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Two Parolees Arrested in Kalamazoo Heroin Bust

Two Parolees Arrested in Kalamazoo Heroin Bust

Kalamazoo, MI: On 2-13-2013 at approximately 0730 hours, 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 3100 block of Crystal Lane in Oshtemo Township. The search warrant stemmed from tips from concerned citizens’ that drug trafficking had been occurring there.

Officers executed the search warrant and located a large amount of heroin having a street value of over $3000, several scales, packaging equipment, and marijuana. The suspect, a 28 year old Kalamazoo man, is on parole with the Kalamazoo County Parole Office and had an outstanding warrant for violating his parole. He was arrested on the charges of Possession With Intent To Deliver Heroin, Maintaining a Drug House, and on the parole warrant.

Police Look Suspect of Beating, Sexual Assault, Robbery, and Kidnapping

Police Look Suspect of Beating, Sexual Assault, Robbery, and Kidnapping


On 01-22-2013 the Michigan State Police investigated a home invasion complaint where the victim was severely beaten, sexually assaulted, robbed, and then kidnapped from the Big Bend Apartments in Kalamazoo Twp.

Kalamazoo Man Charged in Deadly ATV Crash

Kalamazoo Man Charged in Deadly ATV Crash

A Kalamazoo man has been ordered to stand trial for the crash that killed someone riding with him on an all terrain vehicle. The accident happened in Illinois last year. Associated Press reports that 30-year-old Andrew Koster of Kalamazoo is charged with reckless homicide, aggravated driving under the influence, and aggravated reckless driving. Police say Koster was driving the ATV when it crashed September 14, 2012 near Clayton, Illinois. He and the victim, 25-year-old Sara Birsic, were on property owned by a hunting outfitter. Koster is free on bond. He faces up to five years in prison.

WMU Student Killed When Hit By Car

A woman hit by a car shortly after midnight on Sunday in Kalamazoo has been identified as a Western Michigan University student from St. Clair Shores, MI. She was 22-year-old Breeana Dixit. According to Kalamazoo Public Safety, the accident that happened at W. Michigan Avenue and Emajean St. is still under investiation. Police say at this point, it does not appear that alcohol or speed were a factor. If you have information about this accident, please call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.


New Kzoo Dept of Public Safety Online Reporting System is for Citizens


Contact:  Chief Jeff Hadley, 269-337-8123

New Online Reporting System

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety (KDPS) is proud to announce the implementation of a new Online Reporting System called “Coplogic”.  Coplogic will allow citizens to make a report 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on non-emergency type incidents.

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety continues to look for ways to create efficiencies in our operations and to provide the most professional services available to the citizens of Kalamazoo.

Class "How Not To Be A Victim" at Bronson Athletic Club on Saturday

How Not to be a Victim
Class Date:  January 26, 2013
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM 

Speaker  Captain Tom Shull 
Location  Bronson Athletic Club, 6789 Elm Valley Dr, Kalamazoo 

Invitees:  Great class for all to attend. Especially for Parents and their children to do together! 13 years and older (middle-high school)

This course will aid an individual to recongnize, eliminate and AVOID potential trouble by becoming more aware of daily surrounding, with physical confrontation being the last resort.

Meth Lab Busted in Kalamazoo

Meth Lab Busted in Kalamazoo


C.O.P.S. “Community Outreach Problem Solving” Division


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

Contact: Acting Captain Craig Habel C.O.P.S.