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Masked gunman robs Kalamazoo gas station

Masked gunman robs Kalamazoo gas station

KALAMAZOO, Mich.— Kalamazoo Public Safety officers are looking for a man who robbed a gas station May 28.

Officers say the armed suspect walked into the Circle K at 4117 Portage Rd. around 6:30 a.m.  and demanded money from the clerks.  After obtaining the money, the man ran away.  Officers tried to track down the suspect using K9s, to no avail. 

The suspect is a white man between 25-35 years old, who is about 5’7” tall with a thin build.  He was last seen wearing khaki shorts, a black sweatshirt and a blue scarf over his face.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at (269) 337-8994 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.

Masked gunman robs Kalamazoo gas station

Masked gunman robs Kalamazoo gas station

KALAMAZOO, Mich.— Kalamazoo Public Safety officers are looking for a man who robbed a gas station May 28.

Officers say the armed suspect walked into the Circle K at 4117 Portage Rd. around 6:30 a.m.  and demanded money from the clerks.  After obtaining the money, the man ran away.  Officers tried to track down the suspect using K9s, to no avail. 

The suspect is a white man between 25-35 years old, who is about 5’7” tall with a thin build.  He was last seen wearing khaki shorts, a black sweatshirt and a blue scarf over his face.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at (269) 337-8994 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.

Kalamazoo public safety department stalls officer hirings

Kalamazoo public safety department stalls officer hirings

 KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Kalamazoo’s department of public safety will wait to fill five officer positions, as the city continues to deal with a tighter budget.

The city commission says nearly 85 percent of city employees who accepted an early retirement incentive package from the city in 20102 left the organization by December 31.  The remaining 36 of the 219 employees who accepted the offer will leave this year.

Kalamazoo city officials plan to eliminate 89 city positions to help erase a $6 million deficit. The cuts are expected to save the city more than $1 million when fully implemented.

The city is expected to save an estimated $7.32 million in the 2014 fiscal year and beyond, but future finances remain problematic as property values continue to slide, leading to less tax revenue for the city.

Robbery at the First Community Federal Credit Union

Robbery at the First Community Federal Credit Union

From Kalamazoo Public Safety:

The First Community Federal Credit Union at 706 N. Westnedge St. was robbed this morning at 11:45 am.

A lone male entered the Credit Union and waited in line behind other customers. Once at the tellers counter, the man handed the teller a note demanding money, no weapon was seen. An undisclosed amount of money was turned over to the suspect, he then fled the business after taking his note with him.

The suspect fled on foot, north from the credit union, a Public Safety K9 tracked the suspect to the area of W. Frank and Cooley St. before losing the track.

The suspect is described as a dark skinned black male, 24-30 years of age, 175-195 lbs. and about 5’10” tall. He was wearing a dark blue or black zipper hoodie style sweatshirt, a white T-shirt, blue jeans and dark colored shoes. He was also wearing a black knit cap with ear flaps and tassels on his head. The cap had several white “snow flakes” design on it.

Communities Share $1.1M To Eliminate Blight

Communities Share $1.1M To Eliminate Blight

 

                                                                                                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

KALAMAZOO AREA COMMUNITIES
TO SHARE $1.1 MILLION STATE GRANT TO ELIMINATE BLIGHT

 

Large Cocaine Stash Found After Traffic Suspect Tries To Escape

Large Cocaine Stash Found After Traffic Suspect Tries To Escape

Traffic Stop Leads To Large Cocaine Seizure After Suspect Crashes Into Vehicle

Kalamazoo, MI: On March 6th, 2013, KVET officers from the Community Outreach Problem Solving Division, (C.O.P.S.) attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the 3000 block of S Westnedge on a wanted subject. While attempting to stop the vehicle, the driver fled from officers by driving in reverse through a parking lot at a high rate of speed. While doing so, the driver collided with another unmarked police vehicle that was pulling into the same parking lot. The fleeing suspect then also rammed the cruiser that originally initiated the traffic stop before the driver gave up and was placed under arrest.

Kalamazoo Drug Raid Leads to Packaging Operation

Kalamazoo Drug Raid Leads to Packaging Operation

Kalamazoo, MI: On 2-13-2013 KVET Officers from the Community Outreach and Problem Solving Division, (C.O.P.S.), and officers from the Kalamazoo Metro Swat Team, executed a search warrant in the 500 block of Lawrence Street in the city of Kalamazoo. The search warrant stemmed from tips from concerned citizens’ that drug trafficking was occurring there.

Officers executed the search warrant and located a large amount of marijuana, a quantity of suspected crack cocaine, an electronic scale, packaging equipment, and a handgun. The suspect, a 21 year old Kalamazoo man was arrested on charges of Possession with Intent To Deliver Marijuana and Felony Firearm.

The suspect is currently lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail.