Kalamazoo, MI: Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers responded to a total of 5 suspicious fire calls between Saturday June 16th 2012 and Monday June 18th 2012. The first fire was Saturday June 16th at approximately 9:00 pm in the 1500 block of W. Michigan inside a dumpster. Approximately one hour later, officers responded back to the same dumpster which had been relit.
On Saturday June 17th Public Safety Officers responded to the 1000 block of W. Michigan to another fire, this time a trash bin, at approximately 9:00 pm. The fire was extinguished, but another call came in at approximately 11:00 pm that the same bin was on fire again.
The last fire was called in on June 18th, 2012 at approximately 3:30 am in the 900 Block of West Lovell. Responding officers found a garage that was fully involved with fire. The fire marshal was called in for the last fire and it is being investigated as arson.
No one was injured at any of the fires, and the first four fires were contained to a dumpster or trash bin. The investigation is ongoing at this time, and there are no known suspects.
Anyone with information regarding these fires is encouraged to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 269-337-8994 or Silent Observer of Kalamazoo at 269-343-2100 (www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com).
Date: June 18, 2012
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Julie Parsons, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139