4 arrested in Kalamazoo County home invasion

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OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. — When the dogs were wide awake at 3:30 in the morning, Libby Owsiany knew something was wrong.

“Our dogs kind of started wrestling around, making a different growl than normal,” said Owsiany during an interview on her front lawn. “That's when my husband said I think someone’s in our house.”

They were right. She said their two dobermans ran out of their room, down the stairs and chased four people out of the house. She and her husband immediately called 9-1-1. The Kalamazoo County sheriffs arrived and began investigating the scene, dusting everything for fingerprints. When they were standing outside though they saw someone run across across the street a few blocks away.

“At that point we didn’t know if it was another sheriff kind of patrolling around,” said Owsiany. “But my husband wanted to make contact with them to make sure that everything was still going okay.”

Turns out it was one of the intruders, Owsiany said.

“As he approached them two suspects took off on foot and he was kind of able to guide them into where the police were kind of barricading the entrance of our neighborhood,” said Owsiany. “That's where they had got two of them.”

In a release issued by the sheriff’s office, four people were arrested: 3 men and one woman. All the suspects were in their 20s. Police believe they are connected to a few other larcenies in the area.

“It’s definitely one of those experiences where you always have it in the back of your mind,” said Owsiany. “But when it becomes reality it's totally different story.”

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  • Nataliya V.

    This veteran/homeowner used to be my “same street” neighbor and once (because of my accent) he told me “to go back to the country I came from” because I mentioned Michigan’s Leash Law since he was walking his Dobermans unleashed in the neighborhood with little children.
    I am glad no one got hurt though.