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  • 300 Prospect Pl. Update

    ostranderd in KDPS News on Sep 16, 2014
    Tagged in: News

    Kalamazoo, MI:  Public Safety Detectives are looking for the suspect in this felonious assault investigation, we are asking the public for assistance in locating him.  Officers have probable cause to arrest Adam David Shigwadja, age 18.  He is a white male, 5’ 7” tall and approximately 130lbs.  He is known to frequent the Kalamazoo south and east side as well as Paw Paw, MI.   If Mr. Shigwadja is located, please contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994.

     

    By authority:  Lt. David O'Strander

     

     

    Date:   09-16-14

     

     

    Address:   150 E. Crosstown Pkwy.,  Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI  49001

     

     

    Contact:  Capt. Victor Ledbetter    269-337-8139

     

  • Shooting on Mt. Olivet St. Leaves One Man Dead

    ostranderd in KDPS News on Jul 24, 2014
    Tagged in: News

     

    Kalamazoo:  Public Safety Officers were sent to the 3200 block of Mt. Olivet St. on a report of shots fired last night at 9:33pm.  Officers discovered that there had been at least two people shooting at each other in the area however, everyone had fled prior to officers arrival.  Minutes later, a vehicle arrived at Borgess Hospital with a victim of a gunshot wound.

     

    The victim, a 19 year old Kalamazoo County resident, was pronounced dead at Borgess Hospital.  The investigation is being handled by the Criminal Investigations Division and further details will be released as they emerge.

     

    Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100, www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

     

                                                                        

    By authority of:

    Lt. David O’Strander

     

  • Checkers Restaurant Robbed

    ostranderd in KDPS News on Jul 23, 2014
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    Kalamazoo:  Public Safety Officers were sent to the Checkers Restaurant at 575 E. Michigan Ave. at 8:09 this morning on a report of an armed robbery.  The restaurant manager was robbed while opening the business this morning by a subject armed with a handgun.  The restaurant manager was not injured during the robbery and the suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

     

    The suspect is described as a black male in his 20’s and about 6’3” tall, average build.  He was wearing a red over black hooded sweatshirt with white “Nike” lettering across the chest.  He was also wearing light colored pants with large cargo style pockets. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot  northbound from the business.

     

    Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100, www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

    By authority:   Lt. David O'Strander

     

    Date:   07-23-14

     

    Address:   150 E. Crosstown Pkwy.,  Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI  49001

     

    Contact:  Capt. Victor Ledbetter    269-337-8139

  • Preferred Credit Union Robbery

    ostranderd in KDPS News on Jun 18, 2014
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    Kalamazoo:  The Preferred Credit Union at 4245 S. Westnedge Ave. was robbed this afternoon at 12:06 pm.  A lone black male entered the Credit Union and brandished a handgun demanding money.  There were no injuries during the robbery and the suspect was last seen on foot, northbound from the credit union.

     

    The suspect is described as a dark skinned black male, in his late 20’s or early 30’s, 165-175 lbs. and about 5’5” to 5’8” tall.  He was wearing a light colored short sleeve shirt and light colored sweatpants.  The suspect was also wearing white tennis shoes and possibly had dread locks in his hair.

     

    Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100, www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

     

    Date:   06-18-14

     

    Address:   150 E. Crosstown Pkwy.,  Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI  49001

     

    Contact:  Capt. Victor Ledbetter    269-337-8139

  • Suspect in Robbery of Rite Aid Pharmacy Arrested

    ostranderd in KDPS News on Jun 06, 2014
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    Kalamazoo, MI:  Public Safety Officers were sent to the Rite Aid Pharmacy at 1032 E. Cork St. this morning at 10:25am on a report of an armed robbery.  Information was gathered that the suspect was a heavy set white male with a handgun.  An alert witness obtained information as the suspect fled the store and noted a vehicle description and a direction of travel.  Minutes later, Portage Police Officers located the vehicle driving southbound on U.S. 131 near Center St.  The vehicle was stopped and the suspect arrested without incident.  Evidence and a weapon were located inside the vehicle.

     

    The suspect, a 35 year old Three Rivers, MI resident was arrested for Armed Robbery and a weapons offense, he is currently lodged in the Kalamazoo County Jail awaiting arraignment.

     

    Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at (269)337-8994, Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

     

    By authority of:   Lt. David O’Strander

     

     

    Date:  June 6, 2014    

     

     

     

    Address:  150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

     

     

     

    Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, 269-337-8139

     

  • 13 Year Old Killed on Kalamazoo South Side

    ostranderd in KDPS News on May 27, 2014
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    Kalamazoo, MI:  Public Safety Officers were sent to the area of Lay Blvd. and Race St. at 7:08pm on May 26th on a report of shots fired and a person was down.  Officers arrived on scene and found a 13 year old victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso.  The victim has been identified as Michael Day, age 13 of Kalamazoo.  Mr. Day was transported to Bronson Hospital where he was pronounced dead from his injury.

     

    Public Safety Detectives have several leads on possible suspects but are asking the public for assistance in solving this homicide investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at (269)337-8994, Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

     

    Kalamazoo Public Safety extends our condolence to the family and friends of Michael Day.

     

     

    By authority of:   Lt. David O’Strander

     

     

    Date:  May 27, 2014  

     

     

     

    Address:  150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

     

     

     

    Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, 269-337-8139

     

     

     

     

  • Update to Arrest in Child's Death

    ostranderd in KDPS News on May 23, 2014
    Tagged in: News

    Kalamazoo, MI:  On Thursday afternoon, Brian Keith Roberts, age 40 was arraigned in 8th District Court for the murder of Nehemiah Marcellus Dodd, age 2.  Mr. Roberts is the father of Nehemiah Dodd.

     

    Brian Keith Roberts is currently being lodged in the Kalamazoo County Jail for

    Homicide-Felony Murder and First Degree Child Abuse.  Mr. Roberts bond has been set at $250,000. 

     

    Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at (269)337-8994, Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

     

    By authority:

    Lt. David O'Strander

     

     

    Date:  May 23, 2014  

     

     

    Address:  150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

     

     

    Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter,  269-337-8139

     

  • Arrest Made in Death of Child

    ostranderd in KDPS News on May 22, 2014
    Tagged in: News

     

    Kalamazoo, MI:  On December 31st, 2013, Public Safety Officers were sent to the 400 block of W. Frank St. on a report of an unconscious child, who was not breathing.  Officers conducted CPR on the 2 year old boy and he was transported to Bronson Hospital where he later died on January 2nd, 2014.

     

    Detectives conducted an investigation as to what occurred at the home on the night the child was injured and awaited results from the autopsy on the child.  On May 22nd, 2014, the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office issued a two count warrant for Homicide-Felony Murder and Child Abuse- First Degree against a 40 year old Kalamazoo resident.  The suspect was arrested by detectives this morning and is presently being lodged in the Kalamazoo County Jail awaiting arraignment.

     

    Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at (269)337-8994, Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

     

    By authority of:

     

    Lt. David O’Strander

     

     

     

    Date:  May 22, 2014  

     

     

    Address:  150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

     

     

    Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter,  269-337-8139

     

  • Jury Convicts Clarence Ross of Homicide

    ostranderd in KDPS News on Dec 23, 2013
    Tagged in: News

    Kalamazoo, MI:  Public Safety Officers had been sent to the Quick Stop convenience store at 1405 Portage Rd. on Sept. 30th 2012 on a report of a man down.  Officers discovered 24 year old Jheryl Cecil Wright dead in the store from several gunshot wounds.

     

    On Friday evening, 12-20-13, a jury convicted Clarence Edward Ross, age 32 in 9th Circuit Court for the murder of Jheryl Wright.  Mr. Ross was convicted of 1st Degree Murder, Felony Firearm and Solicitation to Commit Murder.  Clarence Ross will be sentenced on January 13th 2014.

     

    By authority of:

    Lt. David O'Strander

     

     

    Date:   12-23-13

     

     

     

    Address:   150 E. Crosstown Pkwy.,  Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI  49001

     

     

     

    Contact:  Capt. Victor Ledbetter    269-337-8139

     

     

     

  • Suspect Arrested in Portage Rd. Homicide

    ostranderd in KDPS News on Dec 13, 2013
    Tagged in: News

    Kalamazoo, MI:  Public Safety detectives arrested Deondra Lamount Liggion, age 35 of Kalamazoo yesterday for the murder of Jeffery Orlando Pratt.  Mr. Pratt was shot and killed at a party in the 1200 block of Portage Rd. on November, 30th.

     

    Deondra Liggion was arraigned this afternoon by Judge Santoni in 8th District Court.  Mr. Liggion was arraigned on Open Murder, Assault with Intent to Murder, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and 3 counts of Felony Firearm.  Mr. Liggion is currently lodged in the Kalamazoo County Jail, he was denied bond.

     

    By Authority:

    Lt. David O'Strander

     

     

    Date:    12-13-13

     

    Address:   150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI  49001

     

    Contact:   Capt. Victor Ledbetter    269-337-8139

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