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Police ID man killed in grain elevator fall


SCHOOLCRAFT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM/AP) -- Kalamazoo County authorities say a worker has died in a fall at a grain elevator company.

The accident happened about 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at H&H Feed & Grain Inc. The site is in Schoolcraft Township, just west of Vicksburg.

Marcos Fonseca, 31, of Marcellus, Mich., fell about 15 feet when he left an office area of the business and stepped down to a lower platform in an area that was under construction. Matyas says it isn't clear what caused the fall and says state workplace safety officials have been contacted.

This is the sixteenth work-related death in Michigan this year.


Suspect arrested in Kalamazoo credit union robbery


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- He's "no stranger to a life of robbing banks," according to Kalamazoo Public Safety officers -- and now, he's under arrest.

Simon Gutierrez was arrested Monday. Police accuse him of robbing the Consumer's Credit Union at 4023 Portage St. last Friday.

During that robbery, investigators say the suspect pulled two guns out of a Jimmy John's sandwich box and pointed them at the clerks.

Gutierrez is charged with bank robbery and three counts of armed robbery.

His bond was set at $1 million because of past convictions.

Boy, 17, in critical condition after assault


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- Public safety officers were called to the railroad yard at 75 Mills St. Tuesday morning on a report of a person bleeding from the head.

Just after 6 a.m., officers found the victim, semi-conscious and unable to speak.

The victim is a 17-year-old Kalamazoo resident. He is currently listed in critical condition at Bronson Hospital.

The investigation is on-going with little details known at this time.

If you have any information, please contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100, www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

Plainwell man killed in motorcycle crash


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- One man is dead after an early morning motorcycle crash.

It happened at around 1:20 a.m. Sunday on Park Street near Norway Avenue in Kalamazoo.

The driver of an SUV collided with the motorcycle. The motorcyclist, Robert Vern Pueblo, 34, of Plainwell, died at the scene.

The driver of the SUV, who fled the scene on foot, has been identified and interviewed, as well as the front seat passenger of the vehicle, who also fled.

Police are requesting the charge of failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in death, against the driver of the SUV. This charge is a five year felony.

The crash remains under investigation. There is a six to eight week wait for toxicology and autopsy results.

Bowlegged man with 2 guns robs credit union, leaves package


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- A bowlegged man in a fishing hat carrying two guns robbed a Kalamazoo credit union Friday morning, leaving behind a Jimmy John's box that prompted the bomb squad to respond.

The robbery happened around 10:20 a.m. Friday at the Consumers Credit Union, located at 4023 Portage St.

The man walked into the credit union carrying a box and told clerks he had a delivery. He then displayed two handguns and demanded cash.

The man is believed to be 45 to 55, 5'6´to 6'0" tall, and approximately 200 lbs. He was wearing a black coat, blue jeans, larger frame sun glasses and a tan hat with a two inch rim. His hair was black and curly, which was possibly a wig.

The man drove off northbound in a red, older model four-door sedan, similar to a Toyota Corolla.


Woman, 25, critically injured when car hits trees


TEXAS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- A 25-year-old woman is in critical condition after crashing a small car into several trees in Kalamazoo County.

The accident happened around 4:30 Saturday morning. The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department responded to the accident in the 5300 block of South 4th Street.

The driver and lone occupant, Kelsey L. Secor, was immediately transported to Bronson hospital.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Man, 23, arrested after stealing ambulance


PORTAGE, Mich. (WZZM) -- A 23-year-old man has been arrested after stealing an ambulance in Kalamazoo County.

Paramedics responded to a call in the 2600 block of E. Heverly Drive Sunday afternoon. Shortly after leaving the ambulance unattended, they noticed a man had entered the vehicle.

One of the paramedics went back to the ambulance and tried to make contact with the suspect. That's when the suspect, a white male, began to drive away. Before getting away, the paramedic was able to get into the back of the vehicle.

The man drove the ambulance two blocks before stopping and getting out at the dead end of the street.

The suspect took off on foot and was quickly found in a nearby swimming pool.

The suspect was arrested on charges of Unlawfully Driving Away of an Automobile and resisting and obstructing. He was taken to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department.