglar) did cut himself going out, so we do have a DNA sample.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Russell said officials are continuing to investigate the crime.

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