Above: Jean Dresen, WLAA director, tapes a No Trespassing sign on an office window of the former Shellcast building in Whitehall Township which the ambulance service is renovating. Thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of electrical wiring and equipmen
The renovation of the former Shellcast casting facility into a larger space for the White Lake Ambulance Authority (WLAA) has had a setback with the recent theft of much of the building’s electrical system, including copper wiring and a transformer.
WLAA Director Jean Dresen discovered the breaking and entering of the building Friday morning, Sept. 14, when she stopped to check on the facility. She reported the incident to the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Department at 9:05 a.m.
“It makes me sick,” Dresen said when showing the thieves handiwork to the media Monday morning, while WLAA Board member Dennis Atchison was cleaning out a storage building on the site and while she was waiting for some landscaping work to be done on the interior.
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