Kalamazoo, MI: On January 12, 2017, at approximately 8:05 PM, Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers were dispatched to a fight inside the Family Dollar, located at 1261 Portage St. Upon arrival, officers were quickly informed that the suspect was seen with a gun getting into a white minivan, which left the area. A short time later PSO Werkema located the vehicle close-by and he attempted a traffic stop. The suspect vehicle failed to stop and fled the area.
The suspect vehicle was located a short time later unoccupied by PSO Day. A perimeter was set up and a K9 track was conducted. Two occupants of the vehicle were located and detained. However, the suspect was not located. During the investigation officers located a loaded firearm, marijuana and several prescription pills in the suspect vehicle. No arrests have been made at this time.
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. Kristie Hofer #11088
Date: January 13, 2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Vic Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division 337-8139