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KDPS Blog

Tag » News
  • Armed Robbery Suspect Sought

    franksc in KDPS News on Oct 22, 2014
    Tagged in: News, K9

    Kalamazoo, MI: On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014, at approximately 1:40 p.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Sunny Mart, located in the 3000 block of S. Westnedge Ave. The clerk reported that a male suspect entered the store,   pulled a knife and demanded the clerk open the cash register drawer. There was a scuffle between the clerk and armed robber. An un-determined amount of money was taken from the store.  The clerk received some minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

     

    A Kalamazoo Public Safety canine tracked the suspect to an area off of Westnedge and Garland where witnesses reported seeing a tan colored Oldsmobile leaving the scene.

     

    The suspect is described as a black male approximately 40 years old, average build wearing a grey striped hooded sweat shirt, and blue jeans.  The suspect was last seen wearing a white shirt, tie and had a bald head. 

     

    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:  October 22nd,  2014

     

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

     

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

     

  • Man Shot During Early Morning Break In

    ostranderd in KDPS News on Oct 19, 2014
    Tagged in: News

     

    Kalamazoo, MI:  Public Safety Officers responded to a report of a man shot in the 1800 block of Fulford St. at 5:42 this morning.  Officers discovered that the victim, a 25 year old Kalamazoo man was shot in the leg after an intruder broke into a home he was visiting. 

     

    The intruder forced entry into the home and was confronted by the victim.  The suspect fired multiple gunshots at the victim, striking him once in the leg.  The suspect then fled the area but was known by the resident of the home and the suspect’s name was given to police.

     

    Detectives found a possible location for the suspect in the 900 block of Stockbridge St.,  he was ultimately arrested attempting to leave the home at approximately 11:20 am.  A handgun was recovered from the suspect at the time of arrest.

     

    The suspect, a 28 year old Kalamazoo man was arrested for Assault with Intent to Murder, Home Invasion, Felony Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.  He is currently lodged in the Kalamazoo County Jail.

     

    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:

     

    Lt. David O’Strander

     

    Date:   10-19-14

     

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

     

    Contact:  Capt. Victor Ledbetter    269-337-8139

     

  • Two Injured in Shooting at Interfaith Homes

    huberm in KDPS News on Oct 17, 2014
    Tagged in: News

     Kalamazoo, MI: On Thursday, October 16, 2014 at approximately 6:18 p.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to a report of several shots fired inside an apartment in the 1000 block of Interfaith Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers found a vacant apartment with several bullet holes and spent casings inside. Approximately forty minutes after the initial report, a 20 year-old female arrived a Bronson Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to her left leg. The female reported that there was an altercation between several males outside her apartment. The males chased each other inside her apartment and began shooting when she was shot in the leg. It is not believed that the female was the intended target.  

     

    Approximately two hours after the shooting, a 26 year-old male arrived at a Hospital in Three Rivers, MI with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his left leg. The male reported that he was also shot at the Interfaith Boulevard apartment during what he describes as a robbery.  

     

    Officers are currently investigating the incident and attempting to identify suspects.

     

     

    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:  October 16th, 2014

     

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

     

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

     

     

     

     

  • KDPS INVESTIGATING ACCIDENT – MILLS/VINE

    vanderwierej in KDPS Blog on Oct 11, 2014
    Tagged in: News

     

    Kalamazoo, MI:  On Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 3:55 p.m., a KDPS officer observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Washington and Mills Street.  When the officer turned around to investigate the vehicle it took off at a high rate of speed northbound on Mills Street.  By the time the officer turned northbound on Mills the vehicle had already disregarded the red light at Lake Street and was approaching Vine Street.  The suspect vehicle ran the red light and struck a westbound vehicle traveling on Vine Street.  

     

    The vehicle travelled another 75 yards coming to a stop in the middle of Mills Street.  When the officer got up to the accident scene the suspect vehicle was empty and the suspects had fled on foot.  A K-9 track led officers to the 700 block of Millard Court but the K-9 was unable to track any further from that location.  

     

    The driver of the other car had to be extricated from his vehicle.  The 38-year-old Kalamazoo resident was conscious and alert on scene and was eventually transported to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition.  Both Mills and Vine Streets are currently shut down while officers investigate the crash.  

     

    Anyone with information regarding this accident is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at (269) 337-8994 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.

     

    By authority of:  Lt. Jeff VanderWiere

     

    Date:  October 11, 2014

     

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

     

    Contact:  Captain Jim Mallery, Operations Division 337-8142 

  • KDPS Fire Prevention Open Houses

    bridgess in KDPS News on Oct 06, 2014
    Tagged in: News

    Kalamazoo Public Safety will be hosting Three Fire Prevention Open Houses during Fire Prevention Week (October 5-11) at the following locations:

    Monday, October 6, 2014 at Station 6 – 1414 Howard from 6-8pm
    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Station 2 – 1207 Bryant from 6-8pm
    Friday, October 10, 2014 at Station 45 – 601 N. Park from 6-8pm

    The Open Houses will include:
    Cider and Doughnuts
    Life EMS – EMS Equipment Display
    Sparky the Fire Dog
    Fire apparatus
    Fire Extinguisher Demo
    Thermal Imaging Camera Demo
    Stay Low and Go Exercise
    SWAT
    K9’s
    Kalamazoo Public Safety Crime Lab
    Kalamazoo Public Safety Recruiters will be on site

    Click here for a printable flyer.

  • Two Separate Shootings over the Weekend on Washington St.

    ostranderd in KDPS News on Sep 29, 2014
    Tagged in: News

     

    Kalamazoo, MI:  Two separate shootings over the weekend injured two individuals and officers are asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspects.

     

    On 09-28-14 at approximately 1:25am, Public Safety Officers were notified of an individual arriving at Bronson Hospital for treatment to a gunshot wound to the face.  The victim, a 21 year old Kalamazoo man, was the passenger in a car driving in the area of Washington and March St. when he was hit by gunfire from an unknown source.  The victim was shot in the face, his injuries are considered non-life threatening.  There is no suspect information at this time.

     

    The second shooting occurred on 09-28-14 at approximately 10:10pm, Public Safety Officers were sent to the 1300 block of Washington St. for shots fired.  They located a 44yr. old Kalamazoo resident with a gunshot wound to his right arm.  The victim reported standing outside when he suddenly heard gunshots and was struck by a bullet. 

     

    The suspects drove by in a green or grey colored sedan and fired shots from the vehicle as it drove past.  The suspects are unknown at this time.

     

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

     

    By authority:

    Lt. David O’Strander

     

     

    Date:   09-29-14

     

     

     

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

     

     

     

    Contact:  Capt. Victor Ledbetter    269-337-8139

     

  • APARTMENT FIRE QUICKLY EXTINGUISHED

    franksc in KDPS News on Sep 21, 2014
    Tagged in: News

    Kalamazoo, MI:  On Sunday, September 21, 2014 at approximately 08:59 a.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety responded to the 1000 block of Interfaith Blvd for a report of an apartment fire with kids trapped in the apartment.

     

    Public Safety Officers arrived on scene within minutes of the call being dispatched and found fire coming from the second floor of the apartment. Everyone was able to get out of the building prior to officers arriving. 

     

    The fire was quickly extinguished keeping the fire to the apartment that it started in.  The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Red Cross was called in to assist with housing for the victims of the fire.  There were no injuries.

     

     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

     

    Date:  September 21, 2014

     

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

     

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

     

  • One Injured In Motorcycle Accident

    huberm in KDPS News on Sep 18, 2014
    Tagged in: News

    Kalamazoo, MI: On Wednesday, September 17th, 2014, at 6:42 p.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to a report of an accident involving a motorcycle at the intersection of S. Westendge Ave. and Academy St.  Officers determined that the motorcyclist collided with the rear of a mid-size sedan as they were both traveling S/B on S. Westnedge. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to Bronson Hospital by LIFE EMS and is in stable condition at this time. The driver was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The motorcyclist was found to be at fault and cited for driving without due care and operating a motorcycle without a cycle endorsement.

     

    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:  September 17th, 2014

     

     

     

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

     

     

     

    Contact:  Captain James Mallery, Operations Division, 337-8140

     

  • Felonious Assault- Suspect In custody

    huberm in KDPS News on Sep 17, 2014
    Tagged in: News

    Kalamazoo MI: Adam Shigwadja was located by Public Safety officers on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at approximately 7:30 p.m., on Stadium Dr. near Howard St. Shigwadja was apprehended without incident. 

     

    By authority of:  Lt. Matt Huber

     

     

    Date:   09-16-14

     

     

     

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

     

     

     

    Contact:  Capt. Victor Ledbetter    269-337-8139

     

     

     

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  • Hispanic Heritage Month Sept 15 - Oct 15

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

    National Hispanic Heritage Month is from Sept 15 – Oct. 15 to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

    The day of Sept 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.  In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept 16 and Sept 18, respectively.  Columbus Day, or Dia de la Raza is on Oct. 12.

    *Attachment has info you can share ref seminar on immigration at the Hispanic American Council on Sept. 25th.

     

    Famous Firsts by Hispanic Americans

    Government

    • Member of U.S. Congress: Joseph Marion Hernández, 1822, delegate from the Florida territory.
    • U.S. Representative: Romualdo Pacheco, a representative from California, was elected in 1876 by a one-vote margin. He served for four months before his opponent succeeded in contesting the results. In 1879 he was again elected to Congress, where he served for two terms.
    • Administrator of the Federal Aviation Agency: General Elwood "Pete" Quesada helped create this agency to manage the growing aviation field and improve airline safety. He served in this position from 1958 to 1961. The agency became the Federal Aviation Administration in 1966.
    • U.S. Surgeon General: Antonia Coello Novello, 1990–1993. She was also the first woman ever to hold the position.
    • U.S. Secretary of Transportation: Federico Peña, 1993.
    • U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Henry Cisneros, 1993.
    • U.S. Attorney General: Alberto Gonzales, 2005.
    • Democrat to run for President: Bill Richardson, 2008. Though he eventually lost the nomination to Barack Obama, Richardson made history by entering the race.
    • U.S. Supreme Court Justice: Sonia Sotomayor, 2009. She is also the third woman to hold the position. 

     

    Military

    • Flying ace: Col. Manuel J. Fernández, Jr., who flew 125 combat missions in the Korean War.
    • Medal of Honor recipient: Philip Bazaar, a Chilean member of the U.S. Navy, for bravery during the Civil War. He received his Congressional Medal of Honor in 1865.
    • Admiral, U.S. Navy: David G. Farragut. In 1866, he became the first U.S. naval officer ever to be awarded the rank of admiral. The first Hispanic American to become a four-star admiral was Horacio Rivero of Puerto Rico, in 1964.
    • General, U.S. Army: Richard E. Cavazos, 1976. In 1982, he became the army's first Hispanic four-star general.
    • Secretary of the Navy: Edward Hidalgo, 1979.

     

    Science and Medicine

    • Astronaut: Franklin Chang-Dìaz, 1986. He flew on a total of seven space-shuttle missions.  The first female Hispanic astronaut was Ellen Ochoa, whose first of four shuttle missions was in 1991.
    • Nobel Prize in Physics: Luiz Walter Alvarez, 1968, for discoveries about subatomic particles. Later, he and his son proposed the now-accepted theory that the mass dinosaur extinction was caused by a meteor impact.

     

    Literature

    • Novel in English, written and published in U.S.: María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Who Would Have Thought It? (1872). She's better known for her 1885 second novel, The Squatter and the Don.
    • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: Oscar Hijuelos, 1990, for his novel The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.
    • Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Nilo Cruz, 2003, for his play Anna in the Tropics.

     

    Music

    • Opera diva: Lucrezia Bori, who debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 1912.
    • Rock star: Richie Valens, 1958.
    • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee: Carlos Santana, 1998.

     

    Film

    • Oscar, Best Actor: José Ferrer, 1950, Cyrano de Bergerac.
    • Oscar, Best Supporting Actress: Rita Moreno, 1961, West Side Story.
    • Oscar, Best Supporting Actor: Anthony Quinn, 1952, Viva Zapata!.
    • Hollywood director: Raoul Walsh, 1914, The Life of General Villa.

     

    Drama

    • Tony, Best Director: José Quintero, 1973.
    • Tony, Best Supporting Actress: Rita Moreno, 1975, The Ritz. In 1977, Moreno became the first Hispanic American (and the second person ever) to have won an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony, and an Emmy, picking up the last of those for her performance as guest host on The Muppet Show.

     

    Television

    • Star of a network television show: Desi Arnaz, 1952, I Love Lucy.
    • Broadcaster of the Year: Geraldo Rivera, 1971.

     

    Baseball

    • Major league player: Esteban Bellán, 1871, Troy Haymakers.
    • World Series player: Adolfo “Dolf” Luque, 1919, relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, against the infamous “Black Sox.” (He later pitched for the New York Giants in the 1933 Series and was credited with the win in the final game.)
    • All-Star Game player: Alfonso “Chico” Carrasquel, 1951, starting shortstop for the American League.
    • Rookie of the Year: Luis Aparicio, 1956, shortstop, Chicago White Sox.
    • No-hitter: Juan Marichal, June 15, 1963, for the San Francisco Giants, against the Houston Colt .45s.
    • Hall of Fame inductee: Roberto Clemente, 1973. He was also the first Hispanic player to serve on the Players Association Board and to reach 3,000 hits.
    • Team owner: Arturo “Arte” Moreno bought the Anaheim Angels in 2003, becoming the first Hispanic owner of any major U.S. sports franchise. In 2005, he renamed it the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

     

    Football

    • NFL player: Ignacio “Lou” Molinet, 1927.
    • NFL draft pick: Joe Aguirre, 1941.
    • Starting NFL quarterback: Tom Flores, 1960.
    • #1 NFL draft pick: Jim Plunkett, 1971.
    • Football Hall of Fame inductee: Tom Fears, 1970. He also became the first Hispanic American head coach in 1967.

     

    Other Sports

    • Grand Slam championship winner: Richard “Pancho” González, 1948.
    • LPGA Hall of Fame inductee: Nancy López, 1987. In 1978, she became the first player to have won the the Rookie of the Year Award, Player of the Year Award, and Vare Trophy in the same season.
    • Heavyweight boxing champ: John Ruiz, 2001, defeating Evander Holyfield.
    • NHL 1st-round draft pick: Scott Gomez, 1998.

     

    Other Hispanic-American Firsts

    • Supermodel: Christy Turlington.
    • Labor leader: Juan Gómez, 1883. The first female Hispanic labor leader of note was Lucy González Parsons, 1886.
    • Entertainer on the cover of TIME magazine: Joan Baez, 1962.

     

    Sources:  The Community Voice, Sept 2014 Vol. 16 and www.factmonster.com 

     

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