Teen Caught with Stolen Firearm after Easter Home Invasion

Posted at 11:26 PM, Apr 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-21 23:26:12-04

MONTCALM COUNTY, Mich (April 21, 2014) – A teenager in Montcalm County has been charged with First Degree Home Invasion and Receiving and Concealing a Weapon after deputies say he broke into a home on Easter Sunday.  Both are felony charges.


Zachary Bird, 19 (Photo Courtesy: Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office)

19-year-old Zachary Allen Bird was questioned by deputies after one of his relatives called police saying that he wasn’t wanted at a home on Evergreen Street in Sheridan on Sunday.  Deputies say they found him in possession of a firearm and several other items that didn’t belong to him.

A short time after making contact with Bird, deputies were alerted to a home invasion in the 200 block of Grant Street in Sheridan.  A neighbor in the area called police after noticing a door was open at a nearby home that he’d been asked to watch.

Deputies later determined the gun and other items in Bird’s possession were stolen during the home invasion on Grant Street.

Bird is being held at the Montcalm County Jail on $50,000 bond.