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KDPS Blog

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  • Suspect Surrenders After Three Hour Standoff

    huberm in KDPS News on Apr 08, 2014
    Tagged in: News

    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

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

     

    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

     

  • KDPS Celebrates Women's History Month - March 2014

    bridgess in KDPS News on Mar 26, 2014
    Tagged in: News

    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
    Tagged in: News

    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
    Tagged in: News

     

    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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  • ACCIDENT INVESTIGATED

    franksc in KDPS Blog on Feb 25, 2014
    Tagged in: News

     

    ACCIDENT INVESTIGATED

     

     

    Kalamazoo, MI: On April 11th 2014 at approximately 3:48hrs officers from the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety investigated a personal injury accident.  The accident occurred in the 4300 block of W Michigan.  A vehicle traveling east bound on W Michigan went off the roadway and hit a house.  The driver of the vehicle, a 21 year old Kalamazoo resident, fled the scene on foot.  No one in the house was injured. 

     

    A K9 was brought in to track the driver of the vehicle.  The driver was located in the 2800 block of Westbrook in a house.  The subject was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident, Driving under the influence, and driving on a suspended license.

     

    Anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or who may have information pertaining to the accident, is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

     

     

     

    Date:  April 11, 2014

     

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

     

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    By authority of:  Lt. Christopher Franks

     

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  • Public Notice of Intent to Dispose of Firearms

    franksc in KDPS News on Feb 25, 2014
    Tagged in: News, KVET, C.O.P.S.

    The information below identifies firearm(s) confiscated by a Michigan law enforcement agency and turned over to the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team pursuant to MCL 28.434 and MCL 750.239.

    List of Weapons to be Disposed of After 04/01/14

    - Charter Arms 2000 Revolver; .38 Caliber; SN:741173

    -Savage Arms Stevens Model; 20 Gauge; SN: C735609

     

    If you are claiming ownership of any firearm(s) listed, please write or call within thirty (30) days of the date of public notice. In addition to your ownership claim, you must be authorized to possess firearms.

    If no valid ownership claim is received by KVET within thirty (30) days of the date of public notice, the firearm(s) listed above will be disposed of per policy.

     

    Contact information is listed below:

     

    Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team

    Sgt Danielle Guilds

    150 E Crosstown

    Kalamazoo, MI 49001

    269-337-8880

     

    Date:  02/25/14

     

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

     

    Contact:  Sgt Danielle Guilds  (269) 337-8880

     

  • KTC Stabbing

    handlogtenl in KDPS Blog on Feb 20, 2014
    Tagged in: Transportation Center, News

     

    Kalamazoo, MI:  On Thursday, February 20, 2013, at approximately 5:45 P.M., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to Kalamazoo Transportation Center located at 459 N. Burdick regarding an assault.  Officers found a male victim with several stab wounds lying on the ground outside the building.  The suspect, who is also male, attempted to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended.

    The suspect is a 39 year old Kalamazoo resident.  The victim is a 36 year old Kalamazoo resident.  Witnesses reported that the stabbing was the result of an argument over a cell phone.  The victim was transported to an area hospital with wounds that do not appear to be life threatening.

    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:  February, 2014 

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

     

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

     

     

  • Officer Involved Shooting 100 Dutton St.

    handlogtenl in KDPS Blog on Feb 08, 2014
    Tagged in: News

    On February 7th, 2014 at approximately 1736hrs Public Safety Officers along with Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division were conducting a follow up investigation in regards to a CSC in the 100 Block of Dutton St.

     

    Public Safety Officers made contact with an individual at that location. During the contact that individual displayed a handgun and pointed it towards the officers. The Officers in response to the immediate threat being presented to them fired their service weapons striking the individual. The individual fell and medical attention was immediately administered to the individual. The individual was later pronounced deceased at the scene.

     

    The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Professional Standards Bureau and the Criminal Investigations Division are in the initial stages of separate investigations per standard protocol and procedure. We will not be releasing any further information or granting any interviews at this time. We plan on having a news conference on Monday February 10th, 2014. The time of that news conference will be released on the Morning of February 10th, 2014.

     

    By authority of:  Lt. Lance Handlogten

     

    Date:   February 7th, 2014

     

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

     

    Contact:  Chief Jeffrey M. Hadley, 269-337-8123

     

     

     

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