Date: July 5, 2012
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Julie Parsons, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139
Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Attempt Murder Suspect
Kalamazoo, MI: On Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers Ryan Perez and Steven Heyduck stopped a car in the 1100 block of Douglas Ave. The car was stopped because the driver, a 21 year old Kalamazoo resident had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. A passenger in the vehicle jumped out of the car, but was quickly detained.
The passenger, an 18 year old Kalamazoo resident was arrested after several attempts at giving a bad name. He soon came clean and was found to have a multiple count felony warrant for assault with intent to commit murder. He was searched and charged with carrying a concealed weapon after a knife was located in his pocket. An additional passenger, a 21 year old Kalamazoo resident, was cited for open intoxicants in the car, but then released.
Both suspects arrested on Kalamazoo warrants were lodged in the Kalamazoo County Jail pending review of this investigation by the prosecutor’s office.
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident, and/or other weapons offenses, is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of: Sgt. David Thomas