Battle Creek City Fire and Police leaders are asking for your help related to a series of recent arsons. The following addresses are of particular interest to authorities:

  • 64 Oaklawn Avenue
  • 203 Post Avenue
  • 398 Hamblin Avenue

Three fires have been set at 64 Oaklawn Avenue, pictured here at Realtor dot com.  The house  was part of a 4-call night in a 2 ½ hour span for firemen back in September of 2019.  Each of the houses were vacant.  Officials said they were not sure if those fires were related at the time.

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For the second time in less than a year, a Battle Creek home located at 203 Post Avenue, which was the scene of a grizzly double murder was found on fire and is under investigation. Chad Allen Reed, the landlord accused of killing a missing Battle Creek couple is behind bars awaiting trial after waiving his preliminary hearing in February.   The home where the murders took place was the scene of a fire on October 18, 2020. At 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2021, the Battle Creek Fire Department responded to the home once again.

The house at 389 Hamblin was damaged on March 21st when a vehicle fire was set nearby.

City officials are asking anyone with information on these fires can contact the city’s Fire Marshal at 269-966-3519, or Silent Observer at 269-964-3888.    Silent Observer offers reward money for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of someone responsible for a crime.

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