Kalamazoo, MI: On 10-23-16 the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety received a call advising that a male subject was intoxicated, acting ‘crazy’ and armed with a knife. Officers responded to the 1300 block of Mills Street where they located a person who had been assaulted by the male subject. The victim, a 36 year- old Kalamazoo women, reported that she was assaulted and threatened with a knife by the 43 year-old Kalamazoo man. Before officers could contact the suspect, he fled inside of a house in the 1300 block of Mills Street.
Officers attempted contact with the male at the residence but he refused to exit the residence and made threatening statements to officers that they would be harmed upon entry. Officers secured the residence from the exterior and applied for a search warrant. Members of the Kalamazoo Metro SWAT Team along with Negotiators were summoned to the scene and assisted Public Safety Officers with the execution of the search warrant.
During the execution of the search warrant a 43 year- old male was arrested for Felonious Domestic Assault. The weapon used during the assault was also located inside the residence. The suspect was lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail and is currently awaiting arraignment.
Anyone with information pertaining to this incident, or other criminal activity, is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100, www.KalamazooSilentObserver.com.
By authority of: Sgt. Scott VanderEnde
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Vic Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division 337-8139