Kalamazoo, MI: On Saturday, March 04, 2017, at approximately 8:30 P.M., Kalamazoo Public Safety responded to an armed carjacking in the 900 block of W. Kalamazoo. The suspect was not located but a description of the suspect and the stolen vehicle was distributed to area law enforcement agencies.
At approximately 1:00 A.M. on Sunday, March 05, 2017, a Kalamazoo Public Safety Sergeant observed the stolen vehicle traveling East on Paterson near Burdick. The vehicle fled when a traffic stop was initiated. The pursuit was terminated after the suspect began driving against traffic. Almost immediately after the pursuit was terminated, the suspect slowed down, jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot. The suspect was apprehended a short time later without further incident.
Nobody was injured during the carjacking or subsequent pursuit.
The suspect is a 20 year old male who resides in Kalamazoo. His name is being withheld pending arraignment. The suspect was arrested for possession of a stolen auto, fleeing and eluding, and resisting and obstructing. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be sought.
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: March 05, 2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139