Date: August 27, 2020
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy, Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Craig Habel, Criminal Investigation Division, 269-337-8139
Two Firearms Recovered
On Thursday, August 27, 2020 around 2:30am, Kalamazoo Public Safety officers were monitoring the 400 blk West Michigan Ave to address quality of life issues, primarily recent crowd and weapon violation concerns.
A traffic stop was initiated on a vehicle leaving the area. Further investigation led to officers locating a concealed weapon and illegal narcotics.
Twenty minutes later, with officers still conducting surveillance , another unrelated subject was observed exiting a vehicle with a concealed firearm. Units moved into the lot and made contact with the suspect. After resisting arrest, he was taken into custody and a loaded firearm with extended magazine was recovered.
The suspect(s) were identified as a 43 year old male resident of Kalamazoo. The second unrelated suspect was identified as a 26 year old Battle Creek resident. Both were lodged at the Kalamazoo County jail for multiple weapon and drug related charges.
Public Safety encourages anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994, Silent Observer at 343-2100 or report online at www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of: Sergeant Tim Millard