The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says that they had received reports of a shootout around 3pm Wednesday, at the intersection of Ada and Woodbury Streets. No one was there, but an officer did stick around, and around 4pm he saw a van drive past a home with several shots fired from it.
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.
The Battle Creek Police Department says that they were called to the 200 block of Riverside Dr. around 3pm Sunday on reports of someone firing a gun inside of a residence. Their suspect had fled the scene in a vehicle before police arrived, and the vehicle was spotted shortly after.
Around 8:30pm Tuesday, a Battle Creek Police Officer witnessed a vehicle fail to stop for an ambulance with its lights on, so he pulled the vehicle over. Michigan law states you have to pull over for oncoming emergency vehicles.
34-year-old Jeffrey Wimberly was in Calhoun County Court Tuesday; he’s charged with four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Prosecutors say that in 2002, Wimberly raped a woman, with his cousin holding the victim's hands so she couldn’t fight back.