Suspects still at large after search at GR home

Grand Rapids
A photo of officers looking for a suspect wanted for a weapons charge in a Grand Rapids home.

A photo of officers looking for a suspect wanted for a weapons charge in a Grand Rapids home. (Nov. 13, 2019)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police say suspects were not inside a house they had surrounded for hours Wednesday.

Grand Rapids Police Department was dispatched around 1 p.m. to conduct a search warrant at a home on the 400 block of Woodlawn Street SE, near Madison Avenue.

GRPD Sgt. John Wittkowski said some people came out of the house, but they are not wanted by police.

“With cold conditions, we are cycling officers through to ensure that their health is not compromised,” Wittkowski said. “We don’t know that the individual suspect is in the house.”

Police left the scene shortly after 7:15 p.m. after they learned the suspects were not there.

A photo of officers looking for a suspect wanted for a weapons charge in a Grand Rapids home. (Nov. 13, 2019)
A photo of officers looking for a suspect wanted for a weapons charge in a Grand Rapids home. (Nov. 13, 2019)

Officers initially told News 8 the suspects were wanted in a homicide. However, they later said the suspects were wanted for weapons charges under warrants issued by the Albion Police Department.

Wittkowski also initially told News 8 police are looking for the suspect on behalf of the Battle Creek Police Department. However, he later said Michigan State Police was handling the case and asked for help.

Police said Thursday that the suspects remained at large and may be in the Grand Rapids area.

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