Fire destroys vacant house shot fired at law enforcement

Fire destroyed a small, vacant house in Bedford Township on Thursday.

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Home Fireplace: A early early morning Thursday fire destroyed a dwelling at 165 Ellis Highway in Bedford Township. Firefighters ended up called at 6:42 a.m. and observed the one-tale home engulfed in flames, according to Township Chief Larry Cochensparger. The house experienced been repossessed and was vacant for months, he reported. The chief reported the fireplace commenced in the southwest corner of the constructing and the cause is undetermined. Firefighters from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Springfield Fireplace Division assisted. No injuries have been reported.

Firefighters battle the fire on the south side of the house.

(Trace Christenson/The Enquirer)

SHOT FIRED: A 34-yr-old Bedford Township person was arrested on several expenses including assault with intent to murder, reckless discharge of a firearm, remaining a felon in possession of a firearm and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony right after Fight Creek police claimed he fired a shot towards an officer Wednesday. Police ended up identified as to the 300 block of Redner Avenue at 8:46 p.m. by a woman, 39, who explained her neighbor shown a handgun for the duration of an argument about the woman’s puppies. In the course of the investigation, a car or truck alarm sounded at the man’s residence and an officer commenced strolling towards the back again of the house. Police mentioned the male was outdoors, observed the officer, and fired a shot from a handgun in his route. He then ran into the residence. Quite a few officers responded and utilized loudspeakers to connect with the guy but he did not come out. The department’s Unexpected emergency Reaction Workforce assembled and the man surrendered. Police reported the man’s mom, bedridden father and his 3 little ones also had been inside the residence. No a single was injured. The person mentioned he was holding a cell phone and not a gun all through the argument with the feminine neighbor and stated he went out when the auto alarm sounded but didn’t know the person approaching was a police officer. He claimed he fired in self protection and instructed officers he assumed his neighbor was making an attempt to scare him. “Of course, I failed to know I was shooting at you,” he reported to law enforcement, “but naturally I was.”

ASSAULTS: Battle Creek law enforcement have claimed the following instances:

• A man, 27, was arrested immediately after his girlfriend, 34, reported she was assaulted in the first block of Vale Avenue at 12:42 p.m. Wednesday.