Arson is suspected in an incident that occurred over the weekend in southern Calhoun County. At approximately 6:00 p.m. Sunday, Michigan State Police at the Marshall Post responded to the 8000 block of M Drive South in Burlington Township...
During a press conference Thursday morning, BCPD Sgt. Case said that further evidence uncovered during their investigation on January 2 into the death of 58-year-old Howard Gillette shed more light on the chain of events involved in this incident.
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.