Kentwood Police still searching for missing endangered resident

The Kentwood Police Department is continuing its search for resident Willie Donald Crawford, who was first reported missing in early December.


Crawford, 81, was last seen Dec. 3 near his home on 52nd Street and Eastern Avenue in Kentwood. Citizens have reported seeing him in the area of Division Avenue/Cherry Street and also in the Grandville Avenue/Hall Street in Grand Rapids. Crawford’s family reports him as having the beginning stages of dementia.  Kentwood Police reported the family is concerned for his safety due to his age.


Crawford is a black male and is approximately 6 feet and 150 pounds. He has a full gray beard, gray/black hair and brown eyes. According to the Kentwood Police, he was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, blue jeans, brown hiking books and a black baseball hat.


Anyone having any information regarding Crawford or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Kentwood Police Department at 616-698-6589 or your local law enforcement organization.