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KDPS Blog

Tag » News
  • Home Invasion Suspect Arrested

    franksc in KDPS News on Jun 12, 2015
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    Kalamazoo, MI: On Thursday, June 11, 2015 at approximately 9:57 a.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to a report of a Home Invasion in progress in the 4400 block of W. Michigan. The caller advised that a subject was seen going into a residence through a window and came out of the house carrying a television. 

     

     

     

    PSO Maher was responding into the area and observed the suspect in the 2800 block of Westbrook and arrested him without incident. The suspect admitted to committing another Home Invasion in the area a few days prior and some stolen property was recovered.

     

     

     

    The suspect, a 23 year-old Kalamazoo resident, is currently lodged at the Kalamazoo County jail on the charges of home invasion pending review of this investigation by the prosecutor’s office.

     

     

     

    Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

     

      

     

    By authority of:  Lt. Christopher Franks

     

     

     

     

    Date:  June 12th, 2015

     

     

     

    Address:  150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI49001

     

     

     

    Contact:  Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139

     

     

     

     

  • Suspect Arraigned in Edgemoor Ave. Homicide

    ostranderd in KDPS News on Jun 09, 2015
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    Kalamazoo, MI: 

    The suspect arrested in the murder of Debra Susan Jean on Sunday has been arraigned in 8th District Court this afternoon.  Joseph Christopher Janssen, age 25 of Kalamazoo was formally charged with Open Murder by the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office.  He was arraigned on Open Murder and bond was denied.

         

    Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

     

     

    By authority of:

    Lt. David O’Strander

     

    Date:  June 9, 2015

     

    Address:  150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

     

    Contact:  Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139

     

     

     

     

     

  • Suspicious Death Ruled a Homicide

    ostranderd in KDPS News on Jun 09, 2015
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    Kalamazoo, MI:  The female discovered dead inside her home in the 200 block of Edgemoor Ave. on Sunday has been positively identified as Debra Susan Jean, age 62 of Kalamazoo.  The investigation and autopsy revealed that she had been murdered inside her home.

     

    Public Safety detectives have a 25 year old Kalamazoo man in custody for the murder of Ms. Jean.  Detectives anticipate presenting the homicide case to the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office later this afternoon.  The suspect will not be identified until after arraignment.

     

    No further information as to the cause of death will be released at this time.  Kalamazoo Public Safety extends our condolences to the family and friends of Debra Susan Jean.

     

    Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

     

     

    By authority of:

    Lt. David O’Strander

  • Fatal Traffic Crash

    ostranderd in KDPS News on Jun 09, 2015
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    Kalamazoo, MI: On 06-07-15 at 4:20am, a Public Safety Officer noticed a vehicle driving the wrong way on N. Westnedge Ave. near Frank St.  The car then turned east onto Drexel St. and the officer drove after the car to conduct a traffic stop.  When the officer caught up with the vehicle at Hopkins and N. Westnedge Ave., he activated his lights and siren to pull the car over.  The vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed, fleeing from the officer.  The officer did not pursue the vehicle and turned his lights and siren off.

     

    The vehicle traveled several blocks and crashed into a tree at N. Westnedge near Willard St.  When officers arrived on scene, they found the driver to be the lone occupant of the car.  He was unresponsive and medical treatment was started immediately.  He was transported to Bronson Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries from the crash.

     

    The driver was identified as Donwaun Casanova McFerrin, age 27 of Kalamazoo.  Kalamazoo Public Safety extends our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. McFerrin.

     

    Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

     

     

     

     

    By authority of:

    Lt. David O’Strander

     

    Date:  June 9, 2015

     

    Address:  150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

     

    Contact:  Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139

     

  • Suspicious Death

    ostranderd in KDPS News on Jun 08, 2015
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    Kalamazoo, MI: On Sunday, June 7th, 2015, at approximately 11:24am, Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to the 200 block of Edgemoor Ave. in reference to a welfare check. Officers discovered a female inside the home who appears to have died several days ago.

     

    The death of the woman is considered suspicious at this time, detectives are awaiting results from the autopsy to determine the cause of death, which will be completed on Monday afternoon.  The victim will not be identified until family notifications are completed.

     

    Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

     

     

     

     

    By authority of:

    Lt. David O’Strander

     

    Date:  June 7, 2015

     

    Address:  150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

     

    Contact:  Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139

     

  • Man in Stable Condition After Late Night Shooting

    huberm in KDPS News on May 24, 2015
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    Kalamazoo, MI: On Saturday, May 23th, 2015, at approximately 11:27 p.m., a 22 year-old male arrived at Bronson Hospital with a gunshot wound to his arm and upper torso. The victim told officers that he was near 700 block of Douglas Avenue when he was shot.  The victim could not provide any further details including a specific location or suspect description. The victim is listed in stable condition.  Kalamazoo Public Safety officers continue to investigate.

    Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

     

    By authority of:  Lt. Matt Huber

     

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    Date:  May 24th, 2015

     

    Address:  150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

     

    Contact:  Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139

  • House Fire Extinguished

    huberm in KDPS News on May 24, 2015
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    Kalamazoo, MI:  On Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 around 2:00 p.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety responded to the 1800 block of Portage Rd on a report of a structure fire. Officers arrived on scene within minutes of the call and found flames coming from the rear of the house.    

    Public Safety officers were able to extinguish the fire within 20 minutes of arrival.  An occupant of the home was treated on scene for minor injuries and released. The cause of the fire appeared to be accidental however the Kalamazoo Fire Marshal will continue to investigate the cause.

    Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 269-337-8994, Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

     

    By authority of:  Lt. Christopher Franks

     

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    Date:  May 23rd, 2015

     

     

     

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

     

     

    Contact:  Captain Mallery, Captain Operations Division, 337-8142 

     

     

     

  • Robbery Suspect Arrested with Stolen Handgun

    huberm in KDPS News on May 23, 2015
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    Kalamazoo, MI: On Saturday, May 23rd, 2015, at approximately 1:05 a.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to a report of a purse snatching in the 800 block of N. Westnedge Ave. Upon arrival, officers obtained a description of the suspect and a canine track was conducted. PSO  Scott Brooks and his dog Bodi tracked the suspect to the 1300 block of N. Church where he was located. As officers attempted to detain the suspect, a struggle ensued causing a loaded .45 caliber handgun to fall out of the suspect’s waist band. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident. A file check on the handgun revealed that it was reported stolen out of Kentwood, MI. 

     

    The 18 year old Kalamazoo resident was arrested and lodged at the Kalamazoo County jail on the charges of unarmed robbery, resisting and obstructing arrest, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a stolen firearm pending review of this investigation by the Kalamazoo prosecutor’s office.

    Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

     

     

    By authority of:  Lt. Matt Huber

     

     

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    Date:  May 23nd, 2015

     

     

     

    Address:  150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

     

     

     

    Contact:  Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139

     

  • Two Armed Robbery Suspects Sought

    franksc in KDPS News on May 17, 2015
    Tagged in: News, K9

    Kalamazoo, MI: On Sunday, May 17th, 2015, at approximately 3:25a.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Speedway Gas Station, located in the 3900 block of S. Westnedge Ave. The clerk reported that two male suspects entered the store with a gun and demanded money.  An undetermined amount of cash was taken.  The clerk was not injured.

     A Kalamazoo Public Safety Canine officer tracked the suspects but did not locate them.

    The first suspect is described as a male around 6’ tall, with a heavy build wearing a black sweatshirt with a hood, dark pants, and a bandana on his face.  The second suspect was a shorter male, with a thin build, and a bandana on his face.

     Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 269-337-8994 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

     By authority of:  Lt. Christopher Franks

    Date:  May 17th, 2015

    Address:  150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

     Contact:  Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 269- 337-8139

     

  • Suspect In Custody After Man Stabbed

    huberm in KDPS Blog on May 08, 2015
    Tagged in: News

    Kalamazoo, MI: On Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at approximately 11:56 p.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to a reported stabbing in the 2300 block of S. Burdick. Upon arrival, officers located a 42 year-old victim with a laceration to his shoulder.  The victim told the officers that he was involved in an altercation with his neighbor when he was stabbed with a knife. 

    When officers attempted to make contact with the suspect, he refused to exit his home and speak with them. Officers utilized a public address system and were able to convince the suspect to exit the home and surrender without incident. A search warrant was obtained for the residence to recover the knife used in the assault.

    The victim’s injuries are considered to be non-life threatening and he was treated on scene by medical personnel.

    The 63 year-old suspect was lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail on the charge of felonious assault pending review of this investigation by the prosecutor’s office.

    Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

     

    By authority of:  Lt. Matt Huber

     

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    Date:  May 8th,2015

     

     

     

    Address:  150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

     

     

     

    Contact:  Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139

     

               

     

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