On May 14, 2017 at approximately 0750hrs, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety was called to the 1400 Block of W Main St in reference to a vehicle accident with injuries. Upon arrival, officers found a small pickup truck had careened off the roadway and launched into the front porch of a residence. Prior to the arrival of emergency responders, the operator climbed out of the truck and collapsed on the roadway. Fire and medical personnel quickly rendered aid and the operator was transported to an area hospital.
A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a large quantity of stolen property, methamphetamine lab components, drug paraphernalia and a small quantity of suspected narcotics. At this time, drugs and/or alcohol are suspected to be factors in the accident.
Several charges will be sought against the operator, a 25 year old Kalamazoo resident.
Public Safety is requesting anyone with information about this crime to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994, the Criminal Investigation Division at 337-8139, or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
Authority of Sgt. David Moran
Date: May 14, 2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 269-337-8139