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KDPS Blog

  • Hit and Run Suspect Remains At Large After Colliding With Motorcyclist

    huberm in KDPS News on Apr 21, 2014
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    Kalamazoo, MI: On Saturday, April 19th, 2014, at approximately 9:26 p.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers, responded to the 3000 block of W. Michigan Avenue on a report of an accident involving a motorcycle and a car. Officers were able to determine that a vehicle leaving the parking lot of the Library Bar failed to yield a motorcycle traveling eastbound on W. Michigan Avenue. The driver struck the motorcycle knocking the occupants off of the bike and then fled the scene westbound on W. Michigan Avenue. The motorcycle driver and passenger were transported to Bronson Hospital with minor injuries. Both were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.

     

    Traffic on W. Michigan Avenue was diverted for approximately two hours as accident re-constructionists investigated the scene. Through witness statements and debris found on scene, officers were able to determine that the vehicle that had collided with the motorcycle was a white Ford Taurus with damage to the front bumper and passenger headlight assembly area.

     

    During the investigation, a vehicle traveling westbound on W. Michigan Avenue drove around the police barricades into the middle of the crash scene. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle however the driver drove away at a high rate of speed.  Officers located the driver in the 4300 blk. of Thornapple Grove and found him to be intoxicated. The driver, who is a 22 year-old Jackson, MI resident, was arrested and lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a High Blood Alcohol Content and Fleeing & Eluding police.

     

    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:  April 19th, 2014

     

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

     

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

     

     

     

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  • Two suspects arrested after stolen vehicle recovered

    misnerb in KDPS News on Apr 18, 2014
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    Kalamazoo, MI:  On 4/17/2014, Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to a car dealership on Stadium Dr in reference to a breaking & entering. During the investigation, officers discovered keys to fifteen new vehicles were stolen and three vehicles had been stolen from the lot. Two vehicles were recovered by public safety officers within hours of the theft.

     

    On 4/24/2014 at 12:00 PM, PSO Matt Slenk was on routine patrol near Portage Rd and Pitcher St when he observed a vehicle matching the description of the third stolen vehicle. PSO Slenk prepared to stop the vehicle, however the driver fled at a high rate of speed. PSO Slenk was able to locate the vehicle behind a building in the 500 block of E Walnut St where he observed two male occupants fleeing from the vehicle on foot. PSO Slenk took one of the suspects into custody after a short foot chase.

     

    PSO Steve Heyduck and his K9 partner, K9 Ike, arrived on scene and tracked the second suspect to a nearby business where he was hiding. The second suspect was taken into custody without incident. Both suspects are in their twenties and are from the Kalamazoo area. During a search of the vehicle, officers located paperwork addressed to one of the suspects as well as suspected marijuana. The suspects were arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana along with numerous warrants.  The suspects were lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail while awaiting arraignment. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division are actively investigating the incident.  

     

     

     

     

    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: Sgt. Matt Schemenauer

     

     

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    Date:  4/24/2014

     

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

     

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

     

  • Child in Stable Condition after Accident

    misnerb in KDPS News on Apr 18, 2014
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    Kalamazoo, MI: On Friday, April 18, 2014, at approximately 1613 p.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to the 1700 block of North Rose St on a report of a child that was struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers located a four year-old boy lying in the roadway crying, with visible injuries to his head. Witness on scene reported that the child was riding his bike down the driveway, and slid out into the roadway. The child was stuck by the automobile traveling northbound on N. Rose St.  The child was transported to Bronson Hospital and is listed in stable condition with minor bumps and bruises.

     

    North Rose St remains closed between Prouty and Union St., as accident is being investigated.

     

    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. Brad Misner

     

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    Date:  April 18th, 2014

     

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

     

    Contact:  Captain Jim Mallery, Operations Division, 337-8994

     

  • Suspect Surrenders After Three Hour Standoff

    huberm in KDPS News on Apr 08, 2014
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    Kalamazoo, MI: On Monday, April 7th, 2014, at approximately 9:27 p.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers, responded to the 700 block of Keenway Circle on a report of a domestic assault. After a male suspect assaulted a female victim, the suspect stole the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene. Later that night at approximately 11:04 p.m., the suspect returned to the victims apartment, forced opened the door and attempted to assault her a second time. The victim was able to flee the apartment unharmed. With the assistance of KCSD deputies, the suspect and the stolen vehicle was located at a residence in the 5900 block of N. 24th Street shortly after midnight. Due to threats of suicide and access to weapons, the Kalamazoo Metropolitan SWAT team responded to mitigate the incident. After approximately three hours of negotiations, the suspect surrendered to SWAT team members without incident.

    The suspect, who is a 44 year-old Kalamazoo resident, was arrested on the charges of Home Invasion, Domestic Assault, Automobile Theft and a Parole Violation 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

     

    Date:  April 8th, 2014

     

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

     

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

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  • Missing Person Investigation Update

    misnerb in KDPS News on Apr 05, 2014
    Tagged in: News

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    On 04-06-2014, Michigan State Police Aviation took flight late this afternoon, due to the improving weather conditions.  Mr. Sugimori was not located during the second aerial search today.  The ice conditions are improving daily, with hopes the Kalamazoo County Dive Team can begin their sonar search once the ice has dissipated.

     

    Kalamazoo Public Safety is seeking the assistance from the community in locating Mr. Takashi Sugimori.  Mr. Sugimori was last seen on April 2nd, 2014 near Asylum Lake.  Mr. Sugimori is described as an Asian male, 56 years old, black hair, brown eyes, 5’6”, 160 lbs., and was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt.

     

    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

     

    Authority:  Lt. Brad Misner

     

     Date:  April 5th, 2014           

     

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

     

    Contact: Captain Vic Ledbetter, 269-337-8139

  • Missing Person Update

    misnerb in KDPS News on Apr 05, 2014
    Tagged in: News

    *********UPDATE*******

     

    On 04-05-2014, officers from Kalamazoo Public Safety assessed the ice on Asylum Lake, gauging the possibility that the Kalamazoo County Dive Team could deploy into the lake.  It was determined, due to the amount of ice remaining on the lake; it is still unsafe for the dive team to deploy a diver into the waters.

     

    The Kalamazoo County Dive Team, as well as other dive units, uses a sonar system to locate objects in open waters.  This sonar is deployed off the side of a boat, and monitored with a computer.  When dive personnel observe objects on the sonar, they mark that location with a floating buoy.  A two-team dive crew then dives this location to identify the object.  With the amount of moving ice still remaining on the lake, it is still unsafe to deploy a diver into the waters.

     

    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. Brad Misner

     

    Date:  April 4th, 2014

     

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

     

    Contact: Captain Vic Ledbetter, 269-337-8139

     

  • Missing Person Investigation

    handlogtenl in KDPS Blog on Apr 05, 2014
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    Kalamazoo, MI: 

    On 4-3-14 at approximately 10am the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety began investigating a missing person report. The wife of a 56 year old male Kalamazoo resident reported him missing after not returning home from going to Asylum Lake to cross country ski, which he often did.

     

    Members of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, Western Michigan Police Department and Kalamazoo County Emergency Management responded to Asylum Lake to conduct an area search. The vehicle belonging to the 56 year old Kalamazoo resident was located in the parking area of Asylum Lake off of Parkview Drive.

     

    Foot tracks were located leading out to Asylum Lake and onto the ice of the lake. It is believed that the 56 year old may have fallen into the lake. The Kalamazoo County Dive Team was called to the scene to assess whether or not the conditions existed for a dive search of the lake. It was their determination that at this time, due to rain and shifting ice on the lake, that a search was not possible, nor safe for the divers.

     

    A comprehensive ground search was conducted by officers and the 56 year old Kalamazoo resident was not located. His name is not being released at this time. No foul play is suspected.

     

    By authority of: Jeffrey M. Hadley

     

    *********UPDATE*********  

     

    On 04-04-2014 the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety continued the investigation of this missing person.  Efforts once again centered on Asylum Lake and the surrounding area.

     

    The missing person has been identified as Takashi Sugimori.  Mr. Sugimori was last seen by his wife on the morning of 04-02-2014 at their home in Kalamazoo. 

     

    Members of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, Western Michigan Police Department and the Michigan State Police searched the area on foot and a Michigan State Police helicopter searched by air.  The Michigan State Police Dive Team also used underwater sonar units to search the lake.  The Dive Team was unable to deploy personnel into the lake due to the large amount of shifting ice.  Mr. Sugimori was not located.  There is still no indication of foul play.

     

    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. Lance Handlogten

    Date:  April 4th, 2014

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

    Contact: Captain Vic Ledbetter, 269-337-8139

     

     

  • KDPS Celebrates Women's History Month - March 2014

    bridgess in KDPS News on Mar 26, 2014
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    March is Women's History Month - the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety celebrates all of the women who work and serve in various capacities for the organization, from officers to dispatchers to clerical to school crossing guards to janitorial and support staff.

    The first Kalamazoo Police Department policewoman was Cora Moore.  In 1945, she was the first woman to retire with a police pension.

    Early female officers were considered more social workers than law enforcement officers.  The local Women's Christian Temperance Union encouraged the city to hire females to intervene with young women who were leading improper lives.

    One of the department's policewomen, Kay Whitfield (employed 1963-1967) went on to become one of two initial female troopers with the Michigan State Police in 1967.

    In January 1954, Iva Dee Timmis became the first female detective.  She did detective work for several years before receiving the appropriate rate of pay for that position.  She was celebrated as "Miss Detective of Michigan" on a radio show, and retired in 1964.

    In 1973, a controversial decision that attracted media attention was the hiring of Pam Fisk and Jackie Angel as patrol officers. The term "policewoman" was ultimately eliminated, and uniformed women eventually became a familiar sight in Kalamazoo.

    Source: Kalamazoo Police Department 125 Years of Service 1882-2007

     

    Here are a few reasons why March has been chosen as National Women's History Month:

    *Edith Nourse Rogers, born March 19, 1881, was the first woman to have her name attached to major legislation, creating the Women's Auxilary Corps.  *The date of the first Women's Collegiate Basketball Game is March 22, 1893.  *Susan B. Anthony, who was arrested and fined for the outrageous act of voting, died March 3, 1906.  *Sandra Day O'Connor, born March 26, 1930, was the first woman appointed to the U. S. Supreme Court.  *The Equal Rights Amendment passed March 22, 1972, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex.  *"Cagney and Lacey," the first female television crime show, premiered on March 25, 1982.

    Source: Neighborhood News  March 2014

     

  • KDPS INVESTIGATING SHOOTING – 1000 INTERFAITH

    vanderwierej in KDPS News on Mar 23, 2014
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    Kalamazoo, MI:  On Sunday, March 23, 2014 at approximately 1:06 p.m., Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety responded to Bronson Hospital after receiving reports that a victim of a gunshot wound had arrived there transported by a private vehicle.  The investigation determined that the shooting had occurred in the 1000 block of Interfaith Boulevard.  The victim, a 29-year-old Galesburg resident was sitting in a vehicle when he was shot one time in the back.  The victims injuries are not considered life-threatening.

    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:  March 23, 2014

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

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

  • Three Arrested After Cell Phone Store Burglary

    huberm in KDPS News on Mar 02, 2014
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    Kalamazoo, MI: On Saturday, March 1st, 2014, at approximately 3:09 a.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to an alarm at the Verizon Wireless store in the 3300 block of Stadium Dr. Upon arrival, officers found that the front windows of two businesses had been broken out and it appeared that items had been taken. Two hours later, at approximately 5:00 a.m., Portage Public Safety officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by three subjects on I-94 near Oakland Drive. Through the course of their investigation, Portage officers located ski masks, burglary tools and stolen property from the Stadium Drive businesses.

     

    Two male suspects from Chicago Illinois, ages  22  and  27, and one female suspect from Riverdale Illinois, age 19,  were  arrested on the charge of Breaking and Entering and lodged at the Kalamazoo County jail 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

     

     

     

    Date:  March 1st, 2014

     

     

    Address:  150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 4900

     

     

    Contact:  Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8319

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