A pair of fires struck in Battle Creek Sunday, keeping firefighters busy. The first took place at a mobile home on Clear Lake Rd Sunday morning, while the second hit the Dollar General on Roosevelt St.
The boys had initially come to police attention after they said they accidentally set a garage on fire while smoking marijuana. However, police say the investigation has turned up a more sinister story.
29-year-old Matthew Steppenwolf had been charged with multiple felonies, including armed robbery, arson, carjacking and firearms crimes; last week, he pleaded guilty but mentally ill to those charges, with other felonies being dropped, including ethnic intimidation.
An abandoned home in Battle Creek caught fire early Wednesday morning.
The Battle Creek Fire Department was called to the first block of Seivour Ave. around 3am Wednesday, to find heavy flames coming from the rear of the home. Crews began to fight the fire, but it quickly spread to the attic of the …
Emmett Township Department of Public Safety investigators are asking for the public’s help in determining what started two fires last weekend. The EDPS says that the two fires are suspicious, and took place only two miles apart.
Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers were called to the area of Mabel and Elizabeth Streets around 2:40am Monday, to find three vehicles on fire. No one was hurt in the fires, but police say that they do believe these were all set intentionally. The KDPS says in a release that they are now investigating…
The Battle Creek Fire Department says that just before 9pm Saturday, the home in the 100 block of W. Fountain St. had a fire start in the rear. It was quickly extinguished by responding firefighters, and no one was injured; however, $15,000 in damage was done.
The City of Battle Creek says that firefighters were called around 1am Monday to a home in the 100 block of W. Fountain St, to find a small fire blazing on the exterior wall of a home. The fire was extinguished quickly, and crews dispersed smoke from the scene.