On September 14th, 2016 at about 1749 hours, Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers were dispatched to the area of Bronson Park located at 200 W South St regarding the larceny of a cell phone that had just occurred. The caller provided a detailed description of the suspect as he was leaving the area.
Multiple uniformed officers were in the area when the crime was reported and within minutes the suspect was located in the 500 block of N Park. The suspect fled from officers on a bicycle and threw the stolen cell phone into the roadway on N Park where it was run over. The suspect fled through several yards before falling off the bicycle and continuing to flee on foot. The suspect was taken into custody near N Park and Frank St.
The damaged cell phone was returned to the owner. The bicycle the suspect was riding was found to be stolen from an area jurisdiction, it too was returned to its owner.
The suspect, a 15 year old resident of Kalamazoo was lodged at the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home on several charges including larceny from a person and resisting and obstructing police. The suspect had reportedly just been released from custody in the past few days for a similar crime.
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8139 or Silent Observed at 343-2100.
Authority: Sgt. VanderKlok
Date: September 14, 2016
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety 337-8139