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My Town Kalamazoo: Three children found in trailer meth lab

My Town Kalamazoo: Three children found in trailer meth lab

OSHTEMO, Mich.—Two adults are facing charges for operating a meth lab in a trailer where three children were found.

Investigators discovered the lab around 7:30 a.m. on March 26,  when firefighters were called out to a fire at a trailer in the 5500 block of Patriots Lane, located in Oshtemo.  Fire crews found a “one pot” meth lab inside and contacted the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department.  The KCSD’s meth team was also called in to clean up the lab.

Anyone with additional information in this case is asked to call the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office at (269) 383-8748 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100. Information can also be reported online at  www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

My Town Kalamazoo: Phone fight sparks knife attack

My Town Kalamazoo: Phone fight sparks knife attack

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Witnesses say a knife attack that sent one man to the hospital started with an argument over a cell phone.

Around 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Kalamazoo Public Safety officers were called to the Kalamazoo Transportation on North Burdick. Outside the building, they found a 36-year-old Kalamazoo man lying on the ground with several stab wounds.  The suspect, a 39-year-old Kalamazoo man, tried to run away from the scene but was quickly apprehended.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at (269) 337-8994 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.

Complaints lead to four drug arrests in Kalamazoo

Complaints lead to four drug arrests in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Kalamazoo Public Safety officer say neighborhood complaints led to the four drug arrests Tuesday night.

After responding to several complaints about drug trafficking, the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team began searching a home in the 900 block of Trimble Avenue around 8 p.m. Tuesday.  The Kalamazoo Metro SWAT team found numerous adults and children inside.  KVET officers also located a large quantity of what’s believed to be crack cocaine, powder cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy and prescription drugs along with a stun gun.

 Four residents were taken to the county jail on various drug charges. 

 Anyone with information regarding illegal drugs or firearms activity is urged to contact C.O.P.S. at 269-337-8880, or report an anonymous tip to Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com

Pretrial set for man in medical student's slaying

Pretrial set for man in medical student's slaying

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP & WZZM) - A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for one of two men charged in the shooting death of a 25-year-old University of Michigan medical student.

The Ann Arbor News reports that Shaquille Jones' case was pushed back to Feb. 19 when a plea in Paul DeWolf's slaying wasn't made Tuesday as expected.

DeWolf was found dead July 24, 2013, at an off-campus medical fraternity. A video game system was taken and later sold for $80.

The 21-year-old Jones and 20-year-old Joei Jordan were arrested in November in their native South Carolina and charged with murder and home invasion.

They told police that the fraternity house was one of two homes they broke into July 23 and that an accomplice accidently shot DeWolf.  DeWolf was a native of Schoolcraft in southwestern Michigan and a graduate of Grand Valley State University.

Kalamazoo couple attacked by robbers

Kalamazoo couple attacked by robbers

COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. --- Kalamazoo County detectives are searching for two men after an alleged drug deal gone wrong.

Detectives say a 27-year-old woman and her 33-year-old boyfriend were driving on East Michigan Avenue near Packard Street when they encountered two men.  Investigators say the Kalamazoo couple tried to purchase marijuana from the men, but the men then tried to rob the couple.  During the robbery attempt, the 33-year-old man was cut several times with a knife and the 27-year-old woman was shot.  Her injuries are non-life threatening.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office at (269) 383-8748 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.

Kalamazoo teen arrested after armed robbery

Kalamazoo teen arrested after armed robbery

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—  A Kalamazoo teenager accused of robbing a man at gunpoint is in police custody.

Officers were called to the 1000 block of E. Vine shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday.  The alleged victim told police a gunman stopped him alongside the road and demanded he turn over his money and cell phone.  After the victim complied, the gunman ran away.

Later that night, officers found the suspect with the stolen valuables sitting in a parked vehicle in  the 3100 block of S. Westnedge.  The teenager was arrested, but a handgun was never located.

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

Hearing delayed for suspect in med student's death

Hearing delayed for suspect in med student's death

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A probable cause hearing for a man charged in the fatal shooting of a University of Michigan medical student has been delayed a week.

Twenty-one-year-old Shaquille Jones faces open-murder and home invasion charges in Paul DeWolf's death. The hearing now will be held Dec. 13. Jones was arrested last month in North Charleston, S.C. He appeared Thursday in district court in Washtenaw County's Pittsfield Township.

Jones' lawyer James Fifelski says the judge granted the adjournment to let the defense examine evidence offered by the prosecution. Another defendant faces a hearing in the case on Dec. 12, while a third hasn't yet been charged.

DeWolf was found dead July 24 at an off-campus medical fraternity in Ann Arbor. The 25-year-old Schoolcraft native was attending Michigan on an Air Force scholarship.