On November 14, 2016 at approximately 0030 hours Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Sean Szekely conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near S. Rose Street near Wall Street. During the investigation a backseat passenger was found to have cocaine on his person. Lying on the floor near where the backseat passenger was sitting was a loaded 9mm handgun that was stolen out of Kalamazoo County. The 22 year old Kalamazoo male was arrested for Possession of Cocaine, CCW, Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Felony Firearm.
The driver of the vehicle initially lied to officers about his name. When officers learned the driver’s real identity he was found to have 9 outstanding warrants for his arrest. The driver, a 21 year old male from Battle Creek was arrested on the 9 outstanding warrants, CCW, Felony Firearm, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Firearm While Intoxicated, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated, and Obstruction by Disguise.
Anyone have information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
Authority: Sgt. Aaron Wiedbrauk
Date: November 14, 2016
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety CID, 337-8139