BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Battle Creek Police arrested two suspects while responding to break-ins in Downtown Battle Creek in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 12.
Police were completing targeted patrols of the Downtown Battle Creek area, following a string of recent complaints regarding activity in that area during overnight hours. Utilizing the department’s smart camera technology, officers received an alert that people were detected in the eastern stairwell of the parking structure connected to the Battle Creek Tower or Hinman building, located at 70 W. Michigan Ave.
As police arrived on the scene around midnight, an additional alarm was received through dispatch alerting them to a break-in at AccessVision, located at the same 70 W. Michigan Ave. address. Officers quickly moved to detain two male subjects that were attempting to leave the scene.
Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the 17-year-old and 16-year-old suspects had made entry into the building, as well as a few of the offices located inside, including AccessVision. It was also discovered that the two suspects had broken into the Battle Creek Central High School Fieldhouse, prior to the downtown break-in.
A few items had been stolen during the suspects’ break-ins, however were later recovered by police. Charges for both suspects are currently being submitted to the juvenile court for review.