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KDPS Blog

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  • Public Safety Officer Saves Choking Driver

    misnerb in KDPS News on Aug 10, 2014
    Tagged in: News

    Kalamazoo, MI: On Saturday, August 9th, 2014, at 11:36a.m, Kalamazoo Public Safety officer Jason Gates initiated a traffic stop for a red light violation in the 4100 block of S. Burdick St.  As Officer Gates approached the vehicle, he found the female driver was in respiratory distress.  Officer Gates asked the driver if she was ok, but quickly realized she was not able to breath.  Officer Gates administered a couple of back blows, attempting to dislodge the unknown item in the female’s throat. 

     

    The back blows did not work, so Officer Gates quickly removed the distressed female from the driver’s seat.  Officer Gates used the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the stuck sausage and bun from the females’ throat.  The female immediately began crying, throwing herself into Officer Gates’ arms, thanking him for saving her life.

     

     

    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

    Date:  August 9th, 2014

     

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

     

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

     

  • Man Shot in Kalamazoo’s North Side Neighborhood

    huberm in KDPS News on Aug 10, 2014
    Tagged in: News

    Kalamazoo, MI: On Sunday, August 10th, 2014, at approximately 2:49 a.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to a report of 25-30 gunshots in the area of E. Paterson and Krom St.  Minutes later after the initial report, a male in his 20’s arrived at Bronson Hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. 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

     

    Date:  August 10th, 2014

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

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

  • Suspect Arrested for Shooting into Occupied Home on Mills Street

    vanderwierej in KDPS News on Jul 28, 2014
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    Kalamazoo, MI:  On Monday, July 28, 2014 at 1:40 a.m., Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety responded to the area of Jackson and Mills after several 911 calls came in about shots being fired in the area.  The investigation revealed that a house in the 900 block of Mills Street had been stuck.  Officers located several small holes in the outside of the house consistent with shotgun pellets.

     

    Witnesses indicated that the suspect fled east on Jackson Street.  PSO Hubbell and K-9 Duke tracked to the 900 block of Cameron Street where a vehicle was seen attempting to leave the area.  The vehicle was stopped and the suspect was located in the back seat of the vehicle.  Further investigation led officers to a residence in the 900 block of Cameron where a search warrant was executed.  During the search the shotgun believed to have been used was recovered.  The suspect a 21-year-old Kalamazoo resident was arrested for Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Dwelling and Possession of a Short-Barreled Shotgun.  He was lodged at Kalamazoo County Jail pending arraignment. 

     

    Anyone with information regarding this incident 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:  July 28, 2014

     

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

     

    Contact:  Captain Vic Ledbetter, Criminal Investigation Division, (269) 337-8139 

     

     

     

  • Mt. Olivet Homicide Update

    handlogtenl in KDPS Blog on Jul 27, 2014
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    **UPDATE**

     

    On 07-27-2014 DaQuan Pritchett was arrested after he turned himself in at Kalamazoo Public Safety headquarters.

     

    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.

     

     Date:07-27-14

    Address:150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI49001

    Contact:Capt. Victor Ledbetter269-337-8139

     

     

    **UPDATE**

     

    The investigation into the shooting death of 19 year old Christopher Lee Adams has resulted in the issuance of open murder and felony firearm charges for an 18 year old Kalamazoo resident, DaQuan “Quan” Pritchett, 1-16-1996.  Mr. Pritchett is considered armed as he fled the scene with the weapon used in this incident. Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Mr. Pritchett is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.

     

    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:

     

    Captain Victor Ledbetter 

     

     

     

    Shooting On Mt. Olivet St. Leaves One Man Dead.

     

    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

  • 600 S. Howard Shooting

    handlogtenl in KDPS News on Jul 27, 2014
    Tagged in: News

    600 S. Howard Shooting

    Kalamazoo, MI:  On Sunday, July 27, 2014, at approximately 03:00 A.M., Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers were dispatched to the Campus Habitat Apartments located in the 600 block of S. Howard.  While officers were in route dispatch began taking calls of a shooting in the parking lot at the same location.

    Upon arrival two 20 year old male victims were found with gunshot wounds to their legs.  A 22 year old male and a 20 year old female later arrived at Bronson Hospital by personal vehicle.  Both had gunshot wounds to their lower extremities.  The injuries are not life threatening.  None of the victims are students at Western Michigan University.

     

    There is no suspect information at this time.  No arrests have been made.

     

    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. Lance Handlogten

     

    Date:July 27, 2014

     

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

     

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

  • Two Men Shot at Interfaith Apartments

    handlogtenl in KDPS News on Jul 26, 2014
    Tagged in: News

     

    Two Men Shot at Interfaith Apartments 

     

    Kalamazoo:  Public Safety Officers were sent to 1000 Interfaith Blvd. last night at 10:52pm on a report of shots fired.  Arriving officers quickly discovered 2 gunshot victims at the complex.  

     

    The victims are both Kalamazoo men and 24 years of age.  They were transported to Bronson Hospital for treatment, their injuries are reported to be non-life threatening.  

     

    Detectives are asking anyone with information on this shooting to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100, www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

     

    By Authority;

    Lt. David O’Strander

     

    Date:07-26-14

     

    Address:150 E. Crosstown Pkwy.,Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI49001

     

    Contact:Capt. Victor Ledbetter269-337-8139

  • 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
    Tagged in: News

     

    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

  • Two Injured In Motorcycle Accident

    huberm in KDPS News on Jul 23, 2014
    Tagged in: News

    Kalamazoo, MI: On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014, at 10:22 p.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to a report of an accident involving a Motorcycle and a Pickup truck at the intersection of Sprinkle Rd and the eastbound off ramp from I-94. Officers determined that the motorcycle was traveling southbound on Sprinkle road, disregarded a red traffic light and collided into the side of an eastbound Dodge Ram Pickup truck that was exiting the highway. The driver of the motorcycle and passenger were transported to Bronson Hospital by LIFE EMS and are in stable condition at his time. The driver was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash however the passenger was not. The driver was found to be at fault and cited for disregarding a traffic control device and operating a motorcycle without a cycle endorsement. Michigan State Police and a Conservation officer from Department of Natural Resources assisted with the accident scene.

     

    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

     

     

    Date:  July 22nd, 2014

     

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

     

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

     

  • Shots Fired During Attempted Robbery

    huberm in KDPS Blog on Jul 21, 2014
    Tagged in: News

     

    Kalamazoo, MI: On Sunday, July 20th, 2014, at approximately 10:46 p.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to the 1300 block of N. Burdick to meet with a victim of an attempted robbery. The victim told officers that he was approached by two males while sitting in his car in the parking lot of Interfaith Homes. The male demanded that he turn over his property which the victim refused to do. After being denied the property, the suspect produced a handgun pointing it at the victim’s face. The victim rapidly sped out of the parking lot in his vehicle as the suspect began firing multiple rounds at his vehicle. The victim was not injured in the shooting however two of the bullets struck the driver’s side of his vehicle.

     

    The suspects were described two black males in their early 20’s one wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and the second wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt.  

    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

     

    Date:  July 20th, 2014

     

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

     

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

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