Arrests made in two Sunday home invasions in Battle Creek

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BATTLE CREEK,  Mich. — The Battle Creek Police Department jailed two men for separate home invasions Sunday.

In the first case, a 21-year-old man was taken into custody for a break-in that happened at 5:45 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of West Territorial Street. Police said the suspect entered the home through the front door and was confronted by the homeowner.  The homeowner tried to hold the suspect at gunpoint, but the suspect fled the scene.

Officers then arrived and said they saw the suspect running through yards near the home. After a short chase, the man was arrested.

He faces charges of home invasion and resisting arrest.

In the second case, at 12:35 p.m. Sunday officers responded to a report of a home invasion that had just occurred in the first block of North McKinley Street. The suspect — a 27-year-old Battle Creek man — was located within minutes during a traffic stop and was taken into custody without incident.

Property that was stolen from the home was recovered inside the suspect’s vehicle.

The man is being held at the Calhoun County jail on a charge of home invasion plus outstanding warrants.

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