Kalamazoo, MI: On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at approximately 9:30 P.M., Kalamazoo Public Safety took a report regarding a vehicle that was broken into in the 3400 block of Old Colony. A Public Safety sergeant was patrolling that same area around 2:00 A.M. on Thursday, December 1, when he observed the dome lights in vehicles going on and off. Further investigation revealed that several more vehicles had been broken into.
During a K9 track two subjects were stopped in the 1000 block of Parker. Stolen property was located and both subjects confessed to breaking into the vehicles. At this time approximately 15 vehicles have been found that were broken into.
Both suspects are male and live in Kalamazoo. One suspect is 16 and the other is 18. Both are currently on probation for larceny related offenses. The 16 year old suspect is being held at the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home. The 18 year old suspect was lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail.
Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of: Lt. Lance Handlogten
Date: December 01, 2016
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139