Arrest for B&E made

Police probe


MARQUETTE — A Gwinn man was arraigned Wednesday on multiple felony weapons and arson charges related to an incident earlier this week in Forsyth Township.

Kirk William-Floyd Bragenzer, 27, was taken into custody without incident Tuesday, according to a press release from the Forsyth Township Police Department.

Police said a breaking-and-entering in progress was reported around noon Tuesday along the 200 block of North Brooks Lane in Forsyth Township.

The complainant said she witnessed an unknown male subject, wearing a bandana over his face walk up her driveway, then entered her unattached garage and left shortly afterwards, according to the press release.

When Forsyth Township officers and Michigan State Police troopers responded to the scene, they followed footprints to the residence of the woman’s neighbor. They found that the door had been forced open, and when officers entered the residence, they came in contact with the male suspect, who was armed with a pistol, according to the release.

An investigation revealed that Bragenzer collected valuables and weapons to remove when he broke into the home. He also doused a pile of clothes in the garage of the residence with gasoline, police said.

Bragenzer was charged with: first-degree home invasion, a 20-year felony; arson, preparation to burn a dwelling, a 10-year felony; receiving and concealing firearms, a 10-year felony; breaking and entering a building with intent, a 10-year felony; larceny of firearms, a five-year felony; felony firearm, a two-year felony, as well as a habitual offender charge.

Bragenzer is currently lodged at the Marquette County Jail, according to officials. Forsyth Township officers and Michigan State Police troopers were also assisted at the scene by the Forsyth Township Active unit.