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Portage home invasion, pursuit, crash

Portage home invasion, pursuit, crash

On 6/26/2012, at approximately 4:40 A.M. Officers with the Portage Department of Public Safety responded to a report of a home invasion that had just occurred in the 1000 blk. of Rainbow Ct. in the City of Portage.  Officers quickly responded to the area and were able to locate a suspicious 2006 Chrysler Pacifica leaving the neighborhood.  Officers made an attempt to stop the vehicle, but it fled eastbound toward the intersection of S. Westnedge and Romence Rd.  The vehicle then lost control in the 100 blk of Romence Rd. Parkway shortly after crossing S. Westnedge and crashed.

Two subjects stabbed during fight, shots fired

On Thursday, June 21, 2012 at approximately 1720 hours, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers responded to a report a subject that had been stabbed in the 1500 block of Reed Street.  Officers arrived on scene and found a 24-year-old Kalamazoo resident with a stab wound to the face.  A second victim, a 21-year-old Kalamazoo resident also reported that he had been cut by the suspects.  Both individuals were transported to Bronson Hospital where they were treated and released. 

Photo of Armed Robbery Suspect Released

Photo of Armed Robbery Suspect Released

Public Safety Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at 12:33am yesterday morning in the 1300 block of California St.  The victim was robbed at gun point by two suspects, a white male and a black male.  The white male suspect was described as being 5’7” tall with a round face, he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a black bandanna over his face.  The second suspect was only described as a black male who also had a black bandanna over his face.

Attached are several photos of one of the suspects in this armed robbery.  Kalamazoo Public Safety asks if anyone recognizes this individual, please contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994, Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

Circle K Armed Robbery

On May 30, 2012 at 5:37 a.m. Kalamazoo Public Safety responded to an armed robbery at the Circle K located in the 900 block of W Lovell. 

Responding officers contacted an employee of the business who reported that two men entered the store, brandished a black handgun, and demanded money. The suspects fled the store with an undermined amount of money.

The suspects are described as two black males wearing dark clothing approximately 20-30 years of age. 

The suspects were last seen running south from the store.  A K9 track was attempted, but it was believed the suspects got into a vehicle a short distance from the store. 

The suspect remains at large.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

By authority of: Lt. Christopher Franks

Loud Car Stereo Leads to Firearm and Drug Arrest

Kalamazoo, MIOn Monday, May 28, 2012 Sgt. Vanderklok and Public Safety Officer McCall conducted a traffic stop in the 1000 Blk of Garden St. for a loud car stereo. Upon contact with the occupants of the vehicle, the officers encountered a strong odor of marijuana. As officers asked the occupants to exit, PSO McCall observed the driver with a loaded handgun tucked in the waistband of his pants. A file check on the handgun revealed that it had been reported stolen from Portage, MI. After the occupants were detained, officers searched the vehicle and found a large amount of marijuana.

Two suspects, both 20 year-old Kalamazoo residents, are currently lodged at the Kalamazoo County jail on the charges of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a stolen handgun, felony firearm, and excessive noise pending review of this investigation by the prosecutor’s office.

Armed Robbery Suspect Sought

On Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to a reported armed robbery in the 700 block of Douglas Ave. Responding officers located the victim, a 23 year-old female, who reported being assaulted and robbed of her purse.

Kalamazoo area Armed Career Criminal and Crack Cocaine Trafficker off to Federal Prison

Kalamazoo area Armed Career Criminal and Crack Cocaine Trafficker off to Federal Prison

From: www.kalamazoopublicsafety.org

As a result of an investigation conducted by the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team (KVET), and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), a Kalamazoo area resident was sentenced to federal prison for trafficking of crack cocaine as an armed career criminal in Kalamazoo, Michigan area.  The below sentences were handed down by the Honorable Judge Robert Jonker in the U.S. Federal Court of the Western District of Michigan.