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Two men arrested during Comstock Township home invasion


COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Two men were arrested Tuesday morning while trying to break into an apartment in Kalamazoo County.

Around 2 a.m., the sheriff's department was called to the 3600 block of Comstock Village Lane on the report of a home invasion.

A neighbor saw two men trying to break into an apartment through the back sliding door and window. The neighbor was able to give a detailed description of the men and their clothing.

When deputies arrived, they found the men near the sliding door and arrested them. One of them was carrying a pellet gun.

Both suspects were lodged in the Kalamazoo County Jail on charges of attempted home invasion, felony firearms and possession of burglary tools.

Man stabbed multiple times during dispute in Battle Creek


BATTLE CREEK, Mich. -- Police in Battle Creek are investigating a stabbing in the 100 Block of Laura Lane. That's near Fell Park.

The incident occurred on Sunday just before 10 p.m.

A 24-year-old man was taken to Bronson Battle Creek Hospital for multiple stab wounds. He was listed in stable condition Monday morning. 

Police say the wounds were the result of a dispute.

A suspect is in custody and is cooperating with the investigation.


Three dead in two Calhoun County accidents


CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. -- Three men died Thursday in separate accidents on rural Calhoun County roads.

At 2:02 p.m. Calhoun County Sheriff Department deputies were called to a single-vehicle accident on 12 Mile Road about a half-mile south of A Drive North in Marshall Township.

Deputies said a man driving a pick-up southbound on 12 Mile Road died when the truck left the east side of the road and hit a tree.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by the Calhoun County Medical Examiner. His name was not immediately released until deputies could notify family members.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Marshall Township Fire Department.

Taste of My Town: Station 702


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- Everyone's breakfast routine is different. Some people need their breakfast on the go to accommodate a busy lifestyle. Others like a more laid back atmosphere, where they can talk with friends and neighbors at the beginning of the day.

Station 702 offers the best of both worlds. 

The restaurant is a fast-casual concept, specializing in breakfast, but also offering great lunch options. No matter what time of day you visit, you'll enjoy a unique selection of dishes, guaranteed to please those taste buds.

‘Bad teeth’ bandit admits to two bank heists


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- A 72-year-old man who pulled two guns out of a Jimmy John's sandwich box during a credit union robbery has pleaded guilty to the July heist.

Simon S. Gutierrez entered guilty pleas in U.S. District Court on Wednesday. Police arrested him July 13 at his home in Three Rivers.

At the time of his arrest, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers said Gutierrez was "no stranger to a life of robbing banks."

He admitted to robbing Consumers Credit Union on July 10. Gutierrez entered the branch on Portage Street near Banbury Road about 11 a.m. armed with two pellet guns. He pulled the weapons from the sandwich box and pointed them at clerks, fleeing with more than $6,500.

3 teens arrested after Kalamazoo crime spree


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- Three Kalamazoo area teenagers are facing charges in connection to an all night crime spree.

Police say they have linked the teens to at least at least 45 different cases. Investigators believe it started around midnight when the three stole three CO2 powered semi-automatic BB pistols from a store on Gull Road.  

The teens allegedly then drove around the area shooting at vehicles, homes and people, pausing to steal items from cars. Police say there were no significant injuries but property damage is in the thousands of dollars.

The teens were arrested after receiving a call of a young man walking along Kings Highway with a pistol. Officers set up a perimeter around where they were spotted. The group began running from officers and were seen throwing the three guns, one of which went into the Kalamazoo River.

Man charged with Kalamazoo teen's murder


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- A man has been charged with open murder in the case of a Kalamazoo teenager killed in a domestic violence incident earlier this week.

Officers were called to a home in the 1400 block of Lane Blvd. around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on a report that a person had been shot. Responding officers found Temetrion Hegler, 17, on the floor of the home, dead of a gunshot wound.

Investigators accuse Hegler's step-grandfather, 53-year-old Bruce Embry, of shooting him. The two both lived in the home where the shooting happened.

Officers arrested Embry without incident and took him to the Kalamazoo County Jail. He's been arraigned on felony firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm charges, in addition to the murder count.