On August 26th, 2020 at 7:53 am, officers from the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety responded to the 1300 block of E Vine St in reference to reports of a man assaulting a male and female with a baseball bat and a large machete. Officers quickly arrived on scene and secured the area. The suspect fled the scene on foot moments before the officers arrived.
Unfortunately for the suspect, Sgt. Kelly Pittelkow and her partner, K9 Norman, were in the area and responded to the scene. Sgt. Pittelkow deployed K9 Norman, who immediately began to track the suspect through heavily wooded conditions. After tracking the suspect for over 20 minutes, K9 Norman located the suspect, who was taken into custody without further incident.
The suspect, a 41 year-old Kalamazoo man was arrested for two counts of Felonious Domestic Assault. The suspect was also arrested on two outstanding arrest warrants for Domestic Assault 3rd Offense and Theft of a Motor Vehicle. The suspect was lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail. This case will be forwarded to the Kalamazoo County Prosecutors Office for review.
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 488-8911 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.