Trace Christenson, BattleCreek Enquirer

Trace Christenson

BattleCreek Enquirer

Holt, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Trace:

Person of interest in Battle Creek homicide arrested

Demarko Young, 26, was arrested Thursday, said Detective Sgt. Todd Elliott of the Battle Creek Police Department. → Read More

Three police pursuits in Battle Creek area end with suicide, two arrests

Three police pursuits in Calhoun County ended Thursday with two people in custody and a third committing suicide. → Read More

Police & Fire: Semi fire on Interstate 94

A semi on fire on Interstate 94 stopped traffic Thursday morning near Battle Creek. → Read More

Police & Fire: Kalamazoo plane crash injures Battle Creek pilot

A 41-year-old Battle Creek pilot was injured when a single-engine plane crashed Friday in Kalamazoo. → Read More

Battle Creek police believe they're closer to solving a 31-year-old murder of Gayle Barrus

Gayle Barrus' body was found 31 years ago in Emmett Township. A Battle Creek police detective thinks he found her killer days ago in a Texas cemetery. → Read More

22-year-old Battle Creek man charged with murder in Saturday morning shooting

Xavier Kellie-Sims was arrested Monday. He is facing charges of open murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. → Read More

Police & Fire: Man assaulted while trying to chase teens from vacant house

A 58-year-old man told Battle Creek police he was struck in the head while investigating who was in a vacant house. → Read More

Battle Creek man killed in Saturday morning shooting

A 23-year-old man died early Saturday after a shooting on the Battle Creek's north side. → Read More

Police & Fire: Gun, meth found and one man arrested

A 26-year-old man was arrested after Battle Creek police said they found he had guns and methamphetamine. → Read More

Lansing man arrested in Chicago after Check and Go robbery in Battle Creek

Battle Creek police said one of the men — now in jail in Chicago — is a suspect in three similar robberies in Battle Creek and four others in Lansing. → Read More

Victim prepares to testify in cold case child rape trial

The victim of an 11-year-old alleged rape is expected to take the witness stand Wednesday. → Read More

Police & Fire: Deputies have located driver in fatal hit and run

A woman from Battle Creek was driving a car which struck a 59-year-old Karl Gapske of Springfield, police said. → Read More

Battle Creek man on probation for rape going to prison after all

Larry Martin Jr., 32, was sentenced Friday to about 5 1/2 years to 10 years in prison. → Read More

Police & Fire: Rifle assault; knife assault

Battle Creek police are seeking a boy after a woman, 40, said he pointed a gun are her. → Read More

Police & Fire: Pedestrian dies in Dickman Road crash; assault on teenager

A pedestrian is dead and Calhoun County Sheriff Department deputies are searching for the drivers who hit him. → Read More

Police & Fire: Teenager seriously hurt in West Michigan Avenue crash

A 14-year-old Bedford Township boy riding a bicycle was seriously hurt when he collided with a pickup truck Friday. → Read More

Battle Creek man sent to prison for role in fatal crash

A Battle Creek man will spent at least seven years in prison for being the driver in a 2018 fatal crash. → Read More

Police & Fire: Battle Creek police arrest man for DUI after he drives over mailboxes, hits five parked vehicles

A 64-year-old Bedford Township man was arrested after Battle Creek police said he was driving drunk and hit several mailboxes and vehicles. → Read More

Mother says son charged after near drowning of toddler is a hero, not a child abuser

The mother of a 17-year-old boy said he is a hero and not guilty of child abuse, as police and prosecutors allege. → Read More

Search continues for Albion shooter who left man critically injured

A search is continuing for a man who shot and critically injured another man Monday night. → Read More