Date: Sept 12th, 2021
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: CPT Habel, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139
Police vehicle struck during pursuit
On September 11th 2021 Kalamazoo Public Safety engaged in a vehicle pursuit after a stolen car from Chicago attempted to strike a Western Michigan University police officer. During the pursuit the suspect vehicle had a collision with the lead Public Safety cruiser. After the collision the driver fled on foot while two other occupants of the vehicle were detained regarding the investigation. The suspect driver was identified however, after a K9 track, was not located.
Neither the occupants of the stolen vehicle or the involved Public Safety Officer suffered any injuries from the collision. Due to the nature of the investigation and the location of the incident, Kendall Ave was shut down from Howard St to W Main St for approximately 40 minutes.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at (269)337-8139 or Silent Observer at (269)343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of: Lieutenant Keaton Nielsen