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Battle Creek Michigan - BCPD arrests 11 recovers marijuana products stolen from dispensaries across region 20 May 2022 ( news )
Battle Creek , state Michigan ( By Press Release office)
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Battle Creek Police arrested 11 young men and recovered a large amount of marijuana products , several guns , other narcotics , and a stolen car after a joint investigation with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety .
At about 7:15 a . m . Thursday , BCPD officers responded to a home in the first block of East Avenue South , for a report of people throwing a safe off the roof , trying to break it open . Police arrived to find 10 young men at the scene , ranging in age from late teens to early 20s .
When police arrived , several of them ran , but police caught them quickly . An investigation showed evidence of breaking and entering , and identified a location in the 700 block of Wagner Drive where related criminal activities were happening . They arrested an 11
young man at the Wagner location .
Investigators found suspected stolen property at both the East Avenue and Wagner locations . These incidents are connected to multiple marijuana dispensary burglaries in the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo areas , as well as several other locations in southern Michigan .
Police placed 10 of the suspects in the Calhoun County Jail; they placed one in the Calhoun County Juvenile Home .
The BCPD will submit a request to the Calhoun County Prosecutor’s Office for charges of receiving and concealing stolen property , resisting and obstructing an officer , and possession of narcotics .
The BCPD thanks the following departments for their help and collaboration: Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety , Emmett Township Department of Public Safety , Michigan State Police , and Blackman - Leoni Township Department of Public Safety .
Police expect to identify additional communities and victims , and bring forward additional charges , as this investigation continues .
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