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KDPS Blog

  • Darby Lane House Fire

    huberm in KDPS News on Jul 18, 2015
    Tagged in: News

    Kalamazoo, MI: On Saturday, July 18th, 2015, at 1:28 a.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to a report of a house fire in the 700 block of Darby Lane.  Upon arrival, Public Safety officers located flames and heavy smoke conditions at the residence. The residents were able to safely exit the home and there were no reported injuries. Public Safety officers had the majority of the fire under control within 30 minutes of arriving on scene. Six residents were displaced from the home and assistance was requested from the American Red Cross. Firefighters from the Kalamazoo Township Fire Department assisted with fire ground operations.  The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation.  

    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

     

     

     

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    Date: July 18th,2015

     

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

     

    Contact:  Captain James Mallery, 337-8142

  • Update- Victim Identified in Felonious Assault

    ostranderd in KDPS News on Jul 15, 2015
    Tagged in: News

    Kalamazoo:  The victim of the felonious assault is a 17 year old who was identified as Darius Antoinne Wimes of Kalamazoo.  He was located at the train yard on Mills St. by a railroad employee.  Mr. Wimes is currently at Bronson Hospital and listed in critical but stable condition.

     

    Anyone with information on this assault is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100, www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

     

    By authority of:

     

    Lt. David O’Strander

     

     

     

    Date:   07-15-15

     

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

     

    Contact:  Capt. Victor Ledbetter    269-337-8139

     

  • Vehicle Sought in Fatal Hit and Run Crash

    ostranderd in KDPS News on Jul 15, 2015
    Tagged in: News

    Kalamazoo:  Public Safety Detectives have been investigating a fatal hit and run crash that occurred on June 12th 2015 at 9:55pm at Mills and Lake St.  The victim of the crash has been identified as Leonard Edward Harris, age 50 of Kalamazoo.  Mr. Harris passed away at Bronson Hospital the next day as a result of his injuries.

     

    Through the investigation, it appears that the vehicle that hit Mr. Harris and fled the scene is likely a 2007-2009 white Saturn Vue SUV, 4 door with dark rear windows.  The vehicle was last seen southbound on Mills St. after the crash. 

     

    The suspect driving that white Saturn Vue is described as a white male in his early to mid 20’s, 6ft. tall and 180-200lbs.

     

    Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100, www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

                                                                         

     

     

    By authority of:

     

    Lt. David O’Strander

     

     

    Date:   07-15-15

     

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

     

    Contact:  Capt. Victor Ledbetter    269-337-8139

     

  • 17 Year Old in Critical Condition After Early Morning Assault

    ostranderd in KDPS Blog on Jul 10, 2015
    Tagged in: News

     

    Kalamazoo:  Public Safety Officers were sent to the railroad yard at 75 Mills St. this morning about 6:05am on a report of a person bleeding from the head.  Officers discovered that the victim was semi-conscious and unable to speak to officers.  The victim is a 17year old Kalamazoo resident, he is currently listed in critical condition at Bronson Hospital.

     

    The investigation is on-going with little details known at this time.  Further information will be released as it is known.

     

    Anyone with information on this assault is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100, www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

                                                                         

     

     

    By authority of:

     

    Lt. David O’Strander

     

     

    Date:   07-14-15

     

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

     

    Contact:  Capt. Victor Ledbetter    269-337-8139

     

  • Consumers Credit Union Robbery

    ostranderd in KDPS News on Jul 10, 2015
    Tagged in: News

    Kalamazoo:  The Consumers Credit Union at 4023 Portage St. was robbed this morning at 10:18am.  The suspect entered the credit union carrying a Jimmy John’s box and telling clerks he had a delivery.  The suspect then displayed 2 black handguns and robbed the tellers of cash.  The Jimmy John’s box was left at the credit union by the suspect.  After being examined by the Kalamazoo Public Safety Bomb Squad, the box was found to contain nothing explosive.

     

    The suspect is described as a white male with dark tanned skin.  He is believed to be 45-55yrs. of age and 5’6´to 6’0” tall.  Witnesses believed he was approximately 200lbs and had noticeable bow legs.  He was wearing a black coat, blue jeans, larger frame (unknown color) sun glasses and a tan “fishing style” hat with an approximately two inch rim all around the hat.  His hair is described as being black and curly, possibly being a wig.

     

    The suspect fled the credit union and is believed to have driven away in a red older model 4 door sedan, similar to a Toyota Corolla type vehicle.  He was last seen northbound from the credit union.

     

    Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100, www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

                                                                         

     

    By authority of:

     

    Lt. David O’Strander

     

     

    Date:   07-10-15

     

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

     

    Contact:  Capt. Victor Ledbetter    269-337-8139

     

  • Gun and Drugs Seized During Arrest

    handlogtenl in KDPS Blog on Jul 06, 2015
    Tagged in: News

     

    Gun and Drugs Seized During Arrest

    Kalamazoo, MI:  On Sunday, July 5, 2015, at approximately 9:15 P.M., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers observed several males gambling outside a house in the 1300 block of Washington.  Officers made contact with the group and one suspect fled on foot.  He was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit.  The suspect was found to be in possession of a loaded .357 caliber revolver, crack cocaine, and marijuana.  This 19 year-old Kalamazoo resident was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of crack cocaine, resisting and obstructing, and possession of marijuana.

    Four other adults and two juveniles were arrested on charges ranging from gambling to possession of marijuana.  The suspects range in ages from sixteen to twenty-three and are all Kalamazoo residents.

    Officers were at this same residence at approximately 2:00 P.M. on the same date.  Firearms were seized during that investigation as well.

    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:  July 06, 2015

     

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

     

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

     

     

     

     

     

  • Public Safety Officers Investigate Early Morning Shooting

    huberm in KDPS News on Jun 28, 2015
    Tagged in: News

    Kalamazoo, MI: On Sunday, June 28th, 2015, at 3:25 a.m., a 19 year-old male was dropped off at Bronson Hospital with a gunshot wound to his head. The victim told officers that he was sitting in a vehicle on Woodbury near Ada Street when he was shot.  The victim was uncooperative and would not provide any further information. The victims injuries are considered to be non life threatening and he is expected to be released from the hospital.

    Public Safety officers are currently investigating the incident. There are no suspects at this time.

    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

     

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    Date:  June 28th, 2015

     

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

     

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

  • Woodward Avenue House Fire

    huberm in KDPS Blog on Jun 27, 2015
    Tagged in: News

    Kalamazoo, MI: On Saturday, June 27th, 2015, at 1:47 a.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to a report of a house fire in the 800 block of Woodward Avenue.  Upon arrival, Public Safety officers located flames and heavy smoke conditions at the residence. Officers made an initial interior attack on the first floor however were slowed after encountering compromised structural integrity of the staircase leading to the second floor. Public Safety officers switched to exterior fire suppression operations for the second floor. After the fire was knocked down, officers were able to make entry onto the second floor. The fire took several hours to extinguish due to the old construction of the home and lack of fire stops. The residence was vacant and there were no reported injuries. The Kalamazoo Fire Marshal is investigating the cause and origin of the fire.

    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

     

     

     

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    Date: June 27th,2015

     

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

     

    Contact:  Captain James Mallery, 337-8142

  • RESIDENTAL FIRE ON OAKLAND DRIVE

    franksc in KDPS News on Jun 24, 2015
    Tagged in: News

    Kalamazoo, MI:  On Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at approximately 07:20 a.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety responded to the 2800 block of Oakland Drive for a report of a fire in a garage.

     

    Public Safety Officers arrived on scene within minutes of the call being dispatched and found the garage was fully involved with fire.  The flames had spread into the house.

     

    The neighbor noticed the fire and was able to contact the home owners to evacuate the home safely.  The fire was extinguished in about an hour.  The house did suffer fire, water and smoke damage.  The Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire.    

     

     Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 269-337-8994, Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

     

     

     

    By authority of:  Lt. Christopher Franks

     

     

     

     

    Date:  June 24, 2015

     

     

     

    Address:  150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI49001

     

     

     

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

     

     

     

     

     

  • Arrest Made in 2014 N. Church St. Homicide Case

    ostranderd in KDPS News on Jun 18, 2015
    Tagged in: News

    Kalamazoo, MI: On Sunday, July 6th 2014 at 8:00pm officers responded to the 1000 block of N. Church St. on a report of a shooting.  Officers discovered that Orlando David Walker, age 30 had been shot in the chest and died as a result of his injury.

     

    Over the course of the past year, the Criminal Investigations Division has been investigating this case. Yesterday, detectives secured an arrest warrant from the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office for Dante Lemont Johnson, age 29 of Kalamazoo.  Mr. Johnson has been charged for the murder of Orlando David Walker.  Dante Johnson was arraigned on charges of Open Murder, Felony Firearms and Felon in Possession of a Firearm in 8th District Court this afternoon.  Mr. Johnson was denied bond.

     

    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. David O’Strander

     

    Date:  June 18, 2015

     

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

     

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

     

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